Field To Bench: Alabama barley and the possibilities of plant genotyping

By Emily Hutto, Photos courtesy HudsonAlpha Institute for Technology¬† Jeremy Schmutz is vacationing in England sipping on a Barsham Brewery Golden Clues IPA made with Bodicea hops and local Maris Otter barley. Schmutz is the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Faculty Investigator and co-director of the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center, one of the only centers performing…

2023 Advanced Class in Craft Malt Production

The 2023 Advanced Class in Craft Malt Production will be held March 13-16, 2023 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, ME. Along with class labs, students will have an opportunity to visit a local craft malting operation. This class precedes the 2023 Craft Malt Conference happening at the same location later in…

Meet the Craft Malt Movement: Relocalizing Beer Supply Chains

In the webinar “Meet the Craft Malt Movement: Relocalizing Beer Supply Chains,” Guild Executive Director Jesse Bussard¬†will introduce the attendees to North America’s burgeoning craft malt movement and the Craft Maltsters Guild, the trade association advocating for the many small independent maltsters among its ranks. Learn about the history of malting production in the United…

Craft Maltsters Guild Publishes Results of Industry Survey, Production on the Rise

Craft malt production in North America has increased by an impressive 60 percent since 2019, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the Craft Maltsters Guild. In 2022, small independent malthouses estimate they will produce 24.7 million pounds of craft malt, up from 15.1 million pounds three years ago. 2023 production is…

Craft Malt Is Changing The Small Grains Game Across The Globe

By Jennifer Breckner Since its inception in 2013, the Craft Maltsters Guild has grown from 8 founding Member Malthouses to an impressive 67 craft maltsters across North America today. 12 are located in Canada, the remaining 55 are in the United States. The American Malting Barley Association reports a total of 122 malting plants, including…