Field to Bench: Uncovering Answers to 1,000 Malt-Related Questions

By Meghan Howes, Contributing Writer for RadCraft Since transitioning out of the director’s chair at the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage (CCFB), Aaron MacLeod’s work has morphed into a supportive, consultative role as he continues working with malthouses all over North America.  “Without analytics that help with malting process optimization, maltsters are working blind,” said MacLeod. “And prior to 2015,…

Field to Bench: The State of New York Helps Support State-of-the-Art Lab

By Meghan Howes, Contributing Writer for RadCraft In the late 1990s, when Harmonie Bettenhausen worked for Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, she and founder Doug Odell often talked about the beer industry and where improvements could be made, whether it involved ingredients or equipment or fostering deeper relationships with local producers. “At that time,…