BA Collab Hour: Exploring Regional Grain Sourcing

Beer is an agricultural product with many traditions and styles born out of the availability of locally grown ingredients. Today’s brewing supply chains operate at a much different scale, but developments in craft malting infrastructure, and the need for diversified and resilient cropland, offers an opportunity for reconnecting regional grain farmers, maltsters, and brewers. This…

From Seed to Sip: Colorado report examines challenges and opportunities of sourcing grain and malt locally

By Gabe Toth, Mad Agriculture Fellow and Lead Distiller at The Family Jones Colorado is home to a rich agricultural community and maintains a prominent position in the heavily grain-dependent craft beer and spirits industries. However, there is a profound disconnect. The vast majority of the state’s craft-scale beverage alcohol producers rely on raw grain…