Malt for Brewers & Distillers Workshop

Join the Craft Maltsters Guild for a two-day in-person workshop covering technical malt knowledge custom-tailored for the craft brewer or distiller. The course is scheduled for September 19-20, 2022 at the University of California, Davis in Northern California and provides a valuable opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of malt. Maltsters and farmers…

Field to Bench: Harnessing Education and Resources for the Beer Industry

By Meghan Howes, Contributing Writer for RadCraft Hannah Turner wears numerous hats as Director of Montana State University’s Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab. Each workday varies, though her tasks have changed considerably from when she first came to MSU in 2006. “Early on a typical day meant getting the analyzer started, getting things milled. I’d…

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: Colorado State’s Testing Lab Is the Newest Kid on the Block

By Meghan Howes, Contributing Writer for RadCraft Based in Fort Collins, on the Colorado State University main campus, the Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) undergraduate program within the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is home to many state-of-the-art fermentation and brewing equipment and labs including a relatively new malt quality testing lab. Katie Fromuth, the…

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,…