2022 Craft Malt Conference

Update, January 10, 2022: Due to the recent COVID-19 case surge, the Craft Maltsters Guild has transitioned this event to an all-virtual experience for participants. This educational conference was originally slated to take place in Portland, Maine, but the rapid rise in cases and lower in-person attendance numbers motivated the Guild Board of Directors to make…

The State of Maine, Craft Malt Edition

By Emily Hutto, RadCraft A history lesson on The Pine Tree State reveals that Maine’s soil was once predominantly dedicated to potato production. With crop rotation came barley, both for animal feed and for malting.  That evolution to barley from potatoes is how Maine Malt House in Mapleton got started, too. Four brothers, the Bucks…

National Grains Expert June Russell Selected as Keynote Speaker for 2022 Craft Malt Conference in Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, ME — June Russell, Director of Regional Food Programs at the Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming in New York’s Hudson Valley, is the chosen keynote speaker for the Craft Maltsters Guild’s 2022 Craft Malt Conference, slated for February 18-19 in Portland, Maine. At Glynwood, Russell adds a grains and staples component to the organization’s…