Craft maltsters are taking on a slew of herculean challenges within our food system, with huge implications for local-to-regional grain economies. For craft maltsters to succeed, they need the support of a community. The Guild is here to help.

Formed in 2013 by eight craft malthouses, the Craft Maltsters Guild emphasizes quality and craftsmanship as a requirement for success. We believe that maltsters have the ability to influence positive changes and improvements in the malting industry through knowledge and communication.

THE GUILD’S MISSION  is to promote and sustain the tradition of craft malting in North America, provide services and resources to the Association’s members, and uphold the highest quality and safety standards for Craft Maltsters.

Here is the maltster we strive to empower:

  • Relatively small scale. Craft Maltster produces between 5 metric tons (5.5 US tons) to 10,000 metric tons (11,000 US tons) per year.
  • Sources ingredients locally. Over fifty-percent of grains are grown within a 500-mile radius of the Craft Malthouse.
  • Independently owned. The Malthouse must be independently owned by a seventy-six percent majority of ownership.

Membership to the Craft Maltster’s Guild has many advantages. Learn More.