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THIS IS CRAFT MALT

THE CRAFT MALT REVOLUTION

A grassroots movement in today’s malting industry. Small-batch, independent maltsters are coming together, in a rising tide to bring heart, diversity, relocalization, and excitement to the marketplace.
 
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A NOTE
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Surprise! As you can probably tell, the Craft Maltsters Guild Newsletter got some new digs for 2021. Thanks to the fine folks at RadCraft for helping us with this makeover. (Please let us know what you think!) Along with a new layout, we’ve also put together a lineup of great content for this quarter’s issue of not only our usual updates, but some exciting new feature stories as well.

In this issue, we introduce you to the Tom Hutchinson, the man behind Gold Rush Malt and Malt Cup double-gold medal winner. We also delve into the craft malt industry’s history to celebrate some of the amazing women who’ve not only been instrumental in building up our industry but in pushing it forward as well. Lastly, for those of you looking for more technical content, our Quality Corner write-ups from Aaron MacLeod of Hartwick College and Joseph Jensen, Ph.D. Candidate at Montana State University, should provide some timely tips and interesting research findings to get your mental wheels turning.

On a personal note, things are really looking up for the Guild. The Craft Malt Conference (which performed well-beyond our initial expectations) and conversations surrounding it have sparked new and growing interest in craft malt and our organization. I continue to see our membership grow on a monthly basis and have been receiving multiple inquiries a week from media interested in telling the story of craft malt. Put simply, craft malt is getting noticed! Additionally, vaccination rollouts and the literal breath of fresh air (and sunlight) Spring brings with it seem to have reinvigorated people’s perspectives as a whole.

I, for one, am excited about the year ahead and the new possibilities it brings! Enjoy the newsletter!

Cheers,
Jesse Bussard
Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
UPDATE

 

Meet the class of 2021 Board Members and read about the board's busy Q1 from Board President Brent Manning of Riverbend Malt House. 
Read His Update

GUILD MEMBER
HIGHLIGHTS

 

Congratulations are in order for all of the 2021 Malt Cup winners! This year Gold Rush Malt took home gold in both categories. 
Learn More About Gold Rush Malt

CRAFT MALT CONFERENCE
 

Tell us about your conference experience! Your feedback supports the planning of Craft Malt Con in 2022 and beyond. 
Take The Survey

IT'S NOT THE
MALT'S FAULT

 

Yields were down and fermentations were hanging up because malt cleaning dust & chaff had inadvertently been put in the same bin as the suspect malt. 
Read On For The Solution

QUALITY CORNER 


Comin' atcha this quarter we have not one, but two useful resources on malt quality! 
 

WOMEN IN
CRAFT MALT


FIVE WOMEN WHO MADE MALT HISTORY 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Webinar: 3/25

Get more meaning out of your malt analyses. Join us for a webinar with experts from the top malt quality testing labs in North America. Representatives from each lab will share the following tips and insight.
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NCI Online

The Northern Crops Institute will host an online Barley to Beer course on April 1 to share information on how to successfully choose high-quality malting barley. It will cover a basic understanding of the malting process and the brewing of beer, through networked lectures and video tours.
More Info »

CBP Virtual Con

Craft Beer Professionals will host their free three-day Spring Virtual Conference April 19-21, at which the Craft Maltsters Guild will host a panel discussion about craft malt on Tuesday, April 20 at 2 PM ET.
The Skinny »

GRAINS WEEK

A free interactive online celebration of value-added small grains for farmers, bakers, brewers, distillers, millers, maltsters, and consumers. Featuring the national collaborative work of the Culinary Breeding Network, Oregon State University, Cornell University, UW-Madison, eOrganic, the Artisan Grain Collaborative, GrowNYC Grains, Cascadia Grains, and the WSU Food Systems Program.
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KERNELS
MALT IN THE MEDIA

A Grainshed Rises in the Northeast, Modern Farmer


Distillery Offers Conclusive Proof That Whiskey Can Have Terroir, Food & Wine

Takeaways From Craft Malt Con 2021, PorchDrinking.com 

Old Tuffy To Feature New NC State Connection, NCSU News

Tending the Fires — Carillon Brewing Company in Dayton, Ohio, Good Beer Hunting

Montana brewers debut Last Best Pale Ale on Saturday, Independent Record

Root Shoot Malting Wins Craft Malt Cup, 9 News

"Beer is a tool to bring people together", East Van Beer Wife
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