A Pre-Prohibition Model is Resurrected
Malting is the 10,000 year-old process of converting grain into a form suitable for brewing or distilling. For hundreds of years it was an artisanal process usually performed at the brewery where the malt would be used, but in the United States, Prohibition caused local maltsters to shut their doors. Now, we're part of the growing movement to bring this process back to the East Coast and finally make craft beer truly local. As just the second combination malthouse/brewery in New York State, we strive to constantly innovate while always drawing inspiration from (and paying homage to) the New York greats that have come before us.
We are currently producing a 2-row pilsner malt and a 2-row pale malt, both produced using Newdale barley grown by the good folks at West Wind Ag. in Schaghticoke, NY. We are producing malt on a pneumatic system we designed ourselves: the process is intensive and hands on but gives us an incredibly high level of control of the consistency of our process. Contact us if you'd like to see a current lab analysis or are interested in checking out our operation!