2023 Holiday Gift Ideas From Your Local Malt House

With giving season upon, we put together a maltster-inspired 2023 holiday gift ideas list for you. 

Maybe you’re holiday shopping for a homebrewer who would love to tote their supplies around in a malt bag, or perhaps you want to treat a whiskey lover to a crate full of Bourbon made with North Carolina ingredients. Enter your local malt house to hand-select gifts made by our partners across North Carolina. May they bring craft malt and joy to your holiday season.


Holiday Gift Ideas

Malted Chocolate

The Malted Milk bar by Asheville’s French Broad Chocolate is made with our Heritage Malt, a Riverbend original; this malted barley brings notes of melted caramel and toasted bread to this one-of-a-kind confection.

Find this milk chocolate bar alongside bonbons and five other types of milk and dark chocolate bars in French Broad’s French Broad Chocolate Factory, Lounge, Boutique, and Ponce City Market locations are ideal for festive family outings.


Malt Bag Bottle Carriers

Beer To Bags, another local North Carolina company, is on a mission to transform spent malt bags typically thrown away during the brewing process into unique upcycled products.

Beer to Bags has both 2-bottle and 6-bottle carriers with our malt bags in their online shop. They’re sturdy and sharp additions to the bottle you’re bringing to share at holiday parties.


Customized Crates 

Impress whiskey lovers with the customized engraved crates by End of Days Distillery. You can personalize this gift with an array of intricate engravings and fill it with EOD’s award-winning spirits, like the Survivor’s Cut Series Rye Whiskey that features Riverbend malted rye.

For that matter, any bottle of locally distilled spirits makes a great holiday gift— especially if your spirits of choice were made with Riverbend malt!


Thank you for supporting small businesses this holiday season. Happy Holidays, everyone!