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Creating unique flavors for brewing and distilling.

There is plenty of room in tradition for innovation! We’ve worked with dozens of master brewers and distillers to match the right malt to their desired result, with careful consideration for the variances in flavor afforded by each part of the malt creation process.

A few beverages containing Riverbend malt…

How do I choose the right malt?

We can provide guidance on recipe development and share examples of commercial releases that feature our products in the best way possible. Armed with that information, you can create something distinctive, maybe even your next flagship! Read about malt for craft brewing.

How is malt used for distilling?

Our malted grains are ideal for building a beautiful, complex distillate. Whether you are creating a grain based vodka, a new school bourbon, or an American whiskey, we’ve got you covered. Find out more about malt for distilling.


Products which highlight the inclusion of Riverbend malt tend to sell in higher volumes, and frequently at higher price points.

Why us?

  • High-quality products
  • Locally-sourced
  • Heirloom and new varieties
  • Custom malt development capabilities
  • Expert custom service
  • Same-day shipping available

Let’s Get Started

Wondering about a few things?

No minimum order. However, the shipping companies charge the same amount to deliver 100 pounds as they do to deliver 2,000.

Orders of 4,000 pounds or less can ship the same day if received before noon.

Yes! We deliver to breweries and distilleries throughout the Asheville area. We utilize several different shipping companies to ensure competitive pricing for our out-of-town customers.

Most breweries in Asheville have a beer on tap that features Riverbend malt – just ask when you order. Riverbend also has 200+ craft brewing and craft distilling customers throughout the Southeast, so you can find us in products from Kentucky to Florida and from the Atlantic to the Mississippi.   Many of our customers display the Riverbend name or logo on their canned and bottled products.

We have a one page account information form to kick off the process. We also require a tax exempt form. After that, we are good to go! Contact us to get started.

Reach out to Brent Manning ( to schedule a consultation. We are usually able to schedule these projects within 2-3 weeks. Find out more about custom malts here.

For home brewers wishing to purchase Riverbend malt in small quantities (less than 50 pounds), please contact one of our home brewer supply partners:

In Asheville, NC:

Asheville Brewers Supply

712B Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC 28804


In Charlotte, NC:

Alternative Brewers Supply

3911 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28209


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