Riverbend Malt House Announces Vienna Malt

Traditional malt ideal for Märzens and other Lagers

Asheville, NC – July 23rd, 2019. Riverbend Malt House today announced the immediate availability of its new Vienna malt. Just in time for Festbier season, this traditional German- style malt consists of 2-row barley grown on local, family-owned farms and delicately kilned at warmer temperatures than a pale malt to achieve the classic flavor profiles found in the world’s best autumn lagers.

Ideal as a base malt for robust Märzens, Riverbend Vienna Malt is also well suited to complement grist bills for malt-forward lager styles such as Helles. Its high level of diastatic power (>100) allows Riverbend Vienna Malt to be incorporated into a wide variety of styles without sacrificing efficiency. Vienna is a versatile, 3 Lovibond malt that can be incorporated seamlessly into fall seasonals, as well as year-round flagship beers.

“Developing a Vienna-style malt was an exciting challenge for us,” noted Brent Manning, Co- Founder and head of product development for Riverbend. “We wanted to create a rich, flavorful malt that delivered complex aromatics and biscuity flavor while maintaining the diastatic power of a base malt.”

Riverbend’s Vienna Malt has received glowing reviews from early adopters, including Georgia- based Arches Brewing Co. Arches Head Brewer Justin Ramirez, who selected Vienna when redesigning the next iteration of the brewery’s Festbier, was particularly pleased with Riverbend’s newest offering.

“As a brewery that cares a lot about quality and where our grain comes from, we were thrilled to be able to locally source such a high-quality malt. We really enjoyed the character exhibited from adding a small amount to our Low Viz IPA, and we look forward to seeing it represented as a large part of the grain bill in our Festbier.” explained Ramirez. “We needed an efficient malt that was also distinctive enough to make our new IPA pop, and Riverbend’s Vienna exceeded our expectations. We work with Riverbend Malt frequently at Arches, and we’re excited for the possibilities this new product opens for future beers.”

Riverbend’s Vienna Malt is in stock now and available for immediate delivery, with same-day shipping available on eligible orders placed before noon, Monday through Thursday.

About Riverbend Malt House
Riverbend Malt House, founded in 2010 and headquartered in Asheville, NC, is one of the original craft malting facilities in the US. Utilizing grain sourced from local, family owned farmers, Riverbend malt fuels high quality, unique beverages produced by hundreds of North America’s finest craft breweries and distilleries. www.riverbendmalt.com

Press and Sales contact:
Matt Thompson, Sales Director 206.799.0999 matt@riverbendmalt.com

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