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Good Beer Hunting: Fields of Gold — As Barley Prices Rise, Craft Malt Hopes to Shine with Greater Cost Parity

The climate of the commodity grain supply chain in 2022 was bleak, to say the least. Our customers vented about shipping delays and inconsistencies, corporatization, and price upsurges— all served with a side of obtuse sales strategies…

Looking Back On 2022: The Return to Conviviality in the Craft Beer Industry

Conviviality - (noun) the quality of being friendly and lively; friendliness. For good reason, face-to-face sales calls during the pandemic looked a lot different. Masks and social distancing made it tough to connect with customers sans curated…

Craft Malt Converts: Fullsteam Brewery

Durham, North Carolina-based Fullsteam Brewery is a long-standing partner of ours. Years ago, they were one of the first craft breweries to go all-in on our mission by switching to Riverbend as a primary base malt provider. Utilizing local…

Winner’s Circle: Southeast Beers Made With Riverbend Win 2022 Hardware

Congratulations to our customers on taking home hardware at many industry competitions this year! An array of Riverbend malt supporters won medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Props to Cherry Street Brewing who earned five medals,…

A Homebrewer’s Journey to Craft Malt

For Learn To Homebrew Day 2022, we asked Tom Hardinge to guest blog for us about his latest batch made with Riverbend! Here's his story.  Homebrewers are experimenters.  Who else would take a perfectly good pint and say, “I could make…

Riverbend Malt House 2022 Harvest Report

The Riverbend Malt House 11 Year Harvest is cut, and we’re pleased to report that we have a tremendous amount of high-quality, locally-sourced barley to offer our customers on a consistent basis. Here’s Our 2022 Harvest Report.   Crop…

Tennessee’s Farm To Tap Returns For Second Year

Summertime in Tennessee means fresh fruit and vegetables, and lots of them. Harding House Brewing Co. in West Nashville celebrates this bounty with an annual green tomato Saison, Proleptic, that boasts fresh green grape flavors and bright…

The American Single Malt Whiskey Standard of Identity in 2022

Largely influenced by petitioning from the American Single Malt Whiskey commission, the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is proposing to establish a standard of identity for American single malt whiskey. Like a lot of craft malt,…

Mainstays Made With Riverbend Heritage Malt

The arc of our malt variety development begins with Heritage Malt, the aptly named OG variety to come out of what we fondly call Malthouse 1.0. It’s not a Pale or a Pilsner, nor is it a Vienna or Light Munich-style malt; rather a malt…