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Capturing the taste of home with contract malting

We’ve heard it since the beginning…..it can’t be local enough! - Brent Manning   We’ve offered locally-sourced malt for almost a decade now. While this practice marks a notable improvement in the carbon footprint associated…

HARVEST UPDATE - 2020

  Each crop year is distinctive and offers a teaching moment. Our intake process remains the same, the results are always different. In previous years, we’ve seen warm, dry springs drive rapid growth and early harvests. Mother…

Malt in Lagers

In lagers, brewers ask the raw materials to do the heavy lifting. Randy Mosher   All over the craft beer landscape, we are seeing a steady expansion and exploration of the many classic lager styles and I couldn’t be happier!   This…

Reopening - With Renewed Appreciation

Reopening - With Renewed Appreciation

Your Table is Ready?

After more than two months of quarantine, the good people of North Carolina are gearing up to enter Phase II. I wish I could tell you I’ve had loads of time for deep introspection and reflection on our way of life and what the road ahead…

Beer, The Pint That Helps Keep People Together: Insights Gained while Studying for Certified Cicerone

Beer, The Pint That Helps Keep People Together:Insights Gained while Studying for Certified Cicerone Needless to say, due to current world events I am definitely spending a lot more time at home for the good of mankind. Being in quarantine…

How do we source our grain?

Are you curious about how we source grain here at Riverbend Malt House? As the first malt house in the Southeast, we are proud to be a North Carolina company, and we are committed to growing a vibrant grain economy in our local region. How…

How Beer and Whiskey Malt is Made

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My favorites of 2019

This time of year, we get a chance to take a breather and look back. I spent close to 2 months on the road this year covering conferences, sales, grower relationships and everything in between. A wild ride to say the least! This year’s…