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February 2022 Newsletter

Get your Craft Malt User Manual and read Our Year in Review!

Introducing The Riverbend Craft Malt User Manual

You've made the savvy business decision to use craft malt. Now what? Working with a craft maltster means making a purchase is only the beginning. Your investment leads to innovative products, supports local, family owned farms, and protects…

Mainstays Made With Riverbend Cumberland Pilsner

Using 2-Row barley sourced directly from Tennessee, we developed Cumberland Pilsner as part of our custom craft malt program. After numerous tweaks and trials, we were able to create a blend of sweet aromatics and bread dough from Calypso…

January 2022 Newsletter

Check out our new malt varieties to experiment with in your brewhouses and distillers!

December 2021 Newsletter

What 2022 looks like for maltsters and farmers. Have questions?

Favorite Beers of 2021

Hard to believe we are about to close the books on 2021! I always enjoy going back through our social media feed and photos...remembering the conversations and beers that defined this roller coaster of a year. The list of my favorite beers below…

#Riverbend10: Reflections on a Decade of Riverbend Craft Malt

  It's only natural to look out over a field of barley and reflect back to this time last year, or the year before that. This year we're feeling extra nostalgic about our 10 year harvest that we're now enjoying in craft beer across…

Mainstays Made With Riverbend Cumberland Corn Malt

Cumberland Corn malt beckons down-home flavor and a rich sense of tradition. The pleasant combination of fresh cornbread and subtle toastiness are balanced by its earthy undertones. Tennessee-grown, this corn malt delivers an ethereal sweet…

November 2021 Newsletter

Riverbend turns 10 and creates their anniversary Sunset Wheat. Find details here.