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Harvest Report 2016 – R.I.P. Endeavor

Our assistant maltster, Sam, has spent the last several months analyzing the various grain samples from this year’s harvest. We received two dozen samples from growers in four states. This year was by far the largest pool of applicants we…

Drinking is an Agricultural Act @ BevCon 2016

I must confess, I’ve reworked the classic quote from Wendell Berry more than a few times in my quest to connect our clients to agricultural side of malt. So I had to laugh when I got the invite to speak on a panel with the same title at the…

Farmhouse FEAST @ All Souls Pizza – May 23rd

We are excited to announce a charity beer dinner with our good friends at All Souls Pizza on Monday, May 23rd! The Dinner: The event will feature locally-raised pork from Austin Farms in Old Fort along with several local beers. We…

Collaboration Update Pt. 1 – Revelry Brewing+Jolly Pumpkin

This year’s Brewvival brought together some of craft beer’s finest to Charleston for an epic weekend of tastings, dinners, and boozy brunches. If you weren’t able to make it down, don’t despair. Several of the visiting rock star…

Legislative Meeting at New Belgium

We got an opportunity to meet up with several legislators, board members from the NC Brewers Guild, and our local brewing community this week for a “State of the State” meeting. New Belgium hosted the event and served up Citradelic,…

FAVORITE BEERS OF 2015

A brief break in production here at the malt house has provided a minute to share a few of my favorites from the past year. Not necessarily new beers, just new to me. Presented in the order they were consumed and noted. ECLIPTIC / WICKED…

2015 Planting Update

As summer fades into fall, we shift our energies from analyzing crop samples to planning for the future. Winter grains are planted in October and harvested in May or early June throughout the south. Orchestrating the harvest, cleaning, and…

B Corps Meeting with Patagonia

“Malt with a Mission” Call it a slogan, tagline, whatever you want. Regardless, it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Those four words capture our desire to connect local farmers to the craft beer industry, while taking…

Homebrew Kits! Now Accepting Pre-Orders

Introducing Riverbend homebrew kits! We’ve developed an American-style rye pale ale recipe kit that showcases the range of our hand-made, floor-malted, artisan malts. The grain bill is a combination of our Pale and Heritage regionally…