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Craft Brewers Conference Recap!

“Lotta talking, lotta drinking….lotta talking about drinking.” – Brian Simpson That quote from Brian pretty much summed up what I was expecting when I first filled out my application for CBC 2014. I knew a few of my maltster friends…
Colorado Convention Center Blue Bear

Headed to the Craft Brewers Conference!

Brent is taking a break from our busy production schedule and heading out to Denver this week to speak at the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference. CBC is a week-long event attended by some 9,000+ brewing industry professionals and it’s jam-packed…
Brent and Brian Load the New Kiln with Barley

Malt House 2.0: (Almost) Operational

Although we’re waiting on a few more pieces of the expansion project to arrive (thanks to January’s awful weather), the basic framework of our new system is in place and we’re making more malt more efficiently than ever before. Here are…
New Riverbend Sign Next to Bags of Malt

November Expansion Update

There comes a time in most every business owner’s journey when they have to decide: are we going to really commit and take this thing to the next level? For us, the answer was yes. We knew from the beginning that for this operation to be…
Tractor In A Field

Fall Planting Update – 2013

Preparation for our first round of plantings in Western North Carolina began several months ago at our roundtable discussion with the NC State Cooperative Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Henderson County.…
Downtown Riverbend Malt House

CELEBRATE NC BEER MONTH AT THE MONK!

Looking for a way to sample homegrown ales and lagers  from across North Carolina? Join us at the Thirsty Monk in downtown Asheville this Friday (April 26th) where we’ll be co-hosting our first tap takeover.  This event offers an…
Homebrew Kits

HOMEBREW KITS NOW AVAILABLE!

Once we built up some inventory in the malt house, we turned our attention to developing all grain homebrew kits for the holidays! HOMEGROWN PALE ALE This kit blends our freshest, artisan malt with a classic West Coast hop schedule…
Clemson Nectarine Yeast

BUSY SUNDAY IN THE UPSTATE

My Sunday began MUCH earlier than I care to talk about….up and out the door by about 7AM!  Why the early wake up call?  I was scheduled to take part in a roundtable discussion at the Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Greenville, S.C.…
NC Pale Wedge

CIRCLE ‘ROUND THE SUN…

Wow!  Hard to believe we’ve been malting for over a year at this point.  Over the past 12 months we’ve encountered all of the typical “start up” problems, cost overruns, permitting headaches, inefficient supply chain issues, etc. all…