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Tis’ the season for holiday gifting, and what better way to treat the sweet tooth in your life than a bar of locally made, craft malted chocolate in their stocking? The Bean To Barstool podcast interviewed our co-founder Brian alongside the French Broad Chocolates co-founder Jael Skeffington about this storied product. Also featured in this episode is Kyle Spears & Dan Lauro, the brewers at Carillon Brewing Company in Dayton, Ohio, who brew with Riverbend malts in their historical ales.

Listen in here, and get your French Broad Malted Milk Chocolate bars here.

West Virginia Beer Roads, a podcast all about beer from a West Virginia perspective, hosted us for an all-about-malt episode. On the show with us was Weathered Ground Brewing Co., who use Riverbend malt in many of their saisons

They tasted Weathered Ground’s Of The Sun and Moon and Stars, which uses Cumberland Pilsner as a base with the additions of Heritage Malt and Appalachian Wheat in the grist. “We want a low color, lightly kilned malt for this basic Saison grain bill to make a light beer that’s crisp and straw colored. Cumberland Pilsner has neutral fresh bread, biscuit, cracker flavors that let the yeast shine. As it gets warmer you can taste that malt coming through. It’s a great base malt for Saisons.”

They also dug into our history aligned with barley crop production in the Southeast, single origin Pilsner craft malt varieties, the Craft Maltsters Guild Certified Seal, and more.

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Another day in August, another podcast. This time we’re delighted to be guests on UnCapped, hosted by Chris Sands who asked Brent all about the malting process in Episode #285. They dig into the benefits of using craft malt, and our #Riverbend10 film too.

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Jimmy Carbone of Beer Sessions Radio has taken a major interest in craft malt over the past year. From university research to farmers and producers of craft beer and spirits made with craft malt all over the country, we’ve been loving his thorough coverage of what’s happening across the industry.

Earlier this month, Jimmy hosted Brent to chat about Craft Malt Week, relationships with farmers, our recent expansion, and what the heck a GKV (Germination Kiln Vessel) is– among many other topics. Listen in on episode 639!