If you are a brewer that wants to commit to local grain in 2018
“Local beer could become a commodity. It becomes a commodity when there is no connection to how it was made. I like knowing Valley Malt and how and why they do things. They know how and why we’re doing things. There’s a lot more to grains than making beer.”
— Ben Roesch, Brewmaster/Owner Wormtown Brewery
Brewer Supported Agriculture
A collaboration among farmers, maltsters, and brewers in the Northeast.
Since 2011, BSA Members have supported the growth of local grains. In this time, the network of breeders, growers, maltsters and brewers has grown, each contributing hard work and hope for a more local, sustainable source of malt.
BSA Members have committed not only to building relationships with growers and maltsters but also to building a relationship with the ingredients. They have devoted time and skill to engage and converse with the idiosyncrasies of local ingredients in order to create craft beers that reflect our local terrain. Together we are cutting a new trail. Together we can continue to grow this alternative, locally-based model as it begins to take hold. From the field and all the way to the pub.
Community-supported agriculture (CSA; sometimes known as community-shared agriculture) refers to a particular network, or association of individuals, who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.