Truly Local Homebrew
If you or someone you know is interested in using local malts in their home-brew we offer our Malt of the Month.
In it's 4th year, the MotM is part of our Brewers Supporting Agriculture (BSA) project.
You will not only get a hefty supply of fresh and organic base and specialty malts but you will also be supporting local farms and your local malthouse.
We will continue to dazzle you with unique and heirloom grains and artisanal malts that you cannot order from a catalog.
Previous MotM Specialties
Danko Heirloom Polish Rye - Roasted Oats - Munich Oats - Historic Brown Malt - Warthog Hard Red Wheat Malt - Crystal 80L (Special B-like) - Buckwheat Malt - Amber Rye - Spelt Malt - Crystal Spelt - Red Fife Heirloom Wheat - Cherrywood Smoked Triticale
Contact Andrea if you have any other questions
You may ask yourself...
How will I know what specialty malts will be offered?
You can safely bet that you will get: wheat, rye, crystal, smoked malt and heirloom grains. We are always doing research and development to perfect our specialty malts and push the boundaries of what malts can be. You may find that the wheat malt share is from an heirloom wheat variety, the crystal malt share is crystal wheat or that the smoked malt is smoked with local walnut or cherry wood. You may also find a small bag of bonus malt in some of your share. These would be some of our more off the wall malts that are in R & D such as: chamomile crystal or apple wood smoked crystal spelt.
When do I pick up my grains?
June, September, January and March. You will get an email at least a week beforehand letting you know what the specialty malt will be and when it will be delivered. It is important that you pick-up your malt within 1 week at participating homebrew shops. Malthouse pick-up is much more laid back. There is a bin at the malthouse where the malts are stored until you come and get them.
Who are the farmers?
We have about 10 farmers including us that are growing organic certified malting barley this year. Many of us are also growing other cereal grains such as wheat, rye, spelt, emmer, and triticale. We will highlight the farms that your malt came from and provide information about the varieties with each share.
Shares for 2015 will go on sale starting April 1.
We have 100 shares available each year.
One shares costs $200. In return you get:
- 30 pounds of specialty malts
- 100 pounds of Pale and/or Pilsner Malt
Sound simple? We hope so. By committing yourself to the Malt of the Month Club, you are supporting local farmers and the mission to bring the malthouse back to New England.
Shares will consist of 4 pick-ups:
50lb base + 10lb specialties
50lbs base + 10lb specialties
There is an additional $30 shipping charge for all MotM Shares that are not picked up at the malthouse. Sorry but we want to keep this reasonable for you but financially viable for us.