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Base Malts

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Base Malts

Virginia Pils

Lightly modified and cured at low temperatures to unveil the terroir of Virginia by way of earthy flavor attributes (straw, dry grass, mineral). Low in color to provide a very light, clear, crisp wort. Great for European-style lager brewing

 

Color: 1.5-2L

Grist: Up to 100%

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6-Row Pale

This release highlights grain selected from only the best harvests of the year. 2022 brings us back to the Virginia classic, Thoroughbred, grown by Hill View Farms in Danville, VA. Low protein (9%) and incredibly bright golden kernels with flavors of cracker and clean straw.

 

Color: 2L

Grist: Up to 100%

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Pale

Our answer to the utility and balance of American 2-row brewers malt. Well-modified and moderately kilned to control color and maximize brew house performance. A great choice for IPA, pale ale, American-style lager, and all-malt distilling. 

Color: 2-3L

Grist: Up to 100%

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Soft Red Wheat

The staple wheat of Virginia, SRW provides the best yields in wet climates. With slightly higher protein than white wheat, SRW provides a stiffer, creamier flavor revealed in a flour profile versus the bread dough-like attributes of white wheat. 
 

Color: 2-3L

Grist: Up to 60%

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English Pale

Well-modified pale ale malt kilned to slightly higher temps at the end of curing to release the slightest bit of nutty sweetness (Grape Nuts®, saltines, sunflower seed, honeysuckle) and unlock hints of pretzel and pizza crust. Also a great choice for all-malt distillers.

 

Color: 3-3.5L

Grist: Up to 100%

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Soft White Wheat

A feat in varietal preservation, this malt is produced from a VT-bred variety named MCIA Venus and celebrates our years-long effort to save it from the brink of extinction. Delivering a more aromatic bread dough flavor, it is ideal for yeast ester-forward styles like Hefeweizen, Saison, or Belgians. 
 

Color: 2-3L

Grist: Up to 60%

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Bavarian Series

Bavarian Series

Vienna

Graham cracker sweet but still light in color, this malt is produced to encourage maillard-derived melanoidin development (bread, biscotti, honey). It is cured at moderate temperatures to preserve enzymatic activity and achieve it's characteristic golden wort color. 


Color: 3.5-5L

Grist: Up to 100%

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Munich 9

Slightly over-modified during germination, stewed, but then cured at higher kiln temps to more than double the color of our Vienna. Just enzymatic enough to be the backbone of any malt-forward beer but also robust enough to play backup, adding body at just 10-15% of grist.  

Colors: 8-10L

Grist: Up to 50% 

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Munich 15

Cured at higher kiln temps for longer, adding intense maltiness and rustic flavors of roasted nuts and sourdough toast, this specialty malt adds depth and dimension to styles such as amber lager, dunkel, altbier, bock, porter, and stout at just 5-10% of grist.  

Colors: 14-16L

Grist: Up to 50% 

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Crystals

Crystals & Caras

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Crystal 15

Green malt is taken directly from germination to our drum roaster where it is gelatinized (aka, "mashed in the husk"), dehydrated, and then roasted to a wide range of color specs. Flavors of clean straw and sugar cookie. Crystal malts add vibrant color while the unfermentable dextrins add sweetness and improve foam formation.  

Grist: 5-15%

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Crystal 80

Green malt is taken directly from germination to our drum roaster where it is gelatinized (aka, "mashed in the husk"), dehydrated, and then roasted to a wide range of color specs. Flavors of toffee, caramel, and dried fruit. Crystal malts add vibrant color while the unfermentable dextrins add sweetness and improve foam formation.  

Grist: 5-15%

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Crystal 40

Green malt is taken directly from germination to our drum roaster where it is gelatinized (aka, "mashed in the husk"), dehydrated, and then roasted to a wide range of color specs. Flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, and stone fruit. Crystal malts add vibrant color while the unfermentable dextrins add sweetness and improve foam formation.  

Grist: 5-15%

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Crystal 120

Green malt is taken directly from germination to our drum roaster where it is gelatinized (aka, "mashed in the husk"), dehydrated, and then roasted to a wide range of color specs. Flavors of dark toffee, caramel, dried stone fruit. Crystal malts add vibrant color while the unfermentable dextrins add sweetness and improve foam formation.  

Grist: 5-15%

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Crystal 60

Green malt is taken directly from germination to our drum roaster where it is gelatinized (aka, "mashed in the husk"), dehydrated, and then roasted to a wide range of color specs. Flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, and stone fruit. Crystal malts add vibrant color while the unfermentable dextrins add sweetness and improve foam formation.  

Grist: 5-15%

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Cara Mel

A kiln-roasted hybrid caramel-melanoidin malt straddling the flavor fence between mid-color crystal and dark Munich malts. Now in a two-color option.

Light (20L). Toasted pastry, Graham cracker, dark honey.
Dark (50L). Whole-grain cracker, rustic bread crust, brown sugar, candied fruit. 

 

Grist: Up to 30%

Dry Roasted

Dry Roasts

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Biscuit

A fantastic malt for adding body, smoothing out competing dark malt flavors, or delivering buttery or baked dough sensory attributes mid-palate. Biscuit malt is also a great selection when seeking additional body for sessionable beers without adding significant color. 

Color: 20-25L

Grist: Up to 20%

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Brown

Our Brown malt imparts an intoxicating charred cracker, black pepper, roasted nut shell flavor with noticeable acidity. Great for beers headed to a barrel to age, or when you are looking for a drier finish. 

Color: 65L

Grist: Up to 15%

 

This is a special request product. Please order one week in advance.

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Milk Chocolate

This pale chocolate roast brings a little coffee bitterness with heavy cocoa notes and a touch of burnt toffee, smoke, and char. When used together, our Milk Chocolate and Bakers Cocoa malts are a match made in dark roast heaven. 

Color: 250-280L

Grist: Under 10% 

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Bakers Cocoa

Our dark chocolate malt delivers a very smooth, mild burnt (but not acrid) flavor with a roasted cocoa underbelly. Not debittered, but low in bitterness compared to our Milk Chocolate malt. When used together, our Milk Chocolate and Bakers Cocoa malts are a match made in dark roast heaven. 

Color: 400-450L

Grist: Under 10%

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Chocolate Wheat

Packing all of the roastiness of our barley-based Milk Chocolate malt, this roast contributes a nitro-like velvety foam and silky mouthfeel to any mid-to-dark beer. A great choice for Black IPA, Porter, Stout, or any recipe where a smoother palette experience is desired.   

Color: 280-300L

Grist: 5-10% 

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Roasted Barley

Unmalted with similar dark chocolate roastiness to Bakers Cocoa with some smoke and char but restrained bitterness . Produces brown colored foam. 

Color: 480L

Grist: Under 10%

House Roasts

House Roasts

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Belgian Amber

Built upon a higher kilned base malt to deliver exponentially more depth than a traditional Amber. Flavors of biscuit bottom, roasted peanut shell, toasted Grape Nuts®, Bran Flakes®, and hard pretzel, with the slightest bite in the background. Great for big Belgians, Fall seasonals, spiced beers, Double IPA

Color: 35L

Grist: 10-25%

Cimmerian Line

Cimmerian Line

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Cimmerian Roast

Our standard malted barley base roasted to a black malt. A notch above our already popular Baker's Cocoa dark chocolate malt, this one is recommended if you like (RIYL) Carafa® III or any other high-color black malts.

Color: 510-540L

Grist: Less than 5%

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Cimmerian Black

A VA-grown and malted hulless variety of barley grain we contract specifically for this malt and roast to a
naturally debittered black malt. RIYL: Carafa Special® III or Blackprinz® malts

 

Color: 510-540L

Grist: Less than 5%

Awaiting 2023 Harvest

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Cimmerian Wheat

Another naturally debittered black malt, Cimmerian Wheat delivers a slightly lighter color with the added silkiness and head retention of malted wheat.
RIYL: Carafa Special® II or Midnight Wheat® malts

 

Color: 400-450L

Grist: Less than 10%

Special Releases

Special Releases

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Rolled Oats

Quick (pre-gelatinized), thin-cut) Buckeye Oats from Quaker Oats. A favorite for Hazy IPA, rolled oats add body, haze, softness, silkiness and creamy foam to any style, from Pale Ale to Stouts.

Color: 2L
Grist: Up to 20%

Back in Stock
June 9

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Oat Malt

Hulled Brooks Oats malted low and slow, and then lightly kilned for use in any style to add body, softness, or silky mouthfeel.  Once milled, oat husks provide a durable and much-needed filter medium.

Color: 2L

Grist: Up to 20%

Awaiting 2023 Harvest

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Spelt Malt (Organic)

Hulled Uberkulmer Spelt, malted low and long, contributes subtle notes of melon rind, peach skin, and cracker. High protein delivers copious amounts of enzymes while elevated beta-glucan levels does wonders for foam and mouthfeel.  Once milled, the husk adds additional filter medium for exceptional runoff. Great for hazy IPA and other styles leveraging tropical hop aromas.

Color: 2L

Grist: Up to 20%

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Buena Vista Yellow Corn

Our malted corn offerings are a rotating spotlight on regional heirloom varieties. This batch features Buena Vista Yellow, a non-GMO dent corn grown by R.P. Hart & Sons in Cologne, VA. Hand selected from a multi-color landrace variety for optimal test weight and milling quality, we love the flavors of Corn Flakes®, sunflower seed, and dry grass that make it a great option for American lager, cream ale, and Commons.

Color: 2L

Grist: Up to 30%

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Bloody Butcher Corn

All the benefits of corn without the cereal mash. Our malted corn offering is a rotating spotlight on regional heirloom varieties. Our Spring release features Bloody Butcher, a VA heirloom since 1845 and known for it's rich nuttiness and tea-like flavors. Grown by Messick's Farm on behalf of Powers Farm & Brewery in Midland, VA. 

Color: 2L

Grist: Up to 30%

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