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Taste the difference attitude makes! Our focus on specialty craft malts helps you deliver maximum flavor, color, and aroma in your finished products. Choose Murphy & Rude as your source for high-kilned base, crystal, caramel, and dark roast malts from a variety of grain types.


The flavors and aromas of higher-color malts can diminish over time. That’s why local grains make fresher malts. Our close proximity to Virginia-grown ingredients and mindful packaging maximizes the impact of your grain bill and creates fresher beers and spirits.


Our smaller-scale production allows us to work hand-in-hand with craft breweries and artisan distillers of any size to provide the exact ingredients you need with the flavor profiles that work best for your brewhouse.


Grow your own small grains? We'll malt it for you! Contact us today to start a conversation. 


We proudly partner with the best small grain farmers in Virginia and in our region to ensure ideal malting-quality grain. Every bag of Murphy & Rude malt can be traced to the exact farm and field from which the raw grain was harvested. 

We believe that malt captures and defines the attitude of every craft beer and spirit, and at Murphy & Rude Malting Co., we feel our name captures ours. Named for our ol’ dog Murphy (representing time-honored traditions) and our young pup Rudy, aka Rude (representing innovation and adventurous creativity.)

Like our four-footed friends, our malt production processes are rooted in traditional methods like floor malting and hand raking. But we pride ourselves on combining those traditions with creative experimentation and innovative techniques to create radical malts for revolutionary products.   

Our focus is this: 
Obsess over the attributes of flavor, color, and aroma-influencing specialty malts and then produce them from a variety of small grains grown both in and outside of Virginia. By applying a wide range of germination, kilning, stewing, drum roasting, and smoking applications, we deliver malt with personality and attitude.

Murphy & Rude Malting is your hand-in-glove supplier of fresher, more flavorful ingredients sourced closer to home with a Mill Fresh mentality and the batch flexibility that comes with a 200-ton annual capacity. Thanks to our small scale, we are positioned to be the perfect partner in the creative process that fuels innovation in craft beer and craft spirits.

Define Your Attitude. Feed Your Craft.

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