Skagit Valley Malting is a private Washington company focused on the establishment of a custom malting
industry in the Skagit Valley using Skagit grown grains. This project includes building a malting facility at Bay View
Business Park with the equipment required to malt. There will also be a research and testing laboratory, malting equipment
and a test brewing system run by the company in cooperation with Washington State University researchers to establish
the best grain and malting combinations for unique varieties of Skagit grown barley and wheat. The malting and specific
grain variety results will be shared as part of the promotion of local grain and malted products.
This project is designed to attract new brewers and tasting rooms
to the region in a fashion similar to how vintners and winemakers were drawn to Walla Walla. It is also designed
to add a custom malting dimension to the micro-brewing industry nationwide as well as to add value to important rotation
crops for our farmers.