Like every grape, coffee bean or hop variety, each grain variety has a story to tell – that of its provenance, of the soil in which it grew, of the farmer and farm community which nurtured it. We source grains from local growers and expertly malt the best of each crop in our patent-pending Single Vessel Malting system. Whether new or ancient, exotic or familiar, each malted grain we produce is destined to become a unique and flavorful part of your well-crafted beer, spirit or culinary creation. Working with you to get it right is what we are all about.
Imagine – worldwide, there are over 30,000 potentially delicious varieties of barley, wheat and other grains to explore. Each variety we add to our well-curated selection of grains represents years of research and development. We plot-test and trial dozens of varieties sourced from around the world, partner with local growers to support development of the most successful varieties, and malt them in our proprietary system to unlock the unique flavors and characteristics of each grain. The result is a distinctive and versatile palette of flavor possibilities – a revolution in the exploration of malt performance and flavor.
Skagit Valley Malting is unique in its capability to reliably source both familiar and new, distinctive grain varietals – and to malt each one to its peak flavor and performance potential. Our multi-processor, small-batch malt system (10 Tons per batch, per machine) provides incomparable flexibility and scalability. Unlike conventional maltsters, we malt an impressive spectrum of grains to a wide range of precise specifications. We begin with modest volumes – from our pilot machine to a single production batch – and scale up, to meet the customer’s needs. Our on-site grain handling and storage capabilities, along with our local grower partnerships, give us control over our grain inventory and quality, so you can rest assured that we will have the product you need, when you need it.
A variety of grain means a variety of flavor. We relentlessly pursue the potential of each grain we malt in our state-of-the-art facility – because we know both performance and flavor matter. We’re creating a new industry standard by developing a trustworthy supply of distinctive varietals and grains and processing them across many styles to their best possible outcome.