Since our founding in 2010, it has been a mission of Skagit Valley Malting to develop “non-commodity” relationships between farmers and brewers/distillers. A key part of building this relationship was a dedication to exploring different varieties of barley for malting
We have started the year off strong with five single vessel malting machines! Production is at full capacity, machines are running 24/7 but we won't be stopping there. Our operations team has begun fabricating machines six and seven and they are expected to be up and running by the beginning of Spring.
SVM is excited to announce our 2019 Charity beer mission. Over the course of the year, we will be donating malt to 12 brewers for charity brews.
2018 was a pivotal year for Skagit Valley Malting, not only was it a banner year for sales but we also set forth ambitious long-term goals that will fuel future expansion.
A maritime climate is a region that is heavily influenced by the surrounding ocean and results in small seasonal changes and high levels of moisture in the atmosphere. This result is a climate that is moderated by ocean water, meaning cool summers and mild winters
Barley is primarily grown for two reasons, the first, as a feed crop and the second, for malting. However, in the Skagit Valley, there is a third and arguably more important reason, as a rotation crop.
Skagit Valley Malting is excited to announce we will be participating in the RMI Heirloom Malting Brewing Award 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Skagit Valley Malting’s favorite pictures from the 2018 Harvest.
During the next several weeks 4 million pounds of grain, five different barley varieties and three wheat varieties, will pass through the Skagit Valley Malting granary and into our silos.
2018 has been a big year for Skagit Valley Malting, we are building two more 10 ton Single Vessel Malting Machines, we have added two new 400 ton silos to our grain storage, and we have installed an automated packing line to greatly speed that process up.
Another exciting week at Skagit Valley Malting! We just completed building two more silos at our grainery, adding 800 more tons to our total storage capacity. We now have four 850 ton silos and two 400 ton silos for a total capacity of 8.4 million pounds of barley.
SMSH Beer: An opportunity to taste the nuances of barley varieties
It's not everyday you get to drink a beer brewed by a Maltster, it is a rare opportunity to see the full expression of a Malt House from finished malt to finished beer.