mindspike, Author at Proximity Malt


Proximity Malt, 07-22-2024

From the early 2000s until the pandemic, craft beer enjoyed an unfettered reign in the beverage industry. Craft breweries have become a neighborhood phenomenon during this time, with the sector enjoying double digit growth year-over-year. Craft beer offerings in the US alone have brought spectacular diversity in terms of styles… Read more

Proximity Malt, 07-05-2024

The beer supply chain is plagued with inefficiencies and vulnerabilities that usually translate to pain points for craft brewers. These challenges stem from a variety of economic, geopolitical, and climate-related factors that can disrupt the supply chain at both local and international levels. Recent events have highlighted these vulnerabilities, with… Read more

Proximity Malt, 06-24-2024

Craft breweries are responsible for a catalog of expenses to produce a top-quality brew that keeps customers coming back. Many expenses, including ingredients costs, equipment and maintenance, real estate, packaging, and distribution, are difficult to reduce. However, implementing a few efficient business tactics such as sourcing local ingredients or reducing… Read more

Proximity Malt, 05-20-2024

  Our love of beer goes back more than seven thousand years, and fermenting grains like barley is famously touted as an early sign of humanity’s agricultural beginnings. Supply chains historically have incentivized the production and output capacity of farms, not the practices utilized to produce these products.  American farmers… Read more

Proximity Malt, 04-18-2024

Welcome to Proximity Malt’s official rollout of our newest product line, ReGenMalt™. After years of learning, and engaging with our suppliers and customers, we’re excited to share this game-changing product with you. ReGenMalt™: Founded on sustainability, Proximity Malt is dedicated to fostering a resilient, environmentally conscious supply chain.  Our close… Read more

Proximity Malt, 10-25-2019

As always in understanding the North American barley crop in the bigger world barley picture, three things matter most: Stocks, prices and crop quality. Another layer of complexity this year will be the swing-for-the-fences politics – namely the impact of Brexit on UK exports, and the consequences of the US-China… Read more

Proximity Malt, 01-15-2019

DURANGO, CO— Last month Ska Brewing and Proximity Malt collaborated on a Dark Rye Saison, Green Silo Saison, to recognize their partnership. Named for Ska Brewing’s new green silo filled with Proximity Malt, this beer will be available in limited 12-ounce canned 6-packs on January 11. Ska Brewing supports Proximity… Read more

Proximity Malt, 12-14-2018

Happy Holidays!  It’s almost 2019 – ready to explore malt with Proximity? When it comes to malt, we’re changing expectations for the better. We’re kicking off 2019 with ‘Single Pricing, Delivered to Brewery’ for all bagged malts-all brewery locations, all the time. No lift-gate charge. No fuel surcharge.Contact your sales… Read more

Proximity Malt, 12-12-2018

Proximity Malt is proud to announce the hiring of David Poimboeuf to our sales team. David will be handling accounts in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and eastern Texas. David is excited about the opportunity to deliver Proximity Malt’s innovative, sustainable solutions for brewers and distillers in the… Read more

Proximity Malt, 12-11-2018

Company Week recently did a profile on Proximity Malt featuring CEO Dale West. From the article: “CEO Dale West is rethinking the malt supply with a regional play that dovetails nicely into brewing trends. In a long career in the malting industry, West saw an inherent inefficiency with the status… Read more


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