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Proximity Malt, 06-12-2024

We are in the middle of our winter barley harvest in the Mid-Atlantic.  The spring barley is in the early stages of the growing season.  We thought it would be a good time to share our Mid-Year Malting Barley Market Report. Mid-Atlantic Region: The Mid-Atlantic malting barley planting season began… Read more

Proximity Malt, 02-14-2024

When examining sustainability, finding ways to enhance our practices and processes is crucial. We have often heard that you can’t improve what you don’t measure, but how do you measure sustainability in malt? Measuring Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across the supply chain One approach to assessing sustainability involves measuring direct… Read more

Proximity Malt, 01-17-2024

Proximity Malt was built on the premise of building a secure, sustainable supply chain.  Dale West, our CEO, often states when talking about our commitment to improving the barley-to-brewer supply chain, “We knew that there was a better mousetrap.  The traditional malted barley supply chain- with touchpoints at ports, train… Read more

Proximity Malt, 11-16-2023

This year’s barley harvest is finally in the bin, with quality results looking good for our growing regions.  Read on to learn more about Colorado barley, Maryland and Delaware barley, and our new varieties, or click here to see a video summary by Dale West, CEO of Proximity Malt.  … Read more

Proximity Malt, 08-25-2023

Producing a full range of premium specialty malts—from base to black, and a wide selection of crystals, in between—is central to Proximity’s mission as a leader in domestically produced, sustainable malt. Along with sourcing sustainable grains locally, our commitment to a resilient supply chain for our customers began with an… Read more

Proximity Malt, 07-26-2023

Avalon Malting Barley – Maryland, USA Harvest: By any measure, this year’s Mid-Atlantic winter barley crop was a success. Proximity Malt expanded its winter barley program, increasing acres, varieties, and grower-partners across the Delmarva peninsula (Delaware, Maryland, and VA) and into the Carolinas. The region’s winter barley harvest is complete…. Read more

Proximity Malt, 06-29-2023

PART OF THE SUSTAINABILITY PUZZLE Proximity’s Mid-Atlantic wheat malt is made from soft winter wheat grown in the Delmarva Peninsula and thereby local to our Laurel, DE malthouse–it’s a sustainability powerhouse! It’s easy to see that sourcing grain locally drives miles out of our supply chain and thereby reduces our GHG… Read more

Proximity Malt, 04-13-2023

PROXIMITY MALT MID-ATLANTIC WINTER BARLEY: The 2022-2023 season for Winter Barley in the Mid-Atlantic region is well underway, and so far, the crop is off to an excellent start throughout the region. With temperatures forecast to reach the mid 80’s in the coming weeks, flowering will likely begin in the… Read more

Proximity Malt, 03-02-2023

  There are a few classic beer styles that we can’t help but admire for their simple yet perfect display of malt flavor and color. For example, Maibock—that delicious variation on Bock Beer dating back to the 17th century. (An interesting aside, Einbocks go back even further to the 14th… Read more

Proximity Malt, 01-20-2023

What’s American about Cream Ale? Common wisdom has it that in the late 1800’s East Coast brewers invented what would become known as American cream ale. It was, as all great inventions are, born from necessity—as a competitive response to the introduction of lighter-tasting pilsner lagers that newly arriving German… Read more


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