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Proximity Malt, 03-11-2020

While Russian River Brewing truly immortalized Pliny the Elder as the earliest champion of hops with their eponymous double IPA, the Roman intellectual and botanist had no love for rye! He wrote “it is a very poor food and only serves to avert starvation.” We’re pretty sure, however, that the… Read more

Proximity Malt, 02-12-2020

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Mid-Atlantic wheat malt – made with soft winter wheat grown in the Delmarva Peninsula, local to our Laurel, DE malthouse. (Trivia question: What does Delmarva stand for? Delaware, Maryland and Virginia!) Check out the map below, with the yellow dots marking our growers’ locations:… Read more

Proximity Malt, 01-22-2020

Have you noticed that Pilsen malts vary in flavor and performance almost as much as the lagers that share the ‘Pils’ moniker? For starters, Pilsen malt can suit either the German style: light color and flavor – or the Czech style: slightly darker and more modified. But in general –… Read more

Proximity Malt, 12-16-2019

Mmm Marzen! Showcasing Proximity’s C-150 A tasty 2019 Proximity Malt highlight came in the form of a recipe early in the year – Mmm-Marzen! : The style known as Marzenbier ‘March Beer’ is a pale lager that originated in Bavaria in the 18th century—a seasonal brew that was purposefully left… Read more

Proximity Malt, 12-10-2019

How is it that a kernel of barley or wheat can — when cooked with the wet, sugary extract of its base malts and a dollop of yeast – be transformed into a burst of chocolaty flavor? The phenomenon is one of the many complexities of malting and roasting grains… 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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