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Proximity Malt, 11-11-2020

Think BIG! It’s a great time of year to think about brewing – and soon enough, drinking – big beers. Think stouts, imperials, porters and barrel-aged versions of just-about-anything. Proximity Malt offers a robust palette of base, specialty and roasted malts that brewers can tap to create rich, complex, and… Read more

Proximity Malt, 10-21-2020

San Luis Valley Harvest Summary for 2020 Crop Year The year 2020 has brought its own share of unique challenges, barley farming was no exception with irregular weather events.  However, despite these challenges San Luis Valley farmers were able to rise above them and show some impressive yields. The season… Read more

Proximity Malt, 09-30-2020

Twenty-twenty has been a crazy year for everyone. Proximity Malt knows we can get through these tough times if we work together. For us, working together means partnering with growers and our agricultural community to source the best quality grains for craft brewing, investing in the latest malting and roasting… Read more

Proximity Malt, 09-01-2020

Brewers increasingly add oats in their grain bill as they celebrate haziness and mouthfeel in creative, delicious ways.  What is it about oats that is so different from barley and wheat, and why are malted oats a solid option to the raw and flaked versions in the exploration of new… Read more

Proximity Malt, 07-14-2020

COVID-19 has had surprisingly little impact on grain crops’ production or consumption worldwide– including barley–yet. USDA, FAO and other global institutions report stable numbers through June, reflecting a fairly typical year in which combined global wheat/corn/barley production will likely slightly exceed consumption, resulting in a bearish market and an uptick… Read more

Proximity Malt, 07-08-2020

When Summer Solstice rolls around, we at Proximity are thinking Oktober. No… not the tenth month, badly spelled by a Happy Hour blogger…but Oktober, as in Oktoberfest bier, the seasonal lager marking the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. In the old country, it was the beer to… Read more

Proximity Malt, 05-21-2020

Did you know that the devastation of the 1930’s Dust Bowl catalyzed a focus on improved agricultural practices in America that is still underway today? {Mural in US Post Office, Chilton, WI- home to Briess Malting!} The Dust Bowl is a distant memory, but we read news of terrible and recurring droughts… Read more

Proximity Malt, 04-21-2020

What is supply chain risk, and how does it affect a brewer’s decision around malt? Now more than ever, brewers are assessing their malt supply, and understanding the value of Proximity: Cost – is your malt supply susceptible to multiple segment logistics and commodity pricing volatility? Quality – is your… Read more

Proximity Malt, 03-16-2020

March 13, 2020 Dear Customers and Partners of Proximity Malt, By now we are certain you are fully aware of the ongoing issue with the spread of COVID-19 disease.  We would like to explain to you the additional measures that Proximity Malt has enacted to keep our employees and our… Read more

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

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