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Proximity Malt is excited to announce our new crystal rye malt. We have worked with our partners in developing a fantastic malt that will find a home in a wide range of brewing applications.
Our crystal rye malt offers a more uniform roasting process that is created from local sources close to our Monte Vista, CO plant. Producing a malt from local grains means we are able to supply the freshest malt to the market, while also supporting local partners in the community.
Currently, our crystal rye malt is being used with craft distillers, while we are sending it out to trial with craft brewers as well. The flavor profile of our crystal rye malt consists of a dark, caramel flavor with hints of spice and a slightly burnt sugary taste.
We think the best application for craft breweries using our crystal rye malt are for IPAs and pale ales, adding body and head while providing a sweet malty finish. It’s also popular to use in beers where the brewer is looking for more flavor complexity needed in multi-grain brews, such as stouts and porters. It also provides a rich red or mahogany color tone to enhance an autumn-like palette.