Missouri-Made Malt: What makes it a more local Craft Beer?
The main ingredient in beer is malt–the soul of the craft beer, if you will. The malting process for Gateway Custom Malt begins with locally sourced grains. Hands-on from the farmer to the brewer. The grain is touched many times from gathering and cleaning the grain, pre-process quality testing, steeping, resting, more testing, germinating, more testing and kilning. After all this we have our grain tested and professional lab at Hartwick College. Drawing on the grain’s local character the starch-to-sugar conversion produced by the dried kernels develops the beer flavor, color, sweetness and style.