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What’s happening at Deer Creek Malthouse as well as small grains and malting news from around the world

February 2020

We can do better Pennsylvania

We can do better Pennsylvania   For several years now, Pennsylvania has boasted some of the highest sales and production statistics among all craft breweries. In 2018 there were 354 licensed breweries (ranked 6th) that produced approximately 3.7M barrels of beer (ranked 1st) and created an estimated 6.3B in economic impact (ranked 2nd). That's an [...]

July 2019

Malting Barley Quality Specifications

Malting Barley Quality Specifications   Malt is an important ingredient in beer that provides a source of starch and enzymes necessary to produce fermentable sugars which yeast then turn into alcohol. Malt also provides color, flavor, an foam compounds which contribute to the final character of beer. Malt is also used to produce spirits and [...]

FREE Grain Testing

Grain Testing Process   We offer FREE quality testing to anyone interested in using their grain for food & beverage end markets. To have your grain evaluated for malting or milling quality, please send a representative 1 pound sample (~ 1 quart ziplock bag) addressed to: DEER CREEK MALTHOUSE Analytical Services 1629 E. Street Rd. [...]

May 2019

Pennsylvania Veterans Collaboration Brew

Memorial Day 2019 Special Release   “Hurry Up And Wait” is an 8.0% Double IPA brewed by Pennsylvania Veterans in support of Pennsylvania Veterans. This beer will be on draft at the 22 participating Veteran owned breweries across the Commonwealth on Thursday May 23rd, 2019. A portion of proceeds from this beer will be donated [...]

March 2019

Breaking Bread with Mark Brault

Q&A with the Chief Maltster   MALT IS … a grain that has been germinated, dried and cured. The process changes the physical and biochemical properties of the grain so it becomes a more functional ingredient for brewing, distilling and baking. It also adds color and flavor.  WE MAKE IT OUT OF … primarily barley, wheat [...]

January 2019

Beer Spotlight: Snow Tire

Hazy IPA   New Trail Brewing Company of Williamsport has been making beer for less than a year, but they are distributing all over Pennsylvania. Quickly generated a following with a string of IPA can releases that seem to come every week with increasing frequency, 'Snow Tire' is a hazy IPA made with 100% PA Craft Malt. [...]

2019 PA Farm Show Beer Contest

Winners Announced!   The Farm Show Complex & Expo Center’s Main Hall was host to dozens of breweries across the state for the first-ever beer competition awards this month. A variety of breweries, from established brands to new local pubs, earned awards, with Troegs Independent Brewing of Hershey winning Best of Show for its 'LaGrave Triple Golden [...]

December 2018

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