Hartwick College to Host Third Course on Advanced Craft Malting

The Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage (CCFB), New York State’s first and only brewing industry resource for testing, education, and business development, will host its third course on advanced craft malting techniques from June 5 – 9 on the College campus.

Co-presented with the French Institute for Malting & Brewing – which brings more than 30 years of experience in malting technology and training – the course provides beginning and experienced craft maltsters both theoretical and practical knowledge in malting technology to hone their craft and create high quality brewing ingredients.

Course topics include how to control the steps of the malting process, determining the defining characteristics of malt quality and the influence of processing parameters, and learning the technology and methods used to produce craft malt.

“As the only course of its kind in the U.S., this year’s course is again sold out,” said Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage Director Aaron MacLeod. “We keep the class size small – enrollment is capped at 20 participants – to ensure maximum impact and ‘hands on’ learning in our quality testing laboratory.”

Building on the growth of craft brewing, small craft and artisan malting companies are opening in every state to fill a market niche by supplying local brewing malts made from locally grown grains. The number of operating craft malthouses in the U.S. has more than tripled in the last five years.

“Feedback has been positive, and demand continues to be high, so we plan on offering this course twice a year moving forward,” added MacLeod.

For more information on the class, visit the course’s webpage.

For more information on Hartwick’s CCFB, visit its webpage, or contact MacLeod at 607-431-4232 or macleoda@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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