Our partner Proximity Malt will be hosting brewers and the Mid-Atlantic community Friday June 8th at the Laurel Delaware Plant. Festivities begin at 12:30 and include a tour of the barley fields and the plant. Refreshments and of course some craft beer will be served throughout the afternoon and into the evening!
The Hop Head Team will be present to sample our hops. Just add yeast and water!
We hope to see you there.
Proximity Malt 33222 Bi-State Blvd Laurel DE 19956 Office ( 302 ) 929-7017
The Laurel, Delaware malthouse is built in the heart of the winter barley growing region of the Mid-Atlantic. The revitalized grain elevator has been transformed into an efficient grain facility with the addition of new conveyors and cleaning equipment. Additionally, storage segregation is a true asset to accommodate the variety of malt products that we produce for our discriminating malt customers.
We are working on developing the local barley for a portion of our needs. It is important to realize that most of the barley grown in the Mid-Atlantic is a winter barley. Which allow the farmer to benefit from the cover crop during the winter months, significantly protecting the soil from erosion and moisture loss. Winter barley harvests, in most cases, are early enough to allow a summer crop planting. This allows an optimum use of crop land, bringing added value to the farmer.
We will collaborate with the many stakeholders in the region to introduce malting barley varieties that are adaptive to the regional soil types and climate. In order to, develop a number of options for the dynamic brewing industry present in the Mid-Atlantic.