Membership Information

Any entity actively engaged in business as a maltster, brewer, distiller, or food manufacturer using barley malt is eligible for membership. AMBA has two membership categories, Regular and Associate.

REgular Membership

Regular members have a voting representative on the AMBA Board of Directors and Technical Committee, with input into malting barley variety development and all other programs.

Maltsters pay dues of $4.77 per 1,000 bushels of barley steeped, and distillers and food companies pay $5.58 per 1,000 bushels of malt consumed the previous calendar year or minimum dues of $5,250.

Brewers pay dues based on a tier system, which is based on barrels of beer shipped the previous calendar year. Learn more about brewers dues here.

Current Regular Members

AB InBev Allagash Brewing
Beam Suntory Bell’s Brewery
Boortmalt Boston Beer
Briess Malt & Ingredients Brooklyn Brewery
Brown-Forman CANarchy
Deschutes Brewery Founders Brewing
Gambrinus Company Great Western Malting
Malteurop North America Molson Coors Beverage
New Belgium Brewing New Glarus Brewing
Odell Brewing Origin Malt
Proximity Malt Rahr Malting
Schell’s Brewing Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Summit Brewing

Associate Membership

Associate membership is for companies that do not want voting representation but want to help AMBA meet its mission, vision, and objectives, with some membership benefits. Associate member company personnel receive member only email communications, including barley planting, production, variety, and stock reports. They also have access to the member only section of the AMBA website, which has information on malting barley varieties, research, production, and more. Associate members are welcome to attend AMBA Board and Technical Committee meetings as nonvoting members.

Malting, distilling, and food companies pay the same dues rate as Regular members in their category, with minimum dues of $525.

Brewing companies pay dues of $3.33 per thousand barrels of beer shipped the previous calendar year, or minimum dues of $525.

Current Associate Members

Alaskan Brewing Lakefront Brewery
Ballast Point Brewing Leopold Bros Distillery
Bear Republic Brewing Lost Coast Brewery
Bently Heritage Estate Distillery Madtree Brewing
Blue Ox Malthouse Market Garden Craft Brewery
Boulevard Brewing Matt Brewing
Colorado Malting Mountain Malt
Copperworks Distilling New Holland Brewing
Deer Creek Malthouse Ninkasi Brewing
Diageo Rhinegeist Brewery
Epiphany Craft Malt Roadhouse Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing Russian River Brewing
Flying Dog Brewery Skagit Valley Malting
Full Sail Brewing Sun King Brewing
Georgetown Brewing Thrall Family Malt
Great Lakes Brewing Troegs Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing Urban Chestnut Brewing

If your company is interested in joining AMBA, please contact:

Ashley McFarland – Vice President & Technical Director
American Malting Barley Association, Inc.
740 N. Plankinton Ave, Suite 830
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(208) 215-0407
ashley@ambainc.org

Dues contributions to AMBA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes.  However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses except that portion (3-5%) not deductible because of AMBA lobbying activity.