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.

Learn more about the value of AMBA membership!

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 CANarchy
Brown-Forman Founders Brewing
Deschutes Brewery Great Western Malting
Gambrinus Company Molson Coors Beverage
Malteurop North America New Glarus Brewing
New Belgium Brewing Origin Malt
Odell Brewing Rahr Malting
Proximity Malt 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
Bear Republic Brewing Leopold Bros Distillery
Bently Heritage Estate Distillery Lost Coast Brewery
Blue Ox Malthouse Market Garden Craft Brewery
Boulevard Brewing Matt Brewing
Brooklyn Brewery Mountain Malt
Colorado Malting New Holland Brewing
Copperworks Distilling Ninkasi Brewing
Deer Creek Malthouse Rhinegeist Brewery
Diageo Roadhouse Brewery
Epiphany Craft Malt Russian River Brewing
Firestone Walker Brewing Skagit Valley Malting
Flying Dog Brewery Sun King Brewing
Full Sail Brewing SweetWater Brewing
Georgetown Brewing Troegs Brewing
Great Lakes Brewing Urban Chestnut Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing Von Ebert Brewing


If your company is interested in joining AMBA, please review our bylaws and then contact:

Ashley McFarland – Vice President & Technical Director
American Malting Barley Association, Inc.
375 Bishops Way, Suite 224
Brookfield, WI 53005
(208) 215-0407

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.