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 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|
|Briess Malt & Ingredients||Brooklyn Brewery|
|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|
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|
|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|
|Von Ebert 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
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.