The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) would like to formally welcome Root Shoot Malting, a craft malthouse that supplies the Rocky Mountain region with craft malt and grains. Founded by the Olander Family in 2016, owner-operators Steve and Todd Olander, are the 4th and 5th generations on the family farm, respectively, which has deep roots in malting barley production. In fact, much of the grain that runs through the malthouse is grown on the acres the Olander’s manage near Loveland, Colorado.
In addition to being an award winning malthouse (with numerous Craft Malt Cup awards), and supplying malt to numerous award winning beers and spirits, Root Shoot is immensely focused on the critical issues of conservation and farmland preservation. Set in the Front Range, the original family farm is under constant development pressure, and the Olander’s have worked tirelessly to ensure the farmland that supports the malthouse stays farmland for generations to come. You can learn more about their 100-Year Lease project on their website.
Root Shoot’s decision to join AMBA focused on their desire to become more engaged in the research and development of new malting barley varieties, and to gain insight on malt quality. They look forward to working with other like-minded professionals and want to contribute their knowledge and experience in the craft malt sector, which has realized tremendous growth over the past decade.
AMBA is very excited to welcome craft malt industry leaders, Root Shoot Malting, to our membership base. Their participation and investment furthers our mission to encourage and support production of an adequate supply of high quality malting barley for our various end-user members. This is accomplished by building a network of engaged barley interests so that the best available research informs the development and production of the U.S. malting barley crop. Learn more about joining AMBA today: https://ambainc.org/membership-information/.