Riverbend Malt House – Asheville

In this episode of the NC Beer Buzz the NCBeerGuys do something a little different and take a tour of the Riverbend Malt House in Asheville with Brent Manning and Brian Simpson. Riverbend Malt House pledges “to provide the area’s craft brewers locally farmed, artisan malts that bring depth and character to your passion, while greatly lessening our impact on the earth’. The guys at Riverbend are nothing if not hands on as you will see as we tour their facility and get a look at what goes into the production of local malt. North Carolina is the leading small-grain producing state in the Southeast. NC farmers produce barley, soft wheat, and hard wheat varieties across the state, but a majority of the barley production occurs in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. At Riverbend they provide local producers with a stable outlet for their products. Interested in seeing the malting process in action for yourself? Give them a call to schedule a tour!