The beloved craft malthouse Root Shoot Malting is planting for a better future. Led by the 5th generation family team behind Colorado’s Olander Farms, Root Shoot has supplied craft grain to breweries and distilleries since its founding in 2016. The malthouse continues to ensure that farmland remains available to grow grains for the beers and spirits of tomorrow through its conservation easement with Colorado Open Lands.
Over time, as the weather becomes increasingly unreliable, farm acreage continues to diminish due to development, and the demand for malted grains grows year over year, farmers with a steadfast commitment to regenerative and sustainable practices are important not only to the craft beer industry but the entire beverage alcohol ecosystem.
As a part of its regenerative agricultural practices and mission to build sustainability into the craft beer supply chain, Root Shoot is experimenting with new grain varieties this year that will increase the health of soil biology, reduce the need for tilling and replanting, promote carbon sequestration and reduce carbon released into the air.
Thunder and Lighting (winter barleys) and Kernza (a perennial wheat varietal) are two varieties of grain Root Shoot will experiment this year to produce these next-generation sustainable grains.
We would love to set up an interview for you to learn more about Root Shoot Malting, regenerative farming, and the future of the malted beverage industry.
ABOUT ROOT SHOOT MALTING
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Root Shoot Malting is a 5th generation family farm and craft malthouse that supplies the Rocky Mountain region with craft malt and grains. Founded by the Olander family in 2016, the farm is committed to the regenerative agriculture movement. Root Shoot harvests barley, wheat, rye and corn to give craft brewers and distillers high-quality taste in every glass. Located on the Olander Farms’ 112-acre farm in Loveland, Colorado, and approximately 1500 leased acres, Root Shoot is working to ensure that farmland remains available to grow grains for the beers and spirits of tomorrow through its conservation easement with Colorado Open Lands. Find this craft maltster online at rootshootmalting.com.