Root Shoot Malting opened in 2016 on 1,500 acres of Olander Farms’ irrigated land in Loveland, Colo. The company harvests alfalfa, wheat, corn, rye, and barley, with a focus on providing Colorado breweries and distilleries the ability to procure local, consistent and high quality craft products.
When the 2020 Craft Malt Conference was held in Colorado for the first time, Feb. 7 to 8, Root Shoot worked with 10 local breweries and malting companies on collab beers to celebrate.
Available both at the conference and at the respective brewing companies, Root Shoot has crafted collaborations with:
- Gilded Goat Brewing Company,
- New Belgium Brewing,
- Horse & Dragon Brewing,
- TRVE Brewing,
- Intersect Brewing,
- CB & Potts Restaurant & Brewery,
- Timnath Beerwerks,
- City Star Brewing,
- Purpose Brewing & Cellars, and
- the CSU Ramskeller brewery.
These beers were crafted with malt from Root Shoot, Troubadour Maltings, Grouse Malt House, Colorado Malting Company, Riverbend Malthouse, Sugar Creek Malt, Epiphany Malthouse, Red Shed Malting, Gallatin Valley Malt, Admiral Maltings, Maltwerks, and Mecca Grande Estate Malt.
Each of these beers was crafted with malt from at least two craft maltsters.
“Our Colorado craft brewers are a large part of the local community, and we found it fitting to involve malthouses from across the country in celebrating another year of craft malt evolution,” says Todd Olander of Root Shoot Malting. “Our Root Shoot Malting team makes a large effort to build relationships and engage with brewers. We wanted to integrate and pass along the collaborative efforts to the craft malting industry.”
Learn more about the Craft Malt Conference put on by the Craft Maltsters Guild at craftmalting.com.