About

How we Germinated

The concept of Red Shed malting started as a small seed, when Joe started brewing small batches of beer. It took root through numerous conversations at the family dinner table and was nourished by our desire to taste our own barley in Joe’s beer.

We began touring breweries within Alberta and through our conversations with the brew masters, we identified a need for locally sourced, traceable specialty malt. Currently, most specialty malts are imported into Canada. After extensive research, conversations with industry experts, and attending the CMBTC Malt Academy, we decided to start a malt house.

The sophisticated beer consumer is seeking more complex flavours and a better understanding of what goes into their craft beer. Red Shed Malting is the missing link in the chain between the barley grower and the brewmaster. We will produce a traceable, local, and specialized malt that brewmasters can use to create beer with consistently more flavour.