Join founders of Leveller Brewing Co. and Riverbend Malt House for an interactive look at how the beer industry can lead us into a climate resilient future. In the coming decades, we’ll rely increasingly on local food systems and the plant varieties that thrive in them. Come hear Brent of Riverbend explain what it takes to develop barley strains that will grow deliciously and fruitfully, in the Southeast while supporting the farmers who grow them. We’ll taste some of those grains in “malt tea” form and in beers brewed by Leveller, while we hear from Andrew how brewers can adapt to these new ingredients and economies.
Of all the breweries Riverbend works with, Leveller is one of the few who use almost exclusively their malt in our beer. They love educating customers on how to evaluate beer and its ingredients, and you’ll get a taste of those techniques and fun facts in this session! We hope you’ll leave this session with a palate better tuned to malts’ importance in beer, and an understanding of how brewers and maltsters can lead us into our uncertain future.