Since 1870 we’ve lived and breathed malting. With this passion and expertise, and by combining traditional and modern techniques, we create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.
We have a wide range of malts suitable for brewing and distilling to provide you with the foundations for creating your next beer or whisky.
From our traditional floor maltings to our state-of-the-art packaging line, all of our malts are processed by a team of skilled maltsters. Find out more about our different processes here.
Our team of maltsters and brewers have put together a number of different technical materials, from recipes to blog posts on conditioning, to assist you in your brewery or distillery. Find out more here in this section.
There is nothing more we love than talking to brewers and distillers so if you have any questions, or would like to arrange a call with a member of our team, please feel free to get in touch – we would love to hear from you!
Blonde pilsner-style lagers
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The Haná malt was our first release in our Small Batch Series and was met with great success.
The Haná variety of barley was first developed and grown in the Haná area of Czech Moravia, an area of Europe long fabled for its high quality malting barley.
Haná’s early claim to fame was that it made up the mash of the first-ever golden-blond Pilsner lager, which was created in 1842 by Bavarian brewmaster Josef Groll at the Pivovar (Burgher Brewery) of Pilsen in Bohemia.
The subsequent global success of the pilsner beer style spawned the planting of Haná barley in many countries around the world. The original 19th century Haná is internationally recognized as the classic genetic progenitor of modern top-quality brewing barleys.
We have taken just a few Haná seeds and grown them up over successive generations on prime Norfolk malting barley land, harvested them and slowly and carefully steeped, germinated and gently kilned them on our 1870s floor maltings.
When our very first harvest was released, it consisted of just 14 tonnes. This malt produced flavours of freshly baked bread with subtle malty notes producing a clean, smooth, sweet wort.
We hope you enjoyed this barley of brewing history.
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If you’d like to have a chat about your requirements, our maltsters are here to help. We’d love to hear from you, understand your malt needs and show how our malts can make all the difference to your beers and spirits.
Please click on the video below to learn more about the flavour and aroma profile, and usage suggestions for this malt.