Root Shoot Colorado Malts

Craft beer deserves craft malt, and it all begins with a great harvest. Malting barley has been part of our harvest for more than 40 years, originally growing for Coors and Budweiser in the 1970’s. Now, Root Shoot Malting is here to provide an unmatched consistency and quality for your brewing ingredients. We offer an increasing selection of craft base and specialty malts, including raw grains, to give your beer and spirit exactly the flavor you desire.  

100% of our barley is Colorado-grown and malted. We plant, tend, harvest and malt all of our grains on our family farm. Each and every bag is filled at our malt house with unparalleled care for the brewing and distilling industries.

Wholesale craft malt and raw grain orders for breweries and distilleries can be made in milled or unmilled 50-pound bags or 2250-pound super sacks. Homebrewers can purchase our malt at these locations.

 

Our craft malts

Barley Variety Malt Variety Flavor Description Who's Loving it? Lovibond Friability Extract
Genie
(2-row)
Pale Light malty flavor with notes of bread and honey. More flavorful than a traditional 2-row base malt. An excellent all-around malt for any style beer. City Star Brewing, Comrade Brewing Company, Fossil Craft Beer Company, Guanella Pass Brewing Company, Intersect Brewing, Mother Tucker Brewery, Oskar Blues, Station 26 Brewing Co 2.5 92-96% 82%
Genie
(2-row)
Munich Lightly toasted flavor with a peanut buttery aroma, malty mouthfeel. Atom Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Green Mountain Beer Company, The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project 4 86-87% 81%
Genie
(2-row)
Vienna Rich and toasty with hints of graham cracker and grape nuts. A mild bitter finish with excellent clarity and color. Can be used as a base malt, or complimentary flavor. Mockery Brewing, Outer Range Brewing Company, Snowbank Brewing 7 80% 80%
Genie
(2-row)
Honey Intense malty sweetness, finishing with a sweet honey flavor and aroma. Reminiscent of honeycomb. Colorado Plus Brew Pub, Spice Trade Brewing 8 75% 80%
Genie
(2-row)
Crystal 100 Dark in color with a chocolate bitterness, and roasted coffee finish. Two 22 Brew, Deviation Distilling 100 -- 77%
Metcalfe
(2-row)
Pale Ale Biscuity, bready, and a touch of nuttiness. A light roasty flavor that adds a slightly darker color and creates a dry, clean beer. Alternation Brewing Company, Joyride Brewing Company, 38 State Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Grossen Bart Brewery 4 84-87% 80%
Odyssey
(2-row)
Pilsner Light, clean, traditional, crisp malt. Excellent base malt that is flavorful and bready. Avery Brewing Company, Blue Spruce Brewing Company, Launch Pad Brewery, Maxline Brewing, Mountain Cowboy Brewing Co., Mountain Tap Brewery, Tivoli Brewing Co. Tap House, TRVE Brewing Company, Ursula Brewery, Wood's Boss Brewing 2 90-92% 81-83%
Odyssey
(2-row)
Munich 20 Our darkest Munich malt. Robust biscuit aroma and rich in color with great Munich malt character. Buckhorn Brewers, Capitol Creek Brewery, Purpose Brewing and Cellars 20 84% 84%
 
SPECIALTY CRAFT MALTS
Distiller's Malt - Metcalfe Malted Wheat - Huffman Soft White Winter Wheat Malted Rye - Olander Farms (coming 2019)
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RAW GRAINS
Hard Red Winter Wheat - Dumas Heritage Wheat - Olandsvete (coming 2019) Soft White Winter Wheat - Huffman Non-GMO PGS Yellow Corn Elbon Rye Bono Rye (coming 2019)