THE KLOSTERMALZ TRILOGY

A German Craft Malting Tradition and a view into its Past, Present and Future

 The English translation of “Kloster” is “Monastery”

The English translation of “Kloster” is “Monastery”

Traditions are created over time. They are passed on from generation to generation. They connect us to our past, present and future. Traditions bring a soulful meaning to our lives.

Klostermalz Wirth embodies such traditions as a supplier of Craft Malt to brewers of lager and ale style beer. Malt, which is often referred to as “the soul of beer”, is one of three ingredients permitted to brewers by the 1516 A.D. German Purity Law, “Reinheitsgebot”. Klostermalz is situated in Bavaria, one of the oldest and most celebrated beer regions of Germany. Read more...


 Gennaro & Mike at Beer & Wine Hobby

Gennaro & Mike at Beer & Wine Hobby

Stone Path Malt – Available at Beer & Wine Hobby!

Homebrewers can now use the same malts local Brewmasters are using throughout New England.  We recently met with Gennaro and the staff at Beer & Wine Hobby to talk about malt and add two new “Signature” malts to their inventory. With eight different SPM malts in stock, Beer & Wine Hobby is now offering our Signature Red and Signature “S” Brown malts. To purchase our malts visit Beer & Wine Hobby in Woburn, MA or shop online.  


Artisan floor malt custom crafted for our customers

 Ralf & Stephan floor malting

Ralf & Stephan floor malting

During a visit to Germany in February 2016, we met Ralf Stockum, a medal winning Braumeister and artisan maltster at the Brauerie-Gasthof Lindenbräu in Gräfenberg, Germany. After a tour of the brewery and some sampling, we decided to collaborate on a special offering of  “Artisan” floor malts custom crafted exclusively for Stone Path Malt customers. Using a special variety of German Barley: Marthe, supplied by our partner Stephan, two batches of floor malted Pilsner and Vienna were handcrafted by Ralf in April 2016. These malts are now available and scheduled for brewing here in New England.

Vielen Dank & Prost!


NEW ENGLAND CRAFT BREWER WINS GOLD MEDAL AT GIBF 2015

 Aaron Crossett, Head Brewer at John Harvard's Brewery

Aaron Crossett, Head Brewer at John Harvard's Brewery

Congratulations to Aaron Crossett, Head Brewer at John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House in Framingham, MA. Using specialty malt supplied by Stone Path Malt, Aaron took first place winning Gold Medal in the American Pale Ale category at the 2015 Great International Beer Festival (GIBF).

Only three months since the introduction of Stone Path Malt to New England craft brewers, Aaron has brewed three great tasting beers including a Gold Medal Ale using our Munich Dark, Caramel 40L and our Signature Malts. 

Congratulations Aaron & John Harvard’s Brewery!

 Cheers!


Quality malt begins with quality grain

 Meeting with family grain farmers near Mud Lake, Idaho

Meeting with family grain farmers near Mud Lake, Idaho

In May 2015 we visited with family members near Mud Lake, Idaho who have been farming grain for multiple generations. Growing high quality barley and wheat is a dedicated passion of farmers in this area like Byron Wood and his dad, Lynn. We're excited about working together in the upcoming seasons. 

Cheers!