March 2021 Meetup – Red Shed Malting

Thursday, March 25, 2021 – 7pm PDT

For our March 2021 meetup we’re delighted to be joined by Matt Hamill and Morgan Rattray from Red Shed Malting in Penhold, Alberta. Matt and Morgan will give us a virtual tour of their family-run malting operation.

This presentation is open to both VanBrewers members and non-members. Members, you will receive an email with the Zoom information as usual. Non-members, you may register for the meeting here.

Red Shed Malting – Penhold, Alberta Red Shed Malting is a 4th generation family farm that combines the Hamill parent’s love of agriculture with the Hamill son’s love of craft beer. We’re focused on supporting our community, and crafting Canadian, Sustainable, and Traceable malts in one of the best malt growing regions in Canada! We were the first craft malthouse in Alberta, and we brought the first malt roaster to Canada (if you think it looks remarkably similar to a coffee roaster, you’re on the right track!)We work hard on the farm, with our partners at the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre, to ensure our quality extends from the best seed, to the best malt, to the best beer in your glass. 

Matt Hamill – Penhold, Alberta Matt attended Malt Academy in Manitoba, and won a Nuffield Farming Research Scholarship in 2017 where he was able to travel the world learning about best practices in malting and related industries. When he’s not at the malt house, his day job in agricultural banking keeps him active in the farm community attending trade-shows and talking to farmers. Matt also volunteers with the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer, Olds College Ag Lenders Workshop, & the Advancing Ag’s mentorship program.

Morgan Rattray – Calgary, Alberta Morgan is the Sales Manager for Red Shed Malting, a BJCP Certified Judge, and sits on the Board of Directors for the newly formed Pink Boots Society Canada (Marketing Lead), as well as her local Homebrew Club’s Board – The Cowtown Yeast Wranglers (General Board Member.) She’s the first non-family member to join Red Shed Malting, and for a city girl, she’s learning the ways of the farm pretty quickly! She’s a fast reader, slow knitter, and jokes that one day she’ll start the Dead Beer Society as an ode to her love of historical and seldom produced beer styles. (Lichtenhainer forever!)