Seminar: Malts of the Future | How Growers, Maltsters, and Brewers are Fortifying Local Economies against Climate Change

  • Sat, Sep 9, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • The Foundry Hotel

    51 South Market Street
    Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Ticket Price $5.00 This event is now over

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.

Date & Time

Sat, Sep 9, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Venue Details

The Foundry Hotel

51 South Market Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 The Foundry Hotel
Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival

Chow Chow's mission is to celebrate and enrich the unique foodways of the Southern Appalachian region. Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival is the organization's flagship annual event, held every year on the weekend after Labor Day. In 2023 we will gather September 7-10th to eat, drink, and be merry while we explore the themes of Cultivating, Preserving, Collborating, and Innovating with a robust line-up of presenters. 

As makers, chefs, artists, farmers and business owners, our vision is an equitable and thriving regional food system, where culinary and creative enterprise are central to community identity and resilience. We welcome the collective sum of differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, and talent our makers and guests bring to Chow Chow, and we look forward to celebrating together.

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