Independent Barley & Malt
Growing new supply chains to provide world-class malt for the craft food and beverage market
Independent Barley & Malt (IB&M) creates commercial-scale grain refining supply chains that unite locally-grown barley, locally-produced malt, and local craft beverage and specialty food manufacturers into an integrated ecosystem. These ecosystems provide a local supply of world-class, competitively-priced malt products. In New York, IB&M is building a state-of-the-art grain refining facility demanding over 2.5M bushels of barley and other grains from local farmers, replacing more expensive, imported products with local ones. IB&M’s local malt ecosystem reduces transportation costs and carbon emissions and spurs local innovation and collaboration, while supplying high-demand food and beverage ingredients.