Brewing a Better Industry: Rahr’s new tech center is putting beer ingredients to the test

It’s early morning in the small brewhouse. A brewer doughs in a unique blend of malts for a variation on an American pale ale. Bright sunlight shines through a full wall of windows and into the brewery, cutting through a column of steam and illuminating the state-of-the-art stainless steel brew system. Outside, the morning glow … [ Read more]

Shakopee’s Rahr Corporation becomes world’s largest single-site malting facility

If you’ve passed through Shakopee, Minnesota, you’ve probably seen them—a line of towering concrete silos set along the railroad tracks. This is the headquarters of Rahr Corporation, a family-owned company that just became the largest single-site malting facility in the world. On Saturday, September 24, the company celebrated the completion of a major expansion project, which includes … [ Read more]

Rahr Malting completes new pilot brewery and technical center

Rahr Malting Co., a family-owned and -operated malt house founded in 1847, announced today the completion of a new 20,000-square-foot pilot brewery and technical center, which will be fully operational this spring. The new facility will provide the Shakopee-based malting company the ability to test their products in a real-world brewing environment to see how they perform. Krech, … [ Read more]

A Visit To: Rahr Malting

The largest single-site malt producer in the world is in our own backyard. Water, hops, yeast, and malt—which one of these do you hear the most about? Though not necessarily neglected, malt is not a widely discussed ingredient among most craft beer enthusiasts. Usually, people talk about the hop variety, or the crazy yeast that … [ Read more]