Haus Malts: News You Can Use

Tom Smith Brewing: "Bad Ass In a Glass"

Welcome to Cleveland, Bad Tom Smith Brewing. You're gonna love it here as much as we do. Check out Marc Bona's article in for this Cincinnati brewery's plans to expand into the Cleveland market. 

March 31, 2017

Why Weren't There Seminars Like This When We Were "Suits"?!

If you've ever home brewed, you know that there is a magical chemistry behind the flavors you achieve. Doug Fry, the owner and brewer at Euclid Brewing Company, has a PhD in organic chemistry and channels his science into making great beer. Doug and his wife, Kim are hosting a series of talks - "The Elements of Brewing!" - that will go dive into the four main ingredients of beer: malt, hops, yeast, and water. Enjoy a pint or two during the series at Euclid Brewing on the following Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own food.  


April 20: HOPS, with Jenny and Mike Napier of Barn Talk Hops

May 11:  MALT, with our own Craig and Andrew Martahus of Haus Malts. 

June 8:  YEAST, with head brewer Andy Tveekrem of Market Garden Brewery.

July 13: WATER, with Dan Malz of Portside Brewery and Distillery/Cleveland Division of Water. 

Please join us - it will be fun! 

January 02, 2017

Here's To Year Two!

New Year's Day 2017 will always have special meaning to us because it marks the one year anniversary of bagging our first batch of malt. What a great year it's been! Daunting at times - as anyone who is starting a business will tell you - but also very fulfilling, rewarding, and physically/mentally challenging. To think that in 2016, we bagged something like 60 TONS of malt - and are projecting to increase that by 50% this year - is amazing to us. 

More important to us, though, is the quality of our product as measured on both a subjective and objective basis. Though our customers' instincts and palates are at the front line of quality control, every batch we run is analyzed by a specialty lab to ensure that the numbers are where we and our brewers need them to be. We are proud of the consistently high quality of our malt. 

2016 included some additional developments that we are pleased about:

  • We are now selling malt directly to home brewers! This is something we have wanted to do for a long time-anything that brings friends, neighbors, and families together sounds good to us! We will mostly sell malt in 10 pound bags. Please check the SHOP for current offerings. 

  • It has always been our vision to be an Ohio-centric business, and we are now moving towards an All-Ohio grain bill. Haus Malts has 110 acres of winter barley, wheat, and rye currently being grown for us by three Ohio farmers. The grain they supplied us this season is of superior quality and malted beautifully. We couldn't be happier to have a dedicated source of raw materials from farmers we know and trust. 

  • Haus Malts now has a pilot system that allows us to run smaller batches of malt. This lends itself to experiment with different grains and new combinations of taste and color. We've already produced a nice Caramel 25 and rye. 

We want to thank our customers and our farmers for their faith and support in us. We will always be learning and striving, but we are proud of what we achieved together in 2016. 

Sincerely, Craig and Andrew

December 09, 2016

In the Bin: Rye

Some folks get excited for Santa - we're excited for Rye! Just a few more days - it looks, tastes, and smells great. 

November 17, 2016

All Ohio IPA made by Market Garden Brewery, Barn Talk Hops, and Haus Malts

Marc Bona of kindly featured the All Ohio IPA made by Market Garden Brewery with hops from Barn Talk Hops and barley from Haus Malts. It was a labor of love, and most importantly, tastes great. Check it out: 

Unique partnership between Ohio hops farm, local malt house and Market Garden Brewery leads to special Ohio-made beer

Thanks, Marc! And Andy Tveekrem, Mike Foran, Mike and Jenny Napier - we love collaborating with you!

November 08, 2016

On this Election Day, we can all agree on ONE thing...

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” Abraham Lincoln

October 27, 2016

Craig and Andrew caught up with Mike Rockwell, the brewer at Pigskin Brewery in Columbus, to talk about all things MALT. Check it out here! Thanks for spending time with us, Mike. Pigskin's All Ohio Hefeweizen is on tap now, and it is very special. Please enjoy a pint or two, and tell them Haus Malts said so! It's that good...

October 22, 2016

Ride the Magic Bus With Us!

Join us on November 6th for a Cleveland Brew Bus tour starting at our Production Brewery, to Barn Talk Hops and Haus Malts circling back to the brewpub for more beers! For tickets visit't miss out and reserve your spots now!

October 14, 2016

While We're On the Topic of CBW...

In between pub crawls on Saturday, October 15, you may want to check out a Heinen's near you. They will be tapping several different beers through the day that were made especially for Cleveland Beer Week. Two of those beers were made with Haus Malts ingredients:

Thanks, all! Take home some growlers!

October 14, 2016

Cleveland Beer Week is Finally Here!

Yeah! It's Cleveland Beer Week! While we plan to support all of the great bars and brews in town, there are some events that we feel are must-do's. 

On Friday, October 14, our friends at the newly opened Hansa Brewery are tapping "Cuyahoga Common".  This is a new bier style created by brewers Corey Miller of Hansa, Steve Foreman of Great Lakes Brewing Company, and Karl Spiesman of Brick and BarrelIt uses Red Wheat from Haus Malts, Optional Smoked Malt, and Must be Wet Hopped. 

Cuyahoga Common will also be on tap at Brick and Barrel in the Flats, starting at Noon on Saturday. 

Also on Saturday, Great Lakes will be taking over the taps at the Winking Lizard in Lakewood. Haus Malts Helles lager will be a featured, limited run beer. Get it while you can!

Look for "Smokin' Ain't Easy", a smoked Scotch Ale brew made in collaboration with Goldhorn Brewing, Market Garden Brewing, and Sibling Revelry Brewing. "The name suggests a lesson learned in attempt to smoke malt in a house. The result is a full bodied, malty Scotch ale with smoky notes rather than a dominant smoke character". Sounds very intriguing...

We hope to see you out and about. We love supporting local craft beer, and hope you will too. Cheers!

October 12, 2016

Market Garden's Brewery "All-Ohio IPA" Features Haus Malts Barley

Our friends at Market Garden Brewery have released their All-Ohio IPA. "Brewed exclusively with Cleveland's Haus Malts and Wadsworth's Barn Talk Hops and sourced with Lake Erie water, you can't get more local than this IPA. A floral aroma and grapefruit bite lead into a dry finish." ABV 7.7%. We are honored to be part of this limited release - look for 4 packs in a Giant Eagle store near you. 

October 10, 2016

Ohio Breweries Bring Home the Medal at the Great American Beer Festival

Several Ohio breweries scored very well at last week's Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. This national competition, founded in 1982, is one of the most prestigious of its kind. 

Congratulations to Fat Head's Brewery (Middleburg Heights and North Olmsted), Fifty West Brewing Company (Cincinnati), Maize Valley Brewery (Hartville), and Millersburg Brewing Company (Millersburg) for bringing home medals in various categories. We're very happy to see your talents recognized on the national stage!

For more details and a complete list of winners across the country, click here

September 17, 2016

Haus Malts Helles Now on Tap at Great Lakes Brewing

Haus Malts is honored to be featured by Great Lakes Brewing in its exclusive tap room release: Haus Malt Helles. As Great Lakes puts it: "In German, Helles means 'bright.' The Helles lager style originated in Munich, but German brewers weren't the only ones with bright ideas. For his take on this classic pale lager, Pub Brewer Steve found his inspiration in Haus Malts, Cleveland's only micro malt house. It's our way of joining historic brewing tradition with exciting hometown innovation". 


FLAVOR: Light floral hop bitterness with a mild malt sweetness. Brewed with locally malted grain. Pairs with soft mild cheeses, spicy Cajun dishes, and pretzels. ABV: 5.7%. IBU: 20.


We hope you stop in and enjoy a pint or two - despite our admitted bias, it is really, really good beer. Thanks, Great Lakes - your support means a lot to us. 

September 15, 2016

Welcome Hansa Brewing!

Have you heard the news - it's all over town! Hansa Brewery is OPEN in Ohio City at W. 28th and Lorain. As fun is to shop for European imports here, it will be even more fun to drink their house beers. Welcome, and best of luck to owner Boris Music and brewmaster Cory Miller. We look forward to tasting what you've developed from Haus Malt's malted wheat. 



September 14, 2016

Speaking of Cleveland Beer Week...

Our friends at Goldhorn Brewery, Market Garden Brewery, and Sibling Revelry Brewing have collaborated on a scotch ale brewed with a blend of 5 malts, including applewood smoked malt from Haus Malts. Look for it to be tapped during Cleveland Beer Week. Details to follow as they become available. 

Make Time for Cleveland Beer Week! 10.14-22.2016

The eighth annual CLEVELAND BEER WEEK takes place from October 14-22, 2016 and features 350 keg tapping, beer sipping events throughout greater Cleveland. From special tappings, tastings and dinners to leisure activities and educational programs, there is something for everyone.

Established in 2009, CLEVELAND BEER WEEK is a not-for-profit celebration that raises awareness of the craft beer industry and promotes patronage at local establishments. Proceeds from all flagship events benefit the Malone Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to deserving students. 

September 12, 2016

Lineage Brewing Receives Honor

Congratulations to our friends at Lineage Brewing for being named to Beer Advocate's list of 33 of the country's Best New Breweries, Class of 2015. It's so good to see Lineage's passion and abilities recognized on this scale. Please stop in and congratulate them while enjoying <shameless plug alert> their release of Trail Day APA, a collaboration with COMBO - Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization! Trail Day is a 5.2% ABV, 100% Citra American Pale Ale that uses pale malt from Haus Malts. 

September 07, 2016

We Farm Ohio: Thomas Farms

We are sharing this vignette about Ohio farming from our friends at Maize Valley/Thomas Farms simply because we have enormous respect for the amount of resources it takes to successfully farm. They're right - farmers are some of the richest and poorest people you'd ever meet. Thanks for staying with it, even in the most challenging of times. 
Per Bill Bakan: "At Maize Valley we talk about our family and our farm and what all we do. This video I think really expresses that well. And oh, Thomas's happen to be our cousin's. Mark is Donna's nephew, and he even gave me some old tractor tires for our new tire crawl we built this year".

September 06, 2016

Our friend, Bill Bakan from Maize Valley Brewery, was at Haus Malts today to witness and assist with the bagging of our first production of Newdale barley grown on the Maize Valley home farm in Hartville, Ohio. Bill captured the visit on this video. This is an especially exciting project, as Bill and his team are going to make beer from their very own grains - truly a field to glass labor of love. We're not aware of any other farm or brewery in Ohio that has accomplished this. The brewing process will be underway any day now, and we cannot wait to taste what they make. Like everything else they do (check out their website!), it is bound to be exceptional. Thanks, Bill!

September 06, 2016

Little Fish Lands Another One!

Little Fish continues to turn out great beer, the latest being "Welcome, Ivan". Thank you for incorporating Haus Malts barley as well as some malt from our friends at Rustic Brew. Per Little Fish...

Join us Wednesday at six for our tapping of "Welcome, Ivan!" This fresh-hopped saison was brewed to celebrate the birth of Baby Ivan Stockwell, born 7/29/16. Jimmy, Keely, Ivan, Alice, and the Stockwell clan will be there for the tapping.

This beer was brewed with forty-five pounds of fresh Columbus hops from Ohio Valley Hops, and malt from two Ohio malt houses. 
#locavore #farmhouse #freshhop #columbus #ohiovalleyhops #athensohio#ouoyeah #ohiocraftbeer #saison @hausmalts @rusticbrewfarm

September 02, 2016

Here is video by our friend Bill Bakan from Maize Valley. The barley shown here is from Bill's family farm in Hartville, Ohio. As you can see, the 2+ tons of barley is in the germination phase, which we turn by hand twice a day for three days until it goes into the kiln. They will be brewing this on premise at Maize Valley this Fall. We couldn't be prouder that Maize Valley is including us in this endeavor that comes straight from the heart/heartland. Thank you for your confidence in us, Bill.

August 16, 2016

Dayton Peace Accord

As reported by Rick Armon of the Akron Beacon Journal, "Dayton-area breweries have produced a Peace Accord for the upcoming Dayton Beer Week, which begins Saturday, Aug. 20. Peace Accord is a beer, as opposed to a treaty. 'The Peace Accord Pale Ale collaboration beer highlights the collegial nature of our friends in the local craft beer community,' Warped Wing co-founder Joe Waizmann said in a prepared statement.

Thirteen breweries gathered at Warped Wing late last month to create the beer, which is described as 'a golden yellow pale ale with citrusy, fruity, and earthy aromas and flavors that come from the prodigious amount of hops that were added during the boil and dry hopped at the end of fermentation.' 

The brewers used as many local ingredients as possible, including malt from Haus Malts in Cleveland and locally sourced hops.

Warped Wing will tap Peace Accord at its brewery Friday. Peace Accord Pale Ale will be available on draft at bars and restaurants afterward.

In addition to Warped Wing, the participating breweries were: Carillon, Crooked Handle, Dayton, Eudora, Fifth Street, Fig Leaf, Hairless Hare, Lucky Star, Pinups & Pints, Star City, Toxic Brew and Yellow Springs.

Sincere thanks to our Dayton friends for featuring our malts in this special brew. We really appreciate it. 

August 15, 2016

Brian Williams of (614) Magazine recently wrote an article captioned "Inside In-State Efforts to Produce a Truly Local Beer" which, in addition to mentioning Haus Malts, also shines a light on many people we admire: Jimmy Stockwell and Sean White of Little Fish Brewing in Athens, Ohio, Dr. Eric Stockinger of The Ohio State University, and Matt Cunningham of Rustic Brew Farm. We're in great company. Thanks, all. 

July 16, 2016

In honor of Cleveland hosting the Republican National Convention next week, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company has released "Unconventional Ale", a nice, easy going pale ale made with Haus Malts Newdale barley malt. [Haus Malts even got a shout out from local broadcasting legend Jim Donovan - to view, click here]. Look for Unconventional Ale in stores everywhere, while supplies last. Thanks for using our product, Thirsty Dog! We are more than flattered to have a small role in this release.

July 06, 2016

Edible Cleveland ran a story on us in their Summer, 2016 edition. William Bostwick and Laura Watilo Blake did such a nice job of capturing what it is we hoping to achieve at Haus Malts. Thank you! Check it out here.

July 01, 2016

It's been so rewarding to work with farmers to develop sources of barley here in Ohio. On October 2, 2015, we headed out to Sugar Creek Valley Farm in Smithville, Ohio (Wayne County) to witness the first planting of 2 Row Scala winter barley for Haus Malts. Jeff and Sheri Gochnauer are 5th generation farmers on this 700+ acre site (23 acres devoted to Haus Malts barley; 700 acres to wheat, corn, and soybeans). Jeff and Sheri have a sentimental reason to explore growing barley for craft beer - a small brewery once existed on the farm, and they even have the recipes for the beer. We hope we can help them replicate what her forebears enjoyed. Here is a snippet from the inaugural planting day and what followed this Spring. The grain has since been harvested, and it looks beautiful! We can't wait to use it! Thank you, Jeff and Sheri. Watch here

June 15, 2016

Some of you might enjoy this graphic on "Styles of Beer" created by Alice Latham of Matador Network (2.12.2016).

May 28, 2016

Wine connoisseurs are not the only ones who care about thoughfully pairing food with their beverage. Here is a nice guide on pairing beer with food that you might enjoy. 

Craft Beer & Food Pairing Guide,, Heather Yamada Hosley, 4.20.2016.  

If this was interesting to you, you may also want to check out this article published by Kendall College, 10.23.2015. 

Cheers! Bon Appetit!

May 06, 2016

Proud Malster Moment: "Haus Malts Helles" is now on tap at Great Lakes Brewing, and it is AMAZING! Our sincere thanks to Pub Brewer Steve Forman and all of our friends at Great Lakes. Your confidence in our malts means the world to us. Be sure to stop in before the pub runs dry! 

April 29, 2016

We're at Brick and Barrel, enjoying a Columbus Road Collaboration Brown Ale. CRC is a labor of love between Brick and Barrel and Forest City Brewery. Haus Malts is, of course, their secret weapon. This ale is outstanding - get it while you can! We are grateful for your confidence in our malt. 

March 19, 2016

Rick Armon published a very interesting article on about the economic impact that (regular and mass produced) beer has in Ohio and other states. Did you know that Ohio ($10.8 billion) ranks behind only California ($32.8 billion), Texas ($19.1 billion), New York ($15.5 billion) and Florida ($14 billion) in total economic impact? 

Our friends at Ohio Craft Brewers Association recently shared these facts about craft beer in Ohio. 


Barrels of craft beer brewed in Ohio in 2015: 1,385,100

Rank among the states in craft beer production: #4 

Increase in production over 2014 (1,274,331 bbl): 8.7%

Craft beer industry’s economic impact in Ohio in 2015: $2.16 billion

Rank among states in economic impact: #7

Jobs supported by the craft brewing industry in Ohio: 11,000

Number of craft breweries operating in Ohio: 173 (39 opened last year)

Number of known breweries in planning: 68

Craft beer consumption per capita in Ohio: 5.1 gallons per adult

Rank among states in craft beer consumption: #10 

The takeaway: we must drink beer to keep the economy afloat. 

February 14, 2016

Since we bagged our first batch of malt on January 1, 2016, we can't helped but reflect on the blood, sweat, and tears it took to demolish and rehab a good portion of our building's interior at 6107 Carnegie over the past several months. Never have we been so filthy, exhausted, and happy. Thanks - as always - to our friends and family for their help and support. Come visit us! In the meantime, you can feel our pain here

February 07, 2016

You may find this article written by Karen Shubik of the Wooster Weekly News to be of interest. Eric Stockinger, an associate professor in the department of horticulture and crop science at The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, has been a great resource to us in our efforts to source the majority of malt-quality grain from Ohio farms. Thanks, Karen. Thanks, Eric. 

February 04, 2016

Jon Sicotte wrote an interesting article in The Brewer Magazine about the recent Ohio Craft Brewers Conference. It was there that Andrew Martahus (Haus Malts) and Dave Volkman of Ohio Valley Hops (Maineville, OH) led presentations about two key ingredients in beer - hops and malts - and what their local production means for the craft brewing industry in Ohio. It was a very worthwhile event, and we thank those whose efforts made it so. 

January 13, 2016

Cleveland Scene published an article written by Nikki Delamotte about Haus Malts. Thank you for your interest and support! Read it here

January 01, 2016

Happy New Year! New Year's Day at Haus Malts was particularly momentous - we bagged our first batch of malted barley. It kilned beautifully, and netted us sixty 55 lb. bags/3,300 pounds/1.65 tons - whichever figure sounds most impressive. Of course, there's a learning curve that goes into this, but we got through it very well and are more energized than ever to make fine crafted malt. The best of everything to you in the coming year. Please continue to support your local craft brewers! 

December 02, 2015 published an article written by Marc Bona about our venture. Thank you, Marc and Your support means a lot to us. Read it here

November 04, 2015

Freshwater Cleveland was kind enough to publish an article written by Karin Connelly Rice about Haus Malts. Thank you very much! Check it out.

October 23, 2015

The "Scene and Heard" column in Cleveland Scene Haus Malts a shout out. Here 'tis. Thank you so much. 

October 22, 2015

We really appreciate being featured in this article from Crain's Cleveland Business. Thank you, Lee Chilcote! Read it here.

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