October 2018

Young and wild – craft brewers from Lake Geneva

2018-10-17T09:22:44+00:0016. October 2018|people|

(Exhibition photo source: Even in Switzerland with its vast number of microbreweries, La Nebuleuse stands out as being unique. Arthur Viaud, Jeremy Pernet and Kouros Ghavami started brewing beer in Lausanne on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva in 2014. The beer they create is anything but conventional. The three [...]

March 2018

Interview with a craft brewer: Criminally good beer

2018-03-09T11:59:20+00:009. March 2018|people|

Craft brewers are a mixed bunch – and can be very interesting to talk to. BESTMALZblog was at the “Braukunst Live” trade fair, where we talked to Dario Stieren, a young craft brewer, who says that his Munich Brew Mafia makes “beer with an exciting taste that is pleasant to drink.” BESTMALZblog: Why did you [...]

October 2017

Simply the BEST is a team effort

2017-10-04T09:51:11+00:004. October 2017|people|

Who are the people behind BESTMALZ? How does each and every one of them help to ensure that we make top-quality products every day that reach our customers on time? We wanted to make their efforts visible – and launched a quality campaign “Simply the BEST is a team effort”. As part of the campaign, [...]

July 2017

“If you make a mistake at the beginning, nothing will come of it” – all you need to know about growing barley

2017-07-22T14:33:03+00:0014. July 2017|people|

Ernst-Otto and Claudia Rüdinger from Wallertheim grow barley, the grain used by BESTMALZ to make its quality malts. They also produce wine – at first glance an unusual combination, but not uncommon in Rhine-Hesse. Wine and barley have similar requirements: They both need plenty of warmth, sunshine, and soil that does not need much rain. [...]

May 2017

March 2017

“A love of beer helps in this job”

2017-03-09T09:15:44+00:009. March 2017|people|

One would think that high-quality malt such as BESTMALZ’s would more or less sell itself. But of course that is not the case. This is why Joachim Sandel travels through Germany and Switzerland for BESTMALZ AG taking care of existing customers and gaining new ones. The editors at BESTMALZblog chatted [...]

February 2017

December 2016

Turning barley into malt – Part 2: Logistics

2017-01-30T01:29:25+00:009. December 2016|people|

In the first part of our mini-series about BESTMALZ’s production site in Wallertheim, we explained why strict quality management is so important in malt production. Now we will be taking a look at logistics – after all, that was one important reason for acquiring the site in 1987. Its convenient proximity [...]

October 2016

Turning barley into malt – Part 1

2017-01-30T01:29:27+00:0017. October 2016|people|

Do you know what happens in a malthouse, from the moment the barley is delivered to when the finished malt is dispatched? How many people are involved, and what different aspects have to be taken into account? Around 1,200 visitors came to the open day at BESTMALZ’s Wallertheim facility at the [...]

April 2016

The Malt Jugglers

2017-01-30T01:29:30+00:0029. April 2016|people, BESTMALZ around the globe|

They make sure that each customer gets the malt they ordered from us – and much else besides: Every morning, the dedicated members of the BESTMALZ® customer service team do all they can to satisfy customers’ requests, ship container loads of malt around the globe, above all keep track of everything [...]