Palatia Malz’s malthouses in Wallertheim and Kreimbach-Kaulbach start to get busy at harvest time: Tractors chug as farmers from the region queue up to deliver their freshly harvested brewing barley. Most have only limited storage capacity and are eager to hand over their crops as quickly as possible. Palatia Malz offers extended opening times for deliveries during this period, even at weekends. This is when the most important raw material that forms the basis for all of the company’s products arrives at the plant. Not all beer fans are aware that outstanding malt or beer requires excellent brewing barley.

Growing brewing barley is not easy

The company processes 90,000 tons of barley and other grains every year to make its base and specialty malts. It gets the raw materials from different sources, for example from agricultural and whol