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Meet Castle Malting and Perry Lam, brewmaster and founder of the renowned Hong Kong H.K. Lovecraft brewery, at the Brew Asia Technical Session on April 18 & 19, in Pune, India.

Perry Lam will be holding on behalf of Castle Malting a comprehensive, expert presentation titled “Unleashing the Potential of Base and Specialty Malts: Technical Solutions for Craft Brewers”. He will be sharing his own brewing experience with Chateau Base and Specialty malts, which are cherished element in his brewing recipes. He will cover hot topics including malt selection, recipe development, mashing techniques, and malt handling. His focus will be on how to use malts to enhance flavour, colour, and mouthfeel. How to make the most of the unique characteristics possessed by the different types of base and specialty malts. He will answer all your queries, speaking the brewer’s language.

Brew Asia Technical Sessions feature highly technical presentations and are exclusively addressed to brewers or brewery employees. The Pune Session will strictly adhere to a policy of not admitting any other professionals. To ensure the highest quality standard for this event, there is also a maximum number of participants, i.e. 50.

The session is spread over two days. The 1st day will be held at the luxurious Hyatt Hotel, the 2nd in Doolally Taproom. The ticket includes 2 Days of Technical Sessions, Expert Discussion and a Sensory Session about sulfurs in beer. It also includes a High Tea Break & Welcome Drink on Thursday evening, breakfast snacks & international buffet lunch on Friday.

Tickets are available at . An early bird fee is applied by April the 5th. The full program of the event is available on the website of its organizers at

Don’t miss out on this limited, exceptional opportunity! See you there!

Published: 09/04/2024

We are delighted to invite you to the biggest, most diverse and most exuberant brewing industry event worldwide. The combined BrewExpo America® & Craft Brewers Conference®, to be held on April 21-24 at the iconic Venetian Convention & Expo Center, in Las Vegas, US.

Meet us at booth 898, opposite the exhibiting cluster of Country Malt, the official and exclusive distributor of our products in the US. We are looking forward to showcasing our unique Belgian Base and Specialty Malts and address all your questions and queries. To discuss the hottest trends in craft brewing beer styles in America and Europe and explain how our malts can become an invaluable instrument of your brewing success and help you tackle the beer market challenges ahead.

The event promises to be an outburst of positive business energy, that will culminate with the awarding ceremony of the World Beer Cup®, the most important and prestigious brewing competition on Earth. Featuring more than 60 educational seminars addressing 8 areas critical to your business success and more than 650 exhibitors, it’s the epitome of an unmissable event.

Access for all the information you need, registration, and social media contacts.
Access and download the event’s official app to make the most of this event, facilitating and enhancing your experience.

Published: 08/04/2024

Castle Malting is happy to be a part of and kindly invites you to the Fermentis Academy Seminar Session in Tallinn, Estonia. The event will take place on Thursday, April the 4th, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in Humalakoda craft brewery and pub, which translates as “little house of hops” in English, located in the vicinity of the picturesque Tallinn Old Town. The seminar is jointly organized by Fermentis and our official distributor in Estonia: Pruulmeistrid, which means “brewmasters” in Estonian.

Our brewer and brewing expert, Bartosz Guzinski, will join three Fermentis experts in conducting a full day of training covering hot topics of yeast and malt interplay during the brewing process. Our expert’s presentation will focus on how to unleash the full potential of base and specialty malts and optimize the mashing process. He will be delighted to answer comprehensively all your questions, on how to make the most of CHÂTEAU® malts. Fermentis presentations will emphasize on their E2U™ yeasts, their new products for wheat beers, lager yeast selection, and fermentation management issues. Culminating, the event will feature a presentation on the interactions of yeast, hops and malt in hoppy hazy beers, accompanied by a tasting session!

The event‘s language will be English.

Registration is required entailing a fee of 10€, which, apart from being an entry ticket, entitles you to a free lunch.
Access to register now!

More about Fermentis Academy is available on
Access and for more on Pruulmeistrid and Humalakoda.

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Published: 02/04/2024

Join us and our official distributor Brew Korea in Hall C of the iconic Convention and Exhibition Centre (COEX) in Seoul, from April 11 to April 13! KIBEX 2024 will be a hot spot for the brewing industry, combined with KIBCON (Korea International Beer Conference), KIBA (Korea International Beer Award) and Drink Seoul events.

Don’t hesitate to visit our stand, say hello and ask anything you would like to know about our products and services. We will be delighted to provide the answers you need and begin forging together a business relationship of mutual loyalty and trust.

Our Belgian top quality base and specialty malts, along with the unparalleled Belgian brewing traditions, combined with your individuality, creativity and ingenuity can become the game changer in your quest of the perfect pint, which will be duly cherished by the remarkably discerning Korean consumers and ensure your business thrives.

Korean craft beer market has been defying gravity since 2015 with a seven-fold increase of turnover during the period 2015-2021, from 21.8 to 152 billion won ( Its explosive growth was not hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic and its prospects of further expansion look brilliant for at least the next 5 years. Castle Malting is eager to become a key contributor in the evolution of the craft and home brewing movement in Korea, providing Korean brewers with the finest of ingredients.

So, see you there!

Access for more on our KIBEX 2024 participation

More info on the event is available on its official website ( and its Instagram page

Published: 01/04/2024

Castle Malting is delighted and proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of African Beer Cup 2024. This is by far the most important, competitive, prestigious and influential beer competition in Africa. Only beers brewed in Africa are eligible for participation and there are special beer categories that focus on local brewing traditions and ingredients.

This year more than 50 top beer judges from 14 countries all around the globe will double-judge every single beer applying strictly and thoroughly the 2021 BJCP guidelines. The deadline to register your beers in the competition is April 12. Access, fill in the application form and make the corresponding payment to participate. Beer submission deadline is May the 3rd. The awards will be announced on May 25 at BeerEx Africa, the biggest exhibition for beer brewers on the African continent, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Participation in this competition is an extrordinary opportunity to find out, how your brews compare with the creations of the rest of African breweries. An award in this competition is a powerful marketing tool for boosting your sales and enhancing visibility of your brands. It is definitely an outstanding achievement, an indisputable brewing success story. And Castle Malting is proud to become part of it.

In 2023, Specialty Beers Ltd, a craft brewery from Ghana, got the Gold Award of the African Beer Cup 2023 in the Strong Belgian Ale category for their Tale 5 Farmhouse Ale. In their recipe they used our CHÂTEAU PALE ALE®, CHÂTEAU MUNICH and CHÂTEAU CARA RUBY®. Apart from using hops, the brewer opted for infusing lemongrass and lime leaves, ending up with a distinct citrusy aroma in the final product.

On you will find the most detailed information about African Beer Cup 2024

Stay tuned and follow African Beer Cup on Instagram

Published: 30/03/2024

The Castle Malting® team extends a warm and enthusiastic invitation to join us at BrauBeviale 2023 ! Our stand, Number 1-336 in Hall 1, awaits you at the Exhibition Centre of Nuremberg, Germany, from November 28th to 30th.

Our stand is not just a location; it's a hub for engaging conversations and enriching interactions. We eagerly look forward to exploring the latest developments in the brewing and malting industries, both on a national and international scale. Feel free to bring your queries about our products and services; we're here to provide you with the information you need. And, as a delightful bonus, we'll be offering you the opportunity to savor the latest Belgian craft brewing creations – a truly unique experience!

BrauBeviale is set to return stronger than ever, featuring over 900 exhibitors spread across a sprawling 40,000 square meters of exhibition space. The event boasts an Expert Forum, a Logistics Lounge, and the climax of the 20th European Beer Star competition, which has drawn an impressive 500+ entries from brewers in 44 countries.

This gathering promises to be a celebration of diversity, freedom, resilience, and a hub for business interaction that nurtures bold new ideas and creativity.

We are delighted to offer you the exclusive opportunity to receive complimentary tickets for BrauBeviale 2023! Simply click the link below to redeem your voucher code and secure your entrance ticket. Please find your unique voucher code provided below.


To ensure your visit is well-planned, please don't hesitate to reach out to us by sending an email to to schedule a meeting. Simply inform us of your preferred date and time, and you'll receive a prompt confirmation.

Your presence at BrauBeviale 2023 will make it even more exceptional, and we eagerly await the pleasure of your company.

See you in Nuremberg!

Published: 14/11/2023

Meet us in the colorful city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, at the Gem Centre, Stand G5 (opposite the Food & Beverage Zone). We will be delighted to have a cordial and cozy chat about the newest trends and developments in brewing and malting, as well as answer to all kind of inquiries you might have about our products and services. So, don’t hesitate to pop up and say hello!

Brew Asia, formerly known as SEA Brew, promises to be an exceptionally ample and vibrant event this year. It will combine a three-track conference (Brewery Operations, Ingredients, Distribution & Marketing) with a comprehensive Trade Fair. It will also host the Asia Beer Championship 2023 Awards Evening.

Do not miss this unique opportunity for in-person communication with brewers, suppliers, sales and marketing professionals. Gain invaluable insights into the newest trends and most interesting ideas before they even appear online!

For more information on this unmissable event you can access their official Instagram account @theseabrew.

See you in Ho Chi Minh!

#BrewAsia2023 #CastleMalting #CraftBrewing #BrewingIndustry #HoChiMinhCity

Published: 21/09/2023

Vietnam is one of the world’s top 10 beer producing and consuming nations, well above France, Spain, Italy and India. It ranks 3rd in Asia, after China and Japan. Beer is by far the most popular alcoholic drink in Vietnam, with an annual turnover of more than 5 billion US$ in 2022, accounting for about 74% of the total annual alcoholic drinks market.

Vietnamese people have developed a distinct beer culture in which beer (bia in Vietnamese) plays an important role in socialization, as well as in relaxing and contemplating. Craft brewing is booming along with the entire Vietnamese economy and its tourism sector. Craft beer recipes in Vietnam can get especially original and exotic with the inclusion of locally produced ingredients like buckwheat, beetroot, lemongrass, passion fruit, and even coffee and cocoa.

Today, we have a particularly exciting piece of news to share.
We are delighted to announce, that HMG INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT & SERVICE CO., LTD is our new exclusive agent in Vietnam. “Build your trust” and “BeerIsEasy” are their 2 favourite mottos.

Their very first Castle Malting container has already got through customs and the malt is available for immediate delivery!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish HMG team of skilful and experienced in brewing supply chain professionals all success in their efforts to promote our products. We are looking forward to making together a solid contribution to the ongoing craft revolution in Vietnam by supplying Belgian base and specialty malts of the highest quality, that stimulate brewers’ creativity and imagination, and open-up new brewing horizons for them. A fusion of Belgian malting and brewing traditions with local Vietnamese adjuncts sounds particularly tempting and promising!

For more information about HMG, and their contact details, you might well access their website (

#AsianBeer #VietnamBrewery #VietnamBeer #VietnamCraftBeer #VietnamCraftBeerCommunity #BeerIsEasy #CastleMalting #CraftBrewing #BrewingIndustry #HoChiMinhCity

Published: 21/09/2023

The abhorrent, devastating war in Ukraine is approaching its 600th day with a scale of devastation not seen in Europe since the end of World War II. And yet, the Ukrainian people demonstrate awesome resilience and try to lead as normal a life as possible, despite enormous human loss, pain, destruction and disruption.

The 11th Forum of brewers, distillers, and beverage producers, that took place in Lviv on September 7-8 is a palpable demonstration of this astonishing spirit of defying resilience against all odds, that penetrates the entire Ukrainian society since February 2022. Ukrainians themselves call it “незламність” (nezlamnist) in their highly expressive language. Having been dragged into a brutal war situation, in which winning is the only way to survive, they strive to learn how to win in any aspect of their life, brewing included!

At Castle Malting, we feel immensely proud, that we were there, standing with the Ukrainian people in their fight to create and thrive in this “new normal”, which the war brought about.

Ukrainian brewing industry after the shock of coronavirus “new normal” is learning to cope with another by far more challenging situation: war.

What Ukrainians bravely demonstrate these days, their admirable “спрага до перемоги” (spraga do peremogi, which literally means thirst after victory) is an invaluable lesson for everybody of us, applying to personal life, business, civic engagement and responsibility!

Let us hope that next year’s forum will occur in conditions of enduring peace!

#ukrainianbeer #ukrainianbrewery #castlemalting #ukrainecraftbeer #craftbeer

Published: 08/09/2023

We are thrilled to have participated in the BREW Asia Technical Session in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. The event, held on the 13th of June, brought together brewers and beer experts from Hong Kong and the surrounding region to explore the latest trends and advancements in brewing.

Our team was incredibly honored to have the opportunity to showcase our expertise and products at this gathering of brewing enthusiasts. We were delighted to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and forge valuable connections with fellow industry professionals.

Perry Lam, the Brewmaster at H.K. Lovecraft, conducted a workshop on base and specialty malts, offering technical solutions for craft brewers. His expertise and insights were met with great enthusiasm and appreciation from the attendees, and we are delighted to have had him as part of our team.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who attended the event. It was a pleasure to engage in meaningful conversations and connect with everyone who visited our booth. Your presence made the experience truly memorable.

Thank you once again for your support and for making the BREW Asia Technical Session a resounding success. We look forward to continuing our journey of brewing excellence and innovation with you all.

#asiabrewersnetwork #hongkongcraftbeer #hongkongbeer #craftbeer #castlemalting 

Published: 20/06/2023

Beloeil, Belgium

Dear Customer and Partner,

For almost 20 years, we have been working hard to develop and provide you with the highest quality malts in the world.

While the beginning was rocky, we always believed in our ability to provide an excellent service and today we are the global leader in our industry, exporting over 100 types of malt to over 3600 breweries and distilleries in 145 countries.

Currently, we are at the top of our game and are dedicated to providing the best service possible to our main customer base which is at the heart of our malting activities: small and medium-sized breweries.

Unfortunately, over the past two years we have found that, more and more frequently, we have not been able to consistently provide the level of service you deserve, due to a lack of malt production capabilities.

We had to decide whether to continue as before or to be honest with ourselves and maintain the high level of service you have come to enjoy from us over the years.

Given this dilemma, we have decided to form a partnership with the Malteries Soufflet – InVivo group, a global leader in the malting industry, as the most logical solution.

I fully understand that some of you may be concerned about what the future holds. I want to reassure you that a key aspect of this partnership is that the Malteries Soufflet – InVivo group will preserve our factories, our structure, and our core values intact, and is committed to maintaining our close and personalized relationships with each of you.

The entire team of Castle Malting will remain in place and will continue to serve you as before, and even better thanks to the support of our new partner.

As for me, I will stay with the company for as long as necessary, in order to ensure the smoothest possible transition with the Soufflet team so that Castle Malting continues to serve you the best.

I would like to express my gratitude to all of you who have placed your trust in me and Castle Malting over the years, and who have joined me on this journey. Your trust and loyalty are greatly appreciated.

We are very proud to have contributed to the success of craft brewing by offering a comprehensive service to make life easier for each of you.

Good continuation and success for all.

Jean Louis Dourcy
PS: Do not hesitate to call me if necessary
Phone: 0032498122667

Published: 06/01/2023

Castle Malting has won the Gold Medal at Global Brewing Supply Awards 2022!

Castle Malting has won the Gold Medal at Global Brewing Supply Awards 2022!

La Malterie du Château SA (Castle Malting), the oldest malting plant in Belgium producing more than 100 types of malt for craft breweries in 147 countries around the world, announces that it was named the winner of RMI Analytics Global Brewing Supply Awards 2022 on March 30th 2022. The award confirms the commitment of Castle Malting to continuous innovation, sustainability, and supply chain agility. It highlights the devotion of Castle Malting to provide the best services and offer top-quality base and specialty malts.

“We are grateful to our entire team for their dedication to building each day of our story! We are honoured to be part of this noble competition to create better value and services for the beer industry, while preserving our environment for future generations,” said Jean-Louis Dourcy, the CEO of Castle Malting.

About Castle Malting: Founded in 1868, Castle Malting® is the oldest malting company in Belgium and one of the oldest family–run malting companies in the world. Belgium, the home of Castle Malting®, is, probably, the closest place to heaven for most beer lovers, Belgian Beer Culture being recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. To satisfy the quality requirements of this enormous variety of beers, Castle Malting® has developed an entire spectrum of premium base and specialty malts, offering today the largest range of malts on earth.

The premium quality of more than 100 types of base and specialty Château Malts is the guarantee of success of more than 3500 breweries in 147 countries worldwide. Château Malts allows to brew any beer style from Pilsner and White beers to dark Abbey, Stouts and Porters as well as any style of organic beer.

About RMI Analytics: RMI Analytics is the world’s leading market insights provider for the international brewing materials supply chain. Founded in 1999 and based in Switzerland, RMI Analytics utilizes its extensive partnerships with the leading companies to provide the world’s only impartial source for barley, malting and brewing related data.

Published: 14/04/2022

Castle Malting stands with the Ukrainian refugees!

Thanks to the determination and kindness of our team, we have helped 106 Ukrainian refugees to start a new life in Belgium, far away from the terror and destruction ravaging their motherland.

Two busses, two weeks on the road, border controls that seemed they would never end, sleepless nights, exhaustion and yet - happiness, smiles, gratitude and hope - it was all worth the effort. The youngest refugee that travelled with us was barely a few-month-old baby, the oldest one was a 83-year-old grandmother. And what a joy it was to see the sparkle of hope in everybody’s eyes once we reached our destination. They are all in Belgium now living with local host families and receiving ample assistance from the local community. They have a roof above their heads and they have started a peaceful life. All children have access to local schooling.

Our reward is an incredible and fulfilling sense of accomplishment.

Published: 14/04/2022

Dutch Beer brewed with Castle Malting have won the Gold Medal

Our Brewmaster Simon Brandt was delighted to offer the gold medal to the winner of the best Dutch Beer during the Brussels Beer Challenge - Davo Bordo from Davo Bieren Bv.

Congratulations Davo Bieren Bv on your accomplishment! We wish you great success in all your future projects. May all your brewing dreams come true!

Photo credit: ©Bart Van der Perre

Published: 26/11/2021

Two Stout beers brewed with Castle Malting have won the Gold Medal

We are proud the two Stout beers that have won the Gold Medal and the award for the Best Beer of the competition at the Brussels Beer Challenge 2021 were brewed with the Premium Quality malts from Castle Malting! We congratulate Dangge brewing from Beijing on his achievement and we wish him success and inspiration for new beers.

Photo credit: ©Bart Van der Perre

Published: 26/11/2021

Rencontre avec Il était une brasserie

Quelques photos de notre agréable rencontre avec Il était une brasserie qui s'est tenue le mardi 9 novembre. Nous tenons à remercier Il était une brasserie et tous les brasseurs participants pour cette journée enrichissante !

A few photos from our enjoyable meeting with Il était une brasserie that took place on Tuesday, November 9.
We would like to thank Il était une brasserie for a great day and the opportunity to exchange knowledge

Published: 24/11/2021

Brewing cold IPA with Bravo Brewing Co. in Guangzhou, China

Nihao, news from China! Today we did a collaborative brew with Bravo Brewing Co., which has won many medals in world competitions. Using our specialty malts, we brewed a cold IPA.
Don't forget to visit them if you are in Guangzhou, China!

Published: 12/11/2021

Hop Harvest Party in Shenzhen, China

Take a look at some pictures from the second Hop Harvest Party in Shenzhen which took place on September 24, 2021.

There were about 50 participants onsite and 500 online spectators.
Thank you for being with us!

Published: 24/09/2021

Harvest Party in Jinan, China

September 17th, 2021 we were a part of Harvest Party in Jinan, China, hosted by YCH! 📚

Attendees had the opportunity to participate online and onsite, to learn about ingredients and brewing techniques from the speakers and university professors, and to participate in a roundtable discussion.

Thank you all for your participation, we were happy to share our knowledge and experience with the craft brewing community in China.

Published: 20/09/2021

Castle Malting at B A L - Bière à Lille 2021!

The Castle Malting team was happy to meet you at B A L - Bière à Lille 2021.

Thank you for visiting us at our stand! 🍻

Published: 20/09/2021

Oxfam Trailwalker is all about team spirit!

We were happy to participate again at Oxfam Trailwalker, in the fight against poverty and inequality.
The challenge was to walk 100 km in teams of 4 in less than 30 hours.

We are the champions!

Published: 30/08/2021


SafSour LB-1 is a heterofermentative lactic acid bacteria. It has the ability to provide a precise acidity related to the combined production of lactic and acetic acids.

SafSour LB-1 also reveals a neutral aromatic profile, respecting the aromatic signature of the yeast in the final product. We recommend it to produce Gose, Berliner Weisse and many other balanced sour beers.

Feel free to add it to your next order!

Published: 25/08/2021

Castle Malting® announces the launch of NEW FLAKES!

Castle Malting Team is happy to announce the launch of 3 new varieties of flakes that are available on our website!

These flakes are a pre-gelatinized brewing adjunct produced from selected naked oat, rice and maize kernels submitted to the flaking process where the whole kernel is steamed and passed through heated rollers to open the starch structure within the kernel endosperm.

Château Maize Flakes have a slightly higher color and give a slightly sweeter finish to the beer compared to Château Rice Flakes.
Wort color: 3.5 EBC/ 1.9 Lovibond

Château Oat Flakes give a creamy and silky mouthfeel and enhance the body and head retention of the beer due to its high glucan and protein levels. Is also available in Organic version.
Wort color: 4 EBC/ 2.1 Lovibond

Château Rice Flakes help to lighten the body and flavor of the beer-making a very drinkable and refreshing beer with clean and crisp mouthfeel and beautiful pale color.
Wort color: 2.5 EBC/ 1.5 Lovibond

All these malts are available in stock. Feel free to add them to your next order!

Published: 02/08/2021


We are pleased to announce to you the launch of SafBrew LA-01 and SafBrew DA-16, the ideal yeasts for low- and high-alcohol levels, depending on your needs!

SafBrew™ LA-01 has been specifically selected for the production of low and/or non-alcoholic beverages (<0.5ABV).
This yeast does not assimilate maltose and maltotriose but assimilates simple sugars (glucose, fructose, and sucrose) and is characterized by a subtle aroma profile.

SafBrew™ DA-16 is a powerful solution for the production of very dry and flavorful beers, particularly fruity and hoppy ones such as Brut IPAs.
It is also recommended for very high gravity wort, allowing a level of alcohol up to 16% ABV.

These 2 yeasts are available in 500g and 10kg packaging. Do not forget to include them in your next order!

Published: 30/03/2021

Сollaborative brew with Fermentis and Yakima Chief!

Here are some more photos of our teamwork with our friends from Fermentis and Yakima Chief. We did a collaborative brew at BullShark brewery in Shenyang, Liaoning Province.

We were happy to be a part of it!

Published: 15/03/2021

Castle Malting® in Shenyang, China

We were happy to be a part of the seminar on March 10th held in Shenyang, China where Castle Malting was with our friends from Yakima Chief and Fermentis.

Here are some photos of that day.
Thank you for being there with us! 🍻

Published: 11/03/2021

Free ORGANIC malts!

Castle Malting has a special offer for you! Get 2 FREE bags of organic malt per ONE pallet of organic malt ordered. Explore the largest range of organic malts in the world.

*Please note: this offer is valid for two orders till April 15, 2021

Published: 01/02/2021

Castle Malting® announces the launch of NEW WHEAT malts!

Castle Malting Team starts this year with some great news! We are happy to announce the launch of 3 new varieties of wheat malts that are available on our website!

Wheat Smoked gives a strong smoked aroma and flavor to the beer and enhances the head formation and retention due to its high protein levels.
Wort color: 4-12 EBC/ 2.0-5.1 Lovibond

Wheat Arome add subtle notes of baked bread and biscuit to your beer. The beer will have a golden hue and a light to medium body.
Wort color: 80-100 EBC/ 30.6-38.1 Lovibond

Wheat Cafe imparts to the beer a rich character of roasted wheat. This malt will add coffee notes to your beer with a lower bitterness.
Wort color: 350-450 EBC/ 131.8-169. Lovibond

All these malts are available in stock now. Feel free to add them to your next order!

Published: 22/01/2021

Castle Malting® at HomeBrew Beer Competition, China

We were happy to be a part of the HomeBrew Beer Competition - Yakima Cup, in Dongguan, Guangdong, China where Castle Malting was one of the sponsors of the competition

Here are some photos of that day.
Thank you for being there with us! 🍻

Published: 17/09/2020

Château Special B® becomes Château Special Belgium®

Château Special B® is a historic type of malt that has its origins in Belgium and stands behind a wide range of famous Belgian beers. "B" means Belgium and in order to define it, Castle Malting® has decided to opt for Château Special Belgium®.

With a new name, but with the same unique flavor and aroma, Château Special Belgium® is a very special Belgian dark malt, produced by Castle Malting® using a specific double roasting process.

Published: 24/06/2017

New Yeast SafAle BE-134 by Fermentis® Already Available at Castle Malting®

We are pleased to announce you the launch of SafAle BE-134, the new yeast strain for Belgian Saison-style beers!

This typical yeast strain available within our product portfolio is recommended for brewing belgian Saison-style beers and is characterized by a particularly high attenuation (more than 90%). It develops fruity aromas with a spicy character such as clove notes. This strain will produce highly refreshing and drinkable beers.

"BE" refers to the country of Belgium and its wide variety of beers; “134” is a yeast strain code which refers to the product range.

Safbrew™ BE-134 is available in stock now. Do not forget to include it into your next order!

Published: 23/06/2017

Castle Malting® announces the launch  of a new premium-quality malt type – Château Wheat Chocolat

Features: Belgian wheat chocolate malt. Malted wheat is roasted at 230°C and then quickly cooled when the desired color is reached.

Characteristics: Château Wheat Chocolate malt is a highly roasted malt, though not as high as black malt. With the help of this malt a deep brown color with hints of black coffee and bittersweet chocolate flavor can be achieved in beer. The wheat version of Chocolate malt has a more pronounced dark chocolate character compared to its barley counterpart. This malt adds color and flavor to a wide variety of dark beer styles and is used to smooth out certain English-style dark beers, such as stouts, porters, or brown ales.

Château Wheat Chocolat is husk free and was especially developed by Castle Malting to avoid astringency, bitterness and dry flavor or aftertaste in beers. This malt can replace in a proportion of 1:1 the de-husked* chocolate malt, imparting a smoother flavor.

*De-husked (or debittered) chocolate or black barley malts are dark roasted malts with most of the husk removed prior to roasting. However, since it is not possible to remove the entire quantity of the husk and it is namely because of the husk that bitter notes develop during roasting, debittered roasted malts will contribute a certain amount of bitter, astringent and dry flavors or aftertaste to your beer.

Published: 02/12/2016

Belgian Beers – Cultural Heritage of UNESCO

From golden pilsners and brown ales to the strong Trappist brews produced in monasteries, Belgian beer is enjoyed all around the world. Drink’s history stretches back centuries to medieval monks. And today, enthusiasts say the beer diversity in Belgium is unequalled anywhere else in the world.

On November 30th 2016 Belgium’s Beer Culture was recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, officially designating it as something that should be preserved for future generations.

The history and broad variety of brews available make Belgium's beer industry stand out from other brewing traditions around the world.

What is special to the Belgian beer culture is the combination of variety, innovation and tradition. There are more than 3,000 different beers in Belgium, more than 200 breweries and these breweries have created around them a unique beer culture.

Belgian beer is renowned throughout the world for its wide array of tastes, from extremely sour to bitter, brewed in numerous cities, towns and villages across the west European nation of 11 million people.

“It is the unparalleled diversity of the art of brewing and the intensity of the beer culture, as a part of our daily lives and at festivals in our country, that make this beer culture a part of the identity and the cultural heritage of the entire country,” as per statement of the culture ministers of Belgium.

There are more and more countries developing their beer industry with more variation, and they always refer to the Belgian beer styles. We are proud that Belgian Beers serve as a solid point of reference and are a source of inspiration to the beer industry and for the beer related activities in the rest of world.

To satisfy the quality requirements of this enormous variety of beers, Belgian malting company Castle Malting has developed an entire spectrum of premium base and specialty malts. The unique properties of Belgian malts are essential to all famous Belgian beer styles, just as much as the unique brewing processes.

All the recipes proposed on our website hereafter are based on some famous Belgian Beers and will be ideally brewed with the top quality Belgian Malts by Castle Malting.

These recipes are intended to be a starting point for your inspiration and you are quite welcome to add your own touch to make your beer even more special.

Published: 01/12/2016

New Cleaning Product ENZYBREW 10 by REALCO® Already Available at Castle Malting®

Castle Malting® announces a new addition to its cleaning products portfolio – ENZYBREW 10 by Realco®.

ENZYBREW 10 is an easy to use, effective, all-in-one daily enzymatic cleaning product specially designed to clean the equipment used in microbreweries. ENZYBREW 10 completely breaks down the organic soiling arising from traditional beer brewing, such as vegetable fibers, proteins, and starch (hops, yeast, malt flour, caramelized sugars, etc.). ENZYBREW 10 is ideal for cleaning fermenters, filters, heat exchangers and fermenting vessels, conditioning tanks, and boiling kettles. ENZYBREW 10 provides safe and in-depth cleaning of equipment.

Ÿ * Improves the organoleptic quality of the finished product
Ÿ * Better hygiene
Ÿ * Eliminating the risk of contamination: enzymes allow better disinfection
Ÿ * Cleaning in a single cycle (saving time and water)
Ÿ * Harmless to the user: non-corrosive product and therefore no risk of burns
Ÿ * No hazard to the environment

ENZYBREW 10 is already available from stock at Castle Malting®. Add it to your next malt order and thus save significantly on the transport costs!

Published: 05/11/2015

Dry brewing yeast Safbrew™ Abbaye becomes Safbrew™ BE-256. Only a new name!

Safbrew™ Abbaye by Fermentis, the perfect yeast strain to reveal the full potential of a wide range of recipes, changes its name into Safbrew™ BE-256.

This typical yeast strain available within our product portfolio is dedicated to brewing a diversity of beers amongst which abbey style beers known for their high alcohol content and/or very high attenuation. It ferments very fast and reveals subtle and well-balanced aromas. The application scope of Safbrew™ BE-256 is in fact beyond the contribution to the development of abbey style beers only.
"BE" refers to the country of Belgium and its wide variety of beers; “256” is a yeast strain code which refers to the product range.

Safbrew™ BE-256 is available from stock now. Do not forget to include it into your next order!

Published: 29/09/2015

New malt by Castle Malting - Château Wheat Crystal

Castle Malting® is happy to present you the latest addition to our malt range - CHÂTEAU WHEAT CRYSTAL 150 EBC.

Château Wheat Crystal is a roasted wheat malt excellent for various wheat beers in which the brewer wants to achieve a rich cooked wheat character and aromatic notes of baked bread and biscuit.

Add Château Wheat Crystal to your next malt order to brew even more delicious beer! The specifications of this malt are already available on our website.

Published: 20/01/2015

Castle Malting® is proud to launch the new version of its website

Castle Malting® is pleased and proud to launch the new version of its website with improved functionality, design, and navigation.

Most of all, we wanted to help our clients get to know us better, as well as make our site faster and easier to navigate.

We spend much of our time providing a high level of service for our clients, and there will be more changes and enhancements in the days and months ahead. We will update often, fix bugs if they're found, and improve things as we're able. Please write to us if you like the site, if you don't, or if you just want to say "hello."

We hope the new version of our site will further facilitate and strengthen the collaboration between our companies.

With kind regards,
The Castle Malting Team

Published: 05/01/2015

The best malt ever as quickly as possible!

Optimal packaging and logistics solutions are guaranteed by Castle Malting® at each delivery, and a new 5000 sqm distribution centre enables us to provide even better services to all our customers.

A new packaging line makes it possible to prepare and load on pallets 600 bags of malt per hour. In addition to that, a huge storage area of 10 metre high racks allows for the systematic preparation of full pallets and storing of 1500 pallets of the most demanded malt types.

Upon the receipt of an order, only the mixed pallets – the pallets with several types of malt – will have to be assembled. This reduces to minimum the time necessary for preparing an order for dispatch.

The expedition area permits to prepare up to 40 orders which will be ready for loading within 24 hours. Thus, Castle Malting® is now able to ship all its malts on pallets of 50 kg to 1500 kg, always remaining true to the principle of a 100% traceability of its production.

The facility offers an easy access to the trucks and its parking area is able to accommodate around twenty vehicles, which allows for a maximum fluidity of the operations. It is situated at 1 km from the motorway and in close proximity to Europe’s main roads.

Published: 04/11/2014

New Yeast Safbrew Abbaye by Fermentis® Already Available at Castle Malting®

Castle Malting® announces a new addition to its yeast portfolio – Safbrew Abbaye by Fermentis®.

Safbrew Abbaye is recommended for brewing abbey beers with higher alcohol content. This strain ferments very quickly and gives your beer a subtle and well-balanced aroma.

Safbrew Abbaye is already available from stock at Castle Malting®. Add it to your next malt order and thus save significantly on the transport costs!

Published: 08/05/2014

BrewMalt® Application Now Available for All Mobile Devices

Castle Malting® is happy to announce that BrewMalt® - the most complete application for brewing and malting - is now also available for Android devices!

With BrewMalt® you can learn everything about brewing and malting, as well as order all you need for brewing or distilling using your iPhone, iPad or any Android smartphone.

Select and order the finest brewing ingredients and other products via the BrewShop section. View all the documents related to your orders (malt analyses, invoices, certificates, full deliveries lists) in the Services section.

Through the new BrewWorld section you will be even closer to the brewing and malting industries by receiving the latest news, market prices and industry events information. Besides, you will become even more brew-conscious by getting access to beer recipes, brewing tips and calculators, brewing glossary, beer history etc.

We guarantee you the best customer experience in the industry. Enjoy!

Published: 24/04/2014

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