Press release – Alamosa, Colorado / Lahti, Helsinki, USA (September 24, 2015)
The new collaboration between Colorado Malting Company (CM) and Northern European Viking Malt opens up the European markets to the American craft malt pioneer. Starting in spring 2016 Colorado Malting Company will also start offering various Viking Malt malts to its American customers.
The craft beer boom that has taken Europe by storm has always been greatly influenced by the beer culture from the US. However, until now, the availability of American craft malts has been limited in Europe.
The new collaboration contract between Colorado Malting Company (CM) and Viking Malt gives Viking Malt a license to produce CM’s malts for the European markets. With this collaboration CM is specifically targeting the rapidly growing European small-scale brewery sector.
– We are very excited. We believe that American craft malts can be very successful in Europe and this collaboration opens up many new possibilities for us. Joining forces with a company that has a proven track record will give us instant access to the European markets, says Jason Cody, the president of Colorado Malting Company.
The new collaboration between CM and Viking Malt naturally goes both ways. From now on, CM can also offer Viking Malt’s wide selection of quality malts to its American customers.
– The state of Colorado has a lot in common with Northern Europe: harsh conditions, relatively short growing season, clean water and nature, and high quality of products. Also the same barley variety is grown both in Colorado and Northern Europe. It’s a good match. It takes character to produce a good beer, and we both share that unique character, says Timo Huttunen, Business Unit Manager of Viking Malt.
Media inquiries and additional information
Business Unit Manager and Brewmaster
Viking Malt, Lahti, Finland
Tel. + 358 50 561 3431
About Viking Malt
Viking Malt is the leading Nordic malting company whose client list includes big and small beer breweries and distilleries around the world. The malt houses of Viking Malt are located in Finland, Sweden and Lithuania. The grain used for its malts also come mainly from the same area. The head office of Viking Malt is located in Lahti, Finland. The same family has owned the company for more than 130 years.
About Colorado Malting Company
Colorado Malting Company, based in Alamosa, USA, and founded in 2008, is a rapidly growing American family business that produces various types of malts specifically for craft beer breweries all around the US.