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Admiral Maltings partners with California farmers to source quality, local grain that we floor malt to produce freshly kilned, hand-crafted malt.

California Grown, Floor Malted Grains

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What We Do

Admiral Maltings was founded by two long-time San Francisco brewing industry veterans, Ron Silberstein of ThirstyBear Brewing Company and Dave McLean of Magnolia Brewing Company, along with Curtis Davenport, who has an extensive background in organic farming and small batch malting. Together, we partner with California farmers to source quality grain and produce exceptional, hand-crafted malt. Our malt not only helps brewers make great beer, but it also enables them to operate more sustainably and to deepen their connection with local agriculture.

Our malthouse is located in Alameda, California, and we're happy to call the Bay Area our home! Our 20,000 square-foot building was originally a World War II-era naval dry goods facility, but is now the site of the first floor malting facility in California since pre-Prohibition and California's only CCOF certified malting operation.

Through our unique mix of modern technology and traditional practices, we aim to both unlock and capture California's terroir in our malt, offering a truly exceptional ingredient and experience.

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    The Rake

    The Rake is our pub overlooking the malting floor. We have 20+ draft and cask beers brewed with our malt and food, too. We are 100% kid friendly and dogs are welcome outside the pub and on our patio!

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