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NDSU professor receives Craft Malt Guild award

Paul Schwarz, NDSU professor of plant sciences, received the Craft Maltsters Guild Soles of Malt Award during the 2021 Craft Malt Conference, held virtually Feb. 10-12.

Schwarz leads the NDSU Malting Barley Quality project.

The Craft Maltsters Guild was established in 2013 with the mission of promoting and sustaining the tradition of malting in North America. It provides support for small, local and independent malthouses.

The Soles of Malt Award is named after the co-founder of Grouse Malt House in Wellington, Colorado. The award is given to individuals for leadership, selflessness and philanthropic stewardship in the craft malt community. The award includes a scholarship to be used for further education and collaboration opportunities for craft maltsters.

Schwarz, who has worked at NDSU since 1988, leads the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences and teaches Advanced Cereal and Food Chemistry and Malting and Brewing. He also has conducted numerous malting and brewing short courses and seminars in partnership with the NDSU Northern Crops Institute, industry and malting and brewing groups.


Source: NDSU News

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