Willamette Valley Chestnuts
Our chestnuts come from Randy at RC Farms in McMinnville, OR. He grinds the chestnuts to a size suitable for mashing. We then roast them at the brewery to different levels depending on the style of beer that we are making. From RC Farms:
RC Farms, Inc. grows their Sweet Chestnuts on 17 acres in McMinnville, in the heart of Oregon's great and fertile Willamette Valley.
When you order from us, you're ordering directly from the grower so you are getting the chestnuts as fresh as possible. Sweet Chestnuts have been around for centuries and can be ground into flour, pureed like potatoes, boiled and sauteed like a vegetable, and used in poultry stuffing, soups, quiches, and desserts. They are gluten free and an excellent healthy snack food!
More information about Randy's farm and chestnuts can be found on his website.
Certified Gluten-Free Oats
Our GF oats come from Montana Monster Munchies in Bozeman, MT. They operate a certified gluten-free production facility and grow their oats in fields in southwestern Montana in an area where no gluten containing grains are grown. Directly from the company:
MMM works directly with farmers whose families, like theirs, know about celiac disease and
thus are steadfast in protecting the oats from cross-contamination with other grains during
Through MMM’s relationship with the Gluten Free Certification Organization, we work to ensure our farmer-supplier’s fields have been wheat-, barley- and rye-free for at least 5 years before their oats are planted. The farmer’s pure oats production uses only dedicated or thoroughly cleaned equipment in planting, harvesting, transport, processing and packaging. No cross-contamination is allowed. The farmers rigorously monitor the quality of their processes and products using certified seed labs and the highly sensitive and internationally recognized R5-ELISA test for gluten-free purity.
More information can be found on the Montana Monster Munchies website.
The sorghum that we use in our beer is in the form of a syrup from Briess Malt & Ingredients company. From Briess:
BriesSweet™ White Sorghum Syrup 45DE High Maltose is a gluten free, 100% concentrated wort made from the unmalted grain, not the cane, of the white sorghum plant. BriesSweet™ White Sorghum Syrup was developed by our technical staff specifically for the production of gluten -free beer in 2005.
To assure the gluten free integrity of BriesSweet™ White Sorghum Syrup, we enforce strict quality control measures and utilize a dedicated dry handling system for non-allergen materials. As a result, BriesSweet™ White Sorghum Syrup meets the FDA proposed definition of “gluten free” which is less than 20ppm. To assure this high standard we:
- Source only Identity Preserved (IP) White Sorghum Grain
- Employ a dedicated dry handling system for non-allergen materials
- Partner with suppliers to proactively address and prevent cross contamination issues
Our hops come from the great guys over at Indie Hops. We use all Oregon grown hops. From Indie Hops:
Indie Hops supplies Oregon-grown aroma hops to craft brewers. The Willamette Valley's rich alluvial soils, long summer days, family operated century farms, and pioneering spirit all combine to create the environment where world-class aroma hops thrive, in a culture that naturally supports craft brewing.
We have invested in the necessary infrastructure and partnered with leading farms to provide
100% Oregon-grown aroma varieties, some familiar and some unique, to craft brewers. Our intent is to earn the honor of being the preferred aroma hop resource for brewers across North America. Please join us in the pursuit of aroma varieties that inspire brewmasters to create sensational beer for all to enjoy.
Learn more about Indie Hops here.