Founder Brandon Ade is providing the first locally grown and malted barley in Texas to support the meteoric rise in craft beer production. 100 years ago, every brewery malted its own locally sourced grains. The drive to maximize profits and increase yields; grain-producing conglomerates have replaced local production. In September 2013, Blacklands Malt began the initial batch of the first locally malted barley in Texas. They used their grant funds to expand onsite storage capacity, source additional barley and bring one more regional farmer onboard as a producer. Thanks to Brandon and Blacklands, we will all soon be able to enjoy a beer made from 100% Texas grown malted barley.