• Life is not just about getting a reward but also recognition.

    Everyone likes to be rewarded these days with higher pay, and it’s the big thing in the workplace at the moment. Nobody wants to do anything for nothing and fair enough.

    But reward on its own doesn’t create excellence just …


  • The Bugler

    Did you hear the one about the bugler who got stage fright and bombed the last post? That was me 30 years ago when I first started playing the Bugle for the R.S.A. There is nothing worse than the bugler …


  • HAPI

    Last week Gladfield had the good fortune to be able to attend the HAPI symposium and festival held at Te Papa in Wellington. There was a large crowd of craft brewers and industry leaders and Gabi and I enjoyed catching …


  • The Party

    The other day my nephew who works at Gladfield Malt got into a bit of trouble when having a party while his parents were away on holiday which brought back some memories of when I was young.

    One of the …


  • Hope

    I woke up on Saturday morning and the first thought to go through my head was anger, then I felt disappear as reality sunk in knowing there is nothing that anger, rage or justice will do to change what is …


  • We are all humans…

    Did you like that one, did you? Well, you’ll like this one……There was a young……..

    I’ve had a real laugh reading some of the yarns sent back about the in-laws! However, a number of people have expressed concern over confidentiality …


  • Anaconda’s

    Did you hear the one about the Anaconda that was eating the mother-in-law’s chooks?

    We have all got an entertaining story or two about our mother or father in law so I thought it would be a good opportunity to …


  • Dormancy

    Every year right about now we are furiously testing the multitudes of barley samples that show up at our Gladfield malting facility. Param, our laboratory manager has her work cut out keeping the data in front of Caleb (our production …


  • Fancy new wrapping? .….. it’s the thought that counts

    We have jazzed up our glorious Gladfield malt with some fancy new wrapping. Essentially it is still the same consistent, reliable malt that you have been used to. All we have done is put it inside a new Bag!

    Well, …


  • Working with Malted Maize

    Malted maize is a great malted adjunct for use with brewing or distilling. In the brewery, it can add a crisp flavour and dry finish, perfect for that summer lager. In distilling, it can be used for a traditional Bourbon …


  • Teamwork

    The old man always told me “It doesn’t matter how bloody clever you are if you don’t marry the right bird then you won’t get very far!”

    It’s a pretty true statement and you don’t have to look very far …


  • A good vintage, and a bumper crop 2019

    Everyone loves a good vintage. The 2018-19 barley harvest here in Canterbury is proving to be the best vintage ever. A cool wet spring and temperate early summer followed by hot dry conditions over the last few weeks has proved …


  • Malt Alternative: How To Swap to Gladfield Malts

    The time has come and you want to start using Gladfield Malts but your unsure how the current malt you are using translates into Gladfield products. We have a table below that has the information needed to help with a …


  • Mill gap

    In this blog, I would like to draw your attention to your grain mill.

    Your mill is the most important equipment you have in your brewery, without it, you could not start your brewing day.

    How many of you spare …


  • Maize Malt

    Maize is also known as Corn.

    Gladfield has stepped up a notch in innovation and arguability we are the first commercial maltings to malt maize in a commercial scale.

    Our Malted Maize is made from New Zealand grew field corn. …


  • A lot happens in 4 years!

    We have some news for you, Australian people!

    Yes, this is how long Gladfield Malt has been selling malts in Australia.

    We could not have done it without the almighty Dermott Dowling. Dermott is the proud owner of Beer Co. …


  • Achieving the Perfect Red – Shepherds Delight

    To brew a beer that turns out red is not a mean feat. The red shade of beer is very narrow, one shade lighter is brown and one shade darker is also brown.

    Because this is not a given that …


  • Limited Release Malts

    The first ever limited release malt launched by Gladfield, our RedBack Wheat is almost running out. So get in quick!

    Some people have asked me why come up with a limited release malt? My answer was simple because we can!…


  • Gladfield Malt continues to raise the bar

    Gladfield Malt has been steadily growing in the last 14 years. We made the most of the strong growth in both the local and international craft beer sector. Gladfield has been one of those real success stories in an industry …


  • Biscuit Malt surprising good taste

    This month’s malt is Biscuit Malt! I remember talking with one of our customers a while back and he mentioned that Biscuit Malt was his favourite malt to chew. I was surprised by that to be honest because my kids …