Today is the 65th birthday of Sabine Weyermann, a.k.a. “The Malt Queen,” co-owner of Weyermann Malting in Bamberg, Germany. If you’ve visited any of the Craft Brewers Conferences, you’ve no doubt seen the bright yellow and red of the specialty malting company, which is sold in the U.S. by the Brewers Supply Group. Sabine’s family began the Weyermann Malt company in 1879, although she can trace her family back at least as far as 1510. She’s an amazing person, and her malt has helped fuel many a small and large brewery. Join me in wishing Sabine a very happy birthday.
Sabine and me at CBC last year in Minneapolis.
Sabine giving a presentation at their offices in Bamberg when I visited there in 2007.
Sabine and her husband Thomas Kraus-Weyermann at CBC in San Diego, 2012.
You can see the Weyermann Malting Brewer’s Star that Weyermann’s starting making at the top of my home office/guest house, which we call “The Brewhouse.”