Meet the Brains Behind the Grains at our Twilight Tour - July 18, 2018 @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Cornell scientists on the forefront of elevating NYS malting grains and Learn about the first-ever Cornell University-bred malting barley varieties. 

Tour a modern malthouse at New York Craft Malt, then head over to Eli Fish Brewing Company for a tour and a taste! 

This event is FREE (dinner is optional at Eli Fish Brewing Co. and is the responsibility of the participant). Participants MUST register (see link below). Here's how it all breaks down:

6:00 p.m. - Meet at the Malting Grains Variety Trials, Corner of Bank St. Rd. and R. Stephen Hawley Dr., Batavia, NY 14020


Dr. Gary Bergstrom, Professor of Plant Pathology, Cornell CALS

Mike Stanyard, Field Crops Specialist, CCE Northwest NY

Dr. Mark Sorrells, Professor of Plant Breeding, Cornell CALS

Topic: Field Notes from the Batavia Variety Trials

7:00 p.m. - Continue to New York Craft Malt, 8164 Bank St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020

Tour a modern malting and roasting facility. Learn how we make the flavor and color of beer. Taste a locally crafted beer made with our malt!


Ted Hawley, Owner, New York Craft Malt

Topic: From Grain to Glass - The Challenges and Triumphs of Malting Grains for Award Winning Beer

7:45 p.m. - Gather at Eli Fish Brewing Co., 109-111 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020

Tour Batavia's first brewery since prohibition! All participants receive one free drink chip for the beverage of their choice. Enjoy dinner from their tasty menu (optional)*

Speaker: Jon Mager, Head Brewer, Eli Fish Brewing Co.

Topic: Local Grains supporting the craft and the community

*Participants are responsible for the cost of their dinner


This event is sponsored by New York Craft Malt, Eli Fish Brewing Co., Cornell CALS, CCE, Marketing Barley Research & Education sponsored by NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets, and th Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority.

Brewing Classes are a great team-building activity! If you are interested in signing up a group to learn to brew then let us know! Classes can be built around your schedule.

Classes are held in our malthouse on our farm. We cap attendance at 20 people to ensure a hands-on experience.

Tools of the trade are introduced. Students use hydrometers and refractometers in class.

Brewer Andy Urban and his Hops Sniff Test. Our students immerse themselves in all aspects of brewing.

Students learn by doing. Each class is designed for experiential learning; students are encouraged to participate.