Rahr Malting Co.®

Rahr Malting Company® United States of America Canada

Founded by entrepreneur William Rahr in 1847 as the Eagle Brewery, the company soon found that their ability to produce quality malt exceeded the needs of their tiny brewery.

The story of Rahr is one of tradition and family. A family inspired by vision, imagination and determination. Founded by entrepreneur William Rahr in 1847 as the Eagle Brewery, the company soon found that their ability to produce quality malt exceeded the needs of their tiny brewery.

Five generations later Rahr Malting Company is still dedicated to the founder’s core values. The drive for excellence, astute judgment and confidence in meeting challenges have made Rahr Malting a legend.

With modern malting facilities at both of their company headquarters in Shakopee, Minnesota and at their malt house in Alix, Alberta, Canada, Rahr Malting Company maintains the traditions of quality and customer service that have been the standard of industry excellence for over 160 years.

You may have noticed the new 100% recyclable Rahr bags that indicate “Fossil Free Malting” and “Made with Renewable Energy”.

With environmental stewardship and sustainability as core values, Rahr, together with Sioux community partners, commissioned the Koda Biomass project, a 16.5 MW 125 mmbtu/hr biomass fueled Combined Heat and Power plant in November 2008. This CHP plant eliminates the use of natural gas as a fuel (70,000 tons per year of CO2) for drying Rahr Malt and generates 220% more electricity than Rahr consumes (approximately 190,000 tons of CO2 per year reduction compared to 16.5 MW of coal fired electrical generation). The excess electricity is supplied back to the grid for use within the city of Shakopee. Rahr is proud to be producing Fossil Free Malt.