FULLSTEAM: OCTOBER 2019 FARM REPORT
PIONEERING A SOUTHERN BEER ECONOMY
Since launching in 2010, Fullsteam has purchased nearly $500,000 in Southern-sourced ingredients. October's Southern farm purchases -- 6.5 tons and just over $12,000 in Southern ingredients -- consisted mostly of North Carolina grains for core beers and a hazy IPA, as well as value-added adjuncts like cocoa nibs and coffee for IGOR CAKE and Strenna.
We were pleased to purchase a number of new locally farmed, locally roasted specialty grains like Chocolate Malt from our friends at Epiphany Craft Malt.
Fullsteam is now a Certified Craft Malt Brewery, committed to sourcing 10 percent or more grains from a certified craft malt house. Learn more about this program at the Craft Malsters Guild.
$105,223 in Southern-farmed ingredient purchases, totaling
108,776 pounds (54.4 tons)
SINCE LAUNCHING IN 2010
$496,776 Southern-farmed ingredients, totaling
528,480 pounds (264 tons)
OCTOBER 2019 DETAILS
In October 2019, Fullsteam brewed:
Spending $12,306 on 13,300 pounds of Southern-sourced:
- Epiphany Malt two-row
- Carolina Malt two-row
- Epiphany NC triticale
- Videri cocoa nibs
- Muddy Dog coffee
- Larry's Beans coffee
- Epiphany modern Pilsner
- Epiphany Munich
- Epiphany wheat
- Epiphany chocolate malt
- Fullsteam defines "Southern" as the swath of land from Washington D.C. to Louisiana. That said, North Carolina farms, maltsters, and foragers account for the vast majority (>95%) of these Southern ingredients.
- The report includes a small portion of ingredients not grown in the South (cocoa nibs, coffee), but sourced from value-added Southern suppliers (e.g., Videri Chocolate, Little Waves Coffee Roasters).
- For the purposes of this report, we only include grains farmed and malted in the South.
- To find each beer's percent local by weight, look for the "% local" designation on the beer label or its entry on our website.
To hear a recording of the October 2019 Farm Report, call 919-GET-BEER.