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Craft malt producer near Butte to beginning operations

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 19:03:22-05

BUTTE — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday for a new malt business located just south of Butte.

Montana Craft Malt cut the ribbon with help from Governor Steve Bullock for the opening of a plant that will process Montana grown malt and distribute it to craft beer brewers from around the country.

The plant has been preparing to open for more than a year.

“This is a very important time for us, this week actually, is when we finally pivot from construction into operations. It's been a long time coming, the team couldn't be more excited -- and I could not be more proud of what we've accomplished,” said Montana Craft Malt President Jennifer O’Brien.

The facility currently has seven employees and hopes to have 15 within the year.