Thomas Fawcett & Sons Ltd is a seventh generation family business that has been manufacturing quality malts for over 200 years on its original site in Castleford, West Yorkshire.
The Company’s production facilities span its history from four working floor maltings to the most up to date Germinating & Kilning Vessels (GKV). Coloured malts of all hues and flavours are produced from its bespoke roasting plants. Batch sizes remain small to ensure consistent quality throughout an extensive product range. The Company manufactures over 30 different malts on site and can supply small quantities of other key brewing adjuncts, Peated Malt, Smoked Malt, Torrefied Wheat, Flaked Maize and Flaked Barley.
The finest barleys make the finest malts and the Company strives to procure the best barley samples from each Season to maintain standards. Ale Malts are largely made from the iconic barley varieties, Maris Otter and Golden Promise though not exclusively. Proven winter varieties such as Halcyon and Pearl are still available and the current main spring variety is Propino. The Company malts Wheat, Rye & Oats to offer the full range of vital ingredients from which brewers can devise interesting, innovative and delicious beers.
Though intensely proud of its traditional methods of production the Company has consistently invested in new technology and has recently added a new vessel to its GKV maltings and increased germination capacity in its Crystal malt plant. Investments designed to keep pace with the ever increasing domestic and global demand from discerning Brewers. The Company offers the complete range of packaging and delivery options. Malt is supplied in 25 kg sacks (whole or pre-milled) shrink wrapped on pallets or in larger tote bags from 350 kg to 1000 kg and in bulk loads up to 25 tonne. The Company provides a dedicated delivery service via its own transport fleet inclusive of drivers who are willing to help off load.
We exist to support and help Brewers of all traditions and sizes – our customers range from Heineken and AB InBev to the latest start-ups.
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