Cryer Malt began trading in the very early days of the New Zealand craft beer scene, when microbreweries such as Emerson’s and Harrington’s were just starting out. The company was formed in 1991. David Cryer recognised the limited selection of malts available in New Zealand at the time and began to supply these new breweries with a range of specialty malts. David and Clare Cryer have supported the burgeoning brewing sector ever since, setting up warehouses in Christchurch, Auckland, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney to supply them. In 2017 Cryer Malt was acquired by our long term partners Barrett Burston Malting.
We take great pride in standing shoulder to shoulder with the brewers who have been at the forefront of the modern craft beer movement in Australasia. We’ve witnessed the astounding growth of craft brewing over the last couple of decades, which has exceeded all expectations. We’re honoured to have been able to turn our hand to the wheel in support of the people dedicated to making excellent beer and not afraid to push the boundaries.
We source the finest malted barley, Hops and adjuncts from around the globe. In New Zealand we supply Malteurop NZ from Marton in the North Island which sources barley from local North Island growers as well as Canterbury’s famed maritime barley. In Australia we supply Barrett Burston Malting Pty Ltd, making Australia’s best quality malt since 1860 sourced from VIC, SA, WA, NSW and QLD. These brands along with the world-renowned Weyermann®, Bairds, Thomas Fawcett and Dingemans make up a superior range of raw materials for brewing.
In 2018 Cryer Malt is proud to announce our new formed partnership with Yakima Chief Hops™.
Yakima Chief Hops is a 100% grower-owned network of family hop farms, Yakima Chief Hops is uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply our super-premium hops and the innovative brewing customers who utilize our products in their beer. Our Mission is to connect family hop farms with the world’s finest brewers, providing the highest quality hop products and uncompromising service for the ultimate benefit of our customers, employees and growers.
Our ethos is to supply the brewing trade with the best and freshest ingredients, on a quick turnaround from stock held, so brewers have the freedom and confidence to innovate and create consistently great beer to meet the demands of the rapidly growing ‘good beer’ movement across Australasia and the Pacific.
Our knowledgeable team is led by David Cryer and Tom Madams. Our team are well equipped to support and inform all stages of brewing. Please call or email us with any questions or for more information regarding your malt requirements.