About us

At Great Western Malting, we value our people, customers and community, and have a real passion for the work we do. The best beers start with the best malts, and we’ve proudly provided customers with high-quality malt since 1934.

We’re proud to be part of the United Malt Group family of brands – a malting and distribution network that spans the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.  We have manufacturing plants in Vancouver, WA and in Pocatello, ID, that partner with our North American distribution division, Country Malt Group. Our administrative and business offices share a location with Country Malt Group within the United Malt Group headquarters in Vancouver, WA.

Joining the team

We create ingredients that bring people together and having the right people on our team is vital to make that happen! We’re looking for talented people who share our values and are energized and excited by our purpose. If you’re interested in being part of our journey, click below to check out current career opportunities!

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Why people love working here

Our business is about more than the ingredients we create – it’s also about our people. Our employees, customers, vendors, suppliers, and community help our business thrive. These relationships are central to who we are and what we stand for.

We believe in creating an environment that welcomes an exchange of ideas, encourages diversity and promotes continuous improvement, all while supporting our employees with the tools they need to grow. 


Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to Diversity and Inclusion by ensuring that recruitment and selection practices are appropriately structured so that a diverse range of candidates are considered. This guards against any conscious or unconscious biases that might discriminate against certain candidates.

Equal Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve.


GWM and CMG team volunteering at Oregon Food Bank. Group shot posed.
We have deep roots in our local communities. Across our business, you’ll find a community of multi-generational farmers, employees whose years of service range from one to 45 years, the world’s most distinguished brands of beer and whiskey and a collection of up-and-coming local craft breweries. Our community is what makes us successful - it inspires us to strive for excellence and makes us who we are.

Giving back

GWM - donation to Santa's Posse - Big check

We love giving back to the communities in which we operate and support our employees in doing the same. Great Western Malting, Country Malt Group and our family of brands often make donations to local schools, organizations, breweries, brewfests and charities. Every year our divisions around the world celebrate International Women’s Day with a Pink Boots Society Brew to support female presence in the brewing industry and to share knowledge. We also support and encourage our employees to participate in volunteer events by providing paid volunteer time each year.


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We’re more than just coworkers – we’re teammates and partners in success. We cultivate relationships that extend beyond the office space through activities that foster our culture. We love showing appreciation to our employees and customers through collaboration brews and tasting opportunities.

The total package

Not only do we have a thriving and welcoming culture, but we recognize the importance of offering our employees a comprehensive benefits package that supports balancing work and life. We provide employees with a total rewards package that supports overall well-being by enabling them to be healthy, enjoy time with friends and family, give back to their communities and focus on their personal and professional development.

Check out some of the great perks we offer:

Our family of brands

Great Western Malting is part of the United Malt family of brands. Below you’ll find links to each United Malt division.

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Barrett Burston Malting
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Cryer Malt
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