Leopold Bros Impeccable Floor Malts
"We don't just malt. We mash for our own line of James Beard Award nominated spirits, so we're operating on a different level than other maltsters. If our maltings aren't top-notch, we're going to be the first to feel it." - Todd Leopold
Leopold Bros. is a family owned floor maltings operation and distillery located in Denver, Colorado. Since brothers Scott and Todd Leopold first opened their doors in 1999, they have created everything from classic unfiltered lagers to a number of spirits, including a wide array of whiskey styles. To meet the family’s high-caliber standards, a modern-era conical steep casts over twenty metric tons onto traditional germination floors. At a cool 55 degrees Fahrenheit, the green malt is turned and raked by hand for days on end until germination has concluded. Drying in a Doig-inspired-style kiln follows, with maltings fresh from the kiln transferred to bagging within an hour of final curing
~Todd Leopold, collected his Malting & Brewing diploma from Chicago’s Siebel Institute of Technology in 1996. He later studied lager beer production at the Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, and floor maltings at the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown, Scotland.
~Scott Leopold, holds a B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, as well as a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.