Emergent Malt | Zeeland, MI

Elevated Craft Malt

About Emergent Malt

We are a West Michigan malt house creating locally sourced, small batch malt. Whether you are a home brewer or a 30 barrel commercial brewer, we offer all the convenience of a large malt corporation with the quality control and care only a small batch malt house can offer. We strive to create a product that is locally sourced, locally processed, and locally enjoyed.

Emergent Malt was established in 2016. We cater to brewers of any size and love our craft. We are proud to locally source our ingredients and provide the best possible malt in West Michigan.

We’re more
than just a
malt house.
Michigan Made Malt

What Sets Us Apart | Our Process

We are proud to operate with a wholly unique process. Here are just a few things that make our malt a cut above the rest.

Our barley is treated like the living organism it is. From the moment it arrives we take steps to ensure that its living conditions are as ideal as possible from start to finish.

  • Aerated silos to keep grain fresh
  • Triple screened grain, ensuring no foreign matter makes it into our finished product
  • We use indirect heating in our kilns, meaning that there is no spent fuel in our grain

We care about the environment, and our process reflects that.

  • We minimize packaging waste by using refillable shipping containers
  • Next to no carbon footprint because of our proprietary drying process

We strive for consistency.

  • Our climate controlled facility means that we can operate 48 weeks out of the year, with the same quality year round.
  • No downtime means freshly malted grains too, meaning you will always get the freshest product possible.
Brew with the best.

Our partners

Emergent was founded in 2016 by the father and son duo of Ross and Kevin Slagh.

We are proud to partner with these farms:

  • West Farms – Croswell MI
  • HopRidge Farms – Sparta MI
  • Kantola Farm – Ravenna MI
  • Schramski Farms – Kindle MI

Meet the maltser | Kevin


“I’m Kevin Slagh and I am the head maltster here at Emergent.  I graduated from Davenport University with a businesses management degree. While taking classes and living in beer city USA, Grand Rapids, I became enamored with the craft brewing industry. As I quickly realized this was an industry I needed to take part in I enrolled myself in classes at NDSU and Hartwhick College to learn more about cereal grains and malting. Growing up in an agricultural background I have the keen insight on producing an excellent product with only the best Michigan grown grains. Making the best with the best #puremichigan”

– Kevin Slagh | Head Maltser at Emergent Malt

Get to know his passion.

Contact Emergent Malt

Discover how you can partner with Emergent Malt. Drop us a line to connect about using Emergent Malt for your next brew or setting up a visit to our facilities.

Email us  kevin@emergentmalt.com
​Call us – 616 820 9319

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Schedule a Tour
Of Emergent Malt

3379 80th Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464

9am – 5pm



Handcrafted malt that is locally grown makes a difference. A difference you and see and taste. Emergent Malt has established itself as a premiere craft malter. We love to partner with brewers and breweries to give them the best malted grains. Come in to tour our facility and see what sets us apart.


3379 80th Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464

(616) 820-9319