Jeff Bloem

Owner of Murphy & Rude Malting Co
Jeff Bloem

Jeff Bloem started malting in 2013 after observing a wholly untapped supply market for the brewers and distillers behind the Charlottesville area’s booming craft beverage culture. Armed with two books and a basement, Jeff began building his own small-scale malting operation from the ground up, further emphasizing the industry’s connection with Virginia agriculture by sourcing 100% of his barley and wheat from Virginia farmers. Jeff is a member of the burgeoning Craft Maltsters Guild and is in the planning and design phase of his commercial-scale operation, Murphy & Rude Malting Co., with plans to open early Summer 2017.