The 107-acre Olander family farm lies outside of Loveland and grows and malts grain. It supplies that craft malt to over 100 Colorado breweries and distilleries under the name Root Shoot Malting.
“We expanded our commitment to agriculture in 2016 when we opened Root Shoot Malting, focusing on supplying breweries and distilleries with 100% Colorado-grown, Colorado-crafted malt. Our grain-to-glass focus has propelled us to new and exciting areas of agriculture, and we are dedicated to the cause of keeping Colorado agriculture strong, sustainable, and directly beneficial to the Coloradans it serves,” said Emily Olander, Root Shoot Malting Co-Founder.
The Olanders’ vision for Northern Colorado includes the protection of its remaining farmland, and they strive to share that vision with their broader community. The easement on Olander Farms permanently protects the land as well as the Olanders’ senior water rights.
This project was made possible with funding from many partners, including Larimer County, Keep it Colorado, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), and individual and private funders.
Photos are by Emily Sierra Photography.