December 28, 2017

Beer lovers Adam Wagner of Fisher and his father, Tim Wagner, a fourth-generation Red River Valley farmer, have launched an independent craft malting company. Last December, Vertical Malt opened a “micro” malt house in Crookston to malt small batches of barley grown on...

October 6, 2017

$100K CHEDA loan will make further growth possible, with an eye on potential relocation elsewhere in Crookston

Vertical Malt has been on the grow since the first day it opened its doors in 2014 at Valley Technology Park in Crookston, and a $100,000 loan from the Crookst...

July 17, 2017

CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Barley grown outside of Fisher, Minn., is finding its way into the region’s craft beers.

Vertical Malt, a startup business in Crookston run by Adam Wagner and his father, Tim, uses barley grown on the Wagner farmland between Grand Forks, N.D., and Cr...

October 19, 2016

Lupulin Brewing will be releasing the first beer in a new experimental series called “Verticality” this week.

The new series will use malts from a local supplier, Vertical Malt, to create craft beers using locally grown ingredients. The craft malting company is loc...

May 19, 2016

​Let Adam Wagner be a reminder to everyone out there that there are many opportunities in one’s life to pivot and head in another direction, even an unexpected, slightly radical new direction.

Wagner, a Fisher High School graduate who attended college at the University...

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