About us

The Rahr story is about tradition and family – a family inspired by vision, imagination and determination. Founded by entrepreneur William Rahr in 1847 as the Eagle Brewery, the company soon found that their ability to produce quality malt exceeded the needs of their tiny brewery.

Since then, Rahr has been nurtured by five successive generations of the same family, dedicated to the founder’s core values. Their drive, astute judgment and confidence in meeting challenges have made Rahr a legend. With modern malting facilities at their company headquarters in Shakopee, Minnesota and at their malt house in Alix, Alberta, Canada, Rahr Malting Co. maintains the traditions of quality and customer service that have been the standard of industry excellence for over 170 years.

Rahr's parent company is Rahr Corporation. Along with Rahr Corporation's other business divisions Gambrinus MaltingBrewers Supply Group (BSG)BSG HopsBevie, Bintani, and Koda Energy, Rahr serves the brewing, wine, spirits, and allied industries worldwide.