Amber Fields is “Maryland’s Original Malt House.” Since 1837, the Clabaugh family has proudly worked the land that inspired its name to produce a variety of grains such as barley, rye, wheat, and corn.
In the Spring of 2000, the decision was made to explore the feasibility of malting grain. With the assistance of the University of Maryland Extension, we began crop trials and perfecting our malting expertise. These efforts paid off in 2011 when we introduced the first commercially-sold beer, in over one hundred years, made exclusively with Maryland-raised, malted, and brewed barley—Amber Fields Best Bitter. More recently, we’ve developed a unique rye malt used in an ale which received a Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival. As a result of a recent expansion, Amber Fields can now offer premium quality malt to the brewing and distilling communities.
Amber Fields, currently owned and operated by fifth and now sixth-generation dairy and grain farmers, is committed to keeping the family farm alive in Maryland for generations to come.