In addition to the Pilsener malt required for the burgeoning south-east Asia region, Joe White Maltings also reflects its historical roots by manufacturing a range of coloured and specialty malts. This tradition began when the company installed its first roaster at their Collingwood malthouse in 1926. Today, the Specialty Product Centre, with its state of the art Barth roasters, is located in Ballarat which is the spiritual home of Joe White Maltings – a reminder for all in our company of the historical association of Joe White and great beer!
timeliness of the sailing ships from the mother country for
their favourite tipple. For the confirmed beer drinker this was a desperate state of affairs, relying on fair sailing conditions to quench their thirst.
Joe White, his family and colleagues quickly saw the opportunity to improve beer quality by providing malt of the highest standard made from locally grown barley. Joe White’s father, Alexander, who was a trained maltster, joined forces with Henry Cane who had been malting in Ballarat since 1858.