Meet the Maltsters
  • Joe Hamill
    Joe HamillMalting Operations

    Joe has been farming since he could sit on his dad’s lap in the tractor.  He has obtained a diploma in Architectural Technology from NAIT, a Degree in Urban Studies from the University of Calgary and attended the Malt Academy in Winnipeg with his brother Matt in 2014. Red Shed Malting is the link between two of Joe’s passions; farming and brewing.  He’s one of a small handful of people who have drank a beer that they were involved in the growing of the barley, processing of the malt, and brewing of the beer. Joe is the backbone of malting operations doing everything from malting, roasting, testing, cleaning, bagging and product development.  Joe’s attention to detail has helped him learn the intricacies of malting barley.  He has learned what to look for when malting barley from various varieties and harvest years. His creativeness continues to help Red Shed release new products, making more beer styles possible from only Canadian ingredients!

  • Matt Hamill
    Matt HamillMaltster/Sales

    Matt is the first point of contact for information about Red Shed Malting and our products. If you’re brewing beer, Matt wants to hear from you, tell him what you’ve brewed, what you’re thinking about brewing and provide feedback on the malts and how the beers turned out. Always looking to learn, Matt attended Mount Royal University, Malt Academy, and a Nuffield Farming Research Scholarship in 2017 where he was able to travel the world learning about best practices in malting and related industries. When he’s not at the malt house, his day job in agricultural banking keeps him active in the farm community attending trade-shows and talking to farmers. Matt also volunteers with the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer, Olds College Ag Lenders Workshop, & the Advancing Ag’s mentorship program

  • Morgan Rattray
    Morgan RattraySales Manager

    Morgan is a beer nerd, always looking to learn more about what’s in her glass. While her formal education from Mount Royal University is in writing and editing, she’s passionate about making sure that the brews Red Shed is involved in are the very best they can be.

    In her free time, She’s a BJCP Certified Judge, and the Marketing Lead for Pink Boots Society Canada.  She’s a  fast reader, slow knitter, and jokes that one day she’ll start the ‘Dead Beer Society’ as an ode to her love of historical, yet seldom produced beer styles. Grodziksie, forever!

  • Daelyn Hamill
    Daelyn HamillMarketing

    Daelyn is married to Joe and they have two mini maltsters Isabella and Bentley. Daelyn loves living on the farm and especially likes to garden. Daelyn has a Biological Science Degree and a Nursing Degree. As a Registered Nurse at the Red Deer Regional Hospital she is passionate about medicine and feels privileged to care for people. She is excited to be a part of the Olds College Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program Industry Advisory Committee. Daelyn helps Joe with social media, often with a baby in one hand and a camera in the other. She works closely with her sister, a graphic designer at Cheetham Creative to develop Red Shed’s branding.

  • John Hamill
    John HamillBarley Production

    John and Susie raised their family on the farm. In 1994, John made the decision to leave his position as Chief Power Engineer at the Red Deer Regional Hospital so that he could farm full-time with his dad. John is passionate about life on the farm and his decision couldn’t have made him and his family happier. John is equally passionate about Red Shed Malting and his role in growing and harvesting the barley.

  • Susie Hamill
    Susie HamillOffice Administrator

    Susie has always envisioned a family business. Red Shed not only added value to the farm but also brought her sons back to the farm, an added bonus. Susie has always been an integral part of the success of the farm. She manages the financial books, hauls grain and prepares harvest meals. She volunteers her time at the Red Deer hospice and hospital. Susie’s role at Red Shed Malting is bookkeeping, office administration and a little bit of everything!

  • Mini Maltsters
    Mini MaltstersMaltsters in Training

    Isabella and Bentley

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