About Us

K-Malt is just a short drive north of Denver, Colorado. We specialize in the design, supply, and installation of grain handling and spent grain equipment. As brewers and engineers K-Malt understands the challenges of breweries, distilleries, malteries, and coffee roasteries. K-Malt was acquired by U.S. Engineering in 2017 and as a result, expanded our offerings to include process & utility piping systems. We are pleased to support your needs: from spare parts, mill service, to individual pieces of equipment, to complete project design. We are here to provide a customized solution to fit your budget, footprint, and growth plan.

Bryan Hermann - Technical Director

bryan.hermann@kmalt.com

Graduated in 2012 from The Siebel World Brewing Academy with an associate in Brewing Technology. Bryan has worked as an engineer in multiple industries for 20+ years; including six years at New Belgium Brewery as the Process and Projects Engineer.

Mike Olander - Design Engineer

mike.olander@kmalt.com

Mike was fortunate to grow up on an irrigated farm in northern Colorado, this lead to earning an A.A.S. in Production Agriculture and finding a passion in modifying and building equipment around the farm, eventually resulting in the addition of a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering to his education. After some adventures away from the farm, he was helping his family start up Root Shoot Malting and joined his brother Todd in attendance of a 2 week intensive malting course at the CMBTC in Winnipeg, learning the basics of malt production. This malting knowledge furthered as he assisted Kaspar Schultz in commissioning Root Shoot’s system, and tuning of their first few recipes. While aiding K-malt with the grain handling install, it was quite apparent he’d found another exciting avenue to use the problem solving, equipment design, troubleshooting, and material handling knowledge gained from his education and experience. Mike joined the K-malt team shortly after U.S. Engineering’s acquisition in 2017.


Bryan Shears – Project Engineer

bryan.shears@kmalt.com

Bryan has B.S. degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Fermentation Science. In addition to spending years as an engineer in the field, he has also worked at Colorado breweries and Kathinka Labs, honing his process knowledge.

Pete Weatherhead – Installation & Logistics Manager

pete.weatherhead@kmalt.com

As our jack-of-all-trades, Pete brings years of knowledge from his experiences growing up on a farm and other various industries. He spent many years in the Ski and Golf industries as a property manager. Prior to Joining K-Malt, he was a site manager for a Colorado bio char company. His hands on experience and troubleshooting skills round out our incredible team.