Malt kernels lying in a heap on a table

Malts for brewing

Different types of malt and a  beer in beer glasses on a table

Malt competence – since 1856

For first-class malt, you need two things: expertise in the malting trade and the best grain. Over 160 years of experience combined with state-of-the-art technology make IREKS a specialist in malt production.

Our experience in the production of malt dates back to our company founder Johann Peter Ruckdeschel, who opened his own commercial malthouse as a master brewer in 1856. Today, the IREKS product range consists of numerous base and speciality malts, such as our caramel and roasted malts or our aroma and sour malts. This makes us one of the largest producers of speciality malts worldwide.


Our clientele is as diverse as are our malts. Around the world, large breweries, pub breweries and craft brewers rely on working with IREKS to further develop their individual profile and brew unique beers from outstanding malt.

Immerse yourself in the world of IREKS malts!

Base malts

Discover our different base malts and their respective specifications!


Speciality malts

Whether caramel or roasted malts, aroma or sour malts – at IREKS, you will find a wide range of speciality malts.