Our Team

From Grains to Growlers, From Malt to Mugs, From Crops to Cups

The concept of doing a start-up craft malting operation was born out of the recent craft beer movement.

Being from New Norway, one of the best Malt growing areas in Alberta, we source our grains from the local farmers. We then malt it to the standards that is acceptable to the craft brewers. Being a small business, we are able to malt to your specific specifications and needs.

3-D Malt was formed by 4 beer loving guys:

Dean Durand

I’m the “Malt Master”.

I am lucky enough to be a 3rd generation farmer from the New Norway area from a Homestead of 100 years!

I retired to pursue a passion in creating “great malt” after 24 year’s of working as a Control Specialist at Spartan Controls. 3D Malt’s facility is located on my farm which allows me to be hands-on, all the time. The door is always open for friends to stop by for a cold beer… relatives by appointment only!

Darry Olsen

I’m the “Numbers Guy”.

I am extremely proud to be carrying on the tradition as a 4th generation farmer in the New Norway/Ferintosh area.

When I’m not counting beans, you can find me on my tractor. Away from the office and off my tractor, you’ll often find me hosting a get together with friends and family. Of course, there is often cold beer involved. They might think that my dance moves and taste in music is questionable, but they’re just jealous of my awesome moves and amazing song choices!

Wade Mowat

I’m the “Production Assistant/Operations Guy”.

I also have the good fortune of being a 3rd generation farmer in the New Norway area.

When I’m not on the tractor you will find me in my shop manufacturing and designing parts and equipment for both the Agriculture and Oil & Gas sector. I will be “fixing whatever they break”!

Beer is my passion, and I am excited to be a part of this malt making team!

Darrell Helgeland

I’m the “Sales Guy”.

I have recently retired after 40 years in the Agriculture sector, specializing in management and sales. I am an avid beer lover, the team’s resident taste tester and am excited for this new business venture in the craft brewing industry. You will be seeing me in your breweries tasting your fine craft beers!