Has anyone tried any of the malts from Riverbend? I came across them on craftmalting.com and figured I'd try them out. I haven't brewed with them yet, but I did chew on each of them when I got them in. Everything seemed to have just a bit of extra depth of flavor compared to similar malts I've used from other maltsters. The ones I have are:
Southern Select - this is a 2-row that to my palate sits somewhere between Pale malt and Pale ale malt. I wouldn't say that it tastes like Golden Promise, but it seems like it would occupy the same space in my toolbox. I will probably brew a bitter with this as the base malt in the near future.
Heritage - this is a 6-row that is kilned somewhere between a Vienna and Light Munich. The kernels taste phenomenal. I'm using some in an American Wheat, but I could see this paired with some corn to make a killer lager.
Appalachian Wheat - I could eat this one by the handful. It's kilned a bit higher than wheat malt typically is, and it has boatloads of flavor; like taking a bite out of a well-made loaf of bread. This one is going in my American Wheat as well.
I'll post more when I actually brew with them, but I have to admit that I'm pretty excited to try them out.