Happy belated Mother’s Day to Valcor, as the first egg hatches

Click below to watch the LIVE Feed from the falcon nest box atop the Briess Manitowoc Grain Elevator.


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Defining wort colors: red malts vs. black malts

In late 2015, Dan Bies co-wrote an article with Cassie Liscomb, and More]

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Happy National Homebrew Day!

On May 7th, we officially celebrate National Homebrew Day!¬† Enacted by congress in 1988, it’s a perfect reminder that we have the freedom to brew at home, and that we should!

Every year hundreds of homebrewers gather as friends, clubs and at their … [More]

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Countdown to Homebrew Con 2017 – here’s what you don’t want to miss

Minnesota’s Second Brewery Boom
We are breezing through another year and are already one month away from the 39th National Homebrewers Conference which will be in Minneapolis June 15-17. Minneapolis is a great location to host this event, why? Well for starters, in Minneapolis and the surrounding… [More]

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Maltster retires after 45 years of dedication

In the summer of ’69. Jim Schwarz was an eager, high school sophomore¬†who took his first summer job at the Chilton Malthouse. “I was the youngest guy there, by seventeen years, at least, which meant I was the rookie who got to carry all the bags,” Jim remembers. He came back the following … [More]

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