Author Archives: Cassie Poirier

Craft Maltsters unite in Asheville, North Carolina

The first Craft Malt Conference of the Craft Maltsters Guild was held February 3-4th in Asheville, North Carolina. Industry support proved excellent, with the sold-out event drawing attendance from the full range of the malting … [More]

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Roasting: Where the worlds of coffee and malt collide

Over the past six months, I have enjoyed the unique opportunity to explore the intriguing worlds of malt and coffee roasting. Briess offers the most diverse range of specialty malt products in North America, but one thing we do not offer is roasted coffee beans. Then why, you might ask, would … [More]

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2017 Barley & Malt Quality Short Course at North Dakota State University

I was recently invited to present on Specialty Malts and Malt Flavor at the NDSU/NCI Barley Malt Short Course: Barley and Malting Quality:  Field to Brewhouse … [More]

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Malt Sensory Ambassadors

There has been a lot of buzz around Malt Sensory in the brewing industry and it will only continue to grow. As brewers demand more flavor profiles for malt, they are also experiencing malt in new ways to better understand characteristics. In 2014, a white paper entitled More]

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Hot Steep Training with New Glarus


Recently I had the opportunity to travel with Penny Pickart to New Glarus Brewing and perform Malt Sensory Training.  It was an intimate class with about seven attendees from the brewery’s operations, … [More]

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