Author Archives: Cassie Poirier

Big Wonderful Wyoming

During the last two days in January, I had the wonderful experience of visiting the Briess Barley Operations in Northwest Wyoming. This was my first visit to our barley elevator in Ralston and seed plant in Powell. I journeyed to Wyoming simply expecting to see a dozen gigantic bins and a large … [More]

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Spotlight on Malt Sensory at 2019 Craft Malt Con

Hello Bozeman, Montana!

The Craft Maltsters Guild held their second annual Craft Malt Conference in Bozeman, Montana this past weekend (February 2-3, 2019). Approximately 175 … [More]

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Flavor creation in the malthouse

β€œIt is curious how little is known on the subject of malt, not only by the general public, but by those who make, sell or use it.” – H. Stopes, Malt & Malting, 1885.

In late 2017, I read the above quote, and was struck by the truth and relevance of it, even today – 133 years after … [More]

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Spreading the holiday cheer with Briess Christmas Beer

December is the most wonderful time of year in the Briess Pilot Brewery. This is when Technical Services has the joy of brewing, bottling, corking, labeling and packaging the Christmas Beer that is given to each Briess Employee in their holiday gift package. We even come up with an original name… [More]

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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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