Author Archives: Cassie Poirier

Flavor creation in the malthouse

“It 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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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

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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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