Author Archives: Mercedes Hemmer

Two big conferences are around the corner

Without a doubt, April is one of the busiest months for brewing and distilling events. The ADI Annual Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo as well as the Craft Brewers Conference are just around the corner.

The ADI’s Conference is in Baltimore this year, April 3-6, and we’re sampling … [More]

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Toll malt your local grains with Briess

“Local” is synonymously used with craft beer. When you think craft beer you think local and when you think drinking local . . . you get the picture. And you want to include local ingredients when you are brewing for your community. If you are making a Kentucky Bourbon, you would like to use … [More]

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Grow Your Own Barley

When the day’s spike above 60°, we can’t wait to get outside and start yard work and landscaping. This also goes for our growers in Wyoming and Montana. Each year is slightly different, but for Wyoming barley growers field preparation and spring planting begins mid-to-late March and wraps up in… [More]

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A taste of trends from 2016

The BA recently released its annual “Year-End Review of the Beer Category and Craft Segments”  for 2016, presented by IRI. While the boom of craft beer may have slowed down from double-digit growth, there are still many positive insights we can build upon. Here are a few interesting takeaways… [More]

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Beer tourism heating up in Austin

On February 2, CBS interviewed Briess Division Manager (DM), Dan Burick, in Austin, Texas, on Austin’s growing beer tourism. Dan is the DM for the Brew Mountain region, which includes: Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Austin brings a vibrant … [More]

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