Author Archives: Mercedes Hemmer

Faces behind Briess: Tom Mayers, Chilton Malthouse

If you were to take a late afternoon tour of the Briess Chilton Malthouse and weave your way through a breakroom, around the corner, past the maintenance shop, and up a set of yellow stairs you would enter a large room with two Drum Roasters loudly humming as they churn malt and eminent warm, … [More]

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Falcon news and brews

We last left our falcons with a new female in town unsure if the 2017/2016 female, “Valcor”  (b/g) N/22, would reclaim her nest site or if she would succumb to the new unbanded female. “Bartell,” (b/blu) 41/A, sat idly by as the females sorted out the battle for the nest site. It is not … [More]

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Briess employees take the plunge to support Special Olympics

On Saturday, February 26th a crew of Briess Employees donated their time and raised funds for the Green Bay Polar Plunge. Quality Control Technician, Cassie Hartfield, shared her experience at the event, “I thought the entire event was a blast.  It enabled us to get together with co-workers … [More]

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Snowfall in the Bighorn: What does it mean for planting season?

The average snowfall in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming, where the Briess Barley Operations and Seed Plant are located, is 14 inches a year. This is considerably less than the national average where the average U.S. city gets about 26 inches of snowfall each year. On February 22, the Ralston crew … [More]

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“All My Eyasses”

They’re back!! We’ll actually, they’ve been back, Bartell (Band (b/blu) 41/A, confirmed by Peregrine Falcon Expert, Greg Septon) is the same male from 2017, who evicted the long-standing resident male, Patriot ((b/g) E/36), last year. Bartell’s mate last year was Valcor (Band (b/g) … [More]

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