Author Archives: Mercedes Hemmer

Old World Wisconsin Historic Beer Brewing

Old World Wisconsin is located in Eagle, WI, just southwest of Milwaukee and southeast of Madison. They opened their doors in 1976 in celebration of 200 years of American history. Over the last 40 years, Old World Wisconsin … [More]

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A visit with Central Standard Craft Distillery

A Napkin Dream to Reality
Evan Hughes worked for beer. Yes, he is one of the lucky ones who got to say he worked in the craft beer industry. But as the years passed and his desire to try new beers was shifting.

Eventually, Evan… [More]

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New robotic bagging system

After commissioning the Briess Insta Grains® 2 Plant, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. installed a new robotic bagging system. Briess employees casted votes to name the new robot. After all the names were submitted, the final vote was in. In honor of Briess founder, Ignatius Briess, paired … [More]

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Did you “Grow Your Own Barley” this year?

Earlier this spring, we sent 2,400 Brewers across the country packets of raw Merit 57 barley to try out their green thumb and grow their own barley (GYOB). If you received a packet of Briess Barley, we’d love to see your golden product.

As harvest season is upon us, the planters of barley … [More]

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Supporting local farmers market

Along the banks of the Manitowoc River, where the river meets Lake Michigan, is a Briess Parking Lot. On most days, the lot is quiet, but as soon as Saturday rolls around it becomes a thriving farmers market filled with fresh produce, local musicians and sidewalk artists. There are over 70 … [More]

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