Category Archives: Facilities

Barley harvest 2018 is underway

It’s a busy but exciting time of year in Bighorn Barley country right now, with the annual malting barley harvest in full swing. Harvest typically starts about the third week in July, when the first truckloads of barley randomly begin rolling into the Briess elevator in Ralston, WY.

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Brewers get first-hand look at WY barley crop

Just before Bighorn barley growers starting harvesting this year’s crop last month, a group of brewers traveled to the region for a two-day workshop that included tours of the irrigation projects, growers fields and Briess … [More]

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3 Sheeps, 2 Malthouses and 1 Falcon

Last month I was so excited to have my good friends at 3 Sheeps Brewing coming visit me at Briess and take them on a tour of our malting operations. I’ve known Grant and his team since they first opened in 2011. Over the years I have gotten to know them better and enjoy the great beer they … [More]

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Another ‘Seed to Specialty’ season is underway

Spring planting is just around the corner for Briess barley growers in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin and other barley growing regions. At Briess, our staff at the Ralston Elevator and Powell Seed Plant started preparing for spring planting many months ago.

Starting with pure seed
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Briess family investment expands roasting and packaging capacity

Last week ground was broken on an exciting expansion project at the Briess barley processing and malting facility in Manitowoc, WI. The investment by the Briess family will replace an aging structure with a modern facility, custom roaster and automated packaging line for the production and… [More]

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