Category Archives: The Briess Beat

Craft Brewing ─ An Unexpected Journey

Being a part of the craft brewing community can lead you on an unexpected journey. In 2013, I traveled overseas to immerse myself in a new language and culture while continuing my passion for brewing.

Within six months of landing in Taiwan and starting language studies, I met … [More]

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Canning Time in Minnesota

Being a traveling salesman for the better part of my professional career came to an abrupt halt in 2020. Like many who suddenly found themselves working from home and limited in usual activities, I needed to be creative to remain active, productive, and utilize my time with purpose. … [More]

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Penny Pickart accepts Sr. Brand Consultant position!

One big reason Briess is a great place to work is the people!  We value opportunities to build partnerships with our customers, help them produce exceptional craft beers, and provide tailored solutions. Penny Pickart is one of the exceptional team members who puts her customer needs first. … [More]

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Tales of Trails, Biking, and Beer

As the Division Manager for Briess Malt & Ingredients for the East, I would say my job involves about 40% travel. Of course, that was pre-pandemic. Now, I’m home a lot more than I ever anticipated. Until recently, it hasn’t really even been safe to go out and about … [More]

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Welcome Mike Illig — Brew Central Division Manager!

Mike brings more than a decade of experience from various facets of the Craft Brewing industry to Briess. After 5 years as a Craft Beer Manager at one of the major distributors in central MN, he spent more than three years as a Sales Manager with a large central MN craft brewery. From there, he … [More]

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