Category Archives: The Briess Beat

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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Craft Brewers Conference Beers That Never Were

It seems so long ago that we were planning for the Craft Brewers Conference in San Antonio. I think our biggest concern was making sure that all the collaboration beers that we brewed for the conference got to the distributor in Austin by a certain date. But these are strange and unprecedented … [More]

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An Ode to π

Three point one four one five nine . . . around the world these numbers will be uttered as the preamble to the infinite digits in the mathematical constant pi on the fitting March 14th or 3.14 known as “Pi Day.” The Greek letter π, pronounced “pie,” is famed for use in circular and spherical … [More]

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Cold Extraction of Malt Components and Their Use in Brewing Applications

We’re really proud of our Technical Services Department and the innovative ideas they come up with for the industry — we thought we’d repost this Cold Extraction article to get … [More]

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Manitowoc Warehouse & Expansion

One way we are focusing on our customers is by consolidating our Brew shipping out of our new Distribution Center in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Barley and other grains are malted and packaged at our Manitowoc facility, just a few miles East of the new DC. This new Warehouse is conveniently located … [More]

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