Category Archives: The Briess Beat

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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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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