Category Archives: The Briess Beat

What happens after the barley is harvested?

In early November I headed to one of my favorite places in the United States—the Bighorn Basin barley growing region in Northwestern Wyoming and Southern Montana. That’s where the bulk of our barley is grown. And it’s… [More]

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Spreading the holiday cheer with Briess Christmas Beer

December is the most wonderful time of year in the Briess Pilot Brewery. This is when Technical Services has the joy of brewing, bottling, corking, labeling and packaging the Christmas Beer that is given to each Briess Employee in their holiday gift package. We even come up with an original name… [More]

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Briess donkey basketball team goes 1-1

Hooves were trotting and shots were dropping in the annual Chilton FFA (Future Farmers of America) donkey basketball game recently when hundreds of spectators packed into the Chilton High School gym to watch Briess employees square off … [More]

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Two Briess elevators are home to birds of prey

During a visit to our Briess Barley Operation in Ralston, WY, this past summer, I learned that Ralston is the second Briess operation that is home to a pair of nesting wild birds of prey.

For the past four years, a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks have nested and produced young from the top of a … [More]

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Judge Judie knows her beer ‘n’ candy

Every once in a while, I can’t help but absolutely love my job. Recently our certified master baker and lead food ingredients researcher Judie Giebel attended a technical confection event and ended up judging the … [More]

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