Category Archives: The Briess Beat

On the road with the Briess Technical Team

As a Briess Division Manager, much of my time is spent visiting the various breweries and distilleries in my territory. For most of these visits, I’m on my own. On occasion, I’m joined on the road by one of my colleagues from the Briess Technical Team. I always enjoy these trips. We have … [More]

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See Briess on Wisconsin PBS Saturday, March 17

This Saturday, March 17, the WI PBS series “Around the Corner with John McGivern” featuring Manitowoc, airs on Channel 36 at 4 pm. We’re excited that our Mani Barley Processing/Malting Operation is one of several businesses featured. Watch for President Ryan O’Toole and Plant Manager Dave … [More]

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A Growing Growers Committee

We would like to give a special welcome to Jess Hoferer who has joined the 2018 Briess Growers Advisory Committee.

Jess is a third-generation Montana farmer, who, along with his brother Melvin, and son Tyrel, farm in the Clarks Fork River Valley near Silesia, MT. His grandfather first began … [More]

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Snowfall in the Bighorn: What does it mean for planting season?

The average snowfall in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming, where the Briess Barley Operations and Seed Plant are located, is 14 inches a year. This is considerably less than the national average where the average U.S. city gets about 26 inches of snowfall each year. On February 22, the Ralston crew … [More]

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10 things you might not know about Briess

As if being in the malting and craft beer business weren’t exciting enough, five years ago the Briess family made a major move to become a Seed to Specialty business, to take complete control of its barley supply chain and … [More]

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