Tag Archives: Ralston

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┬áless 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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Video: A close-up look at this year’s barley harvest

More than 240 experienced barley growers in Wyoming and Montana have spent the past month harvesting barley grown for Briess. Check out this short video which captures highlights of the process.

These growers contracted with Briess earlier this year at our … [More]

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How craft beer and Briess are influencing new barley development

(This article was first written for Craft Beer Quarterly, and updated for this blog.)

This year marks the first full year Briess has operated a full-scale barley operation in Wyoming. It consists of a 2.3 million bushel elevator, seed plant and network of 250+ dedicated barley growers.

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Briess barley fields as far as the eye can see

Last week was the first opportunity I had to tour the barley operation Briess acquired earlier this year in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. I have to tell you, between the beauty … [More]

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