Warm welcome to the new Briess Division Manager – Brew West, Brian Brandt

briess_staff_bb_brandt_5x5I am excited to announce that Brian Brandt has accepted our offer and joined the Briess Family as our new Brew West Division Manager. Brian will be responsible for managing and growing our business in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana.

Brian will work out of his home office in Seattle and can be contacted at 281-904-3332 or by emailing brian.brandt@briess.com

Brian comes to us after having a successful career with the Boston Beer Company rising to the National Accounts Manager for the West region. He has a passion for beer and the brewing industry, having cut his teeth with Two Brothers Brewing, and going onto complete the Siebel Institute 12 week brewing course. He is also a certified beer cicerone.

“I am very thrilled for this opportunity and jumping at the chance to get out in the trade and talk with brewers throughout my region. I have been a student and advocate of beer culture for over a decade. It is such a blessing to work in an industry with creative and passionate people and I am proud to become a member of the Briess family.” – Brian

I’m sure you will be seeing and hearing from Brian soon, so please join me in welcoming him into the world of malt and brewing. I know he is also excited to start working with all the great breweries using our ingredients.

Best regards,


About Michael Scanzello

Michael ScanzelloAfter graduating from Kutztown University in 1995, Mike began his career at Stroh’s Brewing Co. in Allentown, PA. Over the next 6 years Mike would hold several positions in both the QA and Brewing Departments. In 2001, after the brewery in Pennsylvania closed, Mike moved to Wisconsin, accepting a position with Cargill at its Jefferson Junction Malthouse. In 2007, Mike transitioned from operations management to the commercial side of Cargill’s malt business, becoming an Account Executive with its Specialty Malt Products Group. In July of 2015, Mike brought his talents to Briess and joined as the National Distillery Manager. In February of 2016, Mike was promoted to Director of Brewing and Distilling.

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