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Briess announces Manitowoc expansion

[10/30/2017] CHILTON, WI – Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. has announced that it is expanding its barley processing and malting facility in Manitowoc, WI, with construction to begin immediately. The plan includes replacing an aging structure, and installing a roaster and automated packaging line for the production and packaging of specialty malts.

“Now all Briess production sites will have roasting capability,” said President Ryan O’Toole. The project will also increase capacity, add system redundancy and improve the company’s supply chain efficiency.  “It’s a capital investment by the Briess family that’s good for our customers and good for the community,” he continued.

Manitowoc was selected as the site for the company’s eighth roaster after more than a year of study and discussion.  O’Toole explained that the barley processing operation in Wyoming was also thoroughly researched and considered.

“We selected our Manitowoc campus for several reasons,” O’Toole explained. “Manitowoc is a great community with great employees, and it offers a long history of malting. That fits well with the Briess malting tradition.

“The Manitowoc malting operation began in the 1860s, and the Briess family began malting in Czechoslovakia in 1876. Now in its fifth generation, the Briess family is excited to expand its North American specialty malt business in Manitowoc. It’s a great story.”

The city also played a key role in the selection, recently approving a Tax Increment Finance District that includes Briess and several other properties in downtown Manitowoc.

Over the past five years, Briess has expanded its position as a leading supplier of specialty malts to the American Craft Beer and Artisan Spirits communities. A growing number of food and petfood manufacturers are also turning to specialty malts for natural color and flavor, replacing artificial ingredients to produce better-for-you products.

“We hang our hats on quality and made in the U.S.A.,” O’Toole explained.  “Through acquisitions, we now source very high-quality barley directly from growers in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota. We operate three malthouses in Wisconsin. We’re proud to say that all of our kilned and roasted malts are made in the U.S.A.”

Staffing is expected to increase by 8-10 employees when the plant is fully operational. Briess ingredients are natural, non-GMO and made in the U.S.A.


Briess natural, proven petfood ingredients are made in the U.S.A.

[03.31.2017] CHILTON, WI – Petfood manufacturers looking for proven ingredients made in the U.S.A. are invited to visit Briess Booth #1320 at the 2017 Petfood Forum.
Members of our technical staff will be available to discuss Briess natural specialty ingredients that deliver a range of hue adjustment, flavor and function to kibbles and treats. Briess ingredients are natural, non-GMO and made with no artificial colors, additives or preservatives. They offer simple label declarations, are AAFCO compliant, GRAS and available as organic. The Briess lines of petfood ingredients include:

  • Black, Brown + Caramel Specialty Malt Flours for natural hue adjustment and as an alternative to caramel color
  • Maltoferm® Ultra Sweet Powder for sweetness and flavor
  • Gluten Free Natural Sweetener Syrups and Solids for sweetness and function
  • Malt Extracts for sweetness, flavor, hue adjustment and function
  • Insta Grains® precooked grains are highly digestible, whole grain and low in micros.
  • New in 2017— Insta Grains® sprouted grain ingredients.


Briess Specialty Malt Flours deliver a rainbow of benefits to kibbles and dry pet treats

[03.31.2017] CHILTON, WI – Specialty Malt Flours from Briess deliver a rainbow of benefits to kibbles and dry pet treats, while contributing simply “malt” to the ingredient declaration. Visitors to Briess Petfood Forum Booth #1320 can see first-hand the contributions of Specialty Malt Flours in a “Rainbow Treat”, where each layer is formulated using a different style of flour.

Available in a variety of Black, Brown + Caramel styles, Specialty Malt Flours produced by Briess are proven ingredients being successfully formulated into kibbles and treats for hue adjustment, flavor and function. A natural alternative to caramel color, Briess Specialty Malt Flours are whole grain, palatable ingredients. Low in fat, high in fiber and non-diastatic, they are 100% pure roasted malted barley milled into flour.
Check out the entire line of Briess petfood ingredients at Briess Petfood Forum Booth #1320:

  • Black, Brown + Caramel Specialty Malt Flours
  • Maltoferm® Ultra Sweet Powder
  • Gluten Free Natural Sweetener Syrups and Solids
  • Malt Extracts
  • Insta Grains® precooked grains

Briess ingredients are natural, non-GMO and made with no artificial colors, additives or preservatives. They offer simple label declarations and are AAFCO compliant, GRAS and made in the U.S.A. Available as organic.


Briess introduces InnoSweet™, a first-of-its-kind whole grain, nutritive sweetener that reduces ‘added sugars’

[09.19.2016] CHILTON, WI – A first-of-its kind whole grain, nutritive sweetener that reduces the amount of “added sugars” on labels has been developed by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. InnoSweet™ Sprouted Whole Wheat Powder is a 100% pure whole wheat ingredient that contributes zero “added sugars”. It delivers nutrition and sweetness created during natural sprouting, gentle cooking and drying while simultaneously reducing or eliminating the mount of “added sugars” on the label.

This ready-to-eat, wholesome, ingredient delivers a list of clean label-friendly benefits:

  • Whole grain ingredient
  • Label as “Sprouted Whole Wheat”
  • Contributes zero “added sugars”
  • Reduces or eliminates the amount of “added sugars” on labels
  • Increases fiber and protein content
  • Natural
  • Sprouted
  • Non-GMO
  • No additives or artificial colors
  • Kosher Certified
  • Made in the U.S.A.

All Briess ingredients are natural, non-GMO and Made in the U.S.A. for clean labels. Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of specialty malts and natural ingredients for beer, spirits, food and beverages, celebrated 140 years and five generations of Briess family ownership and malting tradition this year.