Production Plants

Malthouse—Manitowoc, WI
The Manitowoc Malthouse is the largest of three Briess malthouses. It is located on the 22-acre Manitowoc Malting and Barley Processing campus which Briess acquired in 2014. Briess recommissioned the malthouse Briess in 2015 for the full-scale production of kilned base and kilned specialty malts. Features include gentle conveyance to minimize breakage and an on-site lab. It is Kosher and USDA organic certified.

Malthouse—Waterloo, WI
The second largest of three Briess malthouses, the Waterloo Malthouse, was acquired by Briess in 1995. A roasting operation was added following the acquisition, and the malthouse later renovated for efficiency and increased capacity. Its medium-size capacity makes it well-suited to produce the entire Briess portfolio of kilned base, kilned specialty and roasted specialty malts. Features include rail service to Manitowoc, drum roasters and gentle conveyance to minimize breakage. It is Kosher and USDA organic certified.

Malthouse—Chilton, WI
The iconic Chilton Malthouse is the smallest of three Briess malthouses. It is a small-scale production facility that produces handcrafted specialty malts for craft beer. Built in 1901, the Chilton Malthouse blends the historic charm of the original wooden structure with modern specialty malting techniques for consistent quality from batch to batch. Features include rail service to Manitowoc, drum roasters, an automated packaging line and on-site lab. It is Kosher and USDA organic certified.

Liquid Processing Plant—Chilton, WI
The modern, automated Liquid Processing Plant was commissioned in 2001 for the production of brewers and food-grade malt extracts. A dryer was commissioned in 2005 for the production of Malted Milk Powder and dried malt extract, and ongoing upgrades have expanded capacity and capabilities, reduced energy consumption and emissions, and added capability to produce gluten free natural sweeteners. Features include a 500-barrel brewhouse, gentle evaporation, dryer, on-site lab, pilot brewery and pilot dryers. The facility is certified as an SQF, Kosher and USDA organic food grade plant, and licensed as a Grade B processor.

Insta Grains® Plant—Chilton, WI
Originally built for the production of brewers flakes in 1990 for the young American Craft Beer industry, Insta Grains® now produces a full line of brewers flakes and multiple lines of natural heat treated, specialty grain ingredients for food and petfood. Capacity of the original plant more than doubled in 2016 with the commissioning of  Insta Grains® II. Features include milling, dry blending, bag and tote packaging, robotic palletizer and on-site lab. The facility is certified as an SQF, Kosher and USDA organic food grade plant.