Focused on quality for more than 140 years
In 1876, Ignatius Briess was a young man living and working in his homeland of Moravia, Czechoslovakia. A grain trader and entrepreneur, he was also a young man who recognized a good opportunity when he saw one. Moravia was known throughout the world for the high-quality malting barley it produced, and demand for malt from the region was strong. So Ignatius built his own malthouse, changed his title from trader to maltster, and began marketing Briess Moravian Malt to brewers across Europe and other continents.
Within a few short years, Briess Moravian Malt gained a reputation as some of the finest quality malt in the world, highly sought by brewers worldwide. During the same time, second-generation Rudolf Briess introduced an innovative and successful malted flour ingredient to the European baking industry, branding it Maltoferm. The Briess family tradition of supplying fine quality malt and natural ingredients to beer and food manufacturers was established.
Five generations later
After 140 years of continuous Briess family ownership, one thing the business has not outgrown is tradition. Under the direction of Monica Briess and fifth-generation Craig Briess, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. continues to focus on its founding and core principles of quality and innovation. From our superior technical staff to our high quality and diverse product portfolio, all facets of Briess operate with one goal—helping our customers succeed. And the Briess family remains dedicated to its rich tradition of supplying our beer, food, beverage and pet food customers with high quality, malt and other specialty ingredients.