Briess sources only non-GMO raw materials grown primarily in North America. Barley is contract grown for Briess by a network of more than 300 experienced growers in the Bighorn Basin and Red River Valley. Non-barley raw materials are contract grown for Briess, or procured through reputable suppliers that meet strict auditing and quality standards.
Briess Seed Plant, Powell, WY
The purity of barley grown for Briess starts at the Briess Seed Plant. Each harvest, barley seed is received, processed and stored here. Experienced, veteran Briess employees manage and operate the plant. Trained staff with the Powell-based University of Wyoming seed certification program certify Briess seed. The IP seed is distributed to Briess growers for planting the following spring. The modern operation includes an on-site lab, efficient dump station and storage bins that are monitored daily to maintain quality throughout the winter.
Briess Elevator, Ralston, WY
The Ralston Elevator receives, processes, stores and ships Bighorn Barley grown in northwest Wyoming and southern Montana for Briess. The facility features an automatic probe, on-site lab, efficient dump station and gentle conveyance system to decrease breakage. Multiple bins of varying sizes allow for the segregation of barley by variety. The elevator has a 26-car rail spot on the Burlington Northern Railroad, which connects directly with the Briess Elevator in Manitowoc, WI.
Briess Elevator, Manitowoc, WI
The Manitowoc Elevator on the east shore of Lake Michigan receives railcars of barley, processing it in a 244-foot elevator with cleaning and grading equipment. Other features of the 22-acre campus includes storage bins, an on-site lab, multiple malthouses, 50-car rail spot, and a marine tower and access to the Lake Michigan port that offers the capability to unload grain from bulk carrier ships. Barley is conveyed directly from storage bins to the on-site Manitowoc Malthouse, and by rail service to Briess malthouses in Chilton and Waterloo. Manitowoc also receives and ships raw and finished grain ingredients by truck.