Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:25 pm
Chilton, Wis.-based Briess Malt & Ingredients Co announced it has acquired a barley storage and processing facility in Ralston, Wyo., and a seed plant in Powell, Wyo., from Riverland Ag Corp.
The facilities and local grower network secure a consistent source of top quality malting barley in the region for the Briess barley procurement program.
The Ralston Elevator has a 2.3 million bushel storage capacity and is located along the Burlington Northern railroad. It handles locally sourced, irrigated barley grown in the Wyoming-Southern Montana Barley Production Region. The nearby Powell Seed Plant has capacity to process, certify and store 100,000 bushels of barley seed annually.
“We are delighted to be securing a long-term supply of malting barley grown in one of the top barley growing regions in America,” said Gordon Lane, president of Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. The region is distinguished by flood irrigation and a group of experienced, dedicated barley growers.
Briess director of malting operations Dave Kuske said the company has been sourcing barley from the region for some time.
The region is closely aligned with the Briess sustainability initiative.
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. is a leading North American supplier of specialty malts and ingredients to the U.S. beer and food industries, and is the only malting company dedicated to the small scale production of specialty malts for American craft brewers.