In 1876 Ignatius Briess begins a family malting tradition.
Today Monica Briess and fifth-generation Craig Briess continue the tradition.
We remain focused on our founding and core principles of quality and innovation.
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.
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.