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Producing CBW® in a 500bbl Brewhouse

We think the best way to produce pure malt extracts for home and commercially brewed craft beer is the traditional way—in a brewhouse from 100% malt.


That's why we operate the second largest brewhouse in Wisconsin—a 500bbl, fully automated, state-of-the-art brewery that produces high quality, rich, full flavored CBW® Malt Extracts for consistency and top performance in your brewing system.


We produce 11 styles of unhopped, nondiastatic CBW® Malt Extract. Each style begins with a grist of Briess base and specialty malts—the color and flavor of CBW® Malt Extracts are always developed from malt, never in the boil. We utilize a multiple step infusion brewing process for high fermentability and FAN, which is critical for brewing. After lautering, the wort is gently vacuum evaporated to maintain its rich, full flavor and lessen color development.


Made in the U.S.A. and spared the harsh conditions of transoceanic travel, CBW® Malt Extracts are the freshest malt extracts available to American home and craft brewers. Because they're all malt, CBW® Malt Extracts help preserve the "all malt" character of your brew.


The Briess portfolio of CBW® Malt Extracts offer creative brewing and a variety of benefits for all-grain brewers:

  • Shorten your brew day or expand capacity by supplementing with malt extract
  • Pilot new hops, yeast and specialty grains without mashing
  • Boost productivity
  • Adjust gravity
  • Improve body and head retention
  • Propagate yeast
  • Adjust color
  • Adjust flavor


Try Briess CBW® Malt Extracts in your next brew—extract, partial grain or all grain.

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