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    Humulus U 2020 - A Virtual Harvest
    Humulus U 2020 - A Virtual Harvest

    Every fall, BSG Hops hosts Humulus U, a one-day hop symposium for professional brewers in Washington's Yakima Valley. The event draws brewers of all sizes and features industry-leading speakers along with in-depth tours of our facilities as well as local farms.

    Circumstances being what they are in 2020, we brought Humulus U straight to viewers through digital means. Humulus U 2020 was be a four-day, online webinar-based symposium - in case you missed any sessions, or want to rewatch, we have you covered:

    Koda, The Power of Rahr Malting
    Koda, The Power of Rahr Malting

    In the Dakota language, “Koda” means friend. To the Earth and the environment, Koda Energy is Shakopee, MN is a great friend to have. Starting with a groundbreaking in September of 2007, Koda Energy was founded as a joint venture between Rahr Malting and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC). The facility began generating electricity in March 2009 and became fully operational in late May 2009.

    Harvest 2020: In The Field With Rahr Malting Co.
    Harvest 2020: In The Field With Rahr Malting Co.

    It's August, and harvest is just around the corner for Rahr Malting Co.'s barley farmers. 

    German Hop Update - June 2020
    German Hop Update - June 2020

    Across the fields and farms of Germany, hop bines begin their climb towards the sky as the summer rolls on. Here, we have a glimpse into the 2020 German hop crop, and updates from HVG regarding them. 

    CO2 Hop Extract
    CO2 Hop Extract

    CO2 Hop Extract is a pure resin produced through supercritical CO2 extraction, whereby the essential bittering and aromatic compounds of hops (alpha acids, beta acids, and oils) are separated from the leafy plant material. The extraction process removes solids, while the CO2 is recovered and reused. The final resin is then analyzed for brewing values and packaged in ready-to-use food grade cans.

    Lending Our Support to BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
    Lending Our Support to BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

    BSG is lending our support to the Black Is Beautiful Collaboration Beer Initiative.

    We are offering free Cascade hops (per the recipe) to breweries to be used for their Black Is Beautiful collaboration beers. While the hops are free of charge, breweries are only responsible to cover the cost of shipping. The quantity of Cascade hops is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. BSG is only able to support breweries in the United States and Canada. 

    Please contact your sales mangers or customer service representative or email juno@bsgcraft.com for more information on how to participate. 

    To learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Collaboration Beer Initiative, including supporting documents and images, please visit: https://blackisbeautiful.beer/

    Weyermann® Recipes for Heirloom, Terroir, & Traditional Malts
    Weyermann® Recipes for Heirloom, Terroir, & Traditional Malts

    Axel Jany from Weyermann® Specialty Malts joined us for a webinar entitled "Base Malts With A Story" (watch it here). Here are the recipes referenced in that episode, featuring heirloom, terroir, and traditional malts from Weyermann®.

    Meet HVG, Your German Hopportunity
    Meet HVG, Your German Hopportunity

    Fact; 80% of German hop production gets exported all over the world. That level of hop coordination, quality management, and commitment requires intense dedication and reliability  to German hops. This is easily found in one such cooperative in Germany.

    The Case for Public Varieties: Comet
    The Case for Public Varieties: Comet

    We thought it would be worthwhile to revisit some public hop varieties, their history, and perhaps suggest why they are surviving in the current culture. In this series, we will take a look at a few public cultivars and try to answer these questions.

    Finishing Touch: Botanicals in Gins and Spirits
    Finishing Touch: Botanicals in Gins and Spirits

    The essence of spirits’ flavor can lie in the use of botanicals. In gin, the use of juniper is essential, but other aromatic and flavorful botanicals can be included. For rums, botanicals add flavor that exist on their own or spice-up Spiced Rum. Adding them to vodka can bring a unique twist to the aroma. Even bitters can add in further ingredients to create complex and creative flavor concentrates. In any capacity, botanicals provide unique character and fascinating aromas to gins and spirits.