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BSG Oceanside Grand Opening

Last week we celebrated the opening of BSG's new Oceanside distribution center with an open house for our friends and customers - thank you to everyone who stopped by for tacos and tours, and we look forward to serving you from this facility!

Introducing Weyermann® Eraclea Pilsner Malt

New to BSG’s portfolio of malts for 2018 is Eraclea Pilsner from Weyermann® Specialty Malts. This terroir malt is grown on the fertile alluvial plain of Eraclea, near Venice, Italy, alongside similarly-renowned agricultural products including grapes for Prosecco and Soave wine, and durum wheat for pasta.

New Packaging for 5 gallon CiderBase™

BSG Select CiderBase™ is a distinctively bold apple juice base made from apples sourced in the Pacific Northwest. It is a proven performer both as a base for hard cider as well as spirits, and the 5 gallon pack size will now be available aseptically packaged in a sturdy bucket. We anticipate this to be an improvement over the old bag-in-a-box packaging for shipping and storage. 

For more information on usage of CiderBase™ as well as a recipe for a standard cider, please click here

BSG Adds Distribution Center in Oceanside CA

Brewers Supply Group is excited to announce a new distribution center in Oceanside, CA. The Oceanside facility joins BSG’s existing California facilities in San Leandro and Napa, and will allow BSG to provide better service, expanded availability of ingredients, and lower freight costs to customers in the southwest.

It Begins: 2017 Crop Update from BSG Hops

The Yakima-based staff of BSG Hops works closely with growers throughout the year to ensure we receive the highest-quality hops at harvest. Our agronomist Patrick O'Brien sends us this photographic update from one of our growers in Oregon, with the first Centennial cones of the season to fill the kiln.

A Trip to Bamberg

Members of the BSG CraftBrewing and BSG Canada teams paid a visit to Bamberg, Germany, home of Weyermann® Specialty Malts. Besides enjoying the famous Weyermann hospitality, our staff got to sample the local beer scene, enjoy luncheon in a barley field, and even do a little brewing. Prost! 

Brewers' Field Trip: A Visit to Rahr

Earlier this month, BSG and Rahr hosted a delegation of brewers from Illinois for a tour of the Rahr Malting Company campus in Shakopee, MN, as well as a bit of education. What did they see and do on this field trip? Let’s find out:

BE-134 In The Brewery

Earlier this summer, the Rahr Technical Center Brewery had a chance to trial the new SafAle BE-134 yeast. We caught up with head brewer and BSG Product Development Manager Mike Miziorko to get his impressions of this 6.6% abv saison.

Bad Weather, Great Lagers

 

Bad Weather Brewing Company of St. Paul, MN has built a reputation on their flavorful ales like flagships Ominous (a double brown ale) and Windvane (a red IPA). Recently, though, they’ve added a series of German lagers to their lineup that have been very well received both in and out of the taproom - BSG HandCraft was lucky enough to pour a couple kegs of their Dortmunder at their beer station during Homebrew Con in Minneapolis this June.


We sat down with Bad Weather’s head brewer Andy Ruhland to talk lagers:

Training Day: 2017 Crop Progress Report from BSG Hops

The Yakima-based staff of BSG Hops works closely with growers throughout the year to ensure we receive the highest-quality hops at harvest. Our agronomist Patrick O'Brien sends us this dispatch from the fields with a look at the progress of the 2017 crop: