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    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. 

     

    In the Industry: German Hops with Carlos Ruiz
    In the Industry: German Hops with Carlos Ruiz

    Overseeing numerous international accounts, from the various hop farms of Germany to your local brewery, is no small feat. Luckily, Carlos Ruiz of HVG (Hop Processing Cooperative) is up to the task. Carlos is the International Sales Manager over at HVG, a partner and friend to hop growers in Germany. Carlos took the time to chat with BSG about what he does over at HVG, his favorite parts of his job, what HVG does, and even a couple exciting upcoming German hops. 

     

    All Together: A Worldwide Collaboration
    All Together: A Worldwide Collaboration

    All Together is a worldwide, open-ended beer collaboration created to raise support for the industry we love so much. 

    Inside Dingemans- An Interview with Karl Dingemans
    Inside Dingemans- An Interview with Karl Dingemans

    Meet Karl and Jan Dingemans, 5thgeneration owners of Dingemans Malt in Belgium. BSG got the chance to catch up with Karl and dig into growing up in a multi-generational malting family, views on the brewing industry, and some fun facts about Dingemans! 

    Inside Crisp- An Interview with Steve LePoidevin
    Inside Crisp- An Interview with Steve LePoidevin

    Meet Steve LePoidevin, Sales Director for Crisp. His passion for malting was brought to light as BSG got the chance to chat with him about his role at Crisp, upcoming malts to the Crisp profile, industry trends and some of his takes on craftbrewing.  

     

    #brewerslunch: The Salted Nut Roll Story
    #brewerslunch: The Salted Nut Roll Story

    Great craft beer doesn’t happen without a lot of hard work. The tradition of the Salted Nut Roll has grown alongside the craft beer movement – we’re proud to fuel brewers and their beers, one pallet at a time.  

    #BrewersLunch #BSGCraft #SaltedNutRoll

    In the Industry: Logistical Capabilities with Sabrina Merriman
    In the Industry: Logistical Capabilities with Sabrina Merriman

    When it comes to distributing and managing products around the world, logistics is everything. Last week we sat down with Sabrina Merriman, the Global Logistics Manager at BSG. 

    Corny Bois: Flaked Maize for Light Lagers
    Corny Bois: Flaked Maize for Light Lagers

    Spring, and a brewer’s attention turns to Crispy Bois: Mexican-style lagers, pre-Prohibition and American lagers, and other warm-weather crushers.