RTC Beers at CBC 2018


The Rahr Technical Center Brewery has been busy brewing for the past several months, and you can have a chance to sample the results at the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville. The RTC beers encompass a wide range of styles highlighting the flavors and aromas of some of the ingredients available from BSG’s suppliers. 

If you’ll be joining us in Nashville for the CBC, you will be able to find these – along with many others – at #JunosBar, BSG’s 360°beer station at booth #2032, on a rotating basis during all 3 days of BrewExpo America®. 

Koda Energy: The Power Behind Rahr Malt


Every bag of Rahr malt produced at the Shakopee, MN malting facility is printed with a distinctive icon: a sauropod dinosaur with its neck and tail wrapping the green triangle of the Rahr Malting Co. logo.  

The “dinosaur-friendly” Rahr malts produced at Shakopee are the greenest available to craft brewers, and demonstrate the Rahr family’s commitment to environmental stewardship and product quality.

BSG & Simpsons at Brewery Workshop in Asheville

Earlier this month, members of the BSG team and Richard Simpson, Vice Chairman of Simpsons Malt, traveled to Asheville, NC for Craft Beer & Brewing's Brewery Workshop. Chad Hatlestad, BSG's Regional Sales Director for Mountain & South, joined Richard to present on malt handling and sourcing, while Allen Young, BSG's Southeast Sales Manager, helped lead a hands-on hop seminar. Thanks to the organizers, attendees, and host breweries!

Pink Boots Society Collabs

Kassandra Sutherland, BSG's Sales Development Coordinator for the west coast, made the rounds in a big way recently by participating in several Pink Boots Society collaborative brew days in honor of International Womens' Day. Kassandra (second from right in this photo wiht the crew from YOLO Brewing in West Sacramento) was on hand to help brew an IPA, a hazy IPA with mango and currants, and a Vienna lager. Thanks to YOLO, Fort Rock Brewing in Rancho Cordova, and Flatland Brewing Company of Elk Grove for hosting!

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!