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    The Chilly & The Crispy – What’s A Cold IPA?
    The Chilly & The Crispy – What’s A Cold IPA?

    It’s common in the craftbrewing industry for new trends to emerge from the creative brainwaves of brewers. One of the latest emerging trends however, has left people scratching their heads. Meet the Cold IPA.

    Aurum & Diamant: Brewhouse Trials with Two New German Hops
    Aurum & Diamant: Brewhouse Trials with Two New German Hops

    In the midst of the dreary winter months, there’s something new to get excited about. New hop varieties Aurum and Diamant from Germany are coming to the US, and we asked Marble Brewery of Albuquerque, New Mexico to give them a trial run.

    The Scottish Workhorse - Brewhouse Trials with Crisp Scottish Pale Ale Malt
    The Scottish Workhorse - Brewhouse Trials with Crisp Scottish Pale Ale Malt

    There’s something special to be said for a malt that’s considered the workhorse of many a brewery, and useable in a respectable amount of beer styles. Crisp Scottish Pale Ale Malt is, as its name alludes, 100% Scottish, with a rich color and balanced sweet, malt flavor which is ideally suited to ale brewing. But, you don’t have to take our word for it- just ask Steve Finnie of Little Thistle Brewing Co., and Luc “Bim” Lafontaine of Godspeed Brewery.

    Rahr Purchase of Koda Energy
    Rahr Purchase of Koda Energy

    Effective December 4, 2020, Rahr Corporation has purchased the outstanding 51% of Koda Energy from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Koda is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Rahr. 

    Another Look at BioHaze™
    Another Look at BioHaze™

    BioHaze™ can help packaged beer maintain haze for up to 6 months - plus increase mouthfeel and foam stability. Learn the what, why, and how of this natural process aid from Kerry.

    Smoke on the Pot Still: Distilling with Crisp Scottish malt at Corsair Distillery
    Smoke on the Pot Still: Distilling with Crisp Scottish malt at Corsair Distillery

    In crafting the perfect Scotch Whiskey, the malt that goes into the recipe must be plain, peated, or highly diastatic. Between the two malting operations of Crisp in the traditional brewing town of Alloa and in the heart of Speyside, Crisp meets these requirements by creating the finest in distilling malts for Scotch Whiskey. Their lineup of distilling malts includes Crisp Scottish Distillers (High Diastatic Power) MaltCrisp Scottish Premium Pot Still Malt, and Crisp Scottish Heavy 50 Peated Pot Still Malt.

     

    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. In 2020, Rahr purchased the SMSC's ownership stake, and Koda is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Rahr. 

    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.