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    American Bine: The Northwest United States’ Famous Crop
    American Bine: The Northwest United States’ Famous Crop

    As summer fades and the Pumpkin Spice Latte once again holds residence in a coffee shop near you, farmers in Yakima Valley take to the hop fields. As harvest begins, the vivid and bold aromas float through air and fill every nose with fragrance. Scents like rich pine and strong citrus and potent dank wrap their way around the valley, marking the turn of the season and the budding excitement of a new crop of hops.

    It's Here! New Crop Year New Zealand Hops Now Available
    It's Here! New Crop Year New Zealand Hops Now Available

    BSG partners with New Zealand Hops Ltd. to bring the best of New Zealand hops to brewers. New Zealand Hops Ltd. Is a cooperative of growers who, through their work with New Zealand Plant and Food Research and the New Zealand Hop Research Committee, have brought the craft brewing world some of the most exciting varieties of the past few decades, including … 

    How Craft Brewers Celebrate Pride
    How Craft Brewers Celebrate Pride

    Each year when June comes around with a smattering of rainbows from numerous companies and corporations, it’s easy to forget the basic heart of what Pride is – a celebration of love and a reminder of the basic rights hard-won by the LGBTQ+ community. Today we’re talking Deb Loch of Urban Growler Brewing Co, and Jessica & Erika Jones of Giant Jones Brewing, two LGBTQ+ breweries where Pride isn’t a once-a-year party, but an everyday celebration. 

    When Crispy Met Hazy: Remember Brut IPA?
    When Crispy Met Hazy: Remember Brut IPA?

    With the second coming of the Roaring Twenties this summer, Brut IPA is ripe for rediscovery as an easy seasonal that won’t disrupt production schedules, a low-carb differentiator for taproom guests, and a common ground for devotees of both hazies and crispy bois.

    #BrewersLunch: Meet the Creators of the Salted Nut Roll
    #BrewersLunch: Meet the Creators of the Salted Nut Roll

    A truck rolls in with a fresh order straight from the BSG Warehouse. The team gathers around as the pallets are unloaded, and as the last pallet hits the ground, the hunt is on. Somewhere between the malt bags hides a hidden gem – the coveted Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll. How did the Salted Nut Roll become such a staple sweet in the brewing industry?

    10 Little Known Facts About Yeast
    10 Little Known Facts About Yeast

    There’s a lot to know about yeast, and Fermentis is here to tell you all about it! Here’s the top ten facts you may not have known about yeast, brought to you by Fermentis Academy.

    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.

    Meet NZ Hops Ltd.
    Meet NZ Hops Ltd.

    New Zealand Hops Ltd. is a cooperative of Master Growers, built on family values, whose legend and cultivars have been crafted for over 150 years with creativity and passion.

    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.