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Rahr Malting Co. and Badger Hill Collaborate on Commemorative Beer

Malthouse #6 Premium Pilsner, a collaboration between Rahr Malting Co. and Badger Hill Brewing of Shakopee, was brewed to commemorate the successful commissioning of Rahr’s new Malthouse #6. 

Beer is Flowing at Rahr Technical Center Brewery

SHAKOPEE, MN – The Rahr Technical Center Brewery at Rahr Malting Co.’s Shakopee campus is now up and running. The brewery will produce beer for R&D, conducting product evaluations, and host demonstrations for visiting brewery customers who purchase ingredients from the Shakopee-based maltster and its distribution arm Brewers Supply Group (BSG).

CBC 2017 in Pictures

The 2017 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington D.C. was a great success, and BSG was so happy to be there with 13,000 of our friends and colleagues for the premier gathering of craft brewers in the world. We believe there's great value in meeting your suppliers face to face over a beer, and we're excited to bring that opportunity from all over the globe to the BrewExpo America each year. Below are just a few of our highlights from D.C - hope to see you in Nashville in 2018

Collaborating for SF Beer Week

Our West Coast Regional Sales Director Peter Hoey teamed with Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. to brew a double IPA for San Francisco Beer Week using BSG ingredients, including our variety-specific hop extracts.

Hop Profile: Idaho 7

Idaho 7 burst onto the scene in 2015 with a sensory profile that reminded some of Mosaic in its multifaceted character. By turns it seems to show pine, tropical fruit, citrus, and tea leaf. You may have first tasted it in Sierra Nevada’s single hop series, but it’s becoming much more commonly seen in flights and pints all over the country.

Rahr Malting Co. Products Moving to 55 lb Sacks

(updated January 12, 2017)

Beginning in 2017, Rahr Malting Co. products will be packaged in 55 lb (25 kg) sacks.
 
When: 
The following BSG warehouses will begin shipping Rahr products in 55 lb sacks on February 27, 2017:
  • Providence, RI
  • Denver, CO
  • Vancouver, WA
  • San Leandro, CA
  • Houston, TX
 
55 lb sacks are expected to begin shipping from the Atlanta warehouse in mid to late March 2017; and from Shakopee in late spring 2017.

Please watch this page for updates.

Please feel free to contact your CSR or Sales Manager with any questions or concerns. We would like to thank you for your business, and we look forward to working with you in 2017 and beyond.

Cheers!

Hop Profile: Kazbek

 

 

Named after Mt. Kazbek, a dormant stratovolcano in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, Kazbek hops have seen increased acreage every season in the Czech Republic since their release in 2008.

Bred from Saaz and a wild landrace hop from the Caucasus, Kazbek exhibits late maturity in the field but good hardiness and better yields than its Saaz parent at 2100-3000 kg/ha.

COA 24/7: Hop & Malt Analyses from BSG

Beer is an agricultural product, and that normal variances in crop year, variety, and growing region of raw materials can have a big impact in the brewhouse, cellar, and shelf.

That’s why BSG has made it easier than ever to access certificates of analysis for our products on our website. Use your desktop or mobile device at any time to get lot-specific analyses for the malt and hops in your formulations.

Brewing with Low-Color Malts

 

“It used to be that a brewery worth its chops had to have an IPA,” says BSG Midwest Sales Director Chris German, “now it’s Pils.” 

The 2016 GABF would seem to support this, with record numbers of entries in the pale lager categories.

Malt color – as well as many flavor compounds – are created in the kiln. Lower temperatures and shorter kiln times mean paler malts that let the milder noble hops  typically used for pale lagers have more of a voice in the glass.

Koda Energy: The Power Behind Rahr Malt

Every bag of Rahr malt produced at the Shakopee, MN maltings is printed with a distinctive icon: a dinosaur inside a circle and bar. For the thousands of breweries who use Rahr malts, that icon – indicating “Fossil-Free Malting” - might be the only indication that Koda Energy exists.

Hidden from the street by towering grain elevators and surrounded by tall malthouses, the power plant that supplies energy to the Rahr Malting Co. campus may be easy to miss, but it is unique in the world and indispensible to the malt you rely on: 100% of the power for Rahr Malting comes from Koda.