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    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. 

    CO2 Hop Extract
    CO2 Hop Extract

    CO2 Hop Extract is a pure resin produced through supercritical CO2 extraction, whereby the essential bittering and aromatic compounds of hops (alpha acids, beta acids, and oils) are separated from the leafy plant material. The extraction process removes solids, while the CO2 is recovered and reused. The final resin is then analyzed for brewing values and packaged in ready-to-use food grade cans.

    Lending Our Support to BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
    Lending Our Support to BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

    BSG is lending our support to the Black Is Beautiful Collaboration Beer Initiative.

    We are offering free Cascade hops (per the recipe) to breweries to be used for their Black Is Beautiful collaboration beers. While the hops are free of charge, breweries are only responsible to cover the cost of shipping. The quantity of Cascade hops is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. BSG is only able to support breweries in the United States and Canada. 

    Please contact your sales mangers or customer service representative or email juno@bsgcraft.com for more information on how to participate. 

    To learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Collaboration Beer Initiative, including supporting documents and images, please visit: https://blackisbeautiful.beer/

    Weyermann® Recipes for Heirloom, Terroir, & Traditional Malts
    Weyermann® Recipes for Heirloom, Terroir, & Traditional Malts

    Axel Jany from Weyermann® Specialty Malts joined us for a webinar entitled "Base Malts With A Story" (watch it here). Here are the recipes referenced in that episode, featuring heirloom, terroir, and traditional malts from Weyermann®.

    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.