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Modifying with Modist: Mashing History and Innovation
There’s an astronaut painted on the wall of Modist Brewing Co. in downtown Minneapolis, MN. It reaches a spacesuited glove towards the elevated brewdeck, a reminder to all patrons of Modist’s tech-forward stance when it comes to their craft. “I feel like a lot of people are still stuck in their roots,” says Modist Head […]
Find Your Way in the Dark
A journey through the history of stout beer. by Michael Dawson Stout has been a beloved beer style for centuries, but it is by its very nature opaque. Knowing where you’ve been always helps you know where you’re headed – BSG is here to help you find your way through the dark (ale) with this […]
2021 North American Barley Crop Report
With the 2021 harvest in, brewers and maltsters are seeing firsthand how this year’s barley crop has been impacted by widespread drought and global logistics challenges.
Bottle Logic Channels the Magic of Crisp Chevallier Heritage Malt
Magic flows through Bottle Logic Brewery’s ‘Arcane Rituals’ barleywine, channeled by the deep, rich sweetness of Chevallier Heritage malt: “The crackling magic of Chevallier courses through this English-style barleywine,” described Lindsay Langton, Lord Commander at Bottle Logic Brewing. “A combination of bourbon, brandy, and VSOP cognac barrels cast a spirited spell over the brew and […]
Get Lupulin Rich
Before jumping into a discussion of lupulin-enriched hop pellet production, let’s start with a quick review of how “normal” hop pellets are produced. The process of transforming hop cones to pellets begins when hop cones are hammer-milled into a powder. This sticky and aromatic powder is then blended to homogenize hops from multiple bales, cleaned to remove strigs, and then compressed into pellets using a pellet die. Approximately 90% of the total hop cone weight is retained, so this sort of hop pellet is known as a Type 90 or T-90. Most brewers usually skip the T-90 designation and refer to these as pelletized hops.
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
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 …
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.
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?
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
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?