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    CHEERS TO ECO-FRIENDLY BEER PRODUCTION!
    CHEERS TO ECO-FRIENDLY BEER PRODUCTION!

    Every year we observe World Energy Day with a spotlight on Koda Energy, the energy-efficient power source for Rahr Malting Co.’s Shakopee, MN campus—and cause for celebration of the Rahr malt in your mash vessel.

    2021 North American Barley Crop Report
    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
    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

    GET LUPULIN RICH
    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
    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.