Blog posts of '2016' 'January'

Customer Profile: DC Brau and Weyermann Barke® Malts


This post originally appeared on the BSG HandCraft blog. 

BSG is the exclusive distributor of Weyermann® Barke® malts to brewers in North America. This heirloom barley once enjoyed the highest reputation among German brewers and was the most widely used barley variety. Barke® brings an intense malt flavor, full-body and helps promote conditions for improved head retention. 

Located on the outskirts of the epicenter of world political power in Washington D.C., the majestic barley fields of Germany combine inside a 1950s industrial building where Jeff Hancock (Head Brewer, President and Co-Founder of DC Brau Brewing Co.) brewed an Oktoberfest formulated with Barke® malts.

Hop Pellet Quality

Willamette T-90 pellets ready to ship

When it comes to hops, there’s no substitute for quality. For many craft brewers, who are typically using smaller lots of a wide range of hop varieties, understanding the pelletization process and importance of pellet density can help ensure optimal results. 

New Managing Director for Crisp Malting Group

Crisp Malting Group, the British maltsters who supply craft brewers across the US via BSG CraftBrewing, has just announced the appointment of a new managing director. Adrian Dyter, currently global category manager at Carlsberg, will succeed Euan Macpherson in the early summer. Euan will be retiring after 29 years with Crisp and a lifetime career embracing the brewing, distilling and malting industries.

Current managing director Euan Macpherson will retire after 29 years at Crisp