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    2019, March

    2019 CBC Symposium Ale Features Rahr Malting Co. & Weyermann® Ingredients
    2019 CBC Symposium Ale Features Rahr Malting Co. & Weyermann® Ingredients

     

    The beer, a red brut IPA called “2019 Craft Brewers Conference Symposium Ale,” was brewed at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company in Denver as a collaboration between members of the Colorado Brewers Guild. Weighing in at 7.0% abv and 42 IBUs with color adjustment from the Sinamar®, the 2019 CBC Symposium Ale will be available to attendees of the Craft Brewers Conference (also look for it at #JunosBar, the BSG beer station at booth #15065).

    Hukins Hops Wins Taste of Kent Awards Hop Grower of the Year
    Hukins Hops Wins Taste of Kent Awards Hop Grower of the Year

     

    Congratulations to BSG Hops' grower Hukins Hops of Tenterden, Kent, UK, who were recently named the 2019 Hop Grower of the Year by the Taste of Kent Awards. Ross Hukins is the fourth generation of his family to grow hops at Haffenden Farms in the Weald of Kent. Founded in 1880 by Alexander Hukins, successive generations of the Hukins family have maintained a focus on growing heritage British aroma varieties.

    Recap: Brewing with Witch Hunt
    Recap: Brewing with Witch Hunt

     

    Centuries ago, women brewsters would don their long, pointed hats, hang their broomsticks above their door to signal business was open, and get to work brewing in their large cauldrons. The visual should conjure up the image of a classic witch, complete with a cat to case away mice and vermin from the brewing ingredients. While modern brewsters have ditched the broomsticks and cauldrons, the term “witch” carries on to become a positive affirmation with the organization Witch Hunt in Minneapolis.

    Pink Boots 2019 & International Women's Day Collabs
    Pink Boots 2019 & International Women's Day Collabs

     

    Over the past couple weeks, members of the BSG team have been out and about across the US and Canada collaborating with Pink Boots Society and a number of great breweries to celebrate the contributions of women to our industry.