Obstler: Fruit Brandy from the Alps
I first encountered Obstler at a trailside Gasthaus heading down a mountain. My wife and I were staying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps, and had spent the day hiking der Eckbauer and stopped to fortify ourselves at a trailside inn. There were wonderful breads and cheeses from Alpine-pastured cows, followed by little glasses of […]
Copa Cervezas de América
BSG CraftBrewing is proud to be a sponsor of the Copa Cervezas de América!We have been involved with this event since 2011 and continue to support the mission of promoting craft beer in Latin America and beyond. All professional brewers in North and South America are invited to participate – more info here.
Rye for American Whiskies
Rye whiskey has deep roots in the United States, with a history that dates back to the colonial days. A combination of changing tastes and Prohibition almost killed it off, but it’s enjoying a bit of a renaissance as more new distillers and craft spirit enthusiasts rediscover its charms. Here’s a quick primer on different […]
USDA: US Hop Acreage Up for 2016
The USDA has released its annual hop acreage report for the United States. In the Pacific Northwest acreage for 2016 is up 17% over last year
Combating Chill Haze with Brewers Clarex®
New England-style IPA and Hefeweizen notwithstanding, the need to produce beers with a high degree of visual appeal and clarity without tying up limited tank space with cold conditioning is a continual challenge for today’s growing craft breweries.
Mashing: cereal vs. malt
The first step in producing spirit from cereal grains is mashing. Style, equipment and tradition may influence the choice of process, but the raw materials themselves will be the biggest factor. The distiller must make the right decision based on the ingredients.
Rahr Malting & BSG CraftBrewing Expansion Project
In 2015, Rahr Corp. broke ground on an expansion project at its headquarters in Shakopee, MN which will make it the largest single-site malting facility in the world. This time-lapse video shows the progress so far.
Customer Profile: Grey Sail Brewing
Elegant Victorian architecture, displays of exquisite granite work and beautifully landscaped Wilcox Park charm visitors of downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. Designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation…
Customer Profile: J. Carver Distillery
J. Carver Distillery www.jcarverdistillery.com In 1766, colonial Massachusetts explorer and writer Jonathan Carver lead an expedition to find a western water route to the Pacific Ocean known as the Northwest Passage. There was great incentive to discover this route as the king and parliament had promised a vast prize in gold for any such discovery.
Fünke Canadien Saison to pour at CBC
Fünke Canadien, a collaboration between Sudwerk Brewing Co. of Davis, CA and BSG’s Peter Hoey, has returned for a second year.
Customer Profile: Red Clay Brewing
When Robert Trent Jones saw the land that hugs the edge of Lake Saugahatchee that would be developed into his Grand National course, he described it as the “single greatest” site for a golf complex that he had ever seen. It’s no wonder then that in 2005 Golf Digest named the Auburn-Opelika Metropolis as the number one area for golf in the United States.
Customer Profile: Peoria Artisan Brewery
In 1916 as part of the war effort, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company sent executive Paul W. Litchfield to buy up land west of Phoenix to grow Egyptian long cotton that was used to reinforce tires. Paul Litchfield established the headquarters here for the Southwest Cotton Company and this company town was officially named Litchfield Park in 1926.