On Friday, July 19th, BSG held its second annual Malt U, a two-day symposium dedicated to discussing and educating brewers on all things malt.
Meet Sales Manager Bernard Maushardt in this week's BSG Employee Profile!
We had a wonderful time seeing friends old and new at the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver - here are just a few of our fond memories from the gathering. See you next year in San Antonio!
This year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) took off in Denver, Co, and BSG joined the other 62,000 attendees in the festivities. BSG had a booth at the event, and offered up a hop and malt sensory experience for those attending, in which seven malts and five varieties of brewer’s cuts were available for a “rub & sniff” evaluation. Of these, the new Idaho Gem hops were available to test out.
Last week we celebrated the opening of BSG's new Oceanside distribution center with an open house for our friends and customers - thank you to everyone who stopped by for tacos and tours, and we look forward to serving you from this facility!
Members of the BSG CraftBrewing and BSG Canada teams paid a visit to Bamberg, Germany, home of Weyermann® Specialty Malts. Besides enjoying the famous Weyermann hospitality, our staff got to sample the local beer scene, enjoy luncheon in a barley field, and even do a little brewing. Prost!
Name: Grant McDonough
Position: Sales Manager – Northeast Region
Office you work out of: Home office in Narberth, PA., My car, or closest WiFi connection.
Where were you born or from: I was born in West Union, Iowa. I had a good run in Minneapolis though and would partially claim that as home.
Whether you’re sticking to the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law of 1516) or want to make your own twist on the Oktoberfest Märzen style lager, BSG CraftBrewing can provide you with the ingredients you need to brew this long-time enjoyed beer. So, unless you’ve stuck to German tradition and have had your Oktoberfest already aging in a cave or cellar to be enjoyed at the end of summer, then you better get to brewing!
What was the first beer that made a big impression on you? Probably a dark cloudy homebrew from Great Uncle Ernie’s garage stash in Zepherhills, FL circa 1979. He cornered my 15 year old brother (I was like 11) and made him drink an entire mug. The image still is in my head like it was yesterday, and I’m certain it forged my career path. The next even bigger influence came from Summit Brewing when they were on University in St. Paul, MN. A beer named Great Northern Porter, still one of my favs!