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    In the Industry: Maltster Moment with Rahr Malting Co.'s Aaron Eernisse
    In the Industry: Maltster Moment with Rahr Malting Co.'s Aaron Eernisse

    What does it take to bring high-quality, dependable malt to your brewery? Last week we sat down with Aaron Eenisse, the Director of Operations for Malt Production at Rahr Malting Co. to discuss malting and what factors into each kernel.

    CCBA 2019
    CCBA 2019

    We had a great time at the 2019 CCBA Summit, and here are the pictures to prove it - cheers to the California Craft Brewers Association for another great event. Thanks to Beachwood Blendery for a peek into the barrel room! 

    CBC 2019
    CBC 2019

     

    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!

    BSG & Rahr Malting Co. Proud to Support Resilience IPA & Camp Fire Relief
    BSG & Rahr Malting Co. Proud to Support Resilience IPA & Camp Fire Relief

     

    Resilience Butte County Proud IPA was conceived by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. as a fundraiser for the Camp Fire Relief Fund. Sierra Nevada asked their colleagues in the craft brewing industry to join them in brewing the recipe, distributing the beer, and donating the proceeds to the efforts to rebuild after the most destructive wildfire in California history. 

     

    “We were in Germany as the details of the magnitude of the Camp Fire continued to come in. Ian [Ward, President of BSG] and I were together and I remember him grabbing his phone to text Ken Grossman at Sierra to ask how we can help. Ken called back shortly after and we immediately decided to free up as much malt as it would take to support their Resilience IPA concept. I think having been directly impacted by the Napa/Sonoma fires the year prior made it hit home particularly hard.” - Marc Worona, BSG’s Vice President of Sales

    2018 MBAA/ASBC Brewing Summit
    2018 MBAA/ASBC Brewing Summit

     

    BSG, along with Rahr Malting Co. and Gambrinus Malting, were proud to sponsor the 2018 MBAA/ASBC Brewing Summit in San Diego. We were joined by our friends from Simpsons Malt and Weyermann® Specialty Malts, and learned a bunch from the talks and abstracts presented by members of the Rahr Technical Center team while socializing with colleagues new and old.

    Malt U 2018
    Malt U 2018

    The inaugural year of Malt U was a great success. Co-presented by BSG and Rahr Malting Co., Malt U consisted of a day-long symposium of malt education hosted at Surly Brewing Co. followed by a morning of tours at Rahr's Shakopee campus, including Rahr's malthouses, Koda Energy, the Rahr Technical Center & Brewery, and BSG's Minnesota distribution center.

    RTC Beers at CBC 2018
    RTC Beers at CBC 2018

     

    The Rahr Technical Center Brewery has been busy brewing for the past several months, and you can have a chance to sample the results at the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville. The RTC beers encompass a wide range of styles highlighting the flavors and aromas of some of the ingredients available from BSG’s suppliers.

    Rahr 50lb. Bagged Malt – information now printed on gusset of bag
    Rahr 50lb. Bagged Malt – information now printed on gusset of bag

    Starting on April 9th, Rahr will begin printing the lot code, date code, product name and product sku directly onto the gusset of the bags. The colored tag will still be attached, but there will no longer be standard analysis/certificate of analysis (COA) information listed on the tag. 

     

    Rahr Malting Co. - Malt of Reputation
    Rahr Malting Co. - Malt of Reputation

     

    Rahr Corporation was founded on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1847 by German immigrant and brewer, William Rahr. Over 166 years later, the company is still owned and operated by the Rahr family, now in its 5th and 6th generations