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    Aurum & Diamant: Brewhouse Trials with Two New German Hops
    Aurum & Diamant: Brewhouse Trials with Two New German Hops

    In the midst of the dreary winter months, there’s something new to get excited about. New hop varieties Aurum and Diamant from Germany are coming to the US, and we asked Marble Brewery of Albuquerque, New Mexico to give them a trial run.

    The Scottish Workhorse - Brewhouse Trials with Crisp Scottish Pale Ale Malt
    The Scottish Workhorse - Brewhouse Trials with Crisp Scottish Pale Ale Malt

    There’s something special to be said for a malt that’s considered the workhorse of many a brewery, and useable in a respectable amount of beer styles. Crisp Scottish Pale Ale Malt is, as its name alludes, 100% Scottish, with a rich color and balanced sweet, malt flavor which is ideally suited to ale brewing. But, you don’t have to take our word for it- just ask Steve Finnie of Little Thistle Brewing Co., and Luc “Bim” Lafontaine of Godspeed Brewery.

    In the Industry: Logistical Capabilities with Sabrina Merriman
    In the Industry: Logistical Capabilities with Sabrina Merriman

    When it comes to distributing and managing products around the world, logistics is everything. Last week we sat down with Sabrina Merriman, the Global Logistics Manager at BSG. 

    Reevaluating Dry Hop Techniques
    Reevaluating Dry Hop Techniques

    It’s a new year, a new decade, and a great time to reevaluate some of your brewery SOPs. As craft brewers, many of us have adopted a brewing-inspired version of the ”day you stop learning...” mantra: “The day we stop improving, is the day we turn in our boots.” Inspired by that attitude, maybe it’s time to reconsider your dry hopping procedures, or at least take a hard, educated look at them.

    BSG's Shakopee, MN Distribution Center Receives FSSC 22000 Certification
    BSG's Shakopee, MN Distribution Center Receives FSSC 22000 Certification

    This certification underlines BSG’s commitment to quality, consistency and service. Food safety is important to BSG and we want our customers to be confident the ingredients provided are produced to standards above and beyond government regulations. 

    The American Agave Spirit
    The American Agave Spirit

    Using the name of ‘Tequila’ for agave spirits is regulated, and can only be used for blue agave spirits produced in specific places in Mexico: the state of Jalisco, and parts of Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, and Nayarit. This leaves distillers outside of those regions, especially in the US, with the need to create alternative titles for their agave produced spirits. 

    BSG Hops: Building Better Pellets in the Yakima Valley
    BSG Hops: Building Better Pellets in the Yakima Valley

    BSG Hops is an independent hop processor and merchant based out of Wapato in the Yakima Valley. Set in the heart of the US hop region, we source hops directly from our grower partners around the world. Freshly dried whole cones are received by our expert staff and immediately evaluated against our strict quality standards. Hop quality does not end in the field however, and this is where BSG’s hop processing expertise shows through. 

    Recap: NanoCon 2019
    Recap: NanoCon 2019

    Another year, another fantastic NanoCon! BSG was there to celebrate nanobrewing in a two-day conference packed with seminars, roundtable discussions, and vendors focused on the nanobrewing sector. 

    Jagged Mountain Presents Pallet Present
    Jagged Mountain Presents Pallet Present

       When Head Brewer Alyssa Thrope of Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery started brewing in Denver four years ago, she wasn’t aware of the legend of the Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll amongst brewers across the nation. That soon changed when she went to mill grain and, lo and behold, discovered a Nut Roll within the pallet of BSG malts.

    GABF 2019 Recap
    GABF 2019 Recap

    Another year, another amazing GABF. We got the chance to capture some fun memories from the annual U.S. beer festival and competition, with everything from awards to weenie cars, parties to Grainfathers. Thanks for another fantastic year!