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    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! 

     

    In The Industry: Food Safety with BSG’s Brandon Pierce
    In The Industry: Food Safety with BSG’s Brandon Pierce

    Last week I sat down with Brandon Pierce, the Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager at BSG and formerly of Dogfish Head Brewery, to discuss food safety in the craftbrewing, winemaking, and distilling industries, and how developed programs and regulations in food safety have become in the last few years. 

    Humulus U 2019 Recap
    Humulus U 2019 Recap

    Last week in Yakima, Washington, BSG held Humulus U 2019, a one-day hop symposium for professional brewers. Attendees were treated to seminars, talks, swag, tours, and food and drinks all around. Speakers for the event included:

    Jeremy Moynier - Senior Manager of Innovation Program & Supply Chain, ...

    Malt U 2019 Recap
    Malt U 2019 Recap

     

    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.

    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.

    New Year, New Hop: Introducing Idaho Gem™
    New Year, New Hop: Introducing Idaho Gem™

     

    There’s no better way to start out the new year than with the exciting additions of brand new hops! Named after the mountainous state it was first grown in, Idaho Gem™ is the latest variety to come out of Gooding Farms in Idaho, USA.

    Historic Malt: RMI Analytics Heirloom & Terroir Symposium Recap
    Historic Malt: RMI Analytics Heirloom & Terroir Symposium Recap

     

    On November 12th, RMI Analytics held the RMI Analytics Heirloom & Terroir Barley and Malt Symposium in Nuremberg, Germany to explore the histories behind various “all-but-forgotten” malt varieties. The symposium dove into the real and imagined potential of these varieties, as well as their scientific challenges, sensory characteristics, success stories, and tips and tricks; all in the context of modern brew houses and malt. Over 100 attendees from assorted countries were there representing different areas of barley breeding, farming, malting, distribution, sales, and breweries. Speakers from these diverse areas of the industry covered those topics with in-depth presentations about heirloom and terroir barley varieties.

    NanoCon 2018 Recap
    NanoCon 2018 Recap

     

    Last week, Brew Your Own (BYO) held its first ever NanoCon, a two-day conference dedicated to education about small-scale craft breweries. The event was held in Burlington, VT, and included attendees that ranged between local small-scale craft breweries, suppliers, and those planning their nano-brewery. Attendees participated in over 30 seminars, as well as workshops, exhibitor tables, roundtable discussions, and events. Four learning tracks geared towards various small-scale brewery elements were available for attendees to learn more about some of the best practices to run their brewery on. These learning tracks included Brewery Operations, Start-Ups, Business Operations, and Sales & Marketing.