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    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 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. 

    Introducing NZH-107
    Introducing NZH-107

    NZH-107 is a proprietary experimental release developed jointly between New Zealand Hops, Ltd. and Brewers Supply Group. NZH-107 was created as part of the BSG Hop Solutions program. 

    Grower Profile: Colin & Alana Oldham, New Hoplands
    Grower Profile: Colin & Alana Oldham, New Hoplands

    Colin Oldham’s Granddad Jack founded what would become New Hoplands in 1953 when he bought a dairy farm that included one acre of hops.

    Grower Profile: Anton & Beate Schlagbauer, Plank
    Grower Profile: Anton & Beate Schlagbauer, Plank

    Founded in 1820 by Johann Schlagbauer (although, as is the case with many farms in Hallertau, hops were already being grown here) Anton and Beate are the 6thgeneration to farm Plank. 

     

    Hop Crop 2019- Final Report
    Hop Crop 2019- Final Report

    In the world of hop growers and merchants, it’s said that “All roads lead to Harvest,” harvest. Inevitably, harvest winds down for the year and you’re left standing in the empty fields among the barren trellises. This is the time when growers reflect on the year’s growing season and harvest while looking forward to the 2020 crop and it’s challenges and hopeful rewards.

     

    Grower Profile: Bartholomäus & Eleonore Obster, Peterlippl Farm
    Grower Profile: Bartholomäus & Eleonore Obster, Peterlippl Farm

    Bartholomäus and Eleonore are the 10thgeneration of Obsters to farm Peterlippl, which was founded in 1661 by Kaspar Heckmaier. Growing a mix of traditional and new varieties, the Obsters are above all quality-oriented.

    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, ...

    Grower Profile: Humphrey & Tom Hulme, AC Hulme & Sons - Great Pedding Farm
    Grower Profile: Humphrey & Tom Hulme, AC Hulme & Sons - Great Pedding Farm

    Great Pedding Farm started out as 195 acres before expanding over the decades, producing fruit, sheep, cattle, potatoes, and - of course - hops. AC Hulme & Sons was formed in 1969 and continues today under the leadership of Humphrey Hulme and his nephew Tom.

    Grower Profile: Ben & Dave Smith, B&D Farms
    Grower Profile: Ben & Dave Smith, B&D Farms

    Ben and Dave Smith are part of the fifth generation of a hop-growing family rooted in the sandy loam along the Willamette River. They grew up moving pipe, driving tractor, and generally helping out during harvest on their father’s farm. Ben and Dave knew from an early age that they wanted to continue this legacy.