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    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.

    Smoke on the Pot Still: Distilling with Crisp Scottish malt at Corsair Distillery
    Smoke on the Pot Still: Distilling with Crisp Scottish malt at Corsair Distillery

    In crafting the perfect Scotch Whiskey, the malt that goes into the recipe must be plain, peated, or highly diastatic. Between the two malting operations of Crisp in the traditional brewing town of Alloa and in the heart of Speyside, Crisp meets these requirements by creating the finest in distilling malts for Scotch Whiskey. Their lineup of distilling malts includes Crisp Scottish Distillers (High Diastatic Power) MaltCrisp Scottish Premium Pot Still Malt, and Crisp Scottish Heavy 50 Peated Pot Still Malt.

     

    Inside Crisp- An Interview with Steve LePoidevin
    Inside Crisp- An Interview with Steve LePoidevin

    Meet Steve LePoidevin, Sales Director for Crisp. His passion for malting was brought to light as BSG got the chance to chat with him about his role at Crisp, upcoming malts to the Crisp profile, industry trends and some of his takes on craftbrewing.  

     

    Brewgooder Global Gathering
    Brewgooder Global Gathering

    BSG and Crisp Malt partnered with Brewgooder to encourage craft brewers in the US to participate in the Global Gathering, a fundraiser to provide clean water for people in developing countries. 

    Crisp  Customers Win Big at 2019 SIBA & GBBF
    Crisp Customers Win Big at 2019 SIBA & GBBF

    lot of award-winning brewers made Crisp malt part of their path to victory at this year's Great British Beer Festival and Society of Independent Brewers National Independent Beer Awards.

    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!

    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.

    New Managing Director for Crisp Malting Group
    New Managing Director for Crisp Malting Group

    Crisp Malting Group, the British maltsters who supply craft brewers across the US via BSG CraftBrewing, has just announced the appointment of a new managing director. Adrian Dyter, currently global category manager at Carlsberg, will succeed Euan Macpherson in the early summer. Euan will be retiring after 29 years with Crisp and a lifetime career embracing the brewing, distilling and malting industries.

     

    Sierra Nevada & Goose Island brew with Crisp Chevallier Heritage Malt
    Sierra Nevada & Goose Island brew with Crisp Chevallier Heritage Malt

    Earlier this year, Crisp Malting Group introduced a very limited amount of Chevallier Heritage Malt (about 4 tons) to be distributed by BSG CraftBrewing to various customers. Chevallier was the first true malting barley variety first selected in the 1820’s and has been brought back to commercial production by Crisp Malting Group.

     

     

    Clear Choice Malt
    Clear Choice Malt

    Craft beer drinkers throughout the U.S. could soon be seeing the results of innovation in malt.  “Clear Choice Malt” produced by Crisp Maltings reduces haze in cask and bottled beer. It is aimed at craft brewers who are looking to perfect their quality at the same time as lowering energy costs - and increasing brewing capacity!