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    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 Samba™
    Introducing Samba™

    Samba™ is the first proprietary release in the BSG Hop Solutions portfolio, available exclusively from Brewers Supply Group. It is named for the “overwhelming tropical dance explosion” its aroma evokes.

    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.

     

    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: 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.

     

     

    Hop Crop Report - 7/25/19
    Hop Crop Report - 7/25/19

     

    With harvest beginning in about a month, we’re looking back at a growing season that has been fairly unique in weather patterns throughout the Northwest hop growing region. 

    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.

    In the Mix: Ideal Hops for Milkshake IPAs
    In the Mix: Ideal Hops for Milkshake IPAs

     

    Trends in craft brewing are in constant flux, and the latest in creative IPA styles is an excellent example of the variety of options brewers have with their craft. Milkshake IPAs seek to mimic the familiar aspects of their namesakes, and brewers use additions such as lactose and increased fruity hops to achieve the Milkshake IPAs signature hazy appearance, smooth mouthfeel, and distinctive sweetness.