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    Customer Profile: DC Brau and Weyermann Barke® Malts
    Customer Profile: DC Brau and Weyermann Barke® Malts

    BSG is the exclusive distributor of Weyermann® Barke® malts to brewers in North America. This heirloom barley once enjoyed the highest reputation among German brewers and was the most widely used barley variety. Barke® brings an intense malt flavor, full-body and helps promote conditions for improved head retention. 

     

    Hop Pellet Quality
    Hop Pellet Quality

    When it comes to hops, there’s no substitute for quality. For many craft brewers, who are typically using smaller lots of a wide range of hop varieties, understanding the pelletization process and importance of pellet density can help ensure optimal results. 

     

     

    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.

     

    Brewery Local: Defiance Brewing
    Brewery Local: Defiance Brewing

    18th century Russia may seem an incongruous starting point for a story about a small town Kansas brewery, but when Catherine the Great issued her 1763 manifesto encouraging emigration from Germany, a chain of events became the grist that would ferment over generations and seas into a scrappy upstart brewery in the heart of America.

     

     

    Brewery Local: Montgomery Brewing
    Brewery Local: Montgomery Brewing

    Before eating local, shopping local, sourcing local and anything else local was in vogue, there was a time when the distinction did not exist because everything was simply local.  With a tinge of nostalgia, this blog shines a light on some of the BSG customers that sow the seeds of reemergence of the small “local” brewery.

     

     

    Cheers to 50 years of Maris Otter!
    Cheers to 50 years of Maris Otter!

    Check out this video from SGA celebrating 50 years of Maris Otter.

     

    BSG Hops receives bales for the first time!
    BSG Hops receives bales for the first time!

    BSG Hops received its first ever bale delivery at our new processing facility in Wapato WA yesterday.  The delivery was 129 bales of Willamette hops from Wyckoff Farms. 

     

    Humulus U West - Agenda now available!
    Humulus U West - Agenda now available!

    Humulus U West is filling up quick, there are limited spaces left. 

     

    If you would like to attend, please email Sean McGree at smcgree@bsgcraftbrewing.com immediately! The agenda is now set with a full day of excellent talks and activities.  We hope to see you in Yakima!

    John Guzman recieves Tom Reap Master Brewer Award
    John Guzman recieves Tom Reap Master Brewer Award

    This past Saturday, BSG CraftBrewing’s Southern Region Sales Manager John Guzman, received the Tom Reap Master Brewer Award from the MBAA at the District Texas MBAA Summer Conference in Kerryville TX. 

    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.

     

     

    Chevallier Heritage Malt
    Chevallier Heritage Malt

    "Malt is the new hops." - that’s a statement we’ve been hearing lately from brewers. The demand for unique ingredients is driving innovation in beer styles, flavor, and malthouse production.  

    Humulus U - West 2015
    Humulus U - West 2015

    Humulus U West is filling up quick, there are limited spaces left. 

     

     

    Rahr Corporation’s Shakopee, Minn., Location to Expand Malting Capacity
    Rahr Corporation’s Shakopee, Minn., Location to Expand Malting Capacity

    Rahr Corporation, along with Rahr Malting Co. and Brewers Supply Group are happy to announce Rahr Corporation’s expansion plans.

     

    Rahr 50lb. Bagged Malt – information now printed on gusset of bag
    Rahr 50lb. Bagged Malt – information now printed on gusset of bag

    Starting on April 9th, Rahr will begin printing the lot code, date code, product name and product sku directly onto the gusset of the bags. The colored tag will still be attached, but there will no longer be standard analysis/certificate of analysis (COA) information listed on the tag. 

     

    BSG Canada
    BSG Canada

    Brewers Supply Group Inc. (BSG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gilbertson & Page (Canada) Inc. (G&P). We see a tremendous opportunity to join two established and successful brewing ingredient supply companies and bring to the Canadian market more products while capitalizing on G&P’s long standing tradition of customer service and premium product selection. The new company will be called BSG Canada and we are very excited to be a part of the Canadian market.