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    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 we 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. 

    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, ...

    Weyermann® Harvest Bier with Tivoli Brewing
    Weyermann® Harvest Bier with Tivoli Brewing

    “With the Weyermann® Harvest Bier (Erntebier) we revive an almost forgotten, old brewing tradition. It was brewed to nourish and reward hard-working farmers and harvest workers during their strenuous work. Despite the slightly lower alcohol content, it presents a pleasant hop note, and the creamy mouthfeel turns this brew into a tasty and refreshing beer.”

    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.

     

     

    CCBA 2019
    CCBA 2019

    We had a great time at the 2019 CCBA Summit, and here are the pictures to prove it - cheers to the California Craft Brewers Association for another great event. Thanks to Beachwood Blendery for a peek into the barrel room!