Hop Pellet Quality

Willamette T-90 pellets ready to ship

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

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.

Current managing director Euan Macpherson will retire after 29 years at Crisp

Brewery Local: Defiance Brewing

Defiance Brewing Company 
Hays, Kansas

Population: 21,038

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!

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

BSG Hops receives bales for the first time!

BSG Hops received it’s 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 is filling up quick, there are limited spaces left. 

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

English Mild mash at Goose Island – photo courtesy Goose Island

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

"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.