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    Grower Profile: Ross Hukins, Haffenden Farms
    Grower Profile: Ross Hukins, Haffenden Farms

     

    Ross Hukins is the fourth generation of his family to grow hops at Haffenden Farms in the Weald of Kent. Founded in 1880 by Alexander Hukins with just 20 acres, 

    Grower Profile: Bernard, Steve, Darren, & Andrew Gamache, Virgil Gamache Farms
    Grower Profile: Bernard, Steve, Darren, & Andrew Gamache, Virgil Gamache Farms

     

    Virgil Gamache Farms (named for Albert’s son) is operatedby third-generation family members Bernard and Steve and fourth-generation members Darren and Andy.

    Malt U 2019 Recap
    Malt U 2019 Recap

     

    On Friday, July 19th, BSG held its second annual Malt U, a two-day symposium dedicated to discussing and educating brewers on all things malt.

    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. 

    Grower Profile: Miroslav Krupička, Krupička Farm
    Grower Profile: Miroslav Krupička, Krupička Farm

     

    Krupička Farm is focused on the production of a single landrace variety. Saaz hops have been grown in this part of the Czech Republic for hundreds of years, and Miroslav Krupička has 

    Grower Profile: Jessica, Kevin, Keith, & Steve Riel, Double 'R' Hop Ranches
    Grower Profile: Jessica, Kevin, Keith, & Steve Riel, Double 'R' Hop Ranches

     

     

    To trace the history of Double ‘R’ , you have to go back to the Pacific Northwest of the 19th century: meet our grower-partners Kevin

    Grower Profile: Adolf Schlapfl, Grubwinner
    Grower Profile: Adolf Schlapfl, Grubwinner

     

    Meet Adolf Schlapfl from Grubwinner, one of BSG Hops' grower-partners.

    Pink Boots Society Boston & BSG Partner on Humulus U Scholarship
    Pink Boots Society Boston & BSG Partner on Humulus U Scholarship

     

    The Boston Chapter of the Pink Boots Society and BSG have partnered on a scholarship to send a member to Humulus U 2019, a one-day hop symposium for professional brewers in Yakima, WA.

    Rahr Technical Center Presents Results of Mill Setting Study
    Rahr Technical Center Presents Results of Mill Setting Study

     

    In April 2019, the Rahr Technical Center completed a study on mill settings for customers who purchase pre-milled malt from BSG. The study was first carried out in both lab and brewery settings, and ultimately in commercial brewery trials.

    Employee Profile: Bernard Maushardt
    Employee Profile: Bernard Maushardt

     

    Meet Sales Manager Bernard Maushardt in this week's BSG Employee Profile!

    Triumph Hops Officially Released By USDA
    Triumph Hops Officially Released By USDA

     

    Triumph is a new public hop variety that delivers strong fruit character backed by spice and pine. Ask your sales manager for more info!

    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!

    2019 CBC Symposium Ale Features Rahr Malting Co. & Weyermann® Ingredients
    2019 CBC Symposium Ale Features Rahr Malting Co. & Weyermann® Ingredients

     

    The beer, a red brut IPA called “2019 Craft Brewers Conference Symposium Ale,” was brewed at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company in Denver as a collaboration between members of the Colorado Brewers Guild. Weighing in at 7.0% abv and 42 IBUs with color adjustment from the Sinamar®, the 2019 CBC Symposium Ale will be available to attendees of the Craft Brewers Conference (also look for it at #JunosBar, the BSG beer station at booth #15065).

    Hukins Hops Wins Taste of Kent Awards Hop Grower of the Year
    Hukins Hops Wins Taste of Kent Awards Hop Grower of the Year

     

    Congratulations to BSG Hops' grower Hukins Hops of Tenterden, Kent, UK, who were recently named the 2019 Hop Grower of the Year by the Taste of Kent Awards. Ross Hukins is the fourth generation of his family to grow hops at Haffenden Farms in the Weald of Kent. Founded in 1880 by Alexander Hukins, successive generations of the Hukins family have maintained a focus on growing heritage British aroma varieties.

    Recap: Brewing with Witch Hunt
    Recap: Brewing with Witch Hunt

     

    Centuries ago, women brewsters would don their long, pointed hats, hang their broomsticks above their door to signal business was open, and get to work brewing in their large cauldrons. The visual should conjure up the image of a classic witch, complete with a cat to case away mice and vermin from the brewing ingredients. While modern brewsters have ditched the broomsticks and cauldrons, the term “witch” carries on to become a positive affirmation with the organization Witch Hunt in Minneapolis.