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    Peter Simpson: 1974-2017
    Peter Simpson: 1974-2017

    It is with profound sadness that we need to pass on some news regarding the passing of our friend and business partner Peter Simpson. Peter always put his customers first and we will miss his infectious charm, high energy, and deep appreciation and passion for good malt. 

     

    Brewery Local: Roets Jordan Brewery
    Brewery Local: Roets Jordan Brewery

    It sounds like the start of a bad joke: How many landslides does it take to start a brewery? The historic Jordan Brewery was built in 1866 and has survived a multitude of tribulations: prohibition, a fire, abandonment and plans to tear it down. Built at the base of a river bluff where caves could be carved into the hillside to lager beer, its location would ultimately be its downfall. 

     

    Rahr Malting Co. and Badger Hill Collaborate on Commemorative Beer
    Rahr Malting Co. and Badger Hill Collaborate on Commemorative Beer

     

    Malthouse #6 Premium Pilsner, a collaboration between Rahr Malting Co. and Badger Hill Brewing of Shakopee, was brewed to commemorate the successful commissioning of Rahr’s new Malthouse #6. 

    Beer is Flowing at Rahr Technical Center Brewery
    Beer is Flowing at Rahr Technical Center Brewery

    SHAKOPEE, MN – The Rahr Technical Center Brewery at Rahr Malting Co.’s Shakopee campus is now up and running. The brewery will produce beer for R&D, conducting product evaluations, and host demonstrations for visiting brewery customers who purchase ingredients from the Shakopee-based maltster and its distribution arm Brewers Supply Group (BSG).

     

    CBC 2017 in Pictures
    CBC 2017 in Pictures

    The 2017 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington D.C. was a great success, and BSG was so happy to be there with 13,000 of our friends and colleagues for the premier gathering of craft brewers in the world

    Collaborating for SF Beer Week
    Collaborating for SF Beer Week

    Our West Coast Regional Sales Director Peter Hoey teamed with Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. to brew a double IPA for San Francisco Beer Week using BSG ingredients, including our variety-specific hop extracts.

     

    Hop Profile: Idaho 7
    Hop Profile: Idaho 7

     

    Idaho 7 burst onto the scene in 2015 with a sensory profile that reminded some of Mosaic in its multifaceted character. By turns it seems to show pine, tropical fruit, citrus, and tea leaf. You may have first tasted it in Sierra Nevada’s single hop series, but it’s becoming much more commonly seen in flights and pints all over the country.

     

    Rahr Malting Co. Products Moving to 55 lb Sacks
    Rahr Malting Co. Products Moving to 55 lb Sacks

    (updated January 12, 2017)

    Beginning in 2017, Rahr Malting Co. products will be packaged in 55 lb (25 kg) sacks.
    Hop Profile: Kazbek
    Hop Profile: Kazbek

    Named after Mt. Kazbek, a dormant stratovolcano in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, Kazbek hops have seen increased acreage every season in the Czech Republic since their release in 2008.

     

    COA 24/7: Hop & Malt Analyses from BSG
    COA 24/7: Hop & Malt Analyses from BSG

    BSG has made it easier than ever to access certificates of analysis for our products on our website. Use your desktop or mobile device at any time to get lot-specific analyses for the malt and hops in your formulations.

      

    Brewing with Low-Color Malts
    Brewing with Low-Color Malts

    “It used to be that a brewery worth its chops had to have an IPA,” says BSG Midwest Sales Director Chris German, “now it’s Pils.” 

    The 2016 GABF would seem to support this, with record numbers of entries in the pale lager categories.

    Rahr Corporation Celebrates Completion of World's Largest Single-Site Malting Facility
    Rahr Corporation Celebrates Completion of World's Largest Single-Site Malting Facility

    Shakopee, Minn. – Rahr Corporation debuted its malt house and other new spaces to 650 neighbors and the local brewing community on Saturday, September 24. Rahr began the $68 million expansion project in April 2015 and completed it six months ahead of schedule. 

     

    A Look at the 2016 Hop Crop
    A Look at the 2016 Hop Crop

    BSG Hops has been out in the fields monitoring progress in the weeks leading up to harvest, and we like what we're seeing - good growth and good cone set. Please contact your Sales Manager for more info or to forecast your hop needs for the coming crop year.

     

    Maris Otter In Summit's 30th Anniversary Beer
    Maris Otter In Summit's 30th Anniversary Beer

    Our friends at Summit Brewing Co. invited us over on a brew day for a limited-release beer celebrating their 30th anniversary, using 100% Simpsons Maris Otter from BSG. Thanks to head brewer Damian McConn and everyone at Summit for having us - can't wait to have the finished product!

     

    Baton handed on - 64 billion pints worth of malt later
    Baton handed on - 64 billion pints worth of malt later

    When Euan Macpherson joined Crisp Malting Group in 1987, the company was making 120,000 tonnes of malt a year. During his tenure, production has more than trebled to an annual output of 430,000 tonnes: 5% of EU output. This means that Euan has overseen the production of enough malt to make over 64 billion pints of beer, enough to give every person in the UK 1,000 pints each.