First Look at Vista: Introducing the USDA’s Newest Hop
The USDA’s hop breeding program made news again when its latest public hop variety was announced earlier this spring. Vista – the hop formerly known as USDA Experimental #074 – was bred in 2006 at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Station in Corvallis, OR. Its ancestry includes Perle, Northern Brewer, and Hallertauer, and it was selected […]
Cashmere: An Elegant Public Hop Variety
Soft, smooth, and luxurious like its namesake, Cashmere is a versatile dual-purpose hop that brings complex aromas of citrus and tropical fruit to the forefront. But don’t be deterred by its fancy-sounding name, in truth Cashmere is a complex hop for the people. A cross between Cascade and Northern Brewer, Cashmere was released in 2013 […]
PUBLIC HOP VARIETIES: TRIUMPH IS FOR WINNERS
Since BSG first shared the news with our customers in 2019, Triumph hops have been seen in more and more beers around the US and the world. But three years on, this public variety is still flying a bit under the radar. In this post, we’ll make sure you’re not missing out on the winning […]
#HarFest 2022 with NZ Hops
The Southern Hemisphere hop harvest is in full swing! BSG partners with NZ Hops Ltd. to bring the best of New Zealand hops to brewers. This cooperative of master growers, based in Nelson, New Zealand, is sharing the experience on social media – follow along at @nzhops for a virtual front row seat at #HarFest2022. 2022 Crop Outlook […]
Grower Profile: Dean Palmer, Hinetai Hops
Dean Palmer Hinetai Hops Tapawera, Nelson, New Zealand Hinetai Hops is owned and operated by 5th-generation hop farmer Dean Palmer. Dean’s father John founded Hinetai in 1992, but the farm’s roots run much deeper: Dean’s great-great-grand-uncle C.A. Palmer farmed in Waimea West, and his hops won first prize at the Melbourne Exhibition of 1881. Hinetai […]
Get Lupulin Rich
Before jumping into a discussion of lupulin-enriched hop pellet production, let’s start with a quick review of how “normal” hop pellets are produced. The process of transforming hop cones to pellets begins when hop cones are hammer-milled into a powder. This sticky and aromatic powder is then blended to homogenize hops from multiple bales, cleaned to remove strigs, and then compressed into pellets using a pellet die. Approximately 90% of the total hop cone weight is retained, so this sort of hop pellet is known as a Type 90 or T-90. Most brewers usually skip the T-90 designation and refer to these as pelletized hops.
Meet NZ Hops Ltd.
New Zealand Hops Ltd. is a cooperative of Master Growers, built on family values, whose legend and cultivars have been crafted for over 150 years with creativity and passion.
All Together: A Worldwide Collaboration
All Together is a worldwide, open-ended beer collaboration created to raise support for the industry we love so much.
HS-1228 is a hop blend from the BSG Hop Solutions program, available exclusively from Brewers Supply Group. Its sensory profile is a mix of tropical fruit and classic West Coast hop character.
BSG Hops Facility Receives FSSC 22000 Certification
“This level of certification puts BSG’s Wapato facility in very rare company in the hop industry,” says BSG Quality Assurance Manager Brandon Pierce. “Only a select few hop merchants or processors are FSSC certified. This represents a lot of hard work from a large cross-functional team.”
Reevaluating Dry Hop Techniques
It’s a new year, a new decade, and a great time to reevaluate some of your brewery SOPs. As craft brewers, many of us have adopted a brewing-inspired version of the ”day you stop learning…” mantra: “The day we stop improving, is the day we turn in our boots.” Inspired by that attitude, maybe it’s time to reconsider your dry hopping procedures, or at least take a hard, educated look at them.
BSG Hops: Building Better Pellets in the Yakima Valley
BSG Hops is an independent hop processor and merchant based out of Wapato in the Yakima Valley. Set in the heart of the US hop region, we source hops directly from our grower partners around the world. Freshly dried whole cones are received by our expert staff and immediately evaluated against our strict quality standards. Hop quality does not end in the field however, and this is where BSG’s hop processing expertise shows through.