Here’s What a Master Pyrotechnician Thinks About Crisp Heritage Malt
Greetings, Grain Brains. It’s our big BSG pleasure to welcome Nick Gislason to the blog. Gislason is Head Brewer and Owner of Hanabi Lager Co., a brewery he manages with his wife Jennifer Angelosante out in Napa, California. Together they’re laser-focused on producing “grain-forward lager” – clean, crisp, and flavorful beers that showcase the subtle […]
Four on the Floor: What Makes Crisp Heritage Malts So Irresistible?
Crisp Malt’s roots reach back all the way to 1850, when brothers Fred and George Smith bought a farm and got to work milling flour in Norfolk, England. The arrival of the railway in 1870 motivated the brothers to establish the Great Ryburgh Maltings, which in time became the largest floor maltings in the world. […]
IPA Is Still Cool, Right? Cold IPA Revisited
Since we first wrote about Cold IPAs a year ago they’ve become much more common on taplists, retail shelves, and in the beer blogosphere. This summer we’re coming in hot to revisit Cold IPA: what it is, what it isn’t, and what makes it go. What it is Cold IPA fuses classic West Coast IPA […]
Bottle Logic Channels the Magic of Crisp Chevallier Heritage Malt
Magic flows through Bottle Logic Brewery’s ‘Arcane Rituals’ barleywine, channeled by the deep, rich sweetness of Chevallier Heritage malt: “The crackling magic of Chevallier courses through this English-style barleywine,” described Lindsay Langton, Lord Commander at Bottle Logic Brewing. “A combination of bourbon, brandy, and VSOP cognac barrels cast a spirited spell over the brew and […]
The Scottish Workhorse – Brewhouse Trials with Crisp Scottish Pale Ale Malt
There’s something special to be said for a malt that’s considered the workhorse of many a brewery, and useable in a respectable amount of beer styles. Crisp Scottish Pale Ale Malt is, as its name alludes, 100% Scottish, with a rich color and balanced sweet, malt flavor which is ideally suited to ale brewing. But, you don’t have to take our word for it- just ask Steve Finnie of Little Thistle Brewing Co., and Luc “Bim” Lafontaine of Godspeed Brewery.
Smoke on the Pot Still: Distilling with Crisp Scottish Malt at Corsair Distillery
In crafting the perfect Scotch Whiskey, the malt that goes into the recipe must be plain, peated, or highly diastatic. Between the two malting operations of Crisp in the traditional brewing town of Alloa and in the heart of Speyside, Crisp meets these requirements by creating the finest in distilling malts for Scotch Whiskey. Their lineup of distilling malts includes Crisp Scottish Distillers (High Diastatic Power) Malt, Crisp Scottish Premium Pot Still Malt, and Crisp Scottish Heavy 50 Peated Pot Still Malt.
Inside Crisp- An Interview with Steve LePoidevin
Meet Steve LePoidevin, Sales Director for Crisp. His passion for malting was brought to light as BSG got the chance to chat with him about his role at Crisp, upcoming malts to the Crisp profile, industry trends and some of his takes on craftbrewing.
Crisp Customers Win Big at 2019 SIBA & GBBF
lot of award-winning brewers made Crisp malt part of their path to victory at this year’s Great British Beer Festival and Society of Independent Brewers National Independent Beer Awards.
Clear Choice Malt
Craft beer drinkers throughout the U.S. could soon be seeing the results of innovation in malt. “Clear Choice Malt” produced by Crisp Maltings reduces haze in cask and bottled beer. It is aimed at craft brewers who are looking to perfect their quality at the same time as lowering energy costs – and increasing brewing capacity!
BSG and Crisp at ACSA 2018
BSG Distilling is excited to return as a sponsor of the 2018 American Craft Spirit Association’s Distillers Convention, “the largest gathering of licensed craft spirits producers in the US.”
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.
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.