Recap: ACSA Craft on Ice Distillers’ Convention
The ACSA’s Distillers’ Convention & Vendor Trade Show wrapped up last week in Minneapolis, MN. This year’s theme, Craft on Ice, paired well with the heavy winter conditions that turned the area outside the convention into a winter wonderland. Inside, attendees were treated to various presentations and exhibitors from across the industry, and given opportunities […]
Women’s Day Collaboration Brew at Bilboquet Brewery
Planning for Women’s Day 2019 is well underway around the world, from concerts to breakfasts to collaboration brews. One such collaboration brew has taken place in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec at the Bilboquet Brewery (Microbrasserie Le Bilboquet). Headed by Deborah Wood of BSG Canada, the Bilboquet Brewery hosted a variety of women brewers from the Quebec brewing […]
Craft on Ice; The 6th Annual Distillers’ Convention & Vendor Trade Show
We are only a few weeks away from the largest gathering of licensed craft spirits producers in the country. The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) is putting on their sixth annual Distiller’s Convention & Vendor Trade Show, Craft on Ice. This is the first year the trade show will take place in Minneapolis, MN, and […]
Historic Malt: RMI Analytics Heirloom & Terroir Symposium Recap
On November 12th, RMI Analytics held the RMI Analytics Heirloom & Terroir Barley and Malt Symposium in Nuremberg, Germany to explore the histories behind various “all-but-forgotten” malt varieties. The symposium dove into the real and imagined potential of these varieties, as well as their scientific challenges, sensory characteristics, success stories, and tips and tricks; all in the context of modern brew houses and malt. Over 100 attendees from assorted countries were there representing different areas of barley breeding, farming, malting, distribution, sales, and breweries. Speakers from these diverse areas of the industry covered those topics with in-depth presentations about heirloom and terroir barley varieties.
NanoCon 2018 Recap
Last week, Brew Your Own (BYO) held its first ever NanoCon, a two-day conference dedicated to education about small-scale craft breweries. The event was held in Burlington, VT, and included attendees that ranged between local small-scale craft breweries, suppliers, and those planning their nano-brewery. Attendees participated in over 30 seminars, as well as workshops, exhibitor tables, roundtable discussions, and events. Four learning tracks geared towards various small-scale brewery elements were available for attendees to learn more about some of the best practices to run their brewery on. These learning tracks included Brewery Operations, Start-Ups, Business Operations, and Sales & Marketing.
GABF 2018 Recap
This year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) took off in Denver, Co, and BSG joined the other 62,000 attendees in the festivities. BSG had a booth at the event, and offered up a hop and malt sensory experience for those attending, in which seven malts and five varieties of brewer’s cuts were available for a “rub & sniff” evaluation. Of these, the new Idaho Gem hops were available to test out.
2018 MBAA/ASBC Brewing Summit
BSG, along with Rahr Malting Co. and Gambrinus Malting, were proud to sponsor the 2018 MBAA/ASBC Brewing Summit in San Diego. We were joined by our friends from Simpsons Malt and Weyermann® Specialty Malts, and learned a bunch from the talks and abstracts presented by members of the Rahr Technical Center team while socializing with colleagues new and old.
Malt U 2018
The inaugural year of Malt U was a great success. Co-presented by BSG and Rahr Malting Co., Malt U consisted of a day-long symposium of malt education hosted at Surly Brewing Co. followed by a morning of tours at Rahr’s Shakopee campus, including Rahr’s malthouses, Koda Energy, the Rahr Technical Center & Brewery, and BSG’s Minnesota distribution center.
ASBC Malt Flavor & Aroma Symposium
Rahr Malting Co. was a platinum sponsor the for American Society of Brewing Chemists’ first annual Malt Flavor and Aroma Symposium. The symposium was held June 10-13, 2018 in the Twin Cites, and Willie Rahr (pictured below) delivered the opening speech. Rahr Malting Co. also welcomed symposium attendees to their Shakopee campus for tours of the Rahr Technical Center & Brewery and Malthouse #4, as well as an evening of socializing that was great fun despite spotty weather!
From the honky tonks of Broadway to a stream cleanup along the Cumberland River, we had a fantastic time seeing friends old and new at the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville. Here are just a few of our fond memories from the gathering of craft brewers – we’re already looking forward to Denver in 2019!
RTC Beers at CBC 2018
The Rahr Technical Center Brewery has been busy brewing for the past several months, and you can have a chance to sample the results at the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville. The RTC beers encompass a wide range of styles highlighting the flavors and aromas of some of the ingredients available from BSG’s suppliers.
Recap: ADI 2018
(alternate title: Bill & Ryu’s Excellent Adventure) From sampling spirit made with BSG Premium Blue Agave syrup to delivering the shot paddle toast during the Award Gala, the BSG Distilling team had a great time at the 2018 ADI Craft Spirits Conference in Portland last month.