2023 Hop Crop Outlook
The 2023 hop harvest is rolling in! Whether you’re contracting your hop needs for 2024, purchasing on spot, or a combination, here’s a preview of what to expect from this crop year: USA In the US, all indications point to a normal year in terms of yield, and quality is expected to be good. In […]
As Seen at CBC 2023
Malt. Hops. Hot Wings. Music. We had a blast connecting in Nashville with all our friends across the industry, and we hope you did too. Now that we’re back in the comforting familiarity of our cellars and brewhouses, it’s time to take another run at the fantastic hops, flavorings, and brewing aids we debuted at […]
Meet HS Grove™, a Stone Fruit Aroma Factory
Hello Peaches and Plums! We are pleased as punch to introduce HS Grove™, the latest blend produced by the Hop Solutions program. Making its debut at CBC 2023 in Nashville and available exclusively from BSG, HS Grove is formulated for maximizing aromatics in the Drupe department. Drupe is another term for Stone Fruit, if you’re […]
What Would a ChatBot Brew with Choice New Zealand Hops?
BSG and a Recipe Robot collaborate on a brew featuring Nectaron, Motueka, and more.
Make it Pop with German Saphir Hops
Guten Tag, hop sniffers, and welcome to this edition of Smell & Tell. Let’s all grab a barstool and get acquainted with Saphir, a German aroma hop grown and known for its enticing bouquet of floral, spicy, and citrus properties. Released in 2002 by the Hop Research Council in Hüll, Saphir was developed to resist the pesky […]
HS Sitiva® Brings Big Citrus Energy to MashCraft IPA
Andrew Castner from MashCraft Brewing switched to HS Sitiva in their top-selling IPA and couldn’t be happier.
BSG Hops Presents: Supporting Public Hops
“The USDA has been breeding hops since the 1930s,” begins Dr. Kayla Altendorf, USDA-ARS Research Geneticist. That sounds like a good amount of expertise, doesn’t it? Her job, which you can learn about in the video embedded below, is to help develop new hop varieties and improve the breeding performance of the ones we’ve got. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Microdose, But Make It Hops
Microdosing (v) – a technique for studying the behavior of drugs in humans through the administration of doses so low they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied. (v) – the practice of using sub-threshold doses of psychedelics to improve creativity, boost physical energy level, … […]
Dip Hopping Demystified
Unless you’ve been living in an alternate-universe monastery subsisting entirely on a liquid diet of hard seltzer, you’ve probably at least seen and perhaps tasted (or even brewed) a dip hopped beer. What is dip hopping, and what does it do, and should you try it? Please … set down the goblet of that bizarro-Trappist […]
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 […]