Rye and Shine: Talking Whiskey with O’Shaughnessy Distilling
Making whiskey out of rye ain’t for the “feint” of heart
American Style Lager: The Democratically Elected Head of Beer
The American Style lager, the beer of backyard BBQs and baseball. The beer of our parents and grandparents and likely the first beer you tasted and then tasted a little too much of. It’s one of the most popular beer styles, brewed by some of the biggest breweries and it’s also about as American as […]
What Would a ChatBot Brew with Choice New Zealand Hops?
BSG and a Recipe Robot collaborate on a brew featuring Nectaron, Motueka, and more.
Springtime Means It’s Bock o’Clock
Just as surely as the early Spring sun replaces snow with slush, the first breath of warm weather tends to turn some brewers’ minds toward Maibock. Maibock, of course, is what our friends in Germany call a strong lager consumed during the month of May. You gotta love it – they have a clever word […]
Now Boarding Domestic Malts
When planning your next brewing journey, consider traveling domestically with your malt choice. Thanks to BSG’s wide selection of domestic malts, you’ll have the freedom to explore a world of flavors but at local prices. So, you can cut costs but not quality. To help you get started we’ve put together an itinerary of some […]
Rahr North Star Pils in the Brewhouse: Revolution Brewing, Rev Pils
The Big Hurt. His Royal Airness. Hurricane Ditka. Rev Pils. Chicago icons, one and all. Joining us today on the BSG Blog is Jim Cibak, Brewmaster at Revolution Brewing and noted expert on golf-course beers. He’s here to talk about the latest trade buzz in his brewhouse, where they’ve recently swapped out their former base […]
Holy Beer! Praise and Glory to the Trappist
Although religious devotion to beer may seem like a modern phenomenon unique to millennials and the craft movement, beer and religion have been connected as long as well…beer and religion. Whether in celebration or condemnation, beer has always played a role in humanity’s spiritual life. In fact, some of the earliest brewers were monks and […]
Rahr Dextrin: Utility Malt or Magic Ingredient?
Known for improving mouthfeel in hazy styles and for contributing perfect pillowy foam to Pilsners, Rahr Dextrin Malt has just one job: Making your beer better. Depending on how much you include in your malt bill, Rahr Dextrin may produce subtle flavors of grain, bread, and raw barley. Logan Smith, Head Brewer at El Segundo […]
Talking Malts, Medals, and Metal with Ghost Town Brewing
Get to Know Oakland CA’s Ghost Town Brewing, 2022 GABF Brewery of the Year
Rahr Dextrin Malt in the Brewhouse: Ragged Island Brewing, Summer Wheat Lager
Whether you’re looking to boost mouthfeel in a hazy or to show off a mousse like foam stand on a pils, Rahr Dextrin Malt was designed to improve your beer. The malt’s lower modification and higher protein levels provide better body, improved haze formation, and stable foam, while its low color makes it suitable to […]
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 […]
The Imperial Strikes Back
After years of being “sessionized,” IPAs are going big again The importance of the IPA category to the craft beer market isn’t exactly breaking news, but the resurgence of Imperial IPAs amid low-ABV and health-conscious trends in brewing is noteworthy. According to industry sales data, Imperial IPAs are up almost 20% YTD for 2021 in […]