Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tour of BSG Craft Brewing Warehouse

Corby and I were fortunate enough to get a tour Brewer's Supply Group (BSG) Craft Brewing Warehouse where we were hosted by Thomas Krepsky and Bernard Copper. The also have RJ Spagns wine kits. Big shout out to Tom and Bernard for taking the time to walk us through their huge warehouse (with around 40 employees) off of Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

Since 2004 BSG has become a dependable source for diverse ingredients from around the world for craft brewing. BSG searches the globe for new and interesting brewing ingredients for American custom. Exclusive specialty malts, in-demand hop varieties, or premium brewing aids BSG has them. 

We got to see some really cool stuff, especially if you are a beer head like us. They had grains, hops, yeasts, extracts, equipment and several items from across the globe. Everything a beer (and wine) maker would need. 

BSG supplies many of the Southeast's regional craft breweries, brewpubs and home brewer supply shops and does not do individual sales, i.e. it only supplies manufacturers and retail outlets, you can't go buy a 50 lbs bag of grain directly from them. BSG also carries a variety of wine making kits that it supplies to wine shops and other interested shops. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Brothers at Jailhouse Brewing

Corby, Kev and I headed down to Hampton, GA to visit our new friends at Jailhouse Brewing Co. The first thing we liked was the building, a converted historic jail for Hampton is now a brewery. The folks there were great. Kevin, Brad and John showed us the ropes of Jailhouse's approach to beer. 

On tap for tasting was Jailhouse's Slammer Wheat, Misdemeanor Ale, Mugshot IPA, and the Breakout Stout. All we really, really good the Wheat was really smooth and had a good flavor. Had a Cellmate which is a Mugshot and Breakout, which knocks of the bitterness of the Mugshot. Cool combo of really good, clean tasting beers. 

We got all giddy over the Conjugal Visit which was tapped as we were walking out the door. It was by unanimous decision our overall favorite of the day. This was the 2nd to lay brew for it in 2014 so we were fortunate to have a taste. Great flavor and hop notes. The CG was a great ending to our visit to Jailhouse Brewing. Cool thing is we may be back but we will have to work on our beards.