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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

US. Brewers Association Seats 2011 Board of Directors

The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America's small and independent brewers, is pleased to announce its 2011 board of directors.
Following the member election, held last fall, the following new board members were elected: Stephen Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery, John Mallett of Bell's Brewery, Inc., Eric Wallace of Left Hand Brewing Company and Steve Bradt of Freestate Brewing Company.
The BA board officers remain the same with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery returning as Vice Chair, Mark Edelson of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant returning as Secretary/Treasurer and Nick Matt of F.X. Matt Brewing Co. returning as Chair. Matt was elected by the board to serve an at-large term. Additionally Kim Jordan of New Belgium Brewing Company will serve on the Executive Commitee as a Past Board Chair.
“I am pleased to return as board chair to work with leaders from across the craft brewing industry, along with the staff of the Brewers Association,” said Nick Matt. “It is an honor to play a leadership role in helping the BA represent the interests of small brewers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.”
The Board provides strategic direction for the Brewers Association. With 37 full-time employees and additional independent contract staff, the Brewers Association serves 1,634 Brewery Members, 223 Wholesalers, 348 Allied Trade Members and 25,000+ American Homebrewers Association Members.
Following is a complete, alphabetical list of the Brewers Association board of directors and committee chairs.

Steve Bradt
Head Brewer
Freestate Brewing Company

Sam Calagione –Vice Chair
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Dick Cantwell
Elysian Brewing Company

Mark Edelson –Secretary/Treasurer
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Gary Fish
Deschutes Brewery

Chris P. Frey – AHA Representative

Chris Graham –AHA Representative
Beer, Beer & More Beer

Ken Grossman
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Stephen Hindy
Brooklyn Brewery

Kim Jordan
CEO & Founder
New Belgium Brewing Company

John Mallett
Beer Production Manager
Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Nick Matt – Chair
Matt Brewing Company

John Pinkerton
Moon River Brewing Company

Rob Tod
Allagash Brewing Company

Eric Wallace
Left Hand Brewing Company

Committee Chairs
•AHA Governing: Chris P. Frey
•Communications: Dick Cantwell
•Events: Steve Bradt
•Executive: Nick Matt
•Finance: Mark Edelson
•Governance: Gary Fish
•Government Affairs: Sam Calagione
•Market Development Committee: Rob Tod
•Pipeline Committee: Dick Cantwell
•Public Relations & Marketing: Kim Jordan
?(sub) Export Development Program: Brett Joyce
•Technical: Ken Grossman

13 Mar. 2011



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