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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.

Beer de Luxe. Gourmet glasses for gourmet beers

Beers aged in port wine barrels, stouts, champagne beers and historical recipes roused from their slumbers – more and more brewers and beer connoisseurs are discovering their love of gourmet beers. Glass designs inspired by this trend are now a main topic for RASTAL at this year’s Brau Beviale: in the view of the drinking-glass experts at RASTAL, the de luxe gourmet glass will be the bar-trend of 2012. For whenever the desire is to lend a beer an unconventional or sophisticated, up-market image, an appropriate, strikingly-designed glass is needed. The glass-design and decoration experts will be showcasing the best examples of these gourmet glasses at Brau Beviale: a multitude of attractive stemmed-glass designs will be presented to admiring visitors; from A as in Ambrosius and B as in Braufactum and K as in Kronenbourg to Z as in Zagorka. And, of course, a corresponding range of attractive decoration possibilities.

Special luxury beers have special requirements regarding tasting glasses. So the glass-design experts at RASTAL in the Westerwald region have once again decided to set standards themselves. Their unconventional candidate, available in two versions, transparent or opaque: the goblet-shape glass “Teku”. This gem is a strong candidate for the de luxe beer enjoyment stakes, and its form and decoration finish also make it an ideal tasting glass that ensures the perfect notes of the beers will be appreciated to the full.

Explore the world of gourmet glasses, innovative ideas, new printing techniques and glass designs with the RASTAL glass experts at Brau Beviale 2011 in Hall 1/Stand 204.


As chic aperitif or at a tasting – for the special presentation of a beer, an appropriate, strikingly-designed glass is needed. The glass-design and decoration experts at RASTAL in the Westerwald region will be showcasing the best examples at this year’s Brau Beviale: from A as in Ambrosius and B as in Braufactum and K as in Kronenbourg to Z as in Zagorka, they will make sure all eyes will be drawn to a number of particularly interesting stemmed-glass creations.

A topic especially in focus this year will be beer tasting:
with the Teku goblet-glass RASTAL is aiming at setting standards once again.

Learn more about gourmet glasses, innovative decoration ideas and glass designs from RASTAL: Hall 1/Stand 204.

13 Sep. 2011



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