Pivnoe Delo


Top articles



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.

Ziemann has been awarded a contract to further expand the Compa??a Cervecera de Coahuila in Mexico

Ziemann has been awarded a contract to further expand the Compa??a Cervecera de Coahuila in Mexico
All Mexican beer for the U.S. market shall come from Piedras Negras

Ziemann International GmbH, Ludwigsburg, is further expanding the Compa??a Cervecera de Coahuila in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The order was placed by CIH International S.?.r.l., a subsidiary of Constellation Brands Inc., which acquired Grupo Modelo’s brewery in Piedras Negras in 2013 along with perpetual rights to exclusively produce, market and sell the Modelo brands in the U.S., including the top-selling import brand, Corona Extra.

The Compa??a Cervecera de Coahuila currently has an annual output of 10 million hectoliters of beer. This first expansion stage of the brewery was also planned and built by Ziemann. The current expansion will double the size of the brewery to an output of 20 million hectoliters. Piedras Negras will then be one of the largest and most technologically advanced breweries in the world. “We are very delighted that Constellation Brands, as a new customer, has entrusted us with this very significant project. This underlines the great reputation our performance enjoys in the market”, said Mr. Karl Butzmann, Managing Director of Ziemann.

Constellation Brands is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits and the world’s leader in premium wine. The acquisition of Grupo Modelo’s U.S. business by Constellation Brands has made the company the number three beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands including Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and Pacifico. All Mexican beer for the U.S. market shall be brewed in Piedras Negras.

23 Apr. 2014



Main topics

Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Search in posts
Search in pages
Search in groups
Search in users
Search in forums
Filter by Custom Post Type
Filter by Categories