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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.

With Shark, Lotus, Colibri and Diamond

The brewery Faust places order for brewhouse modernization with Ziemann


The traditional brewery Faust in Miltenberg has awarded a contract for an extensive brewhouse modernization to Ziemann International GmbH, Ludwigsburg. The brewhouse will be equipped with a Shark wort boiling system, a lauter tun with Lotus technology and a mash filter with a Colibri agitator. In addition, the brewery Faust decided in favour of a Diamond stripper, which works on the principle of a continuous dynamic coolship.

“The fact that the proven, traditional brewing processes can be transferred one-to-one with these innovations, was the main reason for Faust’s decision in favour of Ziemann. Moreover, the future brewing processes will be more gentle and the resource consumption can be reduced in a sustainable way”, summarizes Mr Klaus Gehrig, Managing Director of Ziemann, the reasons for placing the order with Ziemann. “We are very proud to have been awarded another contract in the growing segment of craft breweries”. The brewhouse project in Miltenberg shall be implemented from the beginning of 2015.

From the brewhouse to the bright beer tank cellar – Ziemann offers tailor-made solutions for small craft breweries as well as for large-scale breweries. The product range in the brewhouse covers the malt intake, mills, mashing vessels, lauter tuns, mash filters, wort kettles and the whirlpool up to the wort cooling. For the cold block area Ziemann offers fermentation and storage tanks, bright beer tanks, yeast and water tanks as well as the required process technology. For modernizations, capacity expansions as well as for completely new brewery plants - Ziemann International GmbH provides innovative solutions and is a competent and reliable partner.
Ziemann International GmbH has become a member of the China International Marine Container (CIMC) Group since August 2012 and within this group is a 100% subsidiary of the Dutch CIMC Enric Tank and Process B.V.

For further information, please contact:
ZIEMANN International GmbH
Schwieberdinger Strasse 86
71636 Ludwigsburg
Lucas Goebel
Phone: +49 7141 408 377
E-mail: [email protected]

The brewery Faust relies on Ziemann: Cornelius Faust, Johannes Faust, Klaus Gehrig and Thorsten Schwanzer (from left to right) at the signing of the contract.

5 Aug. 2014



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