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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.

ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA will be presenting NESSIE at the Craft Brewers Conference 2017

From April 10 to April 13, 2017, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA will be present at the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) and BrewExpo in Washington D.C. In addition to solutions for craft breweries, the company will be presenting the new mash filtration system NESSIE at booth 535. With this novel filtration process, the customers benefit from shortened process times and the processing of various starch sources, independent of the batch size.


With the innovative technology NESSIE by ZIEMANN®, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA is revolutionizing all conventional brewhouse processes. By means of four rotary disk filters, connected in series, the advanced mash filtration process combines the following process steps: separation of spent grains and wort, extraction in the counterflow procedure as well as the dynamic washing of solids and their separation. With NESSIE by ZIEMANN®, the brewer achieves high extract yields and a high content of yeast vital substances. The interaction of design and technological advantages creates new framework conditions for the wort production. With NESSIE by ZIEMANN®, three process steps can be implemented with only one system.

In addition to NESSIE, ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA will also be presenting its broad product portfolio for craft breweries. From the malt intake right through to the bright beer tank cellar, the Ludwigsburg-based company provides innovative solutions for brewhouse plants and offers the craft brewers maximum flexibility and efficiency across all stages of beer production to brew top quality beers.

ZIEMANN HOLVRIEKA at the CBC & BrewExpo 2017: booth 535

18 Jan. 2017



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