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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.

EURO 2012 Fans will drink Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic at the stadiums

Carlsberg Ukraine launches Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic Beer especially for sales at the stadiums during UEFA EURO 2012 TM. This sort will be brewed according to the original receipt similar to Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic beer brewed in Denmark.

Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic production will be based on the classical receipt and high-quality raw materials. That's why it will have rich taste and strong flavour similar to alcoholic beers. Membrane technologies to eliminate carefully alcohol from the fresh beer are applied at the factories of Carlsberg Ukraine for production of non-alcoholic beer. Such technology makes it possible to reserve taste qualities of the alcoholic brand. Beer will be brewed at Carlsberg Ukraine Kyiv brewery of under supervision of specialists from Carlsberg Group Headquarters.

Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic will be sold exclusively at stadiums during the games of EURO 2012. First kegs of 30l of volume will be filled in May of this year. Sales volumes of Carlsberg Non-Alcoholic during EURO Cup are expected at the level of 15 000 dl.

Let us remind that Carlsberg Group as the Official sponsor of UEFA EURO 2012 TM is the sole company authorized to sell beer and kvas at the stadiums during the games. Carlsberg became the official beer of EURO Championships in 1988. EURO 2012 will be 7th tournament which is supported by Carlsberg, and will take place in Poland and Ukraine.

Yaroslav Koval, Vice President on marketing of Carlsberg Ukraine: "We are very happy to launch the productionvof non-alcoholic Carlsberg beer production in Ukraine. According to UEFA Rules, it is prohibited to sell alcoholic drinks at the stadiums during the games. We believe that this initiative is good and also support our believe in responsible drinking culture. That's why we launch production of non-alcoholic brand of Carlsberg beer which is the most popular among the football fans. It is the official beer of UEFA EURO Football Cup since 1988. This will help the fans from the whole world to respect traditions and history watching one of the most challenging sport shows with the cup of their favourite beer in their hands".

26 Янв. 2012

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