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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.

GEA Brewery Systems at drinktec 2013

With the combination of hot and cold process area in one company, GEA Brewery Systems is a globally unique competence center for breweries.
At drinktec we will be presenting our extensive know-how and vast engineering experience in the manufacture of equipment for the brewing and beverage industry: hall A4, stand 314.

CRAFT-STAR™ – The GEA craft brewing solution for artisan craft brewers.
For the first time the new Huppmann brewhouse CRAFT-STAR™ for artisan craft breweries will be presented.
GEA Brewery Systems exhibits the skid-mounted brew system in 2-vessel configuration with mash/lauter tun and Whirlpool/wort kettle, designed for a flexible batch size from 20 to 35 bbl (25 to 40 hl) hot wort and ready for single-step infusion mashing.
The result is an efficient, high-quality brewing system offering everything you need –
No frills, just great brews!

On the way to continuous brewing – The future?
Continuous production processes are still very attractive for the brewing industry.
Small product flow rates result in constant small loads on boiler house and electrical system. Combined heat & power plants including solar heat are easy to integrate. Reducing malt throw and increasing brewhouse capacity to 36 brews per day leads to peak reductions by 75 %. Advanced wort boiling technologies allow evaporation rates down to 1 % and, together with small motors for pumps and drives, contribute to energy savings.
GEA Brewery Systems demonstrates project solutions with a daily capacity of 14,000 hl and the potential of continuous wort production.
Engineering experts and sales managers will be available at our stand to give competent advice.
We look forward to your visit.

GEA Brewery Systems GmbH, hall A4, stand 314 – www.gea.com

8 Июл. 2013



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