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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.

Above the roofs of Miltenberg

Brauhaus Faust: lifting of tanks and vessels into the new brewhouse with truck cranes – painstaking accuracy down to the last millimetre

In the joint brewhouse modernization project, ZIEMANN International GmbH, Ludwigsburg and the traditional “Brauhaus Faust zu Miltenberg” have overcome a major obstacle, in every sense of the word. Due to the spatial conditions, the tanks and vessels had to be lifted with two 80-ton cranes around 15 metres high above the roofs of Miltenberg’s quarter “Schwarzviertel”. This was the only possibility to bring the vessels into the brewhouse.

In this way, a total of seven tanks and vessels was delivered within one working day. The six-ton heavy and 3.30 metre large lauter tun as well as the three-ton heavy and 7.20 metre high hot water tank presented a particular challenge. The brewhouse will be equipped with a Shark wort boiler, a Lotus lauter tun and a mash tun kettle with the Colibri agitator. Moreover, the Brauhaus Faust decided in favour of a Diamond stripper, which works according to the principle of a continuous, dynamic coolship. ZIEMANN will complete the brewhouse project in Miltenberg in the second quarter of 2015.

ZIEMANN provides innovative and tailor-made solutions for craft breweries as well as for large-scale breweries – from the malt intake to the bright beer tank cellar. The product range in the area of the wort treatment extends from the malt intake, via grist mills, mash vessels, lauter tuns, mash filters, wort kettles and whirlpools up to wort cooling systems. In the area of the cold block ZIEMANN offers fermentation and storage tanks, bright beer tanks, yeast tanks and all required CIP tanks. ZIEMANN plans, engineers and automates the process and the cleaning technology in all production areas, including the installation of process pipework and the integration of all required utilities. For modernizations, capacity expansions as well as for completely new brewery plants – ZIEMANN provides innovative solutions and is a valued expert.
Last but not least, ZIEMANN is a competent and reliable partner for craft breweries and large-scale breweries in the field of research and development. ZIEMANN supports its customers, for example, in developing individual beer recipes.

For further information, please contact:

ZIEMANN International GmbH
Schwieberdinger Strasse 86
71636 Ludwigsburg
Lucas Goebel
Phone: +49 7141 408 377
E-Mail: [email protected]

Precision work in the medieval town of Miltenberg: the new tanks and vessels had to be lifted into the Brauhaus Faust with two truck cranes.

11 Фев. 2015



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