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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.

BrauBeviale 2015: ZIEMANN will be presenting a new milling system „One for all“

At BrauBeviale 2015 ZIEMANN will be presenting the new milling system T-Rex. The novel approach is based on the fact, that all currently used milling systems reveal several disadvantages: Steep conditioning mills cause high maintenance costs for riffles. Dry roller mills result either in higher investment costs or a lower throughput. Hammer mills have a high electricity consumption and the installed engine power is huge. In addition, all these systems are tailor-made to treat only one or two different brewing grains. If more grains are used, further machines are necessary.

The new milling system T-Rex breaks through these limits, regarding the lauter technology as well as the use of different raw materials. At the same time the innovative universal milling system is absolutely competitive in quality, performance, maintenance and energy costs.

• unique characteristic by flexibility concerning both, upstream material flow and downstream brewing process
• compensation of current disadvantages
• exceeding previous performances regarding the raw material crushing
• simultaneously saving energy

Hall 6, Stand 100

16 Сен. 2015



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