Pivnoe Delo


Top articles



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.

Beer shipped from China’s coast to Tibet by train

For the first time, a cargo train loaded with over 1,000 tonnes of beer of a major Chinese brand has left for Lhasa, capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region ahead of a major festival, the state media reported.

The freight train departed the east China coastal city of Qingdao for the remote Lhasa city in southwest China on Friday night, the Ji'nan Railway Bureau said.

The train will spend seven days traveling more than 4,000 km, said Xing Fangmin, head of the Jiaozhou Railway Station, where the train started its journey.

Traffic on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway has been suspended due to snow, making the railroad a good way to transport goods to the plateau region.

It is also the first special cargo train to transport beer from Qingdao to Tibet, Xing was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

The beer shipment is intended to fulfill demand during the Spring Festival in Tibet. All of the packages and bottles are printed in Tibetan characters, according to sources with the Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd., the manufacturer of the beer.

25 Янв. 2016



Main topics

Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Search in posts
Search in pages
Search in groups
Search in users
Search in forums
Filter by Custom Post Type
Filter by Categories