Dmitry Nekrasov’s Philosophy — on the Past, Present and Future of Ukrainian Brewing IndustryA meeting with Dmitry Nekrasov always turns into a training course: “Introduction to brewing business“. We are talking to a clever “playing trainer“ a person that can be called a godfather of the Ukrainian craft. He has a dozen of successful projects to his name. Dmitry told us about craft beer in Ukraine, on market cycles, on specifity of operating in retail and HoReCa, on union of Ukrainian brewers and certainly, how a brewery of his own, First Dnipro Brewery is doing.
The market of import beer in Russia: review and databasesThe market of import beer is rapidly growing and changing. But while in the past years it was growing due to brands variety, in 2019 major and affordable brands from TOP-10 were developing actively. It seems that the fact of a brand origin from far abroad counties, even if it is not well known but has moderate price and good distribution provides for million liters of sales in the territory of Russia. Among distributors AB InBev Efes was far behind, yet the role of Baltika and suppliers of the second row got more important. The boom of German brands was followed by stagnation of import from other traditional regions (and Belarus) instead the supplies from Mexico, Lithuania and Asian countries grew considerably.
Russia: Positions of Brewing CompaniesThe review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.
Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brandsIn 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.
Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.
The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
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- Craft Beer Corner showing a diversity of craft beers
- Enjoyment and passion the focal point
Enjoyment all the way – neutral and without selling pressure
What makes the Craft Beer Corner so special? Enjoying the diversity of the beers, totally free of any official assessment and sales pressure, and the open discussion with beer enthusiasts, brewing artists and all those who appreciate a good craft beer. That, according to Artmann, is the difference to the many Craft Beer Festivals up and down the country. The fact that the beers in the Craft Beer Corner are only presented by neutral beer sommeliers and not by breweries, is also appreciated by David Hertl, who at the age of 26, is one of the youngest beer sommeliers in Germany and an aspiring wine sommelier. This year, Hertl will be tasting particularly high hop-content beers and is already looking forward to perhaps once again getting to know new flavours as well. “Last year, I discovered an Italian Pale Ale with black truffle, which I was so impressed with that I had to brew it myself”, says Hertl recalling the occasion, the trained malt master and master brewer who lives in the Franconian key field, between Nuremberg and Würzburg.
Hand-labelled marshmallow stout and pumpkin beer
Each year, in his brewing facility, he produces 44 varieties, in each case only 300 stoneware bottles, which are hand-labelled by his mother Vroni. From the wheat double bock to Black India Pale Ale (IPA), from marshmallow stout to pumpkin beer. This year, he is looking ahead to the Craft Beer Corner with particular excitement. For the first time, he has namely submitted a beer himself, which will be tasted at the specialties theme bar. Not by himself, of course. “This is an ancient German beer style, a “Sauerbier” (sour beer) with salt and coriander, the so-called “Gose”, which was brewed in the early Middle Ages. I have added cucumber to the original recipe and I'm already very eager to see how it is received by the guests in the Craft Beer Corner”, said the amiable young brewer. In order to brew this craft beer and not infringe the German Purity Law, he travelled especially to Prague and then re-imported the beer back into Germany.
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Origins of the craft beer movement
Creative beer culture is not only setting the trend in Germany, but also worldwide. Creative beer culture started in the USA in the 1980s. According to a study conducted by US bio-chemical company Alltech, there are currently already 10,000 craft breweries throughout the world. Germany is currently in the top 10 countries, in eighth place, behind the USA, Great Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Canada and Switzerland. An increasing number of consumers in Germany are looking for more diverse beer-flavour experiences, with a preference for beers brewed by regional producers using natural ingredients. A survey conducted by the global market research institute Mintel revealed that in 2012 only one percent of beers in Germany was accounted for by the craft beer sector, in 2016 the figure has already risen to 20 percent, in other words one in every five new beers in Germany. Tendency rising.
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Craft Beer Cornermeeting point
The Craft Beer Corner at BrauBeviale in Hall 9 is a popular meeting place for restaurateurs/caterers, retailers, brewers, beer sommeliers and all those who are interested in craft beer with special flavours. Each day, from 10:30, under the instructions of trained beer sommeliers, for example the current German champion Markus Seiler, visitors can taste over 250 different beers from 20 countries at six theme bars. Participation in the tasting sessions is included in the admission charge for BrauBeviale. Also featured here are among others exotic brews such as “will decide later”, Smoky Melon, Killer Cucumber Ale, Mala Vida, Schokobär, Gipfelglück, Franconian Black or – for those that like it a little more classic – Weiherer Weizenbräu, Beurer Urtrunk or Bavarian Craft Bock. Premium spirits such as gins, whiskeys, vodkas, rum or brandies, mainly from smaller producers, will also be available for tasting. A new feature is the craft sessions held in a lecture room in the Craft Beer Corner. Themes include among others Food-Pairing – which beer is suited for which food? - as well as off-flavours in beer. Further information available at www.braubeviale.de
26 Окт. 2016