Planting areas of barley in China for beer production will rise this year, due to the barley price hike in 2010 and farmers’ optimistic outlook for the beer barley market, predicted an industry expert. (more…)
Patio season is just around the corner, but a global shortage of brew-quality malt already has some brewers forecasting a possible price spike at the taps. (more…)
„Malting barley is significantly undervalued“ summarizes Michael Fleischer, CEO of the Hamburg/Germany based trading house Grainexx, the current market conditions in Fridays issue of agricultural journal “Agrarzeitung”. (more…)
Anheuser-Busch is planning to shut down its downtown Manitowoc malt facility later this year. (more…)
United Breweries Ltd, the market leader in India’s beer industry, is planning to increase its area under cultivation of barley — the main agri-commodity in brewing beer. (more…)
European brewers have a fight on their hands to source quality malting barley during 2011, according to industry ingredient supplier Kerry.
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) statistics estimate drawdowns on the on EU barley crop (of malting quality) to 10.05m tonnes in 2010, compared with 14.45m in 2009. (more…)
Just one extra beer a week for Chinese men would require 231,235 hectares of annual barley production in the UK – the equivalent of a fifth of its current output, claims the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD). (more…)