Chivas Brothers and Pernod Ricard

Chivas Brothers and Pernod Ricard announced kicking off sourcing all barley for Aberlour and The Glenlivet whisky from local farmers.


Russia is introducing an export quota and duty system for wheat, barley and corn on February 15th as a means to fight ensure sufficient domestic supply for milling and feed purposes. In the case of wheat, the export duty would go to €50 ($78.40) per ton. There are hints the export restrictions could extend into …

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Australian malting barley

A cargo of 35,000 tons of Australian malting barley was shipped in the middle January destined for Mexico, a market dominated by two main players: Grupo Modelo (part of AB InBev) and Cerveceria Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma (part of Heineken). This cargo follows approximately 90,000 tons shipped from Europe to Mexico in late 2020. The overall need …

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American Malting Barley Association

The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) approved and recommended 2021 malting barley varieties list, containing 33 Two-Row and 7 Six-Row varieties. Modification from the 2020 list include dropping Scarlett and the addition of Flavia, Mayflower (produced by Malteurop) and Moravian 179.  

Idaho 2020 barley crop – record average yield

Idaho ranks #1 in the US in terms of total barley production, and where approximately 70% of the produced barley is malting quality. Idaho farmers produced 55M bushels (1.2M tons) of barley from ~500,000 harvested acres. Yields ranges from 140 – 180 bushels/acre (3.2 – 4.0 tons per acre).

Univar to distribute EverGrain’s ingredients in Latin America

Under an agreement reached between Univar Solution Inc and EverGrain LLC, Univar becomes the exclusive distributor in Latin America for EverGrain’s portfolio of plant-based protein and fiber ingredients for use in food, beverage and nutraceutical products. This follows a previous agreement between the two companies to distribute the same product portfolio in United States, Canada …

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Southwest Virginia (US) farmers growing barley for craft brewers.

InvestSWVA, a public-private business attraction and marketing campaign for South Virginia hosted a virtual celebration featuring partners of Project Calypso, a project where small, family farms are growing malting barley in the region. The company is marketing the “Appalachian Grains” brand to breweries and distilleries across the state as well as in surrounding states.

Australian barley farmers find new markets

Australians barley farmers are finding new markets for their production in light of China’s imposed barley trade tariff. These new markets are Middle East (including Saudi Arabia), South East Asia and more recently Mexico, which is to receive the first shipment of malting barley, sourced by CBH in Western Australia.

EverGrain (USA): Sustainable barley proteins and fibers.

EverGrain is introducing sustainable and innovative plant-based protein and fiber ingredients made from barley. The company is utilizing a proprietary process that transforms saved grains from the brewing process into nutrient-rich ingredients that can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications. The process was developed over five years of rigorous research and …

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