MBC Press Release June

UPDATE TO MBC APPROVED LIST

HARVEST 2021

 

The Malting Barley Committee held its Spring 2020 meeting to discuss the progress of new varieties within the testing system, and to review the commercial position of existing approved varieties.

The outcome was that Electrum has been given Full Approval for brewing use.

Cosmopolitan has been moved to Provisional Approval 2 for brewing.  

LG Diablo remains at Provisional Approval 2 for brewing.  RGT Asteroid remains at Provisional Approval 2 for grain distilling.

Iconic and Splendor have been granted Provisional Approval 1 for brewing.  Tungsten has been granted Provisional Approval 1 for brewing and malt distilling.  Firefoxx has been granted Provisional Approval 1 for malt distilling.

Venture has been removed from the list for brewing.  RGT Asteroid has been removed from the list for brewing and malt distilling.

Please note that the award of Full or Provisional Approval to a variety does not infer immediate acceptance for use by all malting, brewing and distilling companies. Growers are advised to seek further information from their customers before sowing newly listed varieties.

For regional and agronomic information on malting barley varieties the current AHDB Recommended List should be consulted.

The updated MBC Approved List, incorporating the changes described above, is given below:

MALTING BARLEY COMMITTEE APPROVED LIST

HARVEST 2021

 

Winter Varieties for Brewing Use

Spring Varieties for Brewing Use

Spring Varieties for Malt Distilling Use

Spring Varieties for Grain Distilling Use

Full Approval

Flagon
Craft
Electrum
Concerto
Laureate
RGT Planet
Propino
Concerto
Laureate
KWS Sassy
Sienna
LG Diablo
Fairing
Provisional Approval 2  

LG Diablo
Cosmopolitan

 

RGT Asteroid

Provisional Approval 1

 

Iconic
Splendor
Tungsten
Tungsten
Firefoxx