Press Release - Update November 2016

UPDATE TO MALTING BARLEY APPROVED LISTS HARVEST 2017

The Malting Barley Committee held its Autumn 2016 update meeting to discuss the progress of new varieties within the testing system.  The outcome was that Octavia has been given Full Approval for brewing and malt distilling use and RGT Planet has been given Full Approval for brewing use.

Sienna (malt distilling) and Olympus (grain distilling) have been moved to Provisional Approval 2 pending further commercial trials.

The winter variety Craft (brewing) and the spring varieties, Fairing (grain distilling), KWS Sassy (brewing and malt distilling) and Laureate (brewing and malt distilling) have been given Provisional Approval 1.

The winter varieties Cassata and Pearl have been removed from the list for brewing use.  

For regional and agronomic information on malting barley varieties the current AHDB Recommended List should be consulted (http://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/varieties).

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

INSTITUTE OF BREWING AND DISTILLING APPROVED LIST

HARVEST 2017

 

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
Talisman
Venture
Concerto
KWS Irina
Octavia
Odyssey
Propino
RGT Planet
Belgravia
Concerto
Octavia
Odyssey
Belgravia
Provisional Approval 2     Sienna Olympus
Provisional Approval 1 Craft KWS Sassy
Laureate
KWS Sassy
Laureate
Fairing