Press Release - Update November 2016

UPDATE TO MALTING BARLEY APPROVED LISTS HARVEST 2017

The Malting Barley Committee held its Spring 2017 meeting to discuss the progress of new varieties within the testing system.  The outcome was that Laureate has been given Full Approval for brewing and malt distilling use and Sienna and KWS Sassy have been given Full Approval for malt distilling use.

Craft has been promoted to Provisional Approval 2 for brewing. Fairing has been promoted to Provisional 2 for grain distilling.  Chanson has been given Provisional Approval 1 for brewing.

Belgravia has been removed from the list for malt distilling. Olympus has been removed from the list (Provisional Approval 2) for grain 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 (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 2018

 

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
Laureate
Octavia
Odyssey
RGT Planet
Propino
 

 

Concerto
Laureate
Octavia
Odyssey
KWS Sassy
Sienna

 

Belgravia
Provisional Approval 2 Craft     Fairing
Provisional Approval 1   Chanson