Press Release - Update November 2017

UPDATE TO MALTING BARLEY COMMITTEE (MBC) APPROVED LISTS HARVEST 2018

The Malting Barley Committee held its Autumn 2017 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 Octavia and Odyssey have been removed from the list for brewing and malt distilling.  Belgravia has been removed from the list 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.

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

MALTING BARLEY COMMITTEE 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
RGT Planet
Propino
Concerto
Laureate
KWS Sassy
Sienna

 

 
Provisional Approval 2 Craft     Fairing
Provisional Approval 1   Chanson