Press Release - Update November 2019

UPDATE TO MBC APPROVED LIST HARVEST 2020

The Malting Barley Committee held its Autumn 2019 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 Olympus 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 (https://ahdb.org.uk/rl)

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

MALTING BARLEY COMMITTEE APPROVED LIST HARVEST 2020

 

 

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
Venture
Craft
Concerto
Laureate
RGT Planet
Propino
Concerto
Laureate
KWS Sassy
Sienna
LG Diablo
Fairing

Provisional Approval 2

Electrum LG Diablo
RGT Asteroid
RGT Asteroid RGT Asteroid

Provisional Approval 1

 

Cosmopolitan