MBC Press release June 2018

UPDATE TO MBC APPROVED LIST

HARVEST 2019

The Malting Barley Committee held its Spring 2018 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 Craft has been given Full Approval for brewing; Fairing and Olympus have been given Full Approval for grain distilling use, following changes to the approval protocol specific to grain distilling varieties.

Chanson has been moved to Provisional Approval 2 for brewing. Electrum has been given Provisional Approval 1 for brewing. LG Diablo has been given Provisional Approval 1 for brewing and malt distilling. RGT Asteroid has been given Provisional Approval 1 for brewing, malt distilling and grain distilling use.

Talisman has been removed from the list for brewing.

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 2019

 

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
KWS Irina
Laureate
RGT Planet
Propino

Concerto
Laureate
KWS Sassy
Sienna

Fairing
Olympus

Provisional Approval 2

 

Chanson

 

 

Provisional Approval 1

Electrum

LG Diablo
RGT Asteroid

LG Diablo
RGT Asteroid

RGT Asteroid