The heat is on

The heat is on

This year’s barley crop has been impacted by unfavorable weather conditions. North America and parts of Eastern Europe have especially suffered from extreme weather such as heat waves, heavy rains, and storms.

Droughts in North America are severely impacting malting barley production. In the US, the total barley production is expected to drop more than 30% compared to last year, while the Canadian production is expected to drop by 20%.

Breweries are, therefore, naturally concerned as they expect a reduction in beer throughput and an increase in beer haze and raw material costs and qualities. 

Bad weather doesn’t have to mean bad business 

"Barley is a starchy cereal. In high temperatures, it becomes very difficult to break the starch component which impacts brewing capacity. Enzymes efficiently break down the starch in water and accelerate the process. This helps breweries maintain their efficiency", explains Aldo Lentini, technical specialist at Novozymes.

This is, of course, one of the many ways in which enzymes provide a more satisfactory brewing. Brewmasters at Novozymes ensure the exact specifications are met to sustain beer quality.

You cannot control the weather. But with enzymes, breweries know bad weather doesn’t have to mean bad business.

With Novozymes brewing solutions, you can continue producing the same great beer your customers love. 

Our best-in-class enzyme solutions boost the extract yield of your recipe to save on raw materials. And they help keep your process consistent and your beer great - even while adapting to supply fluctuations.

Our brewmasters are here to help you sustain the quality of your beer and develop new recipes with adjuncts if needed.

Let’s work together to explore these possibilities.

Your all-weather partner

With our technical service, knowledge and application capabilities, we will ensure you match the specifications to sustain your beer quality.
We are also ready to develop new recipes when higher adjunct is required.