Produce the same great beer – no matter what kind of barley you've got

Weather conditions impact barley yields and quality. Novozymes brewmasters are ready to help you achieve the same great beer quality during tough times.

Bad weather doesn’t have to mean bad business 

You cannot control the weather or its impact on harvest quality. But you can always count on Novozymes brewing solutions to 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.

Great beer no matter what

Summer can be a great time for the beer business. But the blazing sun doesn’t always bring good news for the breweries. That’s because rising temperatures impact the yield and quality of barley – the primary grain used in brewing beer. Sadly, that’s exactly what has happened in 2018. Droughts and extreme temperatures have left breweries feeling the heat as barley production took a tumble.

Luckily, they can count on enzymes to keep producing the same great beer.

The history of beer dates back more than 5000 years – and enzymes have played a part in the brewing story from the start. Today, enzymes help brewers sustain the quality of their beer – even when the predictable becomes unpredictable.

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

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.

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.

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