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2020 Canada Barley Crop Year Video

Each year, the CMBTC hosts customers of Canadian malting barley and malt for new crop tours to see the barley near the end of the growing season and during harvest, meet the farmers that grow their barley, and the industry that delivers it. Given in the summer of 2020 we were not able to host […]

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Viral Beer Videos

Given we are all stuck at home these days, spend a few minutes enjoying some great beer videos! Molson Canadian – Made from Canada Molson Canadian – I am Canadian Bud Light Bud Light – Clothing Drive Heineken        

2020 Barley Harvest webpage

In a normal summer, in partnership with our stakeholders, the CMBTC would typically host a new crop tour with customers from around the world.  During the tour, we would generally visit farms in Alberta or Saskatchewan, check out malting barley research plots, and visit other points along the value chain such as an elevator, a […]

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CMBTC Issues 2021-22 Recommended Malting Barley Varieties List

The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) has issued its list of recommended malting barley varieties for the 2021-22 marketing year. The list identifies varieties that hold the most promise for producers in terms of selection and marketability based on current acceptance in the market place. All of the varieties have been pilot tested at […]

Harvest Progress Update

2020 Malting Barley Harvest Quality Update The barley harvest has all but wrapped up, and this year’s malt barley crop in western Canada will rate as one of the better quality crops in the last ten years with excellent plump kernels, high test weight and protein levels in the 11-13.5% range with a low incidence of […]

HARVEST PROGRESS UPDATE

Official harvest progress by Province: As of October 13, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 97.8% complete (source AB Ag). As of October 12, Saskatchewan barley harvest is estimated at 100% complete (source SK Ag). As of October 13 , Manitoba barley harvest is estimated at 99% complete (source MB Ag).

HARVEST PROGRESS UPDATE

Official harvest progress by Province: As of October 6, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 94% complete (source AB Ag). As of October 5, Saskatchewan barley harvest is estimated at 99% complete (source SK Ag). As of October 6, Manitoba barley harvest is estimated at 99% complete (source MB Ag).

Canadian Beer Day

Its October 7th, which means its Canadian Beer Day!   Tip one back and check out the following videos posted on the Beer Canada You Tube channel.  In addition to this year’s Canadian Beer Day video, see also videos that provide an overview of the malting and brewing processes, as well as a variety of beer […]

Harvest progress update

Official harvest progress by Province: As of September 29, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 82% complete (source AB Ag). South – 97.2% Central – 81.7% North East – 80.0% North West – 63.0% Peace – 44.3% As of September 28, Saskatchewan barley harvest is estimated at 98% complete (source SK Ag). As of September […]

Harvest Progress Update

Official harvest progress by Province: As of Sep 22, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 66% complete (source AB Ag). South – 93% Central – 62.1% North East – 52.8% North West – 46.0% Peace – 26.4% As of September 22, Manitoba barley harvest is estimated at 95% complete (source MB Ag). Southwest – 95-100%; […]