Russia has prepared a new interstate standard for beer

The Union of Russian Brewers prepared a draft of a new interstate standard for beer.

The project proposes to limit tolerance for the replacement of brewing malt to 20%, and to set the use of sugar-containing products within 2%. Currently, in accordance with adopted technical regulation “On the safety of alcoholic products” (EAEU TR 047/2018), which will come into force on January 1, 2024, the use of sugar-containing products within 5% is allowed for beer, and replacement of brewing malt with grain or products of its processing (grain products) should not exceed 50% of the mass of malt being replaced.

In addition, according to “Kommersant”, the standard introduces identification of beer by minimum concentration levels of total nitrogen and other substances that are formed in beer in the required volume, if highly active enzymes and catalysts have not been used to speed up production.

GOST also expands the list of crops allowed for beer production; what is meant here are: buckwheat, oats and rye.