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Base Currency: US Dollar
on April 02, 2014
      1 EUR = 1.3787 USD
1 EUR = 0.8281 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5233 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4893 AUD
1 EUR = 142.5380 JPY
1 EUR = 3.1317 BRL
1 EUR = 48.4326 RUB
1 EUR = 8.5103 CNY
      1 USD = 0.7254 EUR
1 USD = 0.6006 GBP
1 USD = 1.1049 CAD
1 USD = 1.0802 AUD
1 USD = 103.3860 JPY
1 USD = 2.2714 BRL
1 USD = 35.1282 RUB
1 USD = 6.1725 CNY

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April 02, 2014
Type Crop 2013 Crop 2014
2rs Barley 187.00-189.00 - 195.00-197.00 down0.51%
6rw Barley 177.00-179.00 - 185.00-187.00 down0.53%
2rs Malt 383.00-385.00 up0.15% 389.00-391.00 down0.31%
6rw Malt 370.50-372.50 up0.16% 377.00-379.00 down0.32%
Feed Barley 161.00-163.00down1.22% nq 

Note: Just click here and you will be led to our Market Price History. These are average French barley market prices estimated on FOB Creil basis. The theoretical average malt prices are based FOB Antwerp being estimated on French malting barley. The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Brewery news Belgium & South Korea: AB InBev completes acquisition of Oriental Brewery ...Click here
Brewery news Brazil: Beer production increases in March and in Q1 this year ...Click here
Brewery news South Korea: Lotte Group’s entry in the beer market to challenge Oriental Brewery and HiteJinro’s positions ...Click here
Brewery news USA: The Brewers Association releases annual top 50 craft and overall brewing companies lists ...Click here
Brewery news Romania: Beer market volume declines by 10% in 2013 ...Click here

Barley news Canada: Malt barley supplies sufficient to cover Canadian yearly demand ...Click here
Barley news UK: Barley availability revised 20 thousand tonnes higher ...Click here
Barley news France: Malting barley markets remain inactive, feed barley seeing higher demand recently ...Click here

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Tell me your genes and I tell you your traits...

Making advances for traits relevant to the brewing industry using traditional hop breeding is complex as most of the traits are quantitative in nature and are likely to be controlled by a large number of genes, each with small effects. Quantitative genetics is a method to describe the inheritance of quantitative traits. Key predictions from quantitative genetic analyses include the amount of heritable genetic variation in traits available for selection and estimates of correlations between traits. In hops, which are dioecious, quantitative genetic analysis has the added benefit of providing a means of assessing the genetic potential of male genotypes for traits expressed only in female plants (such as yield and chemistry). The information gained from quantitative genetic analysis will refine the hop breeding process - improving estimates of the gains that can be anticipated through selection methods, assisting with the development of clearly defined breeding aims for hop improvement, and improving the efficiency and accuracy of parental selection. Such techniques may appear somewhat distant from the organoleptic experience of hops in beer, but they do provide one of the tools required to access the full genetic potential of Humulus lupulus and underpin the development of the next generation of hop cultivars with desirable agronomic and organoleptic characteristics.
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These Days in Business History

March 31
1889 300m Eiffel Tower officially opens, commemorates French Revolution
1896 Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hookless fastening, also know as the zipper
1917 U.S. purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands

April 1
1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" symbol
1826 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
1986 World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel

April 2
1850 City of Los Angeles incorporated
1875 Walter P. Chrysler is born in Wamego, Kansas. He goes on to found the Chrysler Corp. as successor corporation to the failing Maxwell Motor Car Co. in 1925 and to buy Dodge Brothers, Inc., in 1928
1961 The first patent for an integrated circuit is awarded to Fairchild Semiconductor's Robert Noyce, who later co-founds Intel Corp. with Gordon Moore


World Beer Cup 2014
World Beer Cup 2014 key dates:
-Call for Entries: Oct. 28, 2013-Nov. 1, 2013
-Judging: April 7-8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado
-Gala Awards Ceremony: April 11, 2014 in Denver, Colorado

April 2014:
07-08: World Beer Cup 2014 (Denver, USA)
08-11: Craft Brewers Conference 2014 (Denver, USA)
13-17: Trends in Brewing 2014 (Ghent, Belgium)
22-24: Pivovar (Brewer) 2014 (Moscow, Russia)

26-27: Zythos Beer Festival 2014 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2014:
21-24: Pivo (Beer) 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
22-24: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2014 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

June 2014:
11-15: Mondial de la Biere 2014 (Montreal, Canada)

August 2014:
12-16: Great British Beer Festival 2014 (London, UK)

September 2014:
08-11: Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2014 - IBD Scottish Section (Glasgow, UK)
25-27: Drink Technology India 2014 (Mumbai, India)

October 2014:
13-16: China Brew and Beverage 2014 (Beijing, China)

November 2014:
11-13: Brau Beviale 2014 (Nuremberg, Germany)
12-14: Vietbrew 2014 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

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Brewery newsBelgium & South Korea: AB InBev completes acquisition of Oriental Brewery
Anheuser-Busch InBev, KKR and Affinity Equity Partners on March 31 announced that AB InBev has successfully completed the acquisition of Oriental Brewery (OB), the ...More info on site

Brewery newsBrazil: Beer production increases in March and in Q1 this year
According to preliminary data by Sicobe, Brazil’s beer output amounted to 1.193 bln litres in March 2014, an increase of 23.4% versus the same ...More info on site

Brewery newsSouth Korea: Lotte Group’s entry in the beer market to challenge Oriental Brewery and HiteJinro’s positions
Lotte Group’s move to enter the beer market will challenge Oriental Brewery (OB) and HiteJinro and bring stiffer competition, The Korea Times reported on ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: The Brewers Association releases annual top 50 craft and overall brewing companies lists
The Brewers Association—the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers—on March 31 released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume and the craft brewer definition in 2013.

Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 38 were small and independent craft brewing companies.

“In 2013, craft breweries reached new all-time highs in production volume and dollar sales,” said Bart Watson, staff economist, Brewers Association. “Beer lovers continue to demand high-quality, fuller-flavored and local beers from small and independent craft breweries.”

Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies (Based on 2013 beer sales volume) 1 Boston Beer Co. 2 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 3 New Belgium Brewing Co. 4 Gambrinus 5 Lagunitas Brewing Co. 6 Deschutes Brewery 7 Bell's Brewery, Inc. 8 Duvel Moortgat USA 9 Brooklyn Brewery 10 Stone Brewing Co. 11 Matt Brewing Co. 12 Harpoon Brewery 13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery 14 Shipyard Brewing Co. 15 Abita Brewing Co. 16 Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 17 Alaskan Brewing Co. 18 New Glarus Brewing Co. 19 SweetWater Brewing Co. 20 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 21 Anchor Brewing Co. 22 Long Trail Brewing Co. 23 Summit Brewing Co. 24 Oskar Blues Brewery 25 Full Sail Brewing Co. 26 Founders Brewing Co. 27 Rogue Ales 28 Victory Brewing Co. 29 Ballast Point Brewing Co. 30 Ninkasi Brewing Co. 31 Southern Tier Brewing Co. 32 ...More info on site

Brewery newsRomania: Beer market volume declines by 10% in 2013
Romania’s beer market volume declined by 10% compared to 2012, reaching 16.3 million hectolitres last year, Romanian Brewers Association reported on March 25.

Per capita ...More info on site

Brewery news Germany: Carlsberg to appeal German Cartel Office’s fine
Carlsberg A/S’s German unit was among six brewers and seven people fined 231.2 million euros ($319 million) for participating in a price-fixing ring that affected half of the country’s beer drinkers, Bloomberg reported on April 2.

Dr. August Oetker KG’s Radeberger unit and Carlsberg were fined the largest amount, according to the German Cartel Office, which didn’t release the full penalties.

It’s the second round of fines levied this year by Germany’s antitrust regulator in its investigation of the brewery industry. It penalized five beermakers and seven people 106.5 million euros in January.

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world’s largest brewer, escaped a fine for being first to report the cartel, which triggered the investigation, the German regulator said. Revenue in the industry is more than 7 billion euros per year.

“The companies concerned represent more than half of the beer sold in Germany,” Andreas Mundt, president of the German cartel office, said in the statement. “Given the turnover, the high fines are appropriate and necessary to get an effective punishment.”

The other companies fined on April 2 also include Privat-Brauerei Bolten GmbH & Co. KG, Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein Haas & Co. KG, Coelner Hofbraeu P. Josef Frueh KG and Privat-Brauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. OHG. ...More info on site

Brewery news South Africa: SABMiller looking to expand with new beer styles
SABMiller, the world’s second-largest brewer, is looking to expand in South Africa with new beer styles, including flavoured beers such as Flying Fish, and beef up its non-alcoholic drinks portfolio to address new drinking occasions, Business Report said on April 1.

As local subsidiary SA Breweries (SAB) expands its beer offering and “romances” its core lager to maintain its market leadership, SABMiller Beverages South Africa chairman Norman Adami predicted a “substantial upside growth” in the soft drinks market, particularly the still beverages, and the group has already devised a strategy to capitalise on this.

SAB’s still drinks portfolio includes energy drinks PowerPlay and Powerade, Valpre and Bonaqua bottled water, Nestea and Fuze iced teas, as well as Appletiser. SABMiller is a Coca-Cola bottler in 32 markets.

Sales volumes of the still beverages portfolio achieved a compound annual growth rate of 7 percent in the four years to March last year.

The soft drinks portfolio, including all Coca-Cola brands and still beverages, had a compound annual growth rate of 2.5 percent over this period.

Beer sales, which are SAB’s core business, grew 2 percent.

SABMiller is going into a closed period so it could not disclose the performance for the 12 months to March.

In addition to working ...More info on site

Brewery news Brazil: Government raises beer tax by around 1 cent an item
Brazil raised a tax on beer and some other drinks, betting that consumption during the soccer World Cup in June and July will help shore up its finances, The Wall Street Journal reported on April 1.

The government said the increase, effective immediately, applies to beer, some juices, and energy and sports drinks. Dyogo Oliveira, a senior finance ministry official, said the tax increase had been postponed from October and would raise an estimated 200 million Brazilian reais ($85 million) this year to help bolster the government's finances. The tax is equal to around 1 cent an item, the government said.

The Brazilian government has been criticized for allowing spending to rise in recent years. An subsequent increase in public debt was one of the reasons behind Standard & Poor's decision last week to cut the sovereign credit rating of Latin America's largest economy by one notch to the lowest investment-grade level.

Customers expressed dismay about the tax, saying it would add to the pressing concerns about inflation in this nation of 200 million people.

"I think this increase is a disgrace, because even if it's only a small amount, I'm going to have to spend a bit more of my cash," said Luis ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsCanada: Malt barley supplies sufficient to cover Canadian yearly demand
After seeing record yields in 2013, Canada could still be holding onto enough malt barley to supply the domestic industry for an entire year ...More info on site

Barley newsUK: Barley availability revised 20 thousand tonnes higher
HGCA’s supply and demand forecast released on March 26 showed that barley availability in the United Kingdom, at 8.174 mln tonnes, is revised 20 ...More info on site

Barley newsFrance: Malting barley markets remain inactive, feed barley seeing higher demand recently
France’s malting barley markets remain deserted but there was noted a small increase in activity in the middle of the last week, La Depeche ...More info on site

Barley newsFrance: Spring barley planting virtually completed
France’s farmers have practically completed the planting of spring barley. According to FranceAgriMer data as of 24 March, 96% of areas planned for spring ...More info on site

Barley newsUkraine: Barley plantings progressing at the same pace as last year
According to official information, winter wheat for 2014 harvest was planted on 6.3 million hectares and winter barley on 1.2 million hectares compared to ...More info on site

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