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Base Currency: Euro
on May 02, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on May 02, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.2079 USD
1 EUR = 0.8796 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5542 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6013 AUD
1 EUR = 132.1200 JPY
1 EUR = 4.1932 BRL
1 EUR = 75.2056 RUB
1 EUR = 7.6574 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8312 EUR
1 USD = 0.7310 GBP
1 USD = 1.2850 CAD
1 USD = 1.3316 AUD
1 USD = 109.6000 JPY
1 USD = 3.5042 BRL
1 USD = 61.9997 RUB
1 USD = 6.3392 CNY

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May 02, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 170.50-172.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 161.00-163.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 368.00-370.00 up0.15%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 356.50-358.50 up0.16%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 161.00-163.00up0.62%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 188.50-190.50 up1.07%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 164.00-166.00 up0.61%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 385.00-387.00 up0.64%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 355.00-357.00 up0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,164.00-1,166.00 down2.51%
Malting Barley (West) 1,164.00-1,166.00 down2.51%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,184.00-1,186.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,184.00-1,186.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge nq  
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana nq  
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana nq  
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
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Brewery news World: AB InBev focused on growing the company rather than making another major acquisition ...Click here
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Brewery news World: Molson Coors Q1 net income up 33% ...Click here
Brewery news USA: MillerCoors sales drop in Q1 2018 ...Click here
Brewery news India: Carlsberg’s Indian business grows 30% by volume in Q1 2018 ...Click here
Brewery news Nigeria: Guinness Nigeria reports 17% revenue growth in nine months to March 31 ...Click here

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Barley news Ukraine & Russia: Ukraine increases barley exports in March, Russia in July-February 2017/18 ...Click here
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Brewery news Mozambique: Tax Authority pushing ahead with plans to impose fiscal stamps on beer ...Click here
Brewery news Nigeria: Guinness Nigeria announces appointment of new CEO ...Click here
Brewery news New Zealand: Pint of beer in Auckland is the 24th most expensive pint in the world ...Click here
Barley news Zimbabwe: Delta Corporation Limited’s investments in barley contracting scheme total almost $3 mln ...Click here
Brewery news World: AB InBev accuses Heineken of infringing four of its patents ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


We know many of the factors that have an impact on dry hopping and the resulting flavour, however, a German research team looked further into the role of the dry hopped medium in dry hop flavour development. They were able to show an increase for almost all measured hop components with the increase of ethanol addition, combining as dipol hydrophilic and lipophilic properties. They found that the octanol-water partition coefficient value (log p) of a hop oil component is a key attribute for the transfer rate from hop pellets into beer and the resulting concentration of several compounds in dryhopped beer - though biotransformation reactions might still change the picture.


Haselbeck, K.; Dependency of Transfer of Flavor-Active during Dry hopping, P.3.3. at 13th Trends in Brewing, April 2018, Ghent
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These Days in Business History

30 April
1506 - Philip of Bourgondy and England sign trade agreement
1925 - Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity
1939 - NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fairopening day ceremonial address
1939 - NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with Franklin D. Roosevelt at opening of New York World's Fair
1995 - Sun Microsystems launches Java, the universal Internet programming language that brings "white space" and greater interactivity to millions of websites and Internet users

01 May
1876 - The Amsterdam Stock Exchange Association (Vereniging voor de Effectenhandel) is created by 465 Dutch brokers; from now on, only members of the association are allowed to trade on the exchange
1878 - The Tokyo Stock Exchange Co., Ltd., is established, primarily to trade bonds
1925 - The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members
1972 - Economist Milton Friedman rings the opening bell at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to inaugurate the world's first day of trading in foreign-currency futures

02 May
1896 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average is first published
1913 - William R. Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Co., is born in Ann Arbor, Mich
1985 - Quantum Computer Services is incorporated in Delaware. In 1991 it changes its name to America Online, Inc.
1998 - The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy


May 2018:
16-18: Craft Beer China 2018 (Shanghai, China)
22-24: Beer 2018 (Sochi, Russia)
23-27: Latvia Beer Fest 2016 (Riga, Latvia)
31-02 June: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2018 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

June 2018:
06-09: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
07-08: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2018 (Brussels, Belgium)

10-13: ASBC Malt Flavor and Aroma Symposium 2018 (Roseville, MN, USA)
20-22: Sea Brew 2018 (Manila, Philippines)
29-01 July: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Paris, France)

August 2018:
03-05: The 22nd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
07-11: The Great British Beer Festival 2018 (London, UK)
08-11: Vietfood & Beverage 2018 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
10-11: Beervana 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)
12-15: Brewing Summit 2018 (San Diego, USA)

September 2018:
04-06: food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) (Johannesburg, South Africa)
12-14: 6th International Symposium for Young Scientists and Technologists in Malting, Brewing and Distilling (Bittburg/Trier, Germany)
20-22: The Great American Beer Festival 2018 (Denver, USA)
22-07 October: Oktoberfest 2018 (Munich, Germany)
24-26: 9th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium 2018 (Recife, Brazil)

October 2018:
23-26: China Brew China Beverage 2018 (Shanghai, China)
24-26: drink technology India 2018 (Mumbai, India)

November 2018:
13-15: Brau Beviale 2018 (Nuremberg, Germany)

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Brewery newsWorld: AB InBev focused on growing the company rather than making another major acquisition
The head of AB InBev's North American operations said the world's biggest beer maker is focusing on growing the company and integrating its recent ...More info on site

Brewery newsWorld: Carlsberg reports 5% decline in Q1 sales, keeps 2018 outlook
Strong growth in China for Carlsberg helped to dilute the negative effects of currencies and lower volumes in the Russian market, allowing the Danish ...More info on site

Brewery newsWorld: Molson Coors Q1 net income up 33%
Molson Coors Brewing Co reported on May 2 its first-quarter net income attributable to the company increased 33% to USD278.1 million from the prior ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: MillerCoors sales drop in Q1 2018
The parent of MillerCoors said on May 2 that a soft start to the year in the U.S. beer market and an issue with under-shipping product to U.S. distributors resulted in a drop in sales and operating income for the Chicago-based brewer.

MillerCoors, which operates breweries in Milwaukee and represents the United States portion of parent company Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s operations, recorded net sales for the first quarter of 2018 of $1.65 billion, a 5.8 percent decline from $1.75 billion the year before, Denver-based Molson Coors reported. Earnings before taxes and other expenses dropped 12.2 percent to $388.9 million from $442.9 million a year ago.

U.S. brand volume decline 3.8 percent, largely because of lower volume in the premium light segment that includes MillerCoors’ top sellers Coors Light and Miller Lite. Sales-to-wholesalers were hurt by the weak U.S. industry conditions, and the timing of wholesale inventories, which included delays in shipments to wholesalers in parts of the country related to the launch of a new ordering system at its brewery in Golden, Colo., that took longer to ramp up than expected, Molson Coors said.

Brewery newsIndia: Carlsberg’s Indian business grows 30% by volume in Q1 2018
Danish brewer Carlsberg said Indian business grew 30% by volume due to lower base and increasing market share of its strong beer brand Tuborg, ...More info on site

Brewery newsNigeria: Guinness Nigeria reports 17% revenue growth in nine months to March 31
Guinness Nigeria Plc has released its results for the nine month period ended March 31, 2018. The announcement, which was made to the Nigerian ...More info on site

Brewery news New Zealand: Moa Brewing teams up with Constellation Brands to create joint selling force
Moa Brewing Co, the largest New Zealand-owned brewer, has teamed up with Constellation Brands New Zealand, makers of leading wine brands Kim Crawford, Selaks and Crafters Union, to create MoBev, a joint selling force focussed on the New Zealand market, Voxy reported on April 30.

Both Moa and Constellation have been in strong growth over the past year and this move is expected to enhance this performance whilst opening new opportunities for both businesses. With a wider portfolio, this new selling force will expand its reach to service more beverage moments and occasions (the inspiration behind the name MoBev). The companies also plan to work together in Australia, where they will share existing sales resources.

Moa CEO Geoff Ross and Constellation President Simon Towns say the collaboration creates a beverage portfolio and servicing model that delivers benefits to both customers and consumers.

Craft beer is a powerful contributor of alcohol-beverage growth right now, Towns adds.

"We have been watching the growth of craft beer both locally and globally. Moa are the largest independent craft brewer in New Zealand and we’re excited about working with them," Towns says.

"Ballast Point and Funky Buddha are a couple of our own craft beers that are complementary to Moa’s ...More info on site

Brewery news Mozambique: Tax Authority pushing ahead with plans to impose fiscal stamps on beer
The Mozambican Tax Authority (AT) is pushing ahead with plans to impose fiscal stamps on bottled and canned beer, despite warnings from the drinks industry that the stamps may lead to a reduction, rather than an increase, in tax revenue, AllAfrica.com reported on May 2.

According to a report in the May 2nd issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias", the AT will begin to test the technology next week.

Currently only one company produces beer in Mozambique, CDM (Beers of Mozambique), with breweries in Maputo, Beira and Nampula. Both CDM and the association of drinks producers (ABIBA) have warned of reduced revenue, if putting fiscal stamps on the final product reduces the speed of bottling.

The CDM production lines can fill between 60,000 and 120,000 bottles per hour. If adding the fiscal stamp slows down the line, then less beer will be produced, and less will be consumed.

CDM points out that only four countries in the world put fiscal stamps on beer, and all of them are Muslim-majority countries. Furthermore CDM is already one of Mozambique's major taxpayers, and nobody has ever accused it of tax evasion.

Last week, ABIBA predicted that, if fiscal stamps are imposed on beer, this will cut annual ...More info on site

Brewery news Nigeria: Guinness Nigeria announces appointment of new CEO
Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Baker Magunda as its new CEO. The former CEO, Peter Ndegwa, will take a new role at Guinness parent company, Diageo Plc, the Nairametrics reported on May 2.

This is Guinness fourth CEO in 5 years. In 2015, it appointed Mr. John O’Keefe as CEO taking over from Seni Adetu, a Nigerian. Within 6 months of taking the appointment, John was promoted President, Diageo Africa, making room for Peter Ndegwa (Kenyan) to take over.

Baker Magunda will join Guinness Nigeria from Diageo-owned Meta Abo Breweries in Ethiopia. Under Baker’s tenure, Meta Abo has seen the launch of the Guinness brand in the country and a strong innovation pipeline of brands brought to market.

He has nearly twenty years’ experience in the consumer goods and alcohol industry and has worked across Africa in Uganda and Kenya as well as Ethiopia and Sudan.

In 1963, Ikeja in Lagos Nigeria was chosen as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the Guinness brand. Two years later, in 1965, Guinness Nigeria was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Its share price is currently trading at ₦103.00 on the floor of the exchange.

Brewery news New Zealand: Pint of beer in Auckland is the 24th most expensive pint in the world
A pint of beer in an Auckland restaurant costs on average NZ$9.05 making it the equal 24th most expensive pour in the world, Stuff.co.nz reported on May 2.

A survey of beer prices from Finder New Zealand looked at how much beer costs in 177 cities around the world, and the nation is paying nine times more than the cheapest.

The results were compiled from cost of living sites Numbeo and Expatistan and are based on a 500ml pour of domestic beer in a restaurant.

Auckland was New Zealand's representative city and the cost has been converted to New Zealand dollars.

The NZ$9.05 pint was nearly double the global average, which was about NZ$4.96.

Australia (Sydney, NZ$8.75), Japan (Tokyo, NZ$7.85), Canada (Toronto, NZ$8.01), South Africa (Johannesburg, NZ$2.92) were all cheaper.

The cheapest beer is in Caracas, Venezuela, at NZ$1.

Dearer than New Zealand were the UK (London, NZ$9.32), France (Paris, NZ$10.79) and the United States (New York, NZ$10.89).

Norway (Olso, NZ$14.04) and Iceland (Reykjavik, NZ$15.59) were much dearer, but the most expensive pint of all was in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which set you back NZ$16.80.

Stuff beer columnist Michael Donaldson said having restaurant prices for the survey distorted the cost somewhat. Most people didn't pay that for a ...More info on site

Brewery news World: AB InBev accuses Heineken of infringing four of its patents
Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev is suing rival Heineken for infringing patents related to the storage of beer in kegs, the World Intellectual Property Review reported on May 2.

In a claim filed at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday, April 30, AB InBev accused Heineken of infringing four of its patents.

The patents in question are US numbers 9,162,372; 9,517,876; 9,994,453; and 9,555,572. The patents relate to a method of storing beer in a keg using a “blow-moulded bag-in-container”.

Heineken’s allegedly infringing products are the BrewLock system and the Blade, which are described as “blow-moulded bag-in-container bottles”.

According to the claim, draft beer is traditionally stored in stainless steel kegs and is dispensed by introducing gas directly into the keg, forcing the beer out. However, the gas can affect the quality of the beer.

AB InBev’s bag-in-container bottle comprises a vent which extends through the neck of the bottle and into the keg, between the inner bag and the outer container, preserving the taste of the beer.

“This vent allows a pressurised gas to be introduced through the neck into the interface, which squeezes the inner bag and dispenses the liquid in it, all without allowing any gas to contact ...More info on site

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Barley news Ukraine & Russia: Ukraine increases barley exports in March, Russia in July-February 2017/18
Barley exports from Ukraine increased substantially in March compared to February 2018. They totaled 110.5 thousand tonnes - up 66% from February (66.7 thousand tonnes) but down 47% from March 2017 (208.4 thousand tonnes), UkrAgroConsult reported on May 2.

Ukrainian exporters supplied more than 4 mln tonnes of barley to foreign markets in the first nine months of MY 2017/18 (July-March), i.e. 15% less than at the same time last season.

As before, this season’s main end markets for Ukrainian barley include Saudi Arabia, China, the European Union, and Libya. The share of Turkey continues to grow. During the reporting period, Ukraine supplied 25% more barley to this market than during the whole of last season.

Due to a substantial rise in Ukrainian barley shipments to China (up 163% on the year), less was exported to end markets such as Libya, Iran, Israel, Tunisia etc. In addition, this season Ukraine shipped no barley to the UAE, Oman, Egypt, Bangladesh and some other countries.

Noteworthy, in July-February 2017/18 Russia increased barley shipments by 36% as compared to the whole 2016/17 season. The share of Saudi Arabia increased to 37% of its exports. Iran imported 1.1 mln tonnes of Russian barley, or more than twice as ...More info on site

Barley news Zimbabwe: Delta Corporation Limited’s investments in barley contracting scheme total almost $3 mln
Listed beverages manufacturer Delta Corporation Limited says it has so far spent close to $3 million on its barley contract farming scheme targeting a yield of 33 000 tonnes this year, the Chronicle reported on May 2.

Over the years, the beverages producer has financed the production of barley and sorghum through a contract arrangement to boost the crops’ supply at the firm. The two crops are some of the raw materials required by the company.

In an interview, Delta corporate affairs executive, Mrs Patricia Murambinda, said 91 percent of the sorghum under the contract scheme was coming from communal farmers while nine percent was from commercial farmers.

“Looking at malting barley, we have 5 863 hectares which we have contracted and we want to deliver 33 000 tonnes of barley from the 47 commercial farmers that we contracted.

“Under this scheme, we have spent almost $3 million and planting is in progress at the moment and it will continue until end of June,” she said.

Mrs Murambinda said in the 2017/18 season, they contracted 6 957 hectares of red malt sorghum and the company, through the scheme during the period under review, has supported 2 977 households.

“We have supported them to the tune of ...More info on site

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