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Base Currency: Euro
on June 22, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on June 22, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1538 USD
1 EUR = 0.8737 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5381 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5664 AUD
1 EUR = 127.5900 JPY
1 EUR = 4.3567 BRL
1 EUR = 73.6871 RUB
1 EUR = 7.4977 CNY
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1 USD = 0.7576 GBP
1 USD = 1.3313 CAD
1 USD = 1.3564 AUD
1 USD = 110.2700 JPY
1 USD = 3.7720 BRL
1 USD = 63.7873 RUB
1 USD = 6.4909 CNY

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June 22, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 175.50-177.50 down0.56%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 167.00-169.00 down0.59%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 374.50-376.50 down0.33%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 364.50-366.50 down0.34%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 165.00-167.00down0.60%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 191.50-193.50 down0.52%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 169.00-171.00 down0.58%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 388.50-390.50 down0.31%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 361.00-363.00 down0.34%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 192.00-194.00 down0.05%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,234.00-1,236.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,234.00-1,236.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,354.00-1,356.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,354.00-1,356.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 336.00-338.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 355.00-357.00 -
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 255.00-257.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 255.00-257.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 318.00-320.00 -
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 180.00-182.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 148.00-150.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 129.00-131.00 -
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Brewery news India: Enforcement Directorate rejects lenders plea to sell United Breweries shares worth RS2,000 crore ...Click here
Brewery news New Zealand: New Zealanders drinking more low and zero alcohol beer options ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Heineken buys minority stake in London’s Beavertown Brewery ...Click here

Barley news EU: Winter barley harvest starts in Europe with mixed expectations ...Click here
Barley news Canada: Barley use forecast to be up 7% this season ...Click here
Barley news Russia: Barley exports in July-April 2017/18 up 61% versus exports in whole season 2016/17 ...Click here

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Brewery news Indonesia: Head of Jakarta Legislative Council proposes to close down Delta Djakarta beer company ...Click here
Brewery news Ireland: Diageo announces price hike for its beers in Ireland ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Budweiser overtakes Foster’s as Britain’s second-biggest beer brand ...Click here
Brewery news USA: AB InBev bringing four draft beers by its Spanish brewer Cervezas La Virgen to the US ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Lion launching full strength version of Iron Jack beer ...Click here
Brewery news Kenya: Royal Unibrew adds medium strength beer Faxe Gold to its Kenyan portfolio ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


The German Hop Research Team in Huell is introducing two more hop varieties to the world. Although there is a demand for new and exciting flavors from brewers, it is also important to breed sucessors of established noble varieties that exhibit more "grower-friendly" behaviour with better resistances and higher yield. These two varieties 89/25 and 96/24 possess agronomic strength and were bred from saaz relatives. They both show relevant noble aroma characters but have higher oil contents compared to their ancestors of about 1.7 ml/100gr.


Gahr, A; Characteristics of two New Huell Hop Varieties, lecture at 13th Trends in Brewing, April 2018, Ghent,
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These Days in Business History

21 June
1948 - One of the world's earliest modern computers, the Small-Scale Experimental Machine runs its first program successfully, proving that it can store data and user programs and process them at electronic speed
1990 - After decades of closure, the Budapest Stock Exchange reopens for trading

22 June
1775 - US Congress authorizes the first issuance of Continental Currency, or U.S. paper money
1899 - Michal Kalecki is born, Polish economist
2009 - Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon

23 June
1848 - Antoine Joseph Sax patents Saxophone
1907 - James Meade, English Economist

24 June
1839 - Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift and Co
1932 - David McTaggart is born, co-founder, Greenpeace
1963 - 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London


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 news India: Enforcement Directorate rejects lenders plea to sell United Breweries shares worth RS2,000 crore
Dealing a blow to banks’ efforts to recover money from fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, the Enforcement Directorate has rejected their plea to sell shares worth Rs 2,000 crore in United Breweries, two people aware of the development said. Dutch brewer Heineken is keen on buying the shares to strengthen its holding of the Indian beer market leader, the Economic Times reported on June 22.

Banks had sought release of the shares attached by the Enforcement Directorate but they have declined the request, said a bank official aware of the matter. “The share prices will keep on coming down. If we sell at a later date with a huge discount, then who is to be held responsible? Will the ED take responsibility,” the official asked.

State Bank of India, in a letter to the ED, had requested that it be allowed to sell the United Breweries shares pledged to the lender as surety against the loans taken by Mallya. It had offered to keep the proceeds in an escrow account until a final decision was made on where the money would go to. People involved in the matter said the state-run lender had also promised to sign an undertaking pledging transfer of ...More info on site

Brewery news New Zealand: New Zealanders drinking more low and zero alcohol beer options
New Zealanders are drinking more low and zero alcohol beer options while out on the town, Stuff.co.nz reported on June 22.

The fifth most popular tap beer from Lion Breweries was its Speights Mid, with 2.5 per cent alcohol content.

Aucklander Catlin McIlhagga, the general manager of 95bFM, chose to stop drinking a few years ago.

"I didn't want to drink alcohol anymore but the whole social thing of having a beer is still nice," she said.

McIlhagga said she hasn't faced any negative feedback for her choice, though going out could still present a challenge.

"Zero alcohol beers are really hard to find in bars and I would rather not pay NZ$14 for a mocktail.

"I mean, it's nice but I thought alcohol was supposed to be the expensive bit so what am I paying for?"

She has found supermarkets and liquor stores offering an increasing number of options, including some "that weren't terrible".

Figures released by Stats NZ show a flattening of the overall availability of low alcohol options in 2017, after a massive spike over the previous three years.

In 2013, there was around 3.36 million litres of low-alcohol beer, doubling to 7.86 million litres in 2017.

Low-alcohol beer was defined as beer being ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Heineken buys minority stake in London’s Beavertown Brewery
Heineken has gobbled up a slice of London’s Beavertown Brewery in the latest move by a large brewer to tap into rising consumer interest in craft beers, the Financial Times reported on June 21.

The Dutch company’s investment in a minority stake “gives Beavertown the £40m …funding injection” needed to sharply increase its output, the craft brewer said.

A Beavertown spokesperson declined to comment on how large a portion of the group Heineken had purchased, except to say “it is a minority stake, so we retain total control and freedom to do our own thing.”

The investment will help Beavertown fund the building of a new, much larger, brewing facility called Beaverworld. With the new facility, Beavertown said it will have “enough capacity to get our beer on to every street corner in the UK and beyond.”

Beavertown said Beaverworld will create 150 new jobs.

Heineken forged a similar path with Lagunitas Brewing Company, a Californian brewer. It bought half the company in 2015, and followed up last year by purchasing all remaining shares.

“This partner was chosen as it offers long term stability for Beavertown and Team Beaver so that we can continue to chase our dreams, grow at a fast pace and fulfil our ...More info on site

Brewery news Indonesia: Head of Jakarta Legislative Council proposes to close down Delta Djakarta beer company
Head of the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) Prasetyo Edi Marsudi was against the Jakarta administration`s decision to divest its shares in the city`s beer company Delta Djakarta and proposed a new one, the Tempo reported on June 22.

“It would be better if it were closed entirely, that would be wise, so there would be no more beer in Jakarta,” said Prasteyo at his office in Central Jakarta on Thursday, June 21.

Prasetyo likened Delta Djakarta with spoils of war and preached that taking money from the sales of a beer company is more sinful than the direct consumers who drink the beer.

The Jakarta Administration officially announced that it has let go of its 26.25 percent shares in the beer company. Delta Djakarta also produces other products such as Anker, San Miguel, Kuda Putih, and Carlsberg.

This divestment was promised by Jakarta Governor and Deputy Governor Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno during the pair’s Gubernatorial Election campaign last year.

Brewery news Ireland: Diageo announces price hike for its beers in Ireland
The price of Diageo drinks is set to rise, the Newstalk reported on June 20.

The company has confirmed it has recently written to all its customers - including publicans, wholesalers and retailers - to advise them of changes to their price list for beers in Ireland.

This includes an increase in draught beer of 4c per pint, excluding VAT, to publicans and a similar increase for packaged beer to retailers

The firm says this is due to the "rising costs in doing business in Ireland".

Diageo says: "This increase is in line with current inflation trends and it is necessary to ensure we can continue to make significant investments in our business and in the wider hospitality sector."

The move is likely to impact Guinness, Smithwicks, Hop House, Carlsberg and Budweiser both in pubs and through the off licence trade.

They announced a similar increase last year, the first in five years.

The 4c increase comes before VAT, which could see 5c added to the price of a pint.

The increases are set to come into effect from July 2nd.

Brewery news UK: Budweiser overtakes Foster’s as Britain’s second-biggest beer brand
Budweiser has overtaken Foster’s to become Britain’s second-biggest beer brand, The Grocer reported on June 21.

Supermarket value sales of the AB InBev brand (not including its spin-off Bud Light or its alcohol-free Prohibition Brew) have surged by £17.5 mln to £381.7 mln.

Including Bud Light, which has pulled in £30.5 mln in extra sales this year, and Prohibition, this figure rises to an eye-watering £418.4 mln - a 13.3% rise year on year. In fact, Bud Light was the best-performing lager SKU in the supermarkets this year [Nielsen 52 w/e 21 April 2018].

Foster’s, meanwhile, has had 11% of its value wiped away, falling to £354.2 mln. Its standard lager has lost £31.8 mln (8.4%) while its Gold variant has lost £11.4 mln, more than two thirds (68.3%) of its value.

Budweiser’s growth had been “phenomenal”, said the brand’s UK marketing manager Rowan Chidgey. “Its performance has been driven by its affiliation to key sporting events and cultural moments this year.”

Toby Lancaster, category and shopper marketing director at Foster’s owner Heineken UK, said Heineken expected a “much stronger” performance from the brand over the coming year, with plans to introduce new on-pack promotions offering shoppers the chance to win prizes.

Foster’s would ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: AB InBev bringing four draft beers by its Spanish brewer Cervezas La Virgen to the US
Another Anheuser-Busch InBev craft beer acquisition appears to be headed to the United States, according to labels approved by federal regulators this month, MillerCoors’ Behind the Beer blog reported on June 20.

Spanish brewer Cervezas La Virgen, which Anheuser-Busch InBev acquired in January 2017 via its New York-based ZX Ventures arm, gained approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau on labels for four draft beers: an IPA, a pale ale, a Helles-style lager and an amber ale.

For now, each of the beers will be imported only in 30-liter Euro kegs, per regulatory filings. A company spokesman declined to comment.

When its beers hit the U.S. market, Madrid-based Cervezas La Virgen will become the third AB InBev-acquired international craft brewery to begin selling beer in the U.S. this year, joining the Australian brand 4 Pines and Mexican import Bocanegra.

Cervezas La Virgen was founded in 2011 by three Spaniards who hatched the idea while living in San Francisco. The company now operates six taprooms and brewpubs in the Spanish capital of Madrid. Its broad portfolio spans styles familiar to the typical U.S. craft consumer. The beers it plans to import to the U.S. include La Virgen IPA, which checks in at ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: Lion launching full strength version of Iron Jack beer
Australia’s Lion is building on its hugely successful launch of Iron Jack, with the launch of a full strength version of the beer, The Shout reported on June 20.

The launch of the mid strength Iron Jack in 2017, was lauded as the most successful beer launch in a decade, after selling over 16 million litres in its first eight months.

Lion’s Contemporary Portfolio Manager, Amy Darvill said: “Iron Jack is a brand inspired by Australia’s legendary outdoorsmen and the traditional values they portray like loyalty, strength and generosity.

“It’s about recognising that the role of the modern Aussie male is evolving, but those old school traits are still as important now as they used to be.”

Iron Jack Full Strength Lager will be 4.2 per cent ABV and features pale malts with a “light dose” of Saaz hops. The beer is preservative free and has 30 per cent fewer carbs than regular full strength beers.

The launch of Iron Jack Full Strength will be supported by a new brand campaign and TVC set to launch later in 2018 and it will be available from July 16 in 330ml bottles, 375ml cans and on tap at selected outlets nationally.

Brewery news Kenya: Royal Unibrew adds medium strength beer Faxe Gold to its Kenyan portfolio
Danish beverage firm Royal Unibrew has expanded its Kenya portfolio with introduction of a medium strength beer Faxe Gold, upping the competition for its rivals, the Business Daily reported on June 21.

The new 5.5 per cent alcohol content beer will be available in 330-mililitre bottles and 500-millilitre cans.

It adds to the Faxe 10 per cent and Faxe Stout 7.7 per cent beers already in the Kenyan market.

“The product will complement the already existing beer. Faxe Gold is an easy everyday lager beer,” said Nicolas Baroutis, commercial director Africa for Royal Unibrew.

The beer, imported and distributed by Patiala Distillers, will take on other premium brands in the market with an alcohol volume of between four per cent and five per cent as the Faxe brand has been mainly in the strong beer category.

Kenya in one of the three African countries alongside Burkina Faso and Ghana that will see the introduction of the new product.

“Kenya is a big market and the consumer knows and enjoys beer. It is one of our focus countries in Africa,” said Mr Baroutis. The Danish company is banking on the popularity and consumption in the category to grow its market share.

In August 2017, Euromonitor projected that beer ...More info on site

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Barley newsEU: Winter barley harvest starts in Europe with mixed expectations
The winter barley harvest has started in the European Union, with lower production expected from northern regions due to hot and dry weather but ...More info on site

Barley newsCanada: Barley use forecast to be up 7% this season
For 2017-18, Canada’s total domestic barley use is forecast to increase 7% to 6.288 mln tonnes due to higher feed and industrial use, Agriculture ...More info on site

Barley newsRussia: Barley exports in July-April 2017/18 up 61% versus exports in whole season 2016/17
According to preliminary information, Russia exported 349.9 thousand tonnes of barley in April 2018, i.e. 11% less than in the previous month but 24% ...More info on site

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