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on December 12, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 12, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1352 USD
1 EUR = 0.9036 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5211 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5757 AUD
1 EUR = 128.5100 JPY
1 EUR = 4.4402 BRL
1 EUR = 75.4405 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8314 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8808 EUR
1 USD = 0.7960 GBP
1 USD = 1.3399 CAD
1 USD = 1.3880 AUD
1 USD = 113.2000 JPY
1 USD = 3.9115 BRL
1 USD = 66.4581 RUB
1 USD = 6.8989 CNY

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December 12, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 210.50-212.50 down0.47%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 203.00-205.00 down0.49%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 414.00-416.00 down0.30%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 405.00-407.00 down0.30%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 195.00-197.00up0.51%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2019
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 198.50-200.50 down0.50%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 183.00-185.00 down0.54%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 398.50-400.50 down0.31%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 379.50-381.50 down0.32%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,594.00-1,596.00 down0.62%
Malting Barley (West) 1,594.00-1,596.00 down0.62%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,364.00-1,366.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,364.00-1,366.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Malt news EU: Barley and malt markets quite quiet for the last several months ...Click here

Brewery news World: This year’s extraordinary summer seems to have improved beer consumption levels ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Analysts note craft beer sales growth within on-premise establishments this year ...Click here
Brewery news Mozambique: AB InBev’s Cervejas de Mocambique launches construction of new brewery ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: More than 90% of Vietnam’s beer market is now in hands of four leading brewers ...Click here

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Brewery news The Czech Republic: Bernard brewery reports record production in 2018 ...Click here
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Brewery news UK & India: UK court rules beer baron Vijay Mallya should be extradited to India ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


A very good overview about IBU development during brewing was presented by the Research Team of Ballast Point Brewing. Although the measurement of IBU does not reveal specifics about the measured components (be it Isohumulones, alpha acids or humulinones) to measure IBUs throughout the process is an efficient way to get to know your hop processes better. Some findings are not surprising but important for efficient brewing. The bitterness utilization decreases with increasing hop rates and increasing original gravity values. Utilization increases with higher pH values. Based on IBUs and depending on bitterness level utilization values in the whirlpool can vary between 8-45%.


Tracking IBU Through The Brewing Process: The Quest For Consistency, M 016, oral presentation at the Brewing Summit, August 2018, San Diego

Source: Barth Innovations

These Days in Business History

10 December
1672 - New York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York & Boston
1799 - Metric system established in France
1868 - The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London
1901 - 1st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)
1915 - 10,000,000th model T Ford assembled
1930 - Clayton K Yeutter, US trade representative/Republican National chairman is born in Nebraska
1948 - UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1993 - Dow Jones hits record 3740.67

11 December
1901 - 1st newspaper on Curacao (Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser)
1901 - Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Newfoundland
1930 - Bank of the United States opens in New York NY
1967 - SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
1985 - General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary
1985 - Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)
1997 - The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature

12 December
1858 - Bank of the US opens
1858 - Washington DC established as capital of US
1878 - Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"
1901 - Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US
1991 - Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community


February 2019:
08 - 10: Finest Spirits 2019 (Munich, Germany)
08 - 11: HoReCa 2019 (Athens, Greece)
15 - 16: Braukunst Live! 2019 (Munich, Germany)
16 - 19: Beer Attraction 2019 (Rimini, Italy)
19 - 21: Beviale Moscow 2019 (Moscow, Russia)
19 - 23: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2019 (Norwich, UK)
28 - 02 March: Drink Technology India 2019 (Bengaluru, India)

March 2019:
05 - 07: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico)
11 - 13: 105th Brewing and Engineering Congress 2019 (Rust, Germany)
13 - 14: BeerX 2019 (Liverpool, UK)
13 - 16: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2019 (Blumenau, Brazil)
14 - 16: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2019 (Dublin, Ireland)
15 - 17: Barcelona Beer Festival 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
27 - 28: Craft Beer Italy 2019 (Milan, Italy)
27 - 29: 10th World Barley, Malt & Beer Conference (Warsaw, Poland)

April 2019:
08 - 11: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2019 (Denver, Colorado, USA)
26 - 28: Zythos Beer Festival 2019 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2019:
15 - 17: Craft Beer China 2019 (Shanghai, China)
21 - 24: Beer 2019 (Sochi, Russia)
21 - 26: Latvia Beer Fest 2019 (Riga, Latvia)
22 - 25: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Montreal, Canada)
23 - 25: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2019 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
28 - 30: Brasil Brau 2019 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

June 2019:
02 - 06: The 37th Congress of the European Brewery Convention (Antwerp, Belgium)
03 - 04: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2019 (Antwerp, Belgium)
09 - 11: Brewing Conference 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)
25 - 26: BevExpo 2019 (Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry, United Kingdom)

July 2019:
09 - 11: Fdt Africa 2019 (Midrand, South Africa)

August 2019:
02 - 04: The 23rd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
06 - 10: The Great British Beer Festival 2019 (London, UK)
07 - 10: VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE - PROPACK 2019 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
09 - 10: Beervana 2019 (Wellington, New Zealand)

September 2019:
04 - 08: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
21 - 06 October: Oktoberfest 2019 (Munich, Germany)
26 - 27: Sea Brew 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)

October 2019:
03 - 05: The Great American Beer Festival 2019 (Denver, USA)

November 2019:
12 - 14: Brau Beviale 2019 (Nuremberg, Germany)

December 2019:
05 - 07: Drink Technology India 2019 (New Delhi, India)
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Malt newsEU: Barley and malt markets quite quiet for the last several months
For the last several months barley and malt markets have been asleep, H. M. Gauger GmbH analysts said in their latest report earlier in ...More info on site

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Brewery newsWorld: This year’s extraordinary summer seems to have improved beer consumption levels
Beer consumption has become smaller over the years, but this year’s extraordinary summer has helped to turn the trend, at least for one year, ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Analysts note craft beer sales growth within on-premise establishments this year
After the boom and subsequent plateauing of craft beer sales in the US, on-premise experiential drinking establishments are managing to draw in new customers. Brewpubs, taprooms and game-based bars all saw a surge in popularity in 2018, BeverageDaily.com reported on December 10. Three years ago in-store craft beer sales were seeing a sales growth increase of 12.9%. In-store craft beer sales took a knock between 2017 and 2018, declining 0.2%, yet still reaching $4.9 bln. And according to Nielsen data, there are positive signs of sales growth within US on-premise establishments.

Drinkers are now more drawn to experience-based locations for their alcohol consumption than typical bars with no extra incentives. Consumers said they have visited experiential locations 'more often' in the last year, rather than 'less often', with 43% trying out game-based bars, 42% at a brewery tasting room, 42% at rooftop bars, 42% at premium bars and 41% at groce-rants (a cross between grocery market and restaurant or cafe).

“Despite the appeal of experiential drinking venues among the younger consumers, however, the desire to find new places to drink isn’t exclusive to Millennials. In fact, 15% of all US consumers of legal drinking age ...More info on site

Brewery newsMozambique: AB InBev’s Cervejas de Mocambique launches construction of new brewery
Cervejas de Mocambique, CDM or Beers of Mozambique, has launched the construction of a more than 2 million hectoliter a year brewery at the ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: More than 90% of Vietnam’s beer market is now in hands of four leading brewers
More than 90 percent of Vietnam’s beer market is now in the hands of the ‘big four’ – Sabeco, Habeco, Heineken and Carlsberg, VietNamNet ...More info on site

Brewery news The Czech Republic: Bernard brewery reports record production in 2018
Mid-sized Czech brewer Bernard has reported record production figures for 2018, the Radio Prague reported on December 9.

The brewer produced over 356,000 hectolitres of beer between January and November, exceeding last year’s production by around 24,000 hectolitres.

Around 22 percent of Bernard’s production was exported in 2018, which is around one fifth more than in the previous year. The biggest export destinations are Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Russia.

Brewery news Colombia: Aguila steadily climbing ranks as the bona fide beer brand of Colombia
Aguila is steadily climbing the ranks as the bona fide beer brand of Colombia. The business valuation company, Brand Finance, deemed the beer famous for its patriotic yellow label as the second strongest beer brand in the world and included it in the top 25 of the world’s most valuable beer brands in its end-of-year report. Two years ago Belgium-based beer behemoth Anheuser-Busch InBev acquired SABMiller–which owned the Colombian subsidiary Bavaria Brewing— and since then its Colombian beer brands have ascended in the marketing ranks, The Bogota Post reported on December 7.

Until 2005, Bavaria Brewing was Colombia’s largest brewery. All of the regional arguments about which of Colombia’s beer is tastiest and most refreshing (and cheapest) can be traced back to the expertise and marketing genius of Leo Kopp, a German migrant who founded the country’s first brewery in 1889. The most notable Colombian beer brands include Poker, Costeńa, Club Colombia, and Pilsen, all of which fall under the Bavaria umbrella. Aguila, the pale golden lager from Barranquilla, is the peacemaking beer as it is the official sponsor for the national Colombian soccer team.

Over the last decade the Colombian market has been the most brand-conscious and brand-savvy market ...More info on site

Brewery news Italy: Court reverses trademark decision previously in favour of Heineken’s Italian arm
Heineken’s Italian arm suffered defeat last week when the EU General Court reversed a European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) decision that had previously gone in its favour, the World Intellectual Property Review reported on December 10.

The General Court delivered its decision in the trademark dispute on Friday, December 7.

Heineken Italia applied to register an EU figurative mark depicting the word ‘Cervisia’ and a circular element containing the representation of a seahorse with the EUIPO in 2014.

The beer manufacturer sought to register the mark in classes 32 and 33 for beers, fruit drinks, and alcoholic beverages.

The following year, Spanish beer producer La Zaragozana filed an opposition on the basis of its earlier-registered Spanish word mark ‘Cervisia Ambar’ (3,018,141), which was registered in 2012 in class 32 for beer.

In 2016, the EUIPO’s Opposition Division upheld La Zaragozana’s opposition after finding that a likelihood of confusion exists between the existing mark and the applied-for mark.

However, the Fifth Board of Appeal annulled the decision in 2017, finding that the aural similarity between the marks is outweighed by the visual and conceptual differences.

For example, in the applied-for mark, the word ‘Cervisia’ is “barely legible”, the board said, and the figurative elements of Heineken’s applied-for ...More info on site

Brewery news UK & India: UK court rules beer baron Vijay Mallya should be extradited to India
Business tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from the United Kingdom to India to face fraud charges, a London court ruled on December 10.

The decision was confirmed by R. K. Gaur, a spokesperson for India's Central Bureau of Investigation. The extradition must also be approved by the UK Secretary of State.

Mallya, who was once known as the "King of Good Times," has waged an extended court battle to avoid extradition to India, where he has been charged with fraud and money laundering.

The beer baron took over as chairman of his father's United Breweries Group — known for India's hugely popular Kingfisher Beer — in 1983, and eventually poured money into a Formula 1 team and Indian Premier League cricket.

But the case against him is centered around Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier he founded that went bust six years ago.

He's being pursued by 17 Indian banks, who are trying to recover an estimated $1.3 billion in loans to Kingfisher Airlines. He has been charged by Indian investigators with diverting money from one of those loans into other assets and businesses and misleading his creditors. Mallya has repeatedly denied the charges.

"With respect where have I defrauded banks? I did not borrow a single ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Malting barley markets showing little activity since months
Malting barley markets have shown little activity since months, but tolerance agreements on quality specifications have added to available supplies and relaxed markets, H. ...More info on site

Barley newsMercosur: South America’s import needs of malting barley estimated at 1.1 mln tonnes
The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange and private barley crop estimates range from 3.8 to 4.0 mln tonnes, but the Argentinean Ministry of Agriculture issued ...More info on site

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