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on February 22, 2019
Base Currency: US Dollar
on February 22, 2019
      1 EUR = 1.1340 USD
1 EUR = 0.8690 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4960 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5943 AUD
1 EUR = 125.5600 JPY
1 EUR = 4.2409 BRL
1 EUR = 74.3367 RUB
1 EUR = 7.6128 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8818 EUR
1 USD = 0.7663 GBP
1 USD = 1.3193 CAD
1 USD = 1.4059 AUD
1 USD = 110.7200 JPY
1 USD = 3.7399 BRL
1 USD = 65.5553 RUB
1 USD = 6.7135 CNY

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February 22, 2019
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 184.50-186.50 down1.07%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 181.00-183.00 down1.09%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 383.50-385.50 down0.64%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 379.50-381.50 down0.64%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 170.00-172.00down0.58%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2019
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 185.50-187.50 down0.53%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 177.00-179.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 382.50-384.50 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 372.00-374.00 -
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 212.00-214.00 down2.47%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,534.00-1,536.00 down0.65%
Malting Barley (West) 1,534.00-1,536.00 down0.65%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,284.00-1,286.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,284.00-1,286.00 -
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Brewery news World: Carlsberg warns stellar profit growth won’t be repeated unless weather shines again ...Click here
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Most breweries have gained a lot of experience in dry hopping, knowing which set up for dry hopping leads to a certain dry hop flavour, mostly using a solid-liquid separation technique. A group of German Researchers look into the properties of hop filter cakes and the relevant operational parameters for the separation of hop particles from beer. With the aim that these findings may directly help breweries reduce the duration of dry hopping while increasing the product yield. The considerable swelling volume of hop pellets is favourable for aroma extraction due to the surface area increase of the primary particles. Swelling of the pellets at higher temperatures accelerates this step as well as disintegration. However, performing filtration at higher temperatures can reduce the permeability remarkably, thus justifying cold extraction. Given the compressibility of the hop filter cake, low operating pressures are also beneficial. If yeast cells are present, the pressure drop rises, so the operational parameters might need to be adjusted. Just as in real life, good dry hopping requires a lot of compromises…


P. M. Bandelt Riess, Characterizing the Filtration Behavior of Hop Particles for Efficient Dry Hopping Methods. Brewing Science, 71 (September/October 2018), pp. 74-80
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These Days in Business History

21 February
1914 - The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (formerly the Association of Stock Brokers in Hong Kong) is established
1947 - Edwin H. Land, founder of Polaroid Corp., demonstrates the instant camera to 650 scientists assembled at the annual meeting of the Optical Society of America
1988 - Peter Kalikow purchases New York Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million

22 February
1923 - Transcontinental airmail service begins
1989 - New York Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner
2006 - Apple's iTunes store sells its 1 billionth song

23 February
1886 - Aluminum manufacturing process developed
1886 - London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad
1965 - Michael Dell is born. He later drops out of the University of Texas at Austin to found Dell Computer Corp. with the radical idea of assembling made-to-order computers

24 February
1921 - 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hours flying time
1986 - Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
1995 - Dow-Jones hits record 4011.74


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:
04 - 06: Warsaw Beer Festival 2019 (Warsaw, Poland)
05 - 06: Helsinki Beer Festival 2019 (Helsinki, Finland)
08 - 11: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2019 (Denver, Colorado, USA)
10 - 12: Drink Technology India 2019 (Bengaluru, India)
26 - 28: Zythos Beer Festival 2019 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2019:
07 - 09: International Beer Strategies Conference 2019 (Dublin, Ireland)
15 - 17: Craft Beer China 2019 (Shanghai, China)
17 - 19: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Paris, France)
21 - 23: Africa Brewing Conference 2019 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
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)
30 - 01 June: Expo Wine + Beer 2019 (Santiago de Chile, Chile)

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)
24 - 26: 2019 ASBC Meeting (New Orleans, USA)
25 - 26: BevExpo 2019 (Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Coventry, United Kingdom)

July 2019:
03 - 04: Craft Drinks India 2019 (Bengaluru, India)
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)
26 - 31: Copa Cervezas de America 2019 (Valparaiso, Chile)

September 2019:
04 - 08: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
21 - 06 October: Oktoberfest 2019 (Munich, Germany)
21 - 06 October: Oktoberfest 2019 (Munich, Germany)
26 - 28: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2019 (Stockholm, Sweden)
26 - 27: Sea Brew 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)

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

November 2019:
12 - 14: Brau Beviale 2019 (Nuremberg, Germany)
27 - 29: Drink Japan 2019 (Makuhari Messe, Japan)

December 2019:
05 - 07: Drink Technology India 2019 (New Delhi, India)
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Brewery newsWorld: Carlsberg warns stellar profit growth won’t be repeated unless weather shines again
Carlsberg has warned that 2018‘s stellar profit growth may not be matched this year, unless the weather shines again, wilcoxguardian.com reported on February 22.

The ...More info on site

Brewery newsItaly: Beer purchases hit EUR1 bln sales mark for the first time
Beer purchases in Italy set a new record last year, hitting the €1 billion sales mark for the first time, ESM reported on February ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Boston Beer Company returns to growth in 2018
Boston Beer Company officially returned to growth in 2018, Brewbound reported on February 21.

The nation’s second largest craft beer company — which makes Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, and Truly Hard Seltzer, among other offerings — posted double-digit growth in depletions, shipments and sales last year, according to an earnings report released on February 20.

Boston Beer’s net revenue increased 15.4 percent, to $995.7 million, for the 52-week period ending December 29. The company said it shipped nearly 4.3 million barrels of product in 2018, up from about 3.8 million barrels in 2017 and 4 million barrels in 2016.

Additionally, Boston Beer reported similar growth in depletions (+13) and shipments (+13.7) for the full year, attributing its depletion growth to non-beer offerings Truly Hard Seltzer (the company quietly dropped “Spiked & Sparkling” from the name), Twisted Tea and Angry Orchard brands. Nevertheless, volume declines continued for its Samuel Adams line of craft beers.

In the same report, Boston Beer announced fourth-quarter earnings, which were highlighted by an 11 percent increase in depletions for the 13-week period ending December 29. The company reported a 9.2 percent increase in net revenue, to $225.2 million, which it attributed to a 6.3 percent increase in shipments.

In ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Craft brewery openings slow down in 2017
More than 430 new craft breweries opened in the UK throughout 2017, down from a record 520 the previous year, according to the latest statistics from HMRC, The Drinks Business reported on January 28.

A total of 430 new breweries opened in the UK in the year ending 31 December 2017, as craft beer increases its market share in pubs and supermarkets, says UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group.

This compared to an average opening rate of just 100 per year in 2009, but nevertheless represents a slowdown from 2016, which saw a record 520 new brewery openings, reflecting fears that independent brewers “have been hit by rising ingredients costs caused by a slump in the pound”.

Another challenge lies in securing funding and investment, with many breweries relying on crowdfunding and selling shares to set up their businesses, with high street banks typically reluctant to lend to craft breweries as most do not fit their risk profile, says UHY.

Issuing too many shares to fund company expansion, rather than debt, “could see the stake of the original founders diluted away”, warns UHY. Most recently, Leeds-based brewery Northern Monk raised Ł1.5m from 2,161 investors, and East London brewery Five Points raised more than ...More info on site

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Barley newsEU: Mild weather allows swift start to spring barley sowing
Unseasonably mild weather in Europe has allowed a swift start to spring barley sowing, reinforcing the prospect of a rebound in production after a ...More info on site

Barley newsEU: Markets see more buying interest in malting barley this week
More buying interest in malting barley showed up this week on the European markets leading to a price recovery in crop 2019 for both ...More info on site

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