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on December 13, 2019
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 13, 2019
      1 EUR = 1.1135 USD
1 EUR = 0.8434 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4667 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6154 AUD
1 EUR = 121.2100 JPY
1 EUR = 4.5773 BRL
1 EUR = 70.1801 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8247 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8980 EUR
1 USD = 0.7574 GBP
1 USD = 1.3172 CAD
1 USD = 1.4507 AUD
1 USD = 108.8600 JPY
1 USD = 4.1109 BRL
1 USD = 63.0291 RUB
1 USD = 7.0274 CNY

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December 13, 2019
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2019
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 159.50-161.50 up0.63%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00 up0.63%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00up0.63%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 351.50-353.50 up0.35%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 352.50-354.50 up0.35%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2020
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 172.50-174.50 down0.57%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 167.00-169.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 366.50-368.50 down0.33%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 360.00-362.00 -
German Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 174.50-176.50 down0.74%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,204.00-1,206.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,204.00-1,206.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Brewery news Australia: AB InBev’s sale of Carlton & United Breweries to Asahi hits regulatory hurdle ...Click here
Brewery news Singapore & Vietnam: ThaiBev’s IPO could be a feint to seek buyer for Vietnamese unit - analysts ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: All four leading brewers see sales drop in November ...Click here
Brewery news China: Carlsberg launches new craft and specialty brewing facility in Anhui Province ...Click here

Barley news EU: Barley production expected to increase to 62.109 mln tonnes this year ...Click here

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Brewery news Kenya: Danish Brewing Company to set up operations at Naivasha Industrial Park ...Click here
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Brewery news India: United Breweries to drop its oldest global distributor ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


We have to breathe and to sweat to live but beer doesn't and shouldn't. Intensive research has been carried out to identify the staling mechanisms in lager beers. However, the impact of dissolved oxygen on dry-hopped beers is poorly investigated. US researchers evaluated the impact of dissolved oxygen on the sensory and hop volatile profiles of dry-hopped beer during storage. Commercially-brewed dry-hopped beer was dosed with oxygen in a controlled fashion to create beers with a range of dissolved oxygen concentrations from approximately 40 to 250 mg/L and then stored under chilled or accelerated storage conditions. Sensory results identified storage temperature as having the greatest effect on aroma during storage. Dissolved oxygen concentration was observed to have a lesser, but significant, impact at both high and low storage temperatures after only two weeks of aging. Higher temperature and dissolved oxygen concentrations resulted in decreased tropical, citrus, and hoppy characteristics and the expression of malty, dried fruit, and cardboard aromas. However, by chemical analysis it was observed that hop-derived monoterpenes were not significantly affected by treatment temperature or dissolved oxygen, suggesting that the stale character expression comes from alternate sources such as lipid oxidation or Strecker aldehyde formation.


Barnette, B., et al: Evaluating the Impact of Dissolved Oxygen and Aging on Dry-Hopped Aroma Stability in Beer, Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, 77:3, 179-187, DOI: 10.1080/03610470.2019.1603002

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These Days in Business History

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

13 December
1789 - England & Russia sign trade agreement
1789 - 1st loan to U.S. Government (from New York City banks)
1898 - Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
1983 - British Airways incorporates

14 December
1503 - Nostradamus [Michel de Nostre-Dam] French astrologist/prophet is born
1911 - South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen
1960 - Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms
1967 - DNA created in a test tube

15 December
1792 - 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Philadelphia)
1832 - Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, French engineer is born (built Eiffel Tour in Paris)
1854 - 1st street-cleaning machine in U.S. 1st used in Philadelphia
1877 - Thomas Edison patents phonograph
1886 - For the first time, total daily trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange exceeds 1 million shares


January 2020:
31 - 01 February: Braukunst Live! 2020 (Munich, Germany)

February 2020:
04 - 08: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2020 (Norwich, UK)
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07 - 09: Finest Spirits 2020 (Munich, Germany)
15 - 18: Beer Attraction 2020 (Rimini, Italy)
24 - 26: Beviale Moscow 2020 (Moscow, Russia)

March 2020:
09 - 11: 107th Brewing and Engineering Congress 2020 (Rust, Germany)
11 - 12: BeerX 2020 (Liverpool, UK)

April 2020:
19 - 22: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2020 (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
25 - 26: Zythos Beer Festival 2020 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2020:
05 - 07: International Beer Strategies Conference 2020 (Munich, Germany)
13 - 15: Craft Beer China 2020 (Shanghai, China)
19 - 21: Beer 2020 (Sochi, Russia)
21 - 24: Mondial de la Biere 2020 (Montreal, Canada)

June 2020:
03 - 04: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2020 (Antwerp, Belgium)

July 2020:
29 - 31: Beviale Mexico 2020 (Guadalajara, Mexico)

August 2020:
07 - 08: Beervana 2020 (Wellington, New Zealand)

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Brewery newsAustralia: AB InBev’s sale of Carlton & United Breweries to Asahi hits regulatory hurdle
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $11 billion asset sale to Japan’s Asahi could hurt competition in Australia’s cider sector and may also do the same for beer, ...More info on site

Brewery newsSingapore & Vietnam: ThaiBev’s IPO could be a feint to seek buyer for Vietnamese unit - analysts
ThaiBev wants to spin off its brewery business in a Singapore initial public offering next year that could raise up to $2.5 bln, but ...More info on site

Brewery news Japan: All four leading brewers see sales drop in November
Four major Japanese brewers saw their domestic sales of beer and beer-like products fall by between 3 pct and 7 pct in volume in November from a year before, their data showed on December 11.

There was a lingering impact from the Oct. 1 consumption tax increase, but the size of the sales declines was smaller than in October.

Kirin Brewery Co. posted a sales drop of 7 pct. Sales by Asahi Breweries Ltd. decreased 6 pct. Sapporo Breweries Ltd.'s sales fell 5 pct. Suntory Beer Ltd. had a 3 pct sales decline.

Sales of mainstay brands remained particularly weak apparently because consumers stocked them up before the tax was raised from 8 pct to 10 pct.

But the breweries see the impact of the tax increase milder than that seen when the tax was previously raised in April 2014, from 5 pct to 8 pct. "Sales have not been bad in December," a company official said.

Brewery newsChina: Carlsberg launches new craft and specialty brewing facility in Anhui Province
Danish brewer Carlsberg said it has officially put into operation its new craft and specialty brewing facility in Tianchang, Anhui Province, as it seeks ...More info on site

Brewery news Kenya: Danish Brewing Company to set up operations at Naivasha Industrial Park
Danish Brewing Company E.A Limited, a subsidiary of Bounty Global Management DWC LLC is set to be the first anchor tenant at the Naivasha Industrial Park, The Star, Kenya reported on December 11.

The beer maker has set aside $45 million (Sh4.59 billion) to set up its operations in the country.

More than 100 local and international investors have so far expressed interest in setting up shop at the planned industrial park.

The brewer of Tuborg, Carlsberg, Holsten, and Kronenbourg beers, as well as Somersby Cider, plans to set up a plant with a production capacity of 12-15 million cases of beer annually.

The firm will also employ 350 Kenyans and produce beverages using sorghum sourced locally from their recently launched Farmers Outreach Programme, expecting to contract 17,000 farmers.

Trade CS Peter Munya on December 10 said support given by government has created an enabling environment in turn attracting a number of local and international private investors.

"As our Government believes in public-private partnership we are working hand-in-hand to realise the goals of the Manufacturing pillar of the Big 4 Agenda," he said.

Among these is the provision of a direct connection to cheaper geothermal power from the Olkaria plant as well as special tax incentives ...More info on site

Brewery news India: United Breweries to drop its oldest global distributor
United Breweries, the maker of Heineken beer, will drop its oldest global distributor, Ultimate Branding Worldwide. The move comes in the wake of investigations by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into a possible nexus with the former liquor baron Vijay Mallya following a whistle-blower complaint, the Economic Times reported on December 12.

The company will start exporting directly with the aid of its parent Heineken’s global distribution network, officials close to the development said.

According to sources, ED is investigating at least five companies in India and overseas for their alleged association with embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya. The probe hasn’t so far found evidence to prove money was laundered to fund Mallya’s case. The ED is investigating if these were ‘dummy companies’ that were allegedly controlled by Mallya and profits accrued were used to fund his legal expenses.

“The ED officials have not got back to us on any further developments. We offered them as much information as they sought to investigate into the matter. But going ahead, we will build our own direct distribution into overseas markets with the support of Heineken,” a spokesperson for united Breweries, said.

Vijay Mallya did not respond to a ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Barley production expected to increase to 62.109 mln tonnes this year
Coceral released its fourth estimate of the 2019 EU grain crop, revising the total up to 307.8 million tonnes from 304.9 mln in its ...More info on site

Barley news Kenya: East African Breweries expects 10% rise in local barley supply this year
East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) is expecting to receive 47,000 metric tonnes of barley this year following improved production, the Business Daily reported on December 11.

The brewer said production had increased 10 percent in Narok North sub-county.

Speaking at the launch of the 8th edition of the Barley Growing Handbook during the annual field day in Mau Narok on December 11, East Africa Maltings Ltd (EAML) general manager Lawrence Maina said improved barley varieties launched recently had resulted in the higher output.

However, Kenya Barley Growers Association Chairman David ole Kilesi expressed fear that heavy rain might affect harvesting.

“We are late for harvesting for the last two weeks due to the rains, and the ripe crop is not turning black due to waterlogging in the fields. We are not sure we will reach the EABL threshold,” said Mr Kilesi.

However, Mr Maina said a variety launched three years ago in partnership with the University of Eldoret at the Sansora farm in Mau Narok, Nakuru and KWS Aliciana would offer quality malting and brewing. It also produces many stems from one seed, increasing the yield for farmers, he said.

“Our new varieties meet four key pillars — the farmers’ pillar where the farmer benefits from ...More info on site

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