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Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands’ Q3 results surpass analysts’ expectations ...Click here
Brewery news USA, GA: Kettlerock Brewing coming to Peachtree Corners early this year ...Click here
Brewery news USA, NC: D9 Brewing Co. to open second location in Hendersonville ...Click here
Brewery news USA, SC: Grand Strand Brewing Company getting ready to open in Myrtle Beach next month ...Click here
Brewery news USA, PA: Five friends launching Back Alley Brewing in Dormont ...Click here
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Brewery news Japan & Myanmar: Kirin’s audit of Myanmar brewing partner inconclusive due to lack of information ...Click here
Whisky news UK: High-end whisky exporters worried about post-Brexit trading rules ...Click here
Barley news France: December barley exports the lowest since 2009/10 season ...Click here
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These Days in Business History

07 January
1714 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1782 - 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1995 - Murray Newton Rothbard economist, dies of cardiac arrest at 69

08 January
1675 - 1st American commercial corporation chartered (New York Fishing Co)
1889 - Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine (1st Computer)
1964 - European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan

09 January
1799 - Income Tax introduced in UK
1843 - P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist is born
1848 - 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established
2007 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone

10 January
1863 - First underground railway opens in London
1870 - John D. Rockefeller, Sr. founds The Standard Oil Co. (Ohio) with $1 million in capital and control of a tenth of the nation's oil refining
1946 - UN General Assembly convenes for 1st time (London)


February 2021:
09 - 13: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2021 (Online)
23 - 24: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2021 (Perth, Australia)

March 2021:
10 - 13: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2021 (Blumenau, Brazil)
16 - 16: Beviale Mexico 2021 (Online)
16 - 18: Beviale Moscow 2021 (Moscow, Russia)
23 - 23: Beviale Mexico 2021 (Online)
29 - 01 April: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2021 (San Diego, California, USA)
30 - 30: Beviale Mexico 2021 (Online)

April 2021:
08 - 09: Zurich Bier Festival 2021 (Zurich, Switzerland)
11 - 13: Beer & Food Attraction 2021 (Rimini, Italy)
16 - 18: Cerveza Mexico Expo 2021 (Mexico City, Mexico)
16 - 18: Barcelona Beer Festival 2021 (Barcelona, Spain)
18 - 20: EBC Symposium 2021 (Rome, Italy)
30 - 02 May: Finest Spirits 2021 (Munich, Germany)
30 - 01 May: Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2021 (Tallinn, Estonia)

May 2021:
12 - 14: Craft Beer China 2021 (Shanghai, China)
17 - 23: Budapest Beer Week 2021 (Budapest, Hungary)
18 - 21: Beer 2021 (Sochi, Russia)
20 - 23: Mondial de la Biere 2021 (Montreal, Canada)
25 - 26: Brewers Congress 2021 (The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, UK)
27 - 29: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2021 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
27 - 30: Wiener Bierfest 2021 (Vienna, Austria)

June 2021:
08 - 09: Bev Expo 2021 (Manchester, UK)
13 - 15: Bangkok Brewing Conference 2021 (Bangkok, Thailand)
15 - 17: Brasil Brau 2021 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

July 2021:
01 - 03: Helsinki Beer Festival 2021 (Helsinki, Finland)
13 - 15: Fdt Africa 2021 (Midrand, South Africa)

August 2021:
12 - 14: VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE - VIETNAM 2021 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

September 2021:
18 - 03 October: Oktoberfest 2021 (Munich, Germany)

October 2021:
04 - 08: Drinktec 2021 (Messe München, Munich, Germany)
13 - 15: Drink Japan 2021 (Makuhari Messe, Japan)
17 - 20: 14th International Trends in Brewing 'Beer & Society' 2021 (Leuven, Belgium)

November 2021:
04 - 05: Sea Brew 2021 (Taipei, Taiwan)

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News Articles

Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands’ Q3 results surpass analysts’ expectations
Constellation Brands on January 7 reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.28 billion.

The Victor, New York-based company, whose Chicago-based beer division imports Corona and Modela beers, said it had profit of $6.55 per share. Earnings, adjusted for nonrecurring gains, came to $3.09 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.41 per share.

The wine, liquor and beer company posted revenue of $2.64 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $2.44 billion, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.27 billion.

Constellation Brands expects full-year earnings in the range of $9.80 to $10.05 per share.

Constellation Brands shares have risen 2% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has increased 16%. The stock has climbed 17% in the last 12 months.

Brewery news USA, GA: Kettlerock Brewing coming to Peachtree Corners early this year
Kettlerock Brewing opens early this year in the Gwinnett County city of Peachtree Corners. Owned by the Peet family, the 5,000-square-foot microbrewery replaces Nemoe’s Tavern and Grill, which closed in 2018 on Peachtree Parkway, the Eater Atlanta reported on January 7.

Once open, Kettlerock will feature a brewing facility and taproom offering a rotating selection of beers on draft. Beers set for production include IPAs and wheat and Belgian-styles brews, along with seasonal beers and non-alcoholic craft sodas.

Dianna Peet serves as Kettlerock Brewing’s CEO, with Sterling Peet as brew master. The couple’s children and their spouses are also helping to run the brewery business.

A handful of new breweries should open around Atlanta this year. Southern rap quartet Nappy Roots plans to open its microbrewery Atlantucky Brewing at the Intown Loft Apartment complex on Northside Drive in Castleberry Hill. Inner Voice Brewing opens this spring in the former Big Tex restaurant space on West Ponce in the city of Decatur. Underwood Hills-based brewery Round Trip Brewing opens this winter along Seaboard Industrial Boulevard in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood. Hippin’ Hops brewpub opens next to Holy Taco in East Atlanta this winter, with a second location planned for the East Lake neighborhood. And ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, NC: D9 Brewing Co. to open second location in Hendersonville
A new microbrewery, taproom and coffee shop is slated to open in downtown Hendersonville this spring, BlueRidgeNow.com reported on January 8.

The city will become home to the second location of D9 Brewing Co., in the former Swanson’s piano store. D9 was born from two friends brewing beer in a garage. They later opened a small commercial facility then a microbrewery/taproom in Lake Norman in 2014.

In 2019, they decided to branch out to other areas of North Carolina.

“We grew up the business just like any other small brewery,” said Andrew Durstewitz, D9 co-owner and co-founder, who is also an engineer. “Really what we decided in 2014 would be our differentiator was this idea of being unquestionably original, so we always want original products to be brought to the market.”

A third location will also open this year in Charlotte. Each location will offer a menu of “core” beers from D9 as well as brews unique to the taste preferences of that community.

“Each location is going to be beer-specific to the brewer and their innovation process,” said Megan Miller, D9 marketing director.

D9 offers ciders on tap and wines from partner brands, and in Hendersonville will sell coffee from ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, SC: Grand Strand Brewing Company getting ready to open in Myrtle Beach next month
A new outdoor stage and a brew pub are two of the improvements underway at Myrtle Beach’s Nance Plaza, WPDE reported on January 7.

Grand Strand Brewing Company is installing its equipment and getting ready to open next month.

Workers at the Grand Strand Brewing company renovated the historic masonry on 819 North Kings Highway.

Brewery news USA, PA: Five friends launching Back Alley Brewing in Dormont
When their homebrewing operation outgrew the confines of a domestic kitchen, five Dormont residents started making beer in the narrow streets behind their homes, NEXTpittsburgh reported on January 7.

“Almost every road in Dormont has alleys shooting off of it. They really tie the community together,” says Cody Hoellerman. Now he and friends Lee Sifford, Jacob Maxwell and Patrick and Patricia McKinley, are bringing Back Alley Brewing to the neighborhood this spring.

The brewery will occupy the 8,000-square-foot former Dormont Borough Municipal Building at 2975 W. Liberty Ave. At full capacity, about 120 customers can occupy the taproom, but the large space allows for social distancing. There are two spacious rooms on the second floor for additional seating and private events.

To complement their pints, customers can choose from a menu of traditional pub fare.

The five-barrel brewing system, which is housed in a spot once occupied by the local fire department, will produce a wide range of beer styles, as well as hard ciders and seltzers and non-alcoholic soda pop. A commercial canning line will allow for libations to go.

The Back Alley crew has more than a dozen beer recipes they’ve been perfecting over the last decade. Fluffernut, an imperial ale brewed with ...More info on site

Brewery news Japan & Myanmar: Kirin’s audit of Myanmar brewing partner inconclusive due to lack of information
Japanese beverage maker Kirin Holdings on January 6 announced that its audit of the financial and governance structures of its business partner in Myanmar failed to produce results due to a lack of information from its counterpart, the Nikkei Asia reported.

Kirin commissioned Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory to conduct an independent assessment of its partner, Myanma Economic Holdings, in June. "Unfortunately, the assessment was inconclusive as a result of Deloitte being unable to access sufficient information required to make a definitive determination," Kirin said in a statement.

MEHL is one of two big military-linked conglomerates in the Southeast Asian country, along with Myanmar Economic Corporation. It operates a wide range of businesses, ranging from finance, to agriculture, to mining. Kirin has two joint-venture companies with MEHL, Myanmar Brewery and Mandalay Brewery, holding a 51% stake in each.

MEHL has close ties to the military, which has been accused of massacring Muslim minority Rohingyas and destroying their villages. Critics say MEHL offers a conduit for finance that bypasses formal civilian government channels. The purpose of Kirin's assessment was to determine where proceeds from the joint-venture businesses end up.

A U.N. fact-finding mission published a report in 2019 listing dozens of foreign companies linked to the ...More info on site

Whisky news UK: High-end whisky exporters worried about post-Brexit trading rules
High-end whisky exporters fear post-Brexit trading rules could lead to aged malts being blocked from sale on the continent, the Press and Journal reported on January 8.

Britain’s exit from the EU means exporters will have to obey complex “rules of origin” laws if they want to continue to sell products in Europe.

The rules require a breakdown of where a product and its component parts originate from.

If exporters can prove more than 50% of their product is made or manufactured in the UK, they will enjoy the benefits of the free trade agreement negotiated by Boris Johnson – if not, they will be forced to pay tariffs.

A senior manger at one Scotch whisky firm told us he feared it could create problems for the sale of 50-year-old malts, as breakdowns of where the malt barley or grain came from to produce the whisky no longer exist.

He said: “Up to now it has been easy to export to Europe as the amount of documentation was minimal, but we will now have to deal with more customs declarations and shipping regulations, but the real complexity will come with the implementation of Rules of Origin Certification, and what standards and requirements will be involved.

“Scotch ...More info on site

Barley news France: December barley exports the lowest since 2009/10 season
French soft wheat shipments outside the European Union in December fell from a season's high the previous month as exports to China eased, an initial estimate based on Refinitiv data showed.

Soft wheat exports to destinations outside the EU totalled 797,000 tonnes in December, the sixth month of the 2020/21 season, the Refinitiv loading data showed.

That was below the 877,000 tonnes recorded in November, although December's total was still the second-largest so far this season.

China was the largest importer of French soft wheat outside the EU for a third straight month in December, accounting for 271,300 tonnes.

Including feed barley and malting barley, a total of 400,900 tonnes of grains was shipped to China from France last month, the lowest volume since September.

Algeria was the second-largest destination for French soft wheat in November with 213,300 tonnes shipped. Exports to Algeria, usually France's main overseas wheat market, continued to rebound after minimal volumes in October and September.

December's soft wheat exports also showed a downturn in flows to other countries outside the EU. Pakistan was the third-largest single-country destination with 66,000 tonnes.

Farm office FranceAgriMer last month raised its 2020/21 forecast for French soft wheat exports outside the EU for the third month in a ...More info on site

Brewery news South Africa: South African Breweries to challenge government-imposing ban on alcohol sales in court
South African Breweries (SAB) has said it will challenge the constitutionality of the government-imposed alcohol sales ban in court, The Drinks Business reported on January 7.

In a statement, the company said it shares the South African government’s concerns over the surge in Covid cases and welcomes all lawful measures in order to control the spread of the virus.

However SAB said it “strongly disagreed” with the imposition of a domestic alcohol sales ban, and after “much consideration”, it has decided to approach the courts.

“SAB has decided to approach the courts to challenge the constitutionality of the decision taken and process followed by the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) to re-ban the sale of alcohol,” the brewer said. “The legal action is the last resort available to SAB to protect our employees, suppliers, customers, and all the livelihoods we support.”

“SAB believes any ban, including the current one, goes far beyond what is reasonable and necessary to contain the spread of the virus and unlawfully restricts various rights that are enshrined and protected by our constitution,” the brewer added. “These include the right to freedom of trade, the right to human dignity, privacy, and the right to bodily and psychological integrity.”

SAB wrote that ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Alcohol sales soar at UK supermarkets over Christmas
The alcoholic drinks category led the charge as UK supermarkets enjoyed their strongest ever Christmas trading period, according to Nielsen till scan data.

Brits spent a record-breaking £12 billion in the grocery channel during the four weeks to December 26, and Nielsen said beer, wine and spirits was the fastest growing category overall.

Champagne sales increased 18%, crémant sales were up 51% and there were also strong gains for spirits: tequila grew 59%, flavoured vodka increased 50% and spiced rum continued its upward march by increasing 47%.

Online accounted for 12.5% of sales, double the proportion it achieved during Christmas 2019, while the average basket spend also reached record highs.

On-trade venues across the majority of the country were closed due to a sharp uptick in Covid-19 cases, so Brits stocked up in the off-trade instead.

In terms of retailer performance over the 12 weeks to Boxing Day, Lidl led the growth by increasing sales 20.9% year-on-year, followed by Morrisons at 9.2%.

Morrisons also hailed Champagne as an in-demand category, with sales increasing 64% year-on-year.

Mike Watkins, Nielsen’s UK head of retailer and business insight, said: “2020 marks the first Christmas where online shopping played a significant role in consumers’ shopping behaviours, with 85% of the incremental ...More info on site

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