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December 29 - December 31, 2008
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Base Currency: Euro, EUR
on 30-December-2008

1 EUR = 1.419 USD
1 EUR = 0.9688 GBP
1 EUR = 1.7263 CAD
1 EUR = 2.0573 AUD
1 EUR = 128.315 JPY
1 EUR = 3.3922 BRL
1 EUR = 41.6256 RUB
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1 USD = 0.7049 EUR
1 USD = 0.6827 GBP
1 USD = 1.2166 CAD
1 USD = 1.4499 AUD
1 USD = 90.439 JPY
1 USD = 2.3906 BRL
1 USD = 29.3351 RUB
1 USD = 6.8565 CNY
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Average Market Prices Change trend

December 30, 2008

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR120.0-122.0 EUR137.0-139.0
6rw Barley EUR114.0-116.0 EUR127.0-129.0
2rs Malt EUR342.5-344.5 EUR355.0-357.0
6rw Malt EUR334.0-336.0 EUR341.5-343.5
Feed Barley EUR97.0-99.0 nq

Note: Just click on the price link and you will be led to our Market Price History. Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis. Average Malt Prices are theoretical and based FOB Antwerp being estimated on French malting barley. The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

Top Industry News

India: United Breweries CEO is not expecting a serious impact of the economic downturn on his company ...Click here
Japan & Australia: Asahi Breweries denies intention of entering Australian drinks market through Foster’s ...Click here
Vietnam: Beer market to grow by 12-14% this year ...Click here
Italy: Investigation of large beer consignment for Malta uncovers a €150 million value added tax fraud operation and a €2 million beer tax fraud ...Click here
Japan: Suntory Breweries unveils plans to increase market share and third-category beer lineups ...Click here
United States: Year-to-date export sales of barley bear no comparison to last year’s rates ...Click here
Ukraine: UkrAgroConsult publishes estimates of 2009/2010 barley crop ...Click here

United States: The Beer Institute opposes any comparison of beer to spirits as consumer advocates demand alcohol-labelling from the new US administration ...More Info
Russia: Russian brewers not to get support from the government ...More Info
Australia: New feed barley variety shows excellent yields ...More Info
Uzbekistan: Mekhnat Pivo brewery gets a €6.3 mln loan from EBRD ...More Info
Solomon Islands: Beer prices grow due to high demand and low stocks ...More Info
Iceland: Iceland barley tried in brewing ...More Info
Japan: Asahi to donate part of beer revenues to environmental conservation activities ...More Info
Azerbaijan: New beer plant to operate as from Q1 2009 ...More Info
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Brewery News

India: United Breweries CEO is not expecting a serious impact of the economic downturn on his company
United Breweries, India’s largest brewing company and a part of the UB Group, has been in the thick of the action with its impending ...More Info

Japan & Australia: Asahi Breweries denies intention of entering Australian drinks market through Foster’s
Japanese beer maker Asahi Breweries Ltd denied a newspaper report that it was considering a partnership with Foster's Group to enter the Australian alcoholic ...More Info

Vietnam: Beer market to grow by 12-14% this year
Vietnam’s beer and alcoholic beverages market this year will reach a growth rate of 12-14 per cent despite the high inflation and economic downturn, ...More Info

Italy: Investigation of large beer consignment for Malta uncovers a €150 million value added tax fraud operation and a €2 million beer tax fraud
Two years ago, Italian authorities came across what appeared to be a disproportionately large consignment of beer destined for Malta from an Italian businessman ...More Info

Japan: Suntory Breweries unveils plans to increase market share and third-category beer lineups
Buoyed by brisk beer sales, Suntory is set to overtake rival Sapporo Breweries Ltd. as Japan's No. 3 beer maker this year for the ...More Info

Barley News

United States: Year-to-date export sales of barley bear no comparison to last year’s rates
USDA estimated last week’s barley shipments at 227,000 bushels, which compares with zero for the week before and 15,000 bushels for the previous year, ...More Info

Ukraine: UkrAgroConsult publishes estimates of 2009/2010 barley crop
Ukraine's 2009/10 barley exports are likely to constitute 6.0 mln tonnes, Reuters cited data by the UkrAgroConsult consultancy on December, 30.

UkrAgroConsult said the 2009 ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Removal of Microbial Biofilms from Dispense Equipment: The Effect of Enzymatic Pre-digestion and Detergent Treatment

Samantha L. Walker, Michail Fourgialakis, Belen Cerezo and Stephen Livens

J. Inst. Brew. 113(1), 61–66, 2007 Microbial biofilms can form in dispense outlets as a result of poor or inadequate cleaning and can be difficult to remove using conventional practices. Enzymatic cleaners might help to remove biofilms by degrading the exopolysaccharide layers in which the microbes are embedded. A multispecies biofilm comprising wild type dispense isolates of Flavimonas oryzihabitans, Lactobacillus brevis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Saccharomyces cerevisiae was generated on a section of tubing and fitted into a pilot dispense system, which was left uncleaned for 12 weeks. After cleaning approximately 104 viable aerobes and 103 viable anaerobes were still present. Stainless steel coupons and pieces of dispense line contaminated with biofilm were incubated in the laboratory with an enzyme mix containing varying proportions of -amylase, -glucuronidase, glucose oxidase, dextranase, protease and pectinase. Cultures grown on stainless steel had significantly (F pr. < 0.05) less viable cells than nonenzyme treated biofilms, but this was dependent on the microbial species. Typically Lactobacillus brevis was most susceptible to the enzyme treatment. Cultures grown on dispense line were much more resistant to enzymatic digestion. Pre-digestion with protease was most effective for removal of Lactobacillus brevis and Leuconostoc mesenteroides but not for Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Flavimonas oryzihabitans. In the simulated bar, predigestion with protease reduced the viable cell count by 0.64 log units for the aerobes and 1.9 log units for the anaerobes. This study demonstrates that pre-digestion with enzyme solutions before line cleaning is useful for treating heavily contaminated lines in trade. Key words: Biofilm, cleaning, dispense line, enzyme, exopolysaccharide (EPS), line cleaner, stainless steel. Load full article, 6 pages, 1581 Kb, PDF file

Barley prices.
Malting and Feed Barley Prices

Theoretical Malt Prices

NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 70/30 = 70% Average two Rows Spring and 30% Six Rows Winter
** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

Table of the week
Canada: Barley Supply and Disposition as of December 12, 2008
Table of the week.

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December 30
1851 Asa Griggs Candler is born (developed Coca-Cola)
1854 Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company, 1st in US, incorporated in New York NY
1861 US banks stops payments in gold
1958 French franc devalued
1988 Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard
1990 11th United Negro College Fund raises $10,000,000

December 31
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1781 Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens
1981 CNN Headline News debuts
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