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on December 14, 2016
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 14, 2016
      1 EUR = 1.0610 USD
1 EUR = 0.8349 GBP
1 EUR = 1.3921 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4155 AUD
1 EUR = 122.2700 JPY
1 EUR = 3.5325 BRL
1 EUR = 64.9774 RUB
1 EUR = 7.3233 CNY
      1 USD = 0.9407 EUR
1 USD = 0.7883 GBP
1 USD = 1.3124 CAD
1 USD = 1.3342 AUD
1 USD = 115.1700 JPY
1 USD = 3.3348 BRL
1 USD = 61.0690 RUB
1 USD = 6.8979 CNY

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December 14, 2016
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 184.50-186.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 161.00-163.00 up0.62%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 382.00-384.00 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 353.50-355.50 up0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 135.00-137.00up1.49%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 189.50-191.50 up0.53%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 163.00-165.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 386.00-388.00 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 353.50-355.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2016
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,179.00-1,181.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,179.00-1,181.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,219.00-1,221.00 down0.81%
Malting Barley (West) 1,219.00-1,221.00 down0.81%
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Brewery news Japan & EU: Asahi Group to buy SABMiller’s Eastern European beer brands from AB InBev ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Government starts sale process for Sabeco beer company ...Click here
Brewery news Angola: Sodiba announces opening of new brewery from January 2017 ...Click here

Barley news EU: Barley output seen down to 59.234 mln tonnes ...Click here
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Brewery news Kyrgyzstan: All-woman craft brewery little short of revolution in Bishkek’s drinking culture ...Click here
Brewery news South Africa: AB InBev’s first year on Johannesburg stock exchange about to end well down on its debut price ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Federal government approves AB InBev’s acquisition of Texas-based Karbach Brewing Company ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


A combination of Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) to the BU method was established already in 2011 by Wietstock. Now after further optimisation and more ring studies, this method is presented by a U.S. researcher team. The accuracy is comparable to current methodology and with no need for iso-octane is more environmentally friendly and also economical.

Lafontaine, S.: update: Solid Phase Extraction of Isomerized Alpha Acids in Beer and Subsequent Spectrophotometric Measurement
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Source: Barth Innovations

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


December 2016:
15-17: drink technology India 2016 (Mumbai, India)

February 2017:
01-03: Finest Spirits 2017 (Munich, Germany)
04-05: Bruges Beer Festival 2017 (Bruges, Belgium)
10-12: Brau Kunst Live 2017 (Munich, Germany)
10-13: HoReCa 2017 (Athens, Greece)
17-19: Mondial de la Biere 2017 (Mulhouse, France)
18-21: Beer Attraction 2017 (Rimini, Italy)
22-25: CAMRA's National Winter Ales Festival 2017 (Norwich, UK)
23-25: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2017 (Dublin, Ireland)
27-02 March: VLB Seminar for Brewers in Russia (Moscow, Russia)
28-02 March: Beviale Moscow 2017 (Moscow, Russia)

March 2017:
06-08: 104th Brewing and Engineering Conference (Munich, Germany)
08-10: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2017 (Mexico City, Mexico)
16-19: BeerX 2017 (Sheffield, UK)
24-26: Barcelona Beer Festival 2017 (Barcelona, Spain)

April 2017:
07-08: Helsinki Beer Festival 2017 (Helsinki , Finland)
10-13: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2017 (Washington, D.C., USA)
12-14: Siberian Beer 2017 (Novosibirsk, Russia)
22-23: Zythos Beer Festival 2017 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2017:
14-18: EBC 2017 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
16-19: Beer 2017 (Sochi, Russia)
18-20: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2017 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
25-27: South Beer Cup 2017 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

June 2017:
06-07: Brewing Equipment and Technology 2017 (Birmingham, UK)
11-13: Brewing Conference Bangkok 2017 (Bangkok, Thailand)
14-18: Mondial de la Biere 2017 (Montreal, Canada)

July 2017:
08: Beer Boot Camp 2017 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
15: Beer Boot Camp 2017 (Cape Town, South Africa)
26-28: Brasil Brau 2017 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

August 2017:
04-06: The 21st International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
08-12: The Great British Beer Festival 2017 (London, UK)
09-12: Vietfood & Beverage 2017 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

September 2017:
07-09: Irish Craft Beer Festival 2017 (Dublin, Ireland)
11: International MicroBrew Symposium 2017 (Munich, Germany)
11-15: drinktec 2017 (Munich, Germany)
16-03 October: Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany)
23-24: Whisky Live Paris 2017 (Paris, France)

October 2017:
16-17: 104 VLB October Convention 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
23-25: 8th Ibero-American VLB Symposium 2017 in Guatemala (Guatemala City)

November 2017:
22-23: Craft Beer Italy 2017 (Milan, Italy)

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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsJapan & EU: Asahi Group to buy SABMiller’s Eastern European beer brands from AB InBev
Asahi Group Holdings will buy a group of eastern European beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev for 7.3 billion euros ($7.8 billion), boosting its new ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: Government starts sale process for Sabeco beer company
Vietnam’s government has invited global investment banks to pitch for a mandate to sell a stake in the country’s largest beer company worth at ...More info on site

Brewery newsAngola: Sodiba announces opening of new brewery from January 2017
The Angolan beverage company Sociedade de Distribuição de Bebidas de Angola (Sodiba) announced the opening from January 2017 of a drinks factory, located in ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: AB InBev extends partnership with C&C Group
Magners producer C&C is outsourcing the distribution of its cider portfolio through an expansion of a deal with AB InBev, The Drinks Business reported on December 12.

The global beer giant will take on distribution of C&C’s cider brands, which includes its flagship Irish cider brand, as well as Blackthorne, its ‘craft’ cider line Chaplin & Cork’s among others.

As part of the reciprocal agreement, C&C Group will continue brewing, kegging, bottling some of AB InBev products at the C&C Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow, including Stella Artois and Beck’s, which it will distribute across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The two companies have worked together since 2009 and Jason Warner, President of AB InBev UK & Ireland, said he was happy to see the strengthening of business ties in what had proved to be a “close, strategic partnership”.

“The new and extended contracts will utilise AB InBev’s world class distribution network to bring people in England, Wales, Channel Island and the Isle of Man more choice in the cider category. This partnership will provide our customers in both the on and off-trade with a renowned, complementary portfolio including Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Goose, Camden, Magners, Chaplin & Cork’s, Blackthorn and K from ...More info on site

Brewery news Kyrgyzstan: All-woman craft brewery little short of revolution in Bishkek’s drinking culture
Tucked away in an unlikely spot, wedged between a domino club popular with Turks and a Soviet-built apartment block, is a treat for beer-lovers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, EurasiaNet reported on December 9. Save the Ales, a microbrewery set up by a Kyrgyz-Kazakh pair, Aida Musulmankulova and Arzu Kurbanova, may be small and spartan. But what it is doing to Bishkek’s drinking culture is little short of revolutionary. While bland imported lagers and watery local brews have long been the norm, Save the Ales is turning out its own homemade craft brews, borrowing from a trend that has established deep roots in the United States and elsewhere. “Wherever we have traveled, we have always tried good beer,” said Musulmankulova. Around three years ago, she and her partner, Kurbanova, decided to take the plunge. “We decided to brew it [ourselves]. We learned everything from the Internet. It wasn’t as difficult as we thought.” Craft beers tend to be more experimental than classic European-style lagers and pilsners, and are brewed in kegs rather than casks, as is the case with traditional British real ale. And it is not cheap either. Save the Ales charges an eye-watering $2.80 per glass, a sum way ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Heineken in advanced talks to buy British pub company Punch Taverns
Heineken is in advanced talks to buy Punch Taverns, Punch said on December 14, but the Dutch brewer faces competition from a higher rival bid from a fund backed by one of the British pub company's founders, Reuters reported.

Shares in Punch, Britain's second-biggest pub operator, jumped as much as 39 percent on Wednesday, December 14 after it said it had received a "proposal" from Patron Capital Advisers, working with Heineken, about a possible cash offer of 174 pence per share, and "an approach" from Emerald Investment Partners about a possible cash offer at 185 pence per share.

Punch said it was in "advanced discussions" with Patron and Heineken and in "discussions" with Emerald. Officials for Patron and Heineken declined to comment.

Emerald confirmed that it had made a proposal about a possible 185 pence per share offer and said it currently held 2.2 percent of Punch's shares.

Emerald's founder, Alan McIntosh, is the former Punch finance director who helped to build up the company through a series of acquisitions alongside entrepreneur Hugh Osmond.

Heineken's offer values Punch's equity at about 386 million pounds ($488.95 million) while Emerald's offer would equate to a 410 million pound valuation, according to Reuters calculations.

Punch said that both proposals ...More info on site

Brewery news South Africa: AB InBev’s first year on Johannesburg stock exchange about to end well down on its debut price
Anheuser-Busch InBev is in line to end its first year on the Johannesburg stock exchange well down on its debut price, according to a report.

The company, which listed on South Africa's main bourse on 15 January ahead of its US$103 bln takeover of SABMiller, is down about 27% in the year so far, South Africa's Business Day said on December 15. Accounting for currency fluctuations, which have hampered trading in South Africa this year, the AB InBev stock is down 15% in dollar terms.

AB InBev has been hit by weakness in a number of markets this year including Brazil, where a third-quarter volumes drop dragged down the nine-month performance. Analysts have also highlighted a stalled US as well as pressure in China and Mexico.

The SABMiller takeover was targeted at expanding AB InBev's presence in Africa. The Budweiser owner's listing on the Johannesburg stock exchange was partly to show the brewer's commitment to the market and to appease South African anti-trust regulators.

At the time, CEO Carlos Brito said the listing "will provide us with access to the South African investor base and broaden participation in AB InBev's strong prospects for future growth".

Brewery news USA: Federal government approves AB InBev’s acquisition of Texas-based Karbach Brewing Company
The federal government has approved Anheuser-Busch InBev’s acquisition of Texas-based Karbach Brewing Company, Brewbound reported on December 12.

“We have received federal antitrust approval to close our transaction with Karbach Brewing Co., which we anticipate will occur in the next several weeks,” Adam Warrington, senior director of communications for AB InBev’s The High End division, said in a note to reporters.

The global beer titan announced the purchase of Karbach, the fastest-growing craft brewery in the Lone Star State, on Nov. 3. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and there was some question as to how the U.S. Department of Justice would react to AB InBev acquiring another brewery after the government agency vowed to “carefully scrutinize any future craft acquisitions” in the wake of an investigation into the purchase of Devils Backbone.

Earlier this year, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Juan Arteaga said the division would “consider whether these transactions, either singularly or collectively, are likely to harm competition by, among other things, giving AB InBev the ability to prevent its craft rivals from effectively getting their products to the market.”

In a conversation with Brewbound, High End president Felipe Szpigel said he anticipated receiving approval of the transaction in late 2016 or ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Barley output seen down to 59.234 mln tonnes
Coceral’s latest EU grain production forecast published in December pegs the EU-28 total barley output at 59.234 mln tonnes in 2016 versus 61.337 mln ...More info on site

Barley newsRussia: Russia’s barley exports at a five-year low
Russian barley exports are still at a very low level, reports UkrAgroConsult. In October 2016, Russia exported the 10-year lowest barley volume of ...More info on site

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