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on January 13, 2017
Base Currency: US Dollar
on January 13, 2017
      1 EUR = 1.0679 USD
1 EUR = 0.8684 GBP
1 EUR = 1.3944 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4205 AUD
1 EUR = 121.6900 JPY
1 EUR = 3.3718 BRL
1 EUR = 63.2759 RUB
1 EUR = 7.3621 CNY
      1 USD = 0.9412 EUR
1 USD = 0.8179 GBP
1 USD = 1.3121 CAD
1 USD = 1.3367 AUD
1 USD = 114.5100 JPY
1 USD = 3.1868 BRL
1 USD = 59.4978 RUB
1 USD = 6.9349 CNY

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January 13, 2017
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 184.50-186.50 down0.54%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00 down0.62%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 383.00-385.00 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 353.00-355.00 down0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 140.00-142.00down0.70%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 187.50-189.50 down0.53%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 162.00-164.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 383.50-385.50 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 352.50-354.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2016
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 175.50-177.50 up0.10%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2016
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,169.00-1,171.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,169.00-1,171.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,209.00-1,211.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,209.00-1,211.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge nq  
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
US Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana nq  
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
6-Row Malt, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana nq  
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Sharp decline in US 2-row malting barley price is due to the change of quote basis (previously Minneapolis, Minnesota).
Top Industry News

Brewery news Vietnam: Beer consumption increases in 2016 ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Habeco to list on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange on January 19 ...Click here
Brewery news Ukraine: Beer export increases in volume but declines in money terms in 2016 ...Click here

Barley news World: Barley trade forecast slightly down this month ...Click here

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Barley news UK: New malting barley variety Laureate emerges as a serious competitor to Concerto ...Click here
Brewery news Canada: Molson Coors Torono brewery workers go on strike ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Legalisation of marijuana does not curb beer sales – new report ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


It is an interesting observation that dry hopped beers often have less stable beer foam. Why is this? Comprehensive testing by a research team has found that with dry hopping, the amount of iso-alpha acids slightly decreases in the beer due to precipitation. Increases in humulinones and alpha acids were observed but both are rather foam positive so they are likely not the cause. Beta acids are foam negative, but due to low concentration in beer, they are also not guilty. But two parameters were found to be of importance: 1) Temperature - the foam stability is very sensitive to temperature change, and 2) Hop lipids - they are known to be gushing surpressing, so it is no surprise they are foam negative. Problems with foam stability? Contact Barth-Haas to discuss!

Maye, JP.: Dry hoppings effect on beer foam
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These Days in Business History

12 January
1914 - Henry Ford announces that he will share the Ford Motor Co.'s profits with its workers by raising wages from $2.34 for a nine-hour day to $5.00 for an eight-hour day
1970 - Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
1975 - Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates

13 January
1785 - John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
1942 - Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

14 January
1914 - Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
1935 - Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use
1985 - British pound (£) sinks to record low-$1.11

15 January
1928 - 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
1987 - The New York Stock Exchange racks up daily volume of over a quarter-of-a-billion shares for the first time, as a total of 253.1 million shares are traded
2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online


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)
08-11: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2017 (Blumenau, Brazil)
16-19: BeerX 2017 (Sheffield, UK)
22-24: World Barley, Malt & Beer Conference 2017 (Vienna, Austria)
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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Brewery newsVietnam: Beer consumption increases in 2016
Vietnam has cemented its spot among Asia’s top beer consumers, with local drinkers gulping down 3.78 billion litres of the hoppy beverage in 2016, ...More info on site

Brewery news Vietnam: Habeco to list on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange on January 19
Hanoi Beer Alcohol and Beverage, or Habeco, will list on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) on Jan. 19 with 231 million shares at 127,600 dong ($5.63) apiece, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on January 12.

The offering price is almost three times higher than Habeco's first listing on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) in October. It is also higher than the offering price of the largest beer producer, Saigon Alcohol Beer and Beverages, or Sabeco, which last month listed its shares at 110,000 dong apiece.

Ahead of the HOSE listing, Habeco shares closed on January 11 slightly up at 128,000 dong on UPCoM.

Beer consumption in Vietnam reached 3.8 billion litres in 2015, and the industry is projecting annual growth of 4-5% for the next five years.

Habeco had almost 22% of the market by volume in 2014 and 2013, but this fell back to 19.8% with 668 million litres in 2015. In 2015, Sabeco held 41% of the market with 1.38 billion litres, while Heineken had nearly 22% with 729 million litres, according to the Vietnam Beverage Association.

Despite having 23 subsidiaries and affiliates, Habeco's declining market share has been attributed to ineffective marketing and distribution by Thu Le, an ...More info on site

Brewery news Ukraine: Beer export increases in volume but declines in money terms in 2016
Ukraine’s beer export totalled USD19.14 mln in money terms last year, which is 13% less than in 2015, Finance.UA reported on January 11 citing the State Fiscal Service.

In volume terms, the nation’s beer exports increased by 2% to 0.769 mln hl. Ukraine mostly exports beer to Moldova, Belarus, and Algeria.

Beer imports in the country declined by 24% to 0.22 mln hl but grew by 5.2% in money terms – to USD24.93 mln. Main beer exporters to Ukraine are Belgium, Mexico, and Germany.

Brewery news Canada: Molson Coors Torono brewery workers go on strike
No beer shortages are expected, at least for the short term, after workers at the Molson Coors plant in Toronto walked off the job when labour negotiations between the union and the beer giant broke down this week, Globalnews.ca reported on January 13.

Around 320 employees at the Carlingview Drive brewery in Toronto hit the picket line at noon on Thursday, January 12 when both sides couldn’t reach a deal.

The Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325, the union which represents the workers, said the company wants to cut wages, pensions and benefits by 7 per cent.

The union rejected a “settlement offer” in December after members voted 100 per cent against it.

A statement released by Molson Coors Canada said the company is disappointed the deal fell apart but are committed to reaching a “globally competitive agreement.”

“At Molson Coors Canada, we are disappointed that our union partners have rejected a deal that is fair to employees, allows the company to be more efficient, and is similar to collective agreements with unionized employees in other Canadian breweries,” VP of Corporate Affairs at Molson Coors Canada Gavin Thompson said.

The company said the labour disruption will not interfere with the distribution of beer ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Legalisation of marijuana does not curb beer sales – new report
The legalisation of marijuana in several US states has not curbed beer sales, according to new research, as Americans managed to find room in their social schedules for both, the Guardian posted on January 13.

Analysts at investment firm Bernstein said fears that the brewing industry would be sent into chronic decline by red-eyed revellers reaching for joints instead of beers have proved unfounded.

“At first sight, one would regard marijuana and alcohol in general as clear rivals and that every extra dollar spent on weed meant a dollar less on booze,” they said.

But rather than swapping Budweiser for bud-smoking, the legalisation of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes has in some cases corresponded with an uptick in beer consumption.

In states where medical marijuana is legal, beer consumption was down 0.6% on average in the three years leading up to legalisation, but rose 0.1% in the three years after.

Bernstein admitted its analysis was based on a relatively small number of states over just a few years but said: “Our analysis indicates that the legalisation of medical marijuana had a positive impact on beer volume trends.”

It said this suggested “beer and weed are complements rather than substitutes”.

The picture was more mixed in states ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsWorld: Barley trade forecast slightly down this month
USDA’s first report this year has revised the forecast for global barley trade in 2016/17 to 26.905 mln tonnes vs. 26.955 mln in December.

The ...More info on site

Barley news UK: New malting barley variety Laureate emerges as a serious competitor to Concerto
The new malting barley variety Laureate has emerged as a serious contender for Scottish growers who are looking for an alternative to market leader Concerto, The Courier reported on January 13.

AHDB trials have demonstrated it is high-yielding and less susceptible to skinning than Concerto, although it is no earlier to ripen. It been awarded provisional approval for malt distilling and brewing by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), and plant breeders Syngenta are optimistic it will be given full approval this summer.

Speaking at a variety update in Perth, the company’s seed manager Samantha Brooke said the distilling industry was keenest on finding a new barley because they had less choice of varieties which had full IBD approval for malt distilling.

She added: “Laureate has produced excellent quality for both markets – with a high spirit yield for distilling and a high hot water extract for brewing. It has also performed well in both Scotland and England.

“It is the first variety to tick all the boxes for Scotland since Optic was launched 21 years ago.

“Agronomically, Laureate has shown low skinning and screening levels and has an excellent combination of disease resistance and untreated yield. For the second year running Laureate also ...More info on site

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