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Brewery news USA, CA: Russian River Brewing Co. planning new brewery in Windsor ...Click here
Brewery news USA, VA: Dragon Hops Brewing Company eyeing June opening in Purcellville, VA ...Click here
Brewery news USA, CA: Out of Bounds Brewing expanding to a second location in Folsom ...Click here
Brewery news Canada, NB: Murchie’s Microbrew getting close to launch its beers in Florenceville-Bristol ...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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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
Barley news World: Barley trade forecast slightly down this month ...Click here
Brewery news Ukraine: Beer export increases in volume but declines in money terms in 2016 ...Click here
Barley news UK: New malting barley variety Laureate emerges as a serious competitor to Concerto ...Click here
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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!

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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 news USA, CA: Russian River Brewing Co. planning new brewery in Windsor
It’s a busy time for Santa Rosa’s Russian River Brewing Co., maker of cult beers like Pliny the Younger, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on January 11.

As the brewery team gears up for the 14th annual release of Younger — which will run from Feb. 3- Feb.16 — they’re getting ready to break ground on a brand new, 35,000-barrel brewhouse in Windsor, more than twice the brewery’s current size. The project has been in the works for years and will feature a tasting room, gift shop, second brewpub with outdoor seating and both guided and self-guided tours. The groundbreaking is expected in late March, with a goal of opening for business in 2018. “Everything has gone really smoothly,” said Natalie Cilurzo, who owns Russian River Brewing Co. with her husband Vinnie. (Check out my 2015 profile of the couple and the company.) “It’s been a really fascinating, and time-consuming, process.”

“We’re adding a lot more sophistication to our brewing process by getting updated equipment,” she added.

The new brewhouse will add open-top fermentation tanks for the first time, sourced from the German company Gresser, which will be used to ferment ales and lagers like Blind Pig and STS Pilsner. Cilurzo says they’re the ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, VA: Dragon Hops Brewing Company eyeing June opening in Purcellville, VA
Purcellville will welcome its sixth brewery this spring as Dragon Hops Brewing Company announced they have leased the space at Purcellville Marketplace on Main Street, the Loudoun Times-Mirror reported on January 10.

For the past two years, Dragon Hops, a family- and veteran-owned farm, has been growing hops on their bines several miles outside of town.

The certified organic farm initially marketed their hops as “fresh, green hops,” but they found a demand for processing the hops to dehydrated pellets, so they decided to take their business a step further. They purchased equipment and developed a fully functioning processing facility at the farm.

“We have USDA certified organic hops processed and ready to sell,” said James Horris, co-owner of Dragon Hops.

Horris said after they invested in the production process, the logical next step was to open their own brewery.

After looking at several spaces around the area, they found “the perfect location” at the Purcellville Marketplace, which is “in the center of town, near the bike trail and near other attractions such as Catoctin Creek,” Horris said.

“The location couldn't be better. We will start brewing our own beer after we move in Feb. 1,” he said.

The next few months will be spent remodeling the ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, CA: Out of Bounds Brewing expanding to a second location in Folsom
More than three years after opening Out of Bounds Brewing in Rocklin, the brewery is expanding its brand with a second location — a 5,500-square-foot brewpub and biergarten in Folsom, the Sacramento Bee reported on January 12.

The Folsom project, in a building off Folsom Boulevard near Blue Ravine Road that formerly was a daycare center, is already under construction and is expected to open in June.

“We’ve seen our tasting room numbers go through the roof,” said Eric Johnson, chief executive officer of Out of Bounds. “With the changes in the beer industry, we’ve always wanted to have a brewery restaurant with an outdoor biergarten that the community can embrace.”

A construction crew will raise the roof to create 16-foot ceilings with massive Douglas fir trusses, according to Johnson. The outdoor sitting area will be 3,500 square feet and will feature fire pits, a stage for live music and direct access from the bike trail. A private barrel-aging room will be available to reserve for private parties.

Johnson said the brewery is already ramping up production with anticipation of selling much more beer. In 2016, Out of Bounds brewed 1,200 barrels of beer; in 2017, projections are to brew 4,500 barrels, he said. ...More info on site

Brewery news Canada, NB: Murchie’s Microbrew getting close to launch its beers in Florenceville-Bristol
Maritime Beer Report has announced that a new contract brewery is getting close to launch in New Brunswick.

Murchie’s Microbrew has been established by local brewer Matt Murchison as a brand name for the beers he will be producing out of the Railcar Brewing facility in Florenceville-Bristol, a small town located approximately 90 minutes northwest of Fredericton.

The first beer from Murchie’s is expected to be released in February, and it will be available on tap at Railcar and other local bars and pubs.

Murchie’s is the second contract operation to brew out of Railcar, following the late 2015 launch of River Valley Micro.

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

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

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

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.

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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