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1 EUR = 0.8611 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4056 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4198 AUD
1 EUR = 121.9400 JPY
1 EUR = 3.3535 BRL
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February 01, 2017
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 182.50-184.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 159.00-161.00 down0.62%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 381.00-383.00 up0.15%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 352.00-354.00 down0.18%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 139.00-141.00down0.71%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 186.50-188.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 161.00-163.00 down0.61%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 382.50-384.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 351.00-353.00 down0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2016
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2016
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,149.00-1,151.00 down0.86%
Malting Barley (West) 1,149.00-1,151.00 down0.86%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,179.00-1,181.00 down0.84%
Malting Barley (West) 1,179.00-1,181.00 down0.84%
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 319.00-321.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 329.00-331.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 573.00-575.00 -
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver 593.00-595.00 -
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 169.00-171.00 down2.86%
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 169.00-171.00 down2.86%
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 239.00-241.00 down2.04%
US Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 132.00 down1.49%
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
6-Row Malt, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 105.00 down0.94%
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Malt news Ukraine: Malt output totals 288 thousand tonnes last year against capacity of 510 thousand tonnes ...Click here

Brewery news Germany: Beer sales increase in 2016 thanks to export demand, warm summer and 2016 World Cup ...Click here
Brewery news Russia: Beer production up 0.1% in 2016 ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Diageo to open Guinness brewery in Maryland after a 63-year absence ...Click here
Brewery news New Zealand: Heineken-owned DB Breweries buys craft brewer Tuatara Brewing Co ...Click here
Brewery news Kenya: East African Breweries expects recovery in Kenya’s beer market ...Click here

Barley news Canada: Barley crop forecast to decline in 2017/18 ...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!

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These Days in Business History

30 January
1922 - World Law Day, 1st celebrated
1951 - Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
1995 - Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air

31 January
1956 - The twist off bottle cap is invented
1973 - Ragnar Frisch Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
1990 - McDonald's opens its first restaurant in Russia
2010 - Avatar becomes the first film to gross over $2 billion worldwide

01 February
1788 - 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
1884 - 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
1898 - 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
1968 - World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi


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:
03-06: 18th Australian Barley Technical Symposium (Hobart, Tasmania)
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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Malt newsUkraine: Malt output totals 288 thousand tonnes last year against capacity of 510 thousand tonnes
Ukraine’s malt plants produced a total of 288,000 tonnes of malt in 2016 while the sector’s total production capacity is estimated at around 510,000 ...More info on site

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Brewery newsGermany: Beer sales increase in 2016 thanks to export demand, warm summer and 2016 World Cup
Increased beer consumption abroad, a warm summer at home and thirsty football fans at the 2016 World Cup have boosted the sales of Germany‘s ...More info on site

Brewery newsRussia: Beer production up 0.1% in 2016
Russia’s brewers produced a total of 78.1 mln hl of beer in 2016, up 0.1% as compared to 2015, official statistics agency Rosstat reported ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Diageo to open Guinness brewery in Maryland after a 63-year absence
After a 63-year absence, Guinness Brewery will once again have a working brewery in the United States, CNBC reported on January 31.

The Diageo-owned brand will be creating a version of its Dublin-based Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Relay, Maryland.

While the iconic Guinness Draught, Guinness Foreign Extra and Guinness Extra stouts will still be brewed in Dublin and exported to the U.S., the new brewery will focus on new Guinness beers created for the U.S. market.

The plans call for a "mid-sized" brewery with a packaging and warehouse operation as well as a visitor experience to allow tours and an "innovation microbrewery" and taproom for sampling experimental beers brewed on site.

"Opening a Guinness brewery and visitor center in the U.S. will enable us to collaborate with fellow brewers and interact with the vibrant community of beer drinkers," said Tom Day, president, Diageo Beer Company, USA, in a statement. "Given the success of our Open Gate Brewery in Dublin and the popularity of beer tourism in the U.S., we are confident that Americans will welcome the opportunity to come experience Guinness brewing in Baltimore County."

The new brewing operation would expand on the historic Calvert Distillery, a Diageo-owned production facility that ...More info on site

Brewery newsNew Zealand: Heineken-owned DB Breweries buys craft brewer Tuatara Brewing Co
Heineken-owned DB Breweries, which owns bars and liquor brands including Tui, Monteiths and Redwood Cider, has bought Kapiti boutique brewer Tuatara Brewing Co for ...More info on site

Brewery news Kenya: East African Breweries expects recovery in Kenya’s beer market
East African Breweries Ltd (EABL), controlled by Britain's Diageo, blamed a jump in Kenyan tax on beer for its flat sales in the six months to Dec. 31 but expects a recovery in the next half-year period, Reuters reported on January 27.

Chief Executive Andrew Cowan told Reuters on January 27 that Kenya should adopt regular, predictable excise tax increases rather than big moves every few years, pointing to a drop in sales of leading brands such as Tusker after Kenya increased excise duty on beer by 43 percent at the end of 2015.

"The boom and bust approach - a 43 percent tax increase - has put the heartbeat of our business, that Tusker brand, under pressure," Cowan said after a news conference on the previous day's half-year results.

But he said that consumption is expected to pick up in the next six months as consumers adjust to the new prices in an economy that is growing at about 6 percent a year.

Kenya, which accounts for 70 percent of EABL's revenue, has one of the highest rates of tax on beer on the continent. Tusker has a recommended retail price of 140 shillings ($1.35) per bottle, 68 shillings of which goes to ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Craft beer revolution put at risk by Brexit, some brewers warn
Brexiters toasting an impending exit from the EU with a pint of ale could be in for a sobering shock, after some of Britain’s top brewers warned that the weak pound is putting the craft beer revolution at risk, The Guardian reported on January 30.

The country’s brewery industry has been enjoying a renaissance, with about 200 new breweries a year adding to the choice for drinkers. But small-scale brewing is already feeling the pinch from the slump in sterling, which has sent the cost of imported ingredients and equipment soaring.

Now drinkers, already asked to pay more than £5 a pint for some independent brews, are being warned that they may have to accept price rises or switch to cheaper mass-market brands.

Unlike multinational beer companies behind such brands, which are not immune to the weak pound but spend relatively little on ingredients, craft brewers scour the globe for the best hops and malt, often preferring overseas varieties.

“Everybody’s noticed it and it’s to be expected because you’re importing hops from places like the US and Europe,” said Andrew Paterson, head brewer at Dark Star Brewing in West Sussex. “It’s also the case for steel tanks, kegs, yeast manufactured in Holland, anything that’s ...More info on site

Brewery news France: Heineken to invest EUR9.3 mln in expanding its Schiltigheim brewery
Dutch brewing giant Heineken said on February 1 it will invest EUR9.3 mln this year in expanding the production capacity at its Schiltigheim brewery in Alsace, France Bleu reported.

The company plans to install a new bottling line and make it operational by early 2018.

The investment will increase the brewery’s production capacity by 450 thousand hl per annum. The facility currently produces 1.3 mln hl of beer per year.

Brewery news Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Brewery invests in new fermentation tanks to increase production
Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) is investing in new brewing fermentation tanks as part of its expansion plan to increase production. When installed, production would more than double to meet public demand. The investment comes in at a time when the Finance Act 2016 that protects the SLBL is in force, Awoko reported on January 30.

The consignment of tanks will berth at the Freetown habour in few weeks. Brewery authorities claim that the tanks are made of stainless steel fabricated according to international brewing standards. Civil works is already in progress done by a Sierra Leone registered construction company.

Commenting on the developments, SLBL’s new Managing Director, Daaf Van Tilburg is quoted in a release to have said: “Over the last couple of years we have consulted extensively with our customers to identify their needs and have ensured that our strategy reflects the required plans to satisfy those needs.”

He added “that this foundation has been set by the actions put in place by my predecessor Willy Ngana who has recently been transferred to the Africa Middle East Regional Office in Holland.”

“The current investment in tanks is another large commitment of Sierra Leone Brewery Limited in Sierra Leone. The timing of ...More info on site

Brewery news USA & Mexico: Trump’s Mexico tax talk hits Corona stocks
The 20% import tax Donald Trump has proposed on goods shipped from Mexico to the U.S. has already taken its toll on the stocks of burrito chains and Mexican beer brewers, including the maker of Corona, Fortune reported on January 28.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle flew into a panic over the proposal, designed to pay for a wall at the Mexican border. The angst has continued even though the White House has subsequently walked back its commitment to that specific approach. Critics noted that Americans would be the ones paying the tax in the form of higher prices on Mexican cerveza brands and guacamole, with some dubbing the import tariff an "avocado tax." "Simply put, any policy proposal which drives up costs of Corona, tequila, or margaritas is a big-time bad idea," Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wrote on Twitter Thursday. "Mucho Sad."

Corona is the top imported beer in the U.S.; it has been made by Constellation Brands since 2013, when the alcoholic beverage giant bought Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo's U.S. business from Anheuser-Busch InBev. (AB InBev still imports Corona and Modelo beers in other countries besides the U.S.) Constellation Brands stock tumbled for the second day in a ...More info on site

Brewery news India: Heineken expands distribution to Telangana
Heineken, brewed, bottled and marketed in India by United Breweries Limited, was launched in Telangana. The global beer brand, available across 192 countries, targets the discerning beer drinker in India. With its presence already across all major markets in the country, the Telangana launch marks the addition of a strategically important beer market for the brand, The Hans India reported on January 30.

“Telangana is an important beer market, contributing to a significantly large percentage of beer sales in the country. We are aware that discerning beer drinkers have been looking forward to the introduction of this beer in the State,” said Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior VP, UB.

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Barley news Canada: Barley crop forecast to decline in 2017/18
Canadian farmers will grow less barley in 2017/18, according to the first new crop production estimates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Total barley seedings are forecast at 2.500 million hectares, which would be down only slightly from the 2.586 million seeded in 2016. However, a return to average yields would see production come in nearly 800,000 tonnes lower on the year, at 8.000 million.

Exports are forecast to increase by 11% to 2.1 mln tonnes due to strong world supplies and a return to normal trade patterns.

For 2016-17, total domestic barley use is forecast to increase by 5% due to higher feed use in cattle and hog production. Exports are forecast to decrease by 6% due to lower world demand for feed barley but malt barley trade is largely unchanged. Barley carry-out stocks are forecast to increase to 2.0 mln tonnes, well above the previous 10-year average.

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Whisky news World: Diageo to re-enter the Irish whiskey market
Global drinks producer Diageo has announced its re-entry into the Irish whiskey market, just two years after selling its Bushmills plant to Jose Cuervo in exchange for the for Don Julio tequila brand, FFT.ie reported on January 31.

The new whiskey, Roe & Co, will be distilled at a new facility in St. James’ Gate. Production will begin in 2019, subject to planning approval, meaning the first bottlings from the plant will be expected for sale some time in 2022. The total project investment comes to €25 mln over three years.

Row & Co will be a premium priced product and is expected to retail for around €35 a bottle. Bottles will begin to appear at retail aross Europe from early March 2017, however this will be a blend of whiskeys sourced from undisclosed locations.

Diageo has described the new whiskey as having the ‘signature smoothness of Irish whiskey with remarkable depth of flavour’, and is aged in bourbon casks.

Roe & Co is named in honour of George Roe, a distiller who helped build the golden era of Irish Whiskey in the 19th century. His distillery, George Roe and Co, extended over 17 acres on Thomas Street in Dublin and was once Ireland’s ...More info on site

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