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on February 10, 2017
Base Currency: US Dollar
on February 10, 2017
      1 EUR = 1.0692 USD
1 EUR = 0.8509 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4016 CAD
1 EUR = 1.3965 AUD
1 EUR = 120.0400 JPY
1 EUR = 3.3329 BRL
1 EUR = 63.0253 RUB
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1 USD = 0.7980 GBP
1 USD = 1.3138 CAD
1 USD = 1.3099 AUD
1 USD = 112.4200 JPY
1 USD = 3.1192 BRL
1 USD = 59.0235 RUB
1 USD = 6.8674 CNY

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February 10, 2017
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 182.50-184.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00 up0.63%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 381.00-383.00 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 353.50-355.50 up0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 142.00-144.00up0.70%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 185.50-187.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00 up0.63%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 381.00-383.00 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 350.00-352.00 up0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2016
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 177.00-179.00 down0.12%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2016
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,159.00-1,161.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,159.00-1,161.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,189.00-1,191.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,189.00-1,191.00 -
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 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 169.00-171.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 239.00-241.00 -
US Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 132.00 -
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 -
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Brewery news USA: Beer volumes grow 0.3% last year thanks to increased sales of craft and imported beer ...Click here
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Scientific Digest


The question is familiar to all of us: By assessing cone hops or pellets, how do I know what to expect from this hop when used in late hopping in terms of flavour? Japanese researchers have developed a standardised method that is useful for this type of assessment. For this method, 0.5g of alpha acids per liter were added to distilled water and boiled at 105 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes. Bitter and aroma compounds were analysed and sensory flavour profiling conducted. Though a significant correlation between sensory and analytical data was not achieved, the flavour profiling gave reproducible insights in the flavour properties of the hop varieties studied.

Koie, K: Construction and Demonstration of a Standardized Hop Boiled Water Extraction Method and Its Application for a Sensory Evaluation System of Hop Aroma Characteristics
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These Days in Business History

09 February
1585 - The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is established
1955 - US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO
1969 - World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight

10 February
1635 - Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1933 - Delivery of 1st singing telegram
1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power

11 February
1809 - Robert Fulton patents steamboat
1826 - London University founded
1987 - British Airways begins trading stocks

12 February
1809 - Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution
1877 - 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem
1998 - Intel unveils its 1st graphics chip i740


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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Brewery news USA: Beer volumes grow 0.3% last year thanks to increased sales of craft and imported beer
The US Beer Institute has estimated that category-wide beer volumes grew 0.3 percent last year, thanks in part to increasing sales of craft and imported beer, Brewbound.com reported on February 10.

In a note to members, sent on February 9, Beer Institute CEO Jim McGreevy said sales of imported beer, particularly brands from Mexico, propelled the category to a positive performance in 2016.

Import volumes increased 6.8 percent, or 2.1 million barrels, versus 2015, he said.

That’s in keeping with the long-term trend: Import volumes have grown steadily since 1992, when those brands accounted for just four percent (8.3 million barrels) of all beer sold in the U.S. In 2015, import volumes grew 6.2 percent, to 31.2 million barrels, according to Beer Institute statistics.

Production of domestically brewed beer, meanwhile, declined 0.8 percent, or 1.4 million barrels, last year. 2016 marked the fourth straight year that domestic beer volumes declined, and the seventh time in the last eight years that domestic brewers failed to help the category grow, according to the BI.

Despite the downward production trends for brews made stateside, beer produced by more than 5,000 U.S. craft breweries increased seven percent, which McGreevy noted was a “deceleration in that segment’s growth compared to ...More info on site

Brewery newsChina: Carlsberg reportedly weighing purchase of Asahi’s 20% stake in Tsingtao Brewery
Carlsberg A/S, the Danish beer-maker, is weighing the purchase of a 20 percent stake in China’s Tsingtao Brewery Co., Bloomberg reported on February 9 ...More info on site

Brewery newsIndia: United Breweries Q3 net profit drops 31.94%
United Breweries has reported results for third quarter ended December 31, 2016, Mint Market Info said on February 9.

The company has reported ...More info on site

Brewery newsBulgaria: Carlsberg Bulgaria reports 24.8% increase in 2016 sales
The Bulgarian unit of Danish beer maker Carlsberg said on February 9 its sales rose 24.8% in terms of volume and 25.8% in terms ...More info on site

Brewery news India: Ban on liquor shops on highways could lead to 40% drop in sales of alcoholic beverages – United Breweries
United Breweries Ltd (UBL), India’s largest beer maker and majority-owned by Dutch firm Heineken, has said that its sales of the alcoholic beverage could drop by 40 per cent once the Supreme Court ban on liquor shops on highways comes into effect in April, the Business Standard reported. The estimates were arrived at after mapping the liquor outlets and sales in these stores, executives of the company said on February 9. On December 15, the court, on a petition, ruled that states should cancel the licences of liquor shops in and around the national and state highways, citing increasing road accidents due to drink driving. The ban includes shutting down liquor shops located within 500 metres from highways. “We need to find out the specifics of the order. There are a lot of roads in India that run within the city and there are state highways. It is also said that there is a chance that the state highways are exempted,” said Steven Bosch, chief financial officer, UBL, on a conference call. Anil Pisharody, senior vice-president, finance, said the challenge was not the renewal of licences but to get a place to relocate. “The problem is more of logistics now. ...More info on site

Brewery news Nigeria: Guinness Nigeria experiencing a worse year in operations
Guinness Nigeria is experiencing a worse year in operations after closing its last financial year in the first loss record in years. At the end of its second quarter operations last December, the brewing company reported a net loss of N4.67 billion – already more than 131% above its N2.02 billion loss figure in the preceding financial year in June 2016. If that performance is repeated in the second half, the company could see its 2016 loss figure multiply four to five times in 2017.

Loss of sales revenue was one of the company’s main problems in 2016 but this year looks promising on revenue growth. Finance costs ate up much revenue last year and a worse situation is unfolding so far in the current financial year.

The company’s result for the half year ended December 2016 shows a year-on-year increase of 19.5% in sales revenue to N59.49 billion. This indicates promising prospects for rebuilding sales after a drop in turnover at the end of its 2016 financial year. Export earnings more than doubled to N3.73 billion over the review period but local sales account for over 98% of the company’s turnover. Over the past four years, Guinness grew sales revenue only ...More info on site

Brewery news India: Vijay Mallya rejects formal plea to resign as United Breweries chairman
Vijay Mallya has rejected a formal plea from United Breweries, India’s largest beer company, to resign as chairman saying he has no intention of stepping down and will instead challenge a regulatory order to do so in court, the Financial Times reported on February 9.

Mr Mallya’s defiance creates an uncomfortable situation for United Breweries’ largest shareholder, Heineken. The Dutch brewer now finds its lucrative Indian business caught between the country’s regulatory authorities and its joint venture partner that is a target of national opprobrium.

Mr Mallya hit back over United Breweries on February 9, the same day that New Delhi filed a formal request with the British government for his extradition from the UK to India, where he faces prosecution for criminal offences connected to a $134m loan granted in 2009 to his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

The erstwhile liquor baron, once labelled the “King of Good Times”, had been a popular icon of consumerism in India. But he became a target of anger after the collapse of Kingfisher Airlines left a mountain of debt and thousands of employees unpaid.

United Breweries, founded by Mr Mallya’s father, is 43 per cent owned by Heineken, and 30 per cent owned by Mr Mallya and ...More info on site

Brewery news Angola: Sagres beer to be brewed in Angola
Portuguese beer company Sociedade Central de Cervejas reached an agreement with Angolan beverage distribution company Sociedade de Distribuição de Bebidas de Angola, Limitada (Sodiba) for the production of Sagres beer in Angola, Portuguese financial daily Diário Económico reported on February 9.

The newspaper also reported that the agreement had been signed for months and provides for Sodiba to produce Sagres beer in Angola to the same standards with which it is manufactured in Portugal, as a result of the approval of this agreement by Sociedade Central de Cervejas and under the supervision of its main shareholder, the Heineken group.

Sagres will be the first international beer to be produced in Angola and will have the same branding as the beer sold on the Portuguese market.

The Angolan market has always been considered strategic for Portuguese brewers, but suffered a major setback with the Angolan economic crisis that resulted from a fall in international oil prices and, more specifically, with the entry into force in 2015, of the new customs tariff in Angola, with a resulting increase in taxes on all alcoholic beverages that has had a negative impact on consumption of imported beers.

For Central de Cervejas, the Angolan market in 2014 was worth ...More info on site

Brewery news Romania & Hungary: Heineken accused of being ‘anti-Hungarian’
Hungary on February 9 slammed Dutch beer giant Heineken as "anti-Hungarian" as a trademark row in a part of Romania populated mainly by ethnic-Hungarians bubbled over, Yahoo7 News reported.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief-of-staff said a lawsuit won last month by Heineken that banned the use of a Hungarian-language brand was "undignified, unjust, and anti-Hungarian".

"All Hungarians should unite against it," Janos Lazar told reporters in Budapest.

Last month a court in Targu Mures prohibited the Lixid Project brewer from using the "Csiki" brand name (pronounced "Cheeky") for its product range.

It said the name was too similar to Heineken's Romanian-language "Ciuc" brand which the multinational has produced since 2003.

According to Lazar the verdict complemented Romanian government policies that he said had pushed ethnic-Hungarian institutions and symbols like the Csiki brand "into a corner".

Romania's 1.2-million-strong ethnic-Hungarian community makes up some six percent of the population of around 19 million, making it the country's largest minority group.

Last week Lazar joined a call by Hungary's radical nationalist Jobbik party for Hungarian consumers and retailers to boycott the Dutch firm's product range.

Organisers of a Hungarian rock festival RockMaraton said Heineken's "Soproni" brand, manufactured in Hungary, will not be for sale at their event as a protest.

A spokesperson ...More info on site

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Barley newsWorld: World barley trade forecast unchanged this month
USDA has left unchanged (at 26.905 mln tonnes) its forecast for global barley trade in 2016/17 this month.

Kazakh barley export forecast is boosted ...More info on site

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