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on January 06, 2023
      1 EUR = 1.0576 USD
1 EUR = 0.8828 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4310 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5567 AUD
1 EUR = 140.5040 JPY
1 EUR = 5.7117 BRL
1 EUR = 76.2308 RUB
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1 USD = 0.8346 GBP
1 USD = 1.3531 CAD
1 USD = 1.4717 AUD
1 USD = 132.8330 JPY
1 USD = 5.4005 BRL
1 USD = 72.0773 RUB
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January 06, 2023
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2022
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 317.00-319.00 down0.31%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 297.00-299.00 down0.33%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 267.00-269.00-
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 641.00-643.00 down0.01%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 616.50-618.50 down0.01%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2023
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 324.00-326.00 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 307.00-309.00 down0.32%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 647.50-649.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 683.50-685.50 -
German Malting Barley
Crop 2022
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 331.50-333.50 down0.08%
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Malt news Belgium: Castle Malting joins Soufflet/InVivo Group ...Click here

Brewery news World: Low-to-no alcohol drinks grow over 7% in volume across 10 key markets in 2022 ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Brewers and hospitality groups preparing for hit to beer sales this year ...Click here
Brewery news World: Analysts upgrade their rating for Heineken NV as near-term risks are now seen as balanced ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands sees shares fall as supply chain costs offset beer sales growth ...Click here
Brewery news China: China’s top brewer diversifying into baijiu white liquor ...Click here

Hops news USA: 2022 hop production down 12% in the USA ...Click here

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Brewery news Denmark: Royal Unibrew announces acquisition of Danish microbrewery Nørrebro Bryghus ...Click here
Barley news USA: American Malting Barley Association publishes list of recommended malting barley varieties ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Demand for non-alcoholic beer to continue growing in 2023 – Athletic Brewing Company CEO ...Click here
Brewery news Europe: Asahi unveils 0% alcohol beer across eight markets ...Click here
Brewery news UAE: Dubai ends 30% tax on alcohol sales, makes liquor licenses free to obtain ...Click here
Brewery news Slovakia: Homebrewers to report their hobby to customs as from this year ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

01 January
1785 - "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
1842 - 1st illustrated weekly magazine in US publishes 1st issue, New York City NY
1862 - 1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)
1994 - The North American Free Trade Agreement comes into effect
1995 - The World Trade Organization goes into effect
2015 - The Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan

02 January
1882 - Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
1905 - Luther George Simjian, the inventor of the earliest known prototype of the automatic teller machine (ATM), is born in Ainteb, Turkey
1980 - With inflation raging, gold hits a record price of $850 per ounce
1986 - 191.66 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
2013 - Barack Obama signs the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, intended to prevent the "fiscal cliff"

03 January
1911 - US postal savings bank inaugurated
1977 - Apple Computer Corp. is incorporated by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
1980 - Gold hits record $634 an ounce
2015 - 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster PA

04 January
1960 - European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
1962 - 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (New York City NY)
2001 - Total daily trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange exceeds 2 billion shares for the first time ever

05 January
1769 - Jean Baptiste Say, French economist is born
1828 - 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
1850 - California Exchange opens

06 January
1978 - 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1994 - Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88

07 January
1714 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1782 - 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1995 - Murray Newton Rothbard economist, dies of cardiac arrest at 69

08 January
1675 - 1st American commercial corporation chartered (New York Fishing Co)
1889 - Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine (1st Computer)
1964 - European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan


February 2023:
10 - 13: HoReCa 2023 (Athens, Greece)
16 - 18: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2023 (Burton Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent, UK)
20 - 23: Beer & Food Attraction 2023 (Rimini, Italy)
23 - 25: Brewer World Conclave 2023 (Bengaluru, India)

March 2023:
07 - 09: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2023 (Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)
08 - 11: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2023 (Blumenau, Brazil)
15 - 16: BeerX 2023 (Liverpool, UK)
20 - 24: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2023 (Adelaide, Australia)
23 - 25: Warsaw Beer Festival 2023 (Warsaw, Poland)
24 - 26: St Malo Craft Beer Expo 2023 (St Malo, France)

April 2023:
02 - 06: 15th International Trends in Brewing 'Beer & Society' 2023 (Leuven, Belgium)
06 - 08: KIBEX 2023 (Seoul, South Korea)
22 - 23: Zythos Beer Festival 2023 (Kortrijk, Belgium)

May 2023:
07 - 10: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2023 (Nashville, TN, USA)
10 - 10: World Beer Cup 2023 (Nashville, TN, USA)
12 - 14: Cerveza Mexico Expo 2023 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
12 - 13: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2023 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
18 - 21: Mondial de la Biere 2023 (Montreal, Canada)
21 - 23: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2023 (Prague, the Czech Republic)
22 - 28: Budapest Beer Week 2023 (Budapest, Hungary)
24 - 25: 34d International VLB Craft Brewing Conference (Online)
25 - 27: InnBrew 2023 (Barcelona, Spain)
30 - 01 June: Beviale Mexico 2023 (Mexico City, Mexico)
30 - 01 June: Craft Beer China 2023 (Shanghai, China)

June 2023:
01 - 04: Wiener Bierfest 2023 (Vienna, Austria)
05 - 06: Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2023 (Tallinn, Estonia)
10 - 11: Bruges Beer Festival 2023 (Bruges, Belgium)
13 - 14: VLB Africa Brewing Conference 2023 (Douala, Cameroon)
13 - 14: IGC Grains Conference 2023 (London, UK)

August 2023:
10 - 12: VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE - VIETNAM 2023 (Saigon Exhibitions and Conventions Center, 799 Nguyen Van Linh Street, District 7, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam)
18 - 19: Beervana 2023 (Wellington, New Zealand)

September 2023:
16 - 03 October: Oktoberfest 2023 (Munich, Germany)
18 - 20: 13th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium Brewing & Filling Technology (IBS) (Bogota, Colombia)

October 2023:
04 - 06: Drink Technology India 2023 (Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India)
10 - 12: International Beer Strategies Conference 2023 (Berlin, Germany)
19 - 20: Sea Brew 2023 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
21 - 23: Whisky Live Paris 2023 (Paris, France)

November 2023:
28 - 30: Brau Beviale 2022 (Nuremberg, Germany)

December 2023:
06 - 08: Drink Japan 2023 (Makuhari Messe, Japan)

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Malt newsBelgium: Castle Malting joins Soufflet/InVivo Group
Malteries Soufflet and Jean-Louis Dourcy, majority shareholder of Castle Malting, announced on January 2 the signature of a binding agreement on the acquisition by ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsWorld: Low-to-no alcohol drinks grow over 7% in volume across 10 key markets in 2022
Low-to-no alcohol beer, cider, wine and spirit products grew over 7% in volume across 10 key global markets in 2022, according to fresh data ...More info on site

Brewery newsUK: Brewers and hospitality groups preparing for hit to beer sales this year
Brewers and hospitality groups are preparing for a hit to beer sales this year after signs emerged of UK and European consumers limiting their ...More info on site

Brewery news World: Analysts upgrade their rating for Heineken NV as near-term risks are now seen as balanced
Analysts at Barclays have upgraded their rating for Heineken NV to 'equal-weight' from 'underweight' as they now see the "near-term risks as balanced" for the Dutch brewing giant following a recent Capital Markets Day (CMD) update, ProactiveInvestors.co.uk reported on January 4.

In a note to clients, the Barclays analysts said: "We were positively surprised by the extent to which Heineken had made progress in its digital capabilities. At its recent CMD, Heineken confirmed that c.60% of its business is already digital, which is much higher than our previous expectations, and more importantly broadly in line with its key competitor AB InBev (57%)."

The analysts also said that since their downgrade to 'underweight' in March 2022, "four of the six downside catalysts have come to fruition".

They noted that: "As expected, Heineken withdrew its FY23E 17% EBIT margin target. We estimate its new +MSD-HSD% OPG guidance for FY23E is attainable, with company consensus already above the top end of this range (+8.6%)."

The analysts added: "We expected Nigeria’s macro environment to become progressively worse given increasing affordability issues and the country’s significant exposure to Russian and Ukrainian food imports. At its 3Q22 results, Heineken’s Nigeria volumes declined -HSD%, with the company highlighting increasing affordability pressures ...More info on site

Brewery newsUSA: Constellation Brands sees shares fall as supply chain costs offset beer sales growth
Shares of Constellation Brands fell on January 5 after the wine, beer and spirits company reported ongoing supply chain costs that offset sales growth ...More info on site

Brewery news China: China’s top brewer diversifying into baijiu white liquor
China's top brewer is diversifying as beer sales shrink in China. It is homing in on the baijiu white liquor market, which it sees as having huge growth potential, the Nikkei Asia reported.

In October, China Resources Beer (Holdings), known for its Snow brand, announced that a unit of the company had agreed to buy a 55.19% stake in Chinese colorless liquor maker Guizhou Jinsha Jiaojiu Winery Industry to bolster its nonbeer assets. It will buy the stake for some 12.3 billion yuan ($1.75 billion) as it looks to become a diversified and dominant maker of alcoholic beverages.

According to a report on the details of the investment published recently by CR Beer, the leading brewer views Jinsha Jiaojiu Winery as a company with a "solid financial record in recent years." Jinsha Jiaojiu Winery has developed a "high-quality brand image" in the 70 plus years since its foundation, the document says. Jinsha Jiaojiu Winery had sales of 2 billion yuan in the first half of 2022, up 15% from a year earlier, posting a net profit of 670 million yuan, an increase of 12%, according to the report.

CR Beer's purchase of Jinsha Jiaojiu Winery, a midsize player in the market, is a ...More info on site

Brewery news Denmark: Royal Unibrew announces acquisition of Danish microbrewery Nørrebro Bryghus
Drinks firm Royal Unibrew has expanded its craft beer portfolio with the acquisition of microbrewery Nørrebro Bryghus, the European Supermarket Magazine reported on January 5.

Founded in 2003 in Nørrebro, Nørrebro Bryghus is produced in Hedehusene, Denmark, at Baldersbrønde Bryggeri. Its beers are predominantly sold in Nørrebro, but the company said that the transaction will make it available to a wider audience.

"We have found a new owner who we believe can continue the Nørrebro Bryghus brand and the business we have built up over two decades," commented Martin Thomsen, managing director and co-owner of Nørrebro Bryghus. "We are proud of the chapter we have written."

The purchase price of the acquisition has not been revealed.

In a statement on its LinkedIn page, Royal Unibrew said that 'it is with great pleasure that today we can present our new member of the Royal Unibrew family: Nørrebro Bryghus'.

Commenting on the deal, director Kasper Ryttersgaard Jacobsen said, "Royal Unibrew has been given the opportunity to acquire and continue a strong, locally-anchored brand with a significant starting point in Copenhagen. It is a beacon in the Danish beer culture that we are taking over, and of course we are both proud and humble about that."

He added that ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Demand for non-alcoholic beer to continue growing in 2023 – Athletic Brewing Company CEO
The start of ‘Dry January,’ a month when many people avoid drinking alcohol, typically brings a heightened level of attention to non-alcoholic drinks. But the CEO of one of the leading non-alcoholic beer companies said that the demand for non-alcoholic brews is booming well beyond a single month, CNBC reported on December 30.

“This is the moment we’ve been waiting for in the category,” Bill Shufelt, Athletic Brewing CEO, said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box“ on December 28.

Long a sleepy category within the broader industry of beer, non-alcoholic beer has seen its growth skyrocket in recent years as bigger beer giants like AB InBev and Heineken launch new products as well as the emergence of independent brewers like Athletic Brewing. AB InBev, which owns brands like Budweiser, Corona, Michelob, and Modelo, had previously set a goal of making 20% of its beer volume non-alcoholic and low alcohol by 2025.

The lack of quality non-alcoholic beer options was the impetus for Shufelt, a former trader at Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, to start the Connecticut-based company in 2017, which solely focuses on non-alcoholic brewing.

″[Non-alcoholic beer] has gone from something that was 0.3% of the beer category and a total afterthought and penalty box beverage ...More info on site

Brewery news Europe: Asahi unveils 0% alcohol beer across eight markets
The European arm of Japanese beverage giant Asahi Group has launched a zero percent alcohol version of its popular brand. Asahi Super Dry 0.0% begins its release across eight markets this month, premiering in the UK and Ireland to coincide with dry January, the Food Ingredients First reported on January 2.

Asahi creates the non-alcoholic version of its beer through “a process of dealcoholization” of the base recipe of Asahi Super Dry, creating according to the business “the world’s first super-dry alcohol-free beer.”

This release comes as many significant brewers attempt to tap the growing market for low-to-no alcohol options by releasing zero percent versions of primary brands.

AB InBev launched Corona Cero, a zero percent version of its leading beer, across Europe in June of 2022. After four years of development, Guinness released its non-alcoholic version, Guinness 0.0.

Heineken was among the first to release an alcohol-free version of its primary beer in 2017.

“The market for non-alcohol and low-alcohol beverages continues to expand globally, and the way consumers are drinking also continues to diversify,” says Asahi.

“By popularizing these products, Asahi Group aims to propose appropriate alcohol consumption and new situations in which to enjoy alcohol and provide new choices for people ...More info on site

Brewery news UAE: Dubai ends 30% tax on alcohol sales, makes liquor licenses free to obtain
Dubai ended its 30 percent tax on alcohol sales on December 31 and made its required liquor licenses free to obtain, in an apparent move to further boost tourism to the emirate, Al Arabiya reported.

The sudden New Year’s Day announcement, made by Dubai’s two state-linked alcohol retailers, came apparently from a government decree from its ruling Al Maktoum family.

However, government officials did not immediately acknowledge the decision and did not respond to questions from The Associated Press.

But it follows years of loosening regulations over liquor in the sheikhdom, which now sells alcohol during daylight hours in Ramadan and began providing home delivery during the lockdowns at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alcohol sales have long served as a major barometer of the economy of Dubai, a top travel destination in the UAE, home to the long-haul carrier Emirates.

During the recent World Cup in nearby Qatar, Dubai’s many bars drew commuting soccer fans.

However, a pint of beer easily can cost over $10 at a bar, with other drinks running even higher. It wasn’t immediately clear if this would cause a price drop at alcohol-serving establishments or if it only would affect those buying it from retailers.

Alcohol distributor Maritime and Mercantile International, ...More info on site

Brewery news Slovakia: Homebrewers to report their hobby to customs as from this year
Beer lovers who brew the drink for their own consumption in Slovakia have a new obligation starting this year: reporting this hobby of theirs to the nearest customs office, The Slovak Spectator reported on January 5.

They have to submit required information to the office, in written form or electronically, by January 25. There is no prescribed form that a beer producer should send to the office, but the letter should include their name, permanent address, the location the beer is brewed, and the expected annual production, the Financial Administration said.

By law, the obligation concerns any natural person who does not produce more than 10 hl of beer per year, produces it exclusively for their own consumption or for close persons. In addition, the beer must not be sold or otherwise put on the market.

If they fail to deliver the letter to the customs office, they will be subject to a penalty, ranging from €30 to €3,000.

The same obligation concerns those who will only start brewing beer this year. In their case, they should report this fact within a month.

Home-brewed beer is tax-exempt up to a maximum of 10 hl per calendar year, the Financial Administration added. In this case, a ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley news USA: American Malting Barley Association publishes list of recommended malting barley varieties
The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) board of directors annually develops a list of recommended malting barley varieties for U.S. growers for the upcoming crop year. AMBA is a nonprofit trade association of 60+ malting, brewing, distilling and food companies that are end-users of U.S. malting barley.

The AMBA Recommended List is intended to provide U.S. growers with guidance as to what varieties the industry may be contracting or purchasing in the coming year. It is not intended as a list of approved or certified malting varieties for the use by brewers, distillers, food companies, or maltsters. There may be many suitable malting barley varieties grown domestically or internationally that are not on the list yet have quality characteristics desired by the industry.

Some varieties will be used in large quantities and many others are only utilized in niche markets, so producers are encouraged to contact their local elevator, grain handler or processor to gauge market demand for any variety grown in their region prior to seeding.

Additions to the 2023 list include CDC Fraser and KWS Donau.

CDC Fraser is a spring variety registered in Canada in 2016 and developed by Dr. Aaron Beattie at the Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan. ...More info on site

HopsHops News Hops

Hops newsUSA: 2022 hop production down 12% in the USA
Hop production struggled last year. Europe especially. Drought and heat wave took a serious toll on European hop farms in 2022. The German crop, ...More info on site

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