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November 27 - November 30, 2008
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on 28-October-2008

1 EUR = 1.2518 USD
1 EUR = 0.8023 GBP
1 EUR = 1.606 CAD
1 EUR = 2.0451 AUD
1 EUR = 116.91 JPY
1 EUR = 2.8559 BRL
1 EUR = 34.0513 RUB
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1 USD = 93.4028 JPY
1 USD = 2.2815 BRL
1 USD = 27.2021 RUB
1 USD = 6.8709 CNY
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Average Market Prices Change trend

November 28, 2008

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR131.0-133.0 EUR146.0-148.0
6rw Barley EUR123.0-125.0 EUR133.0-135.0
2rs Malt EUR357.0-359.0 EUR371.0-373.0
6rw Malt EUR346.5-348.5 EUR354.0-356.0
Feed Barley EUR102.0-104.0 nq

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Top Industry News

EU: EU nations differ in beer taxation questions - report ...Click here
Brazil: “Stable” AmBev to pay near-term debts in a timely manner – Moody’s credit-rating agency ...Click here
Malaysia: GAB brewery posts Q1 results, confident of growth in FY 2009 ...Click here
United Kingdom & Japan: Diageo transfers selling rights for its beers from Sapporo to Kirin Brewery ...Click here
Romania: Ursus Breweries increases sales volume by 24% in the first half of the current financial year ...Click here
United States: MillerCoors embarking on an optimization project ...Click here
Russia & Uruguay: Baltika starts shipping beer to Uruguay ...Click here
Australia: ABB and AWB may merge to lead the barley market ...Click here
India: Indian trader report dropping spot barley prices ...Click here

Denmark & United Kingdom: Enterprise Inns apologizing for miscommunication about delisting Carlsberg beer ...More Info
Malaysia: Carlsberg Malaysia creates a beer-distribution joint venture ...More Info
Russia: Baltika Breweries to distribute Corona Extra ...More Info
United States: Malting barley growers say business unchanged since the creation of MillerCoors ...More Info
Spain: A high fiber no alcohol beer released specially for women ...More Info
Japan & Russia & Moldova: Baltika supplying Asahi beer to Moldova ...More Info
Namibia: A bottling license argument brewing between SABMiller and Namibia Breweries ...More Info
Nepal & India: Indian External Affairs Minister defending Unites Breweries Nepal subsidiary from a strike ...More Info
El Salvador: Leading brewers adopting a self-regulating code ...More Info
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Brewery News

EU: EU nations differ in beer taxation questions - report
Despite EU’s 16-year-old promise to harmonize the structure for excise duties on alcoholic beverages, the variance in tax burdens on beer across the Union ...More Info

Brazil: “Stable” AmBev to pay near-term debts in a timely manner – Moody’s credit-rating agency
Moody’s Investors Service, the big credit-rating agency, adjusted its credit outlook on AmBev to reflect a somewhat rocky road ahead, St. Louis Today posted ...More Info

Malaysia: GAB brewery posts Q1 results, confident of growth in FY 2009
Guinness Anchor Bhd, a leading Malaysian brewer, posted on November, 26 the results of its first quarter ended September, 30.

According to the company’s statement, ...More Info

United Kingdom & Japan: Diageo transfers selling rights for its beers from Sapporo to Kirin Brewery
Japanese Kirin Brewery Co. announced it will import and sell Diageo’s Guinness and Kilkenny beers in Japan as from June, 1, Reuters posted on ...More Info

Romania: Ursus Breweries increases sales volume by 24% in the first half of the current financial year
Ursus Breweries, SABMiller’s Romanian subsidiary, announced its sales volume grew 24% in the first half of the current financial year (April – September), Financiarul ...More Info

United States: MillerCoors embarking on an optimization project
MillerCoors has begun implementing an 18-month network optimization project, Ag Weekly cited a company spokesperson on November, 26.

Aimee Valdez, a spokesperson for MillerCoors, said ...More Info

Russia & Uruguay: Baltika starts shipping beer to Uruguay

Russia’s major brewer Baltika has started shipping its beers to Uruguay and is planning to enter other markets of Latin America, RIA Novosty cited the company’s press release on November, 27.

“Starting shipments to Uruguay is an important step in the development of our business in Latin America. This will allow us to enter the other markets of Mercosur, including those of Brazil and Argentina,” Dmitry Kistev, Baltika’s Export Sales Director, is quoted as saying.

At the first stage, Baltika beers will be sold in the major distribution networks of the capital Montevideo. Later the brewer’s products will be available through big wholesale companies across the nation.

Baltika’s main competitors in Uruguay are the beers exported from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Germany.

Barley News

Australia: ABB and AWB may merge to lead the barley market
Talks are continuing about the possibility of an AU$2.3 billion merger of Australia's two largest grain companies – ABB and AWB, Farm Online reported ...More Info

India: Indian trader report dropping spot barley prices
Barley prices dropped on November, 28 due to the stagnant market situation in the spot market followed by lower buying by the poultry industries ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Long Term Serial Repitching and the Genetic and Phenotypic Stability of Brewer’s Yeast

Chris D. Powell and Andrew N. Diacetis


ABSTRACT J. Inst. Brew. 113(1), 67–74, 2007 Two brewing yeast strains, one employed for the production of an ale type product and the other used solely for bottle conditioning, were serially repitched over a period of one year. Subsequently each yeast culture was compared to the original stocks for a variety of phenotypic and genotypic characteristics. Fermentation performance was assessed in terms of flocculation capacity and the time required to achieve attenuation in 150 barrel fermentation vessels, while the propensity for the population to accumulate variants was assessed by analysing giant colony morphology. Changes to the genome were monitored by DNA fingerprinting of each yeast culture using RAPD-PCR and RFLP. Although some colony morphology variation was observed between fresh and old ale yeast cultures, there were no detectable genetic changes or alterations in fermentation characteristics to either yeast strain over the course of serial repitching. It is suggested that although some brewing yeast strains are susceptible to genetic drift, others are more resilient and can remain stable over extended periods of time. The propensity to produce variants may therefore play a significant role in determining the number of times a strain may be serially repitched, or its suitability for beer fermentations. Key words: cropping, flocculation, genetic drift, RAPD, RFLP, Saccharomyces. Load full article, 5 pages, 5952Kb, PDF file

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Theoretical Malt Prices

NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 70/30 = 70% Average two Rows Spring and 30% Six Rows Winter
** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

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Finland's domestic beer sales 2001 - 2007
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November 27
1895 Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize
1962 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place

November 28
1895 The Chicago Times-Herald sponsors the first automobile race in U.S. history. The winner’s average speed clocks in at roughly 7 mph
1946 1st Polaroid camera sold

November 29
1775 Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
1993 CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched

November 30
1886 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
1924 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1983 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
2005 First human face transplant is performed in France