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January 28, 2015
Type Crop 2014 Crop 2015
2rs Barley 195.00-197.00 down1.01% 199.00-201.00 down0.99%
6rw Barley 176.00-178.00 down0.56% 176.00-178.00 down0.56%
2rs Malt 391.00-393.00 down0.62% 394.00-396.00 down0.62%
6rw Malt 367.50-369.50 down0.33% 366.00-368.00 down0.33%
Feed Barley 173.00-175.00up0.58% nq 

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Malt news France & UK: Molson Coors agrees to sell its UK maltings business to Soufflet Group ...Click here

Brewery news Vietnam: Beer production and consumption register increase in 2014 ...Click here
Brewery news Ethiopia: New Raya Brewery to be inaugurated by Ethiopia’s President on February 14 and 15 ...Click here
Brewery news USA: AB InBev buying another US craft brewer ...Click here

Barley news World: Barley is unlikely to return to record crops any time soon - analyst ...Click here
Barley news Canada: Barley use to decline in both 2014-15 and 2015-16 ...Click here

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Brewery news Myanmar: Carlsberg to start brewing in Myanmar in March ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Big brewers expand flavoured beers offer ...Click here
Brewery news New Zealand: Craft brewers struggling to fill orders as demand for their beers soars ...Click here
Brewery news The Czech Republic: Canned beer production increases four-fold in the past 20 years ...Click here
Brewery news South Korea: Imported beer gaining increased space on store shelves in Korea ...Click here
Brewery news Indonesia: Trade Ministry obliges minimarkets to stop selling beer ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

January 26
1871 US income tax repealed
1886 Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
1921 Akio Morita, the co-founder of Sony Corp., is born in Nagoya, Japan

January 27
1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1888 National Geographic Society organizes
1926 1st public demonstration of television by John L Baird, London

January 28
1886 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1986 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1988 United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s


February 2015:
10-12: International Brewing Awards 2015
11-14: National Winter Ales Festival 2015 (Derby, UK)
21-24: Beer Attraction 2015 (Rimini, Italy)

March 2015:
11-14: Brazilian Beer Festival - Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2015 (Blumenau, Brazil)
20-21: BeerX 2015 2015 (Sheffield, UK)
31 March - 02 April: ProPak Vietnam 2015 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

April 2015:
14-17: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2015 (Portland, USA)
21-23: Brewer (Pivovar) 2015 (Moscow, Russia)
25-26: Zythos 2015 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2015:
06-08: bevtec Asia 2015 (Bangkok, Thailand)
07-23: The Czech Beer Festival 2015 (Prague, the Czech Republic)
19-22: Beer (Pivo) 2015 (Sochi, Russia)
24-28: EBC 2015 (Porto, Portugal)
26-28: Alimentaria Mexico 2015 (Mexico City, Mexico)
28-30: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2015 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
28-31: Latvia Beer Fest 2015 (Riga, Latvia)

June 2015:
10-14: Mondial de la Biere 2015 (Montreal, Canada)

July 2015:
01-04: Ollesummer 2015 (Tallinn, Estonia)
15-17: Brasil Brau 2015 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

August 2015:
11-15: The Great British Beer Festival 2015 (London, UK)

September 2015:
19 September - 14 October: Oktoberfest 2015 (Munich, Germany)
24-26: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015 (Stockholm, Sweden)

October 2015:
01-03: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015 (Stockholm, Sweden)

November 2015:
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Malt newsFrance & UK: Molson Coors agrees to sell its UK maltings business to Soufflet Group
Molson Coors UK has agreed to sell its UK maltings business Shobnall Maltings to French cooperative Soufflet Group, the two companies said in a ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsVietnam: Beer production and consumption register increase in 2014
Vietnamese people spent at least US$3.1 billion drinking 3.14 billion litres of beer in 2014, excluding imported beer, the Vietnam Beverages Association (VBA) said ...More info on site

Brewery newsEthiopia: New Raya Brewery to be inaugurated by Ethiopia’s President on February 14 and 15
The President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome (PhD) is going to inaugurate the sixth Ethiopian brewery, Raya Brewery S.C, AllAfrica ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: AB InBev buying another US craft brewer
Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle's Elysian Brewing Co., further expanding its collection of craft brewers as it tries to offset sagging sales of its flagship beers, ABC News reported.

The financial terms of the deal announced on January 23 were not disclosed.

Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, a Belgian company that is the world's largest brewer. The company, which makes Budweiser and Bud Lite, has been combatting soft sales by buying up increasingly popular craft brewers.

While nationwide beer sales declined 1.9 percent in 2013, craft beer sales rose 17 percent, according to the Brewers Association, which represents craft brewers.

Anheuser-Busch announced in November that it was buying 10 Barrel Brewing of Oregon, raising the ire of many of its fans. That follows the purchase of Blue Point Brewing Co. on Long Island, New York, earlier in the year. It bought Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago in 2011. InBev also has a one-third share in a Northwest group that produces Red Hook, Widmer and Kona beers.

Anheuser-Busch and Elysian say the deal will bring the brewer's popular beers — most notably Immortal IPA — to a larger audience. The deal includes Elysian's brewery business and its four Seattle brewpubs. It is ...More info on site

Brewery news Myanmar: Carlsberg to start brewing in Myanmar in March
The Denmark-based Carlsberg Group will begin brewing beer in Myanmar from March, in a joint venture with local firm Myanmar Golden Star, the latter’s chairman Thein Tun told The Irrawaddy on January 28.

Carlsberg and Myanmar Golden Star (MGS) signed an agreement in early 2013 to build a brewing facility and distribute the well-known beer in country. Carlsberg owns 51 percent of the joint venture Myanmar Carlsberg Co. Ltd., according to a January 2013 announcement.

“We’ll produce three varieties of Carlsberg beer in March. The investment will be about US$70 million,” Thein Tun said.

The MGS chairman, known as “Pepsi” Thein Tun ever since he brought the American beverage giant to Myanmar in the 1990s, said the company will produce canned, bottled and draught beer at a facility in a Pegu Division industrial zone.

“We can’t say right now that we have any expectations for the market,” he said.

In a statement from the Carlsberg Group in January 2013, Roy Bagattini, senior vice president of Carlsberg in the Asia region, said political reforms at the time had prompted the company’s move into Myanmar’s largely untapped market.

“We have followed the developments in Myanmar closely and are encouraged by the recent political developments in the country,” he ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Big brewers expand flavoured beers offer
Like spirits marketers, brewers are pouring on the flavors these days. Most new malt products lately have featured a flavor emphasis, as beer marketers seek to broaden their consumer base and recruit drinkers from other beverage categories, Shanken News Daily reported on January 23.

Anheuser-Busch’s introduction of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita in 2012 was a pivotal move in the flavor direction. While initially intended as an “in-and-out” product, today the Rita franchise accounts for $1 billion in sales. A-B vice president, sales David Almeida says “beer is playing in hard liquor’s space” with the Ritas range, which largely targets females. The line includes four year-round offerings (Lime, Mango, Strawberry and Raspberry) along with three seasonals. A-B’s Shock Top brand also continues to push flavor innovation. In addition to its year-round expressions (Belgian White, Raspberry Wheat, Lemon Shandy, Apple Wheat and Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat), Shock Top offers seasonal and special-edition flavors like Pumpkin, Chocolate, Pretzel and Spiced Banana.

A-B’s flavor focus will continue this year with the introduction of Bud Light MixxTail flavored malts, targeting males. Packaged in eight-packs of 11.2-ounce bottles, MixxTail will launch with Long Island Ice Tea, Firewalker (cinnamon) and Hurricane. In March, the St. Louis brewer will introduce Oculto, ...More info on site

Brewery news New Zealand: Craft brewers struggling to fill orders as demand for their beers soars
Wellington microbreweries are struggling to fill orders as Aucklanders' newfound penchant for craft beer sends demand skyward, Stuff.co.nz reported on January 28.

Leading craft breweries Garage Project, Panhead Custom Ales and ParrotDog are all adding capacity to their breweries as they frantically try keep up with orders.

"We're just running as fast as we can to catch up with demand," ParrotDog director Matt Stevens said.

ParrotDog's brewery in Te Aro, Wellington was running at full capacity and beer lines were constantly running out, he said.

To help keep up with demand, an additional 5000 litre tank would arrive within four weeks adding to existing capacity of 300,000 litres of beer a year, he said.

Craft beer makes up about 2 per cent of beer sales in New Zealand, according to an ANZ craft beer industry report released in August.

It is the fastest growing segment of the brewing industry, increasing by about 25 per cent per year, the report said.

The sector is expected to keep growing as the Auckland market catches up with Wellington, and as New Zealand catches up with more advanced overseas markets like Melbourne in Australian and Portland in the United States.

Wellington was still ParrotDog's main market but Auckland was a good growth ...More info on site

Brewery news The Czech Republic: Canned beer production increases four-fold in the past 20 years
Czech canned beer production has increased four-fold in the past 20 years due to growing exports and rising production of beer mixes, according to data presented to CTK by the Czech Beer and Malt Association. Statistics show that back in 1994 canned beer output reached 200,000 hectolitres but the figure climbed up above the level of one million hectolitres by 2013.

“Innovation and export can be behind the increase,” head of the association Vladimir Balach told the Czech News Agency.

The share of canned beer abroad is markedly higher than in the Czech Republic.

Compared with the EU where beer cans make up about 30 percent of production volumes, the Czech share of total production is about 20 percent.

Cans constitute about 10 percent of beer sales in Czech stores, more than two-thirds are made up by beer in glass bottles and about one-fifth by beer in plastic bottles.

The canned beer history in the Czech Republic is much shorter, compared with the USA and Europe where beer cans appeared in 1935 and in the second half of the 1930s (Germany, France, Great Britain), respectively, said Pivovar Staropramen spokesman Pavel Barvík. They, however, became largely popular at the turn of the 1950s and the 1960s.

Czech ...More info on site

Brewery news South Korea: Imported beer gaining increased space on store shelves in Korea
Many Koreans love an ice-cold beer or two after a long day or week in the office. Their choice used to be limited to mostly Korean beers, but now you can easily find beers from all four corners of the world, even in a regular grocery store, Arirang News reported on January 26.

Not so long ago, it wasn't all that common to see imported beers on store shelves in Korea, but in recent years imports have been swelling.

Foreign brands, like Asahi, Heineken, and Guinness, to name but a few, are stacked high and wide.

The imported beer trend started to take off in Korea in the mid 2000s, and has been intensifying ever since.

Top dog at the moment is Asahi.

The Japanese beer has been number one in the imported beer market in Korea for the last four years and continues to widen its base of loyal customers in Korea with its crisp and refreshing taste.

Last year, Asahi imported over 26 thousand tons of beer into Korea, triple the amount it imported in 2010.

Overall, beer imports to Korea topped one-hundred million U.S. dollars in 2014, jumping 24 percent from the previous year.

Korea exported around 73 million dollars of beer, leaving ...More info on site

Brewery news Indonesia: Trade Ministry obliges minimarkets to stop selling beer
Dyan Asthira, 32, has never missed serving beer when she gathers with her friends. She usually buys the drink two or three times in a month from nearby minimarkets, with 10 to 15 bottles in her basket every purchase.

“It’s very convenient to buy beer from minimarkets. I can get it while it’s cool and don’t need to face a long queue,” said Dyan, an owner of a food stall in Yogyakarta, one of the most attractive tourism destinations in Indonesia.

Beer lovers like Dyan will soon miss the light alcoholic drink from racks of nearby minimarkets and kiosks as the government has banned its sale through the retailers nationwide, The Jakarta Post reported on January 24.

Under a Trade Ministry regulation issued last week, beverages with an alcohol content ranging from 1 to 5 percent can only be sold in supermarkets and hypermarkets.

Distributors are required to withdraw existing stocks in the next three months, according to the copy of the rule obtained by The Jakarta Post.

The new arrangement, made in consideration of the “protection of morals and culture in society” for tightened supervision of alcoholic drink sales, faced protests not only from retailers, but also from antidrug activists.

The drinking of alcoholic beverages ...More info on site

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Barley newsWorld: Barley is unlikely to return to record crops any time soon - analyst
On a global basis, barley appears to be bucking the trend in global grain markets this year of output rises, with output down by ...More info on site

Barley newsCanada: Barley use to decline in both 2014-15 and 2015-16
For 2014-15, Canada’s total domestic barley use is forecast to decrease by 6% to 6.361 mln tonnes mainly due to lower feed use, Agriculture ...More info on site

HopsHops News Hops

Hops news USA: US hop growers produce the largest crop in years
A thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in years.

A new report from the Hop Growers of America also shows a 10 per cent increase in acres harvested between 2013 and 2014.

The Yakima Valley produces about 77 per cent of the US hops.

In 2014, nearly 29,000 acres of hops were harvested in Washington state, representing about three-fourths of the country's total.

In Oregon, about 5,400 acres were harvested last year, up about 12 per cent from 2013.

Idaho also saw a 12 per cent increase in acres of hops harvested.

The country's crop was worth about $272 million. Growers fetched an average price of $3.83 per pound, the highest since 2008.

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