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Type Crop 2014 Crop 2015
2rs Barley 177.00-179.00 - 192.00-194.00 -
6rw Barley 174.00-176.00 - 175.00-177.00 down0.56%
2rs Malt 370.00-372.00 - 385.50-387.50 -
6rw Malt 366.00-368.00 - 364.50-366.50 down0.34%
Feed Barley 165.00-167.00- nq 

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Malt news UK: Barley usage for brewing, malting, distilling up 3.6% in July – January 2014/15 ...Click here

Brewery news Russia: Vodka loses share to beer in overall alcohol sales in January ...Click here
Brewery news Japan: Asahi’s beer sales down 5% in January-February this year ...Click here
Brewery news Ireland: Per capita alcohol consumption up 2.5% last year ...Click here

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Brewery news Chile: CCU’s Board of Directors approves final dividend for 2014 ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Heineken sales drop in Australia as consumers don’t like it being brewing locally ...Click here
Brewery news Brazil: Owners of the only brewery in Amazon undeterred by neither jungle, nor high taxes ...Click here
Brewery news Hong Kong: Hongkongers showing increasing interest in craft beer ...Click here
Brewery news USA: MillerCoors expands Redd’s apple ale brand ...Click here
Brewery news Sweden: Carlsberg launches Carlsberg Hof Organic ...Click here

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Where the aroma hides in hops and other fruits

If it is about sulfur containing aroma compounds in hops, this research group is leading the way. Several of their projects in the past years focused on polyfunctional thiols in beers. In 2012 the team reported the evidence of S-cysteine conjugates. Now they have subjected 4 different hop varieties, Saaz (CZ), Tomahawk (US), Cascade (US) and Nelson Sauvin (NZ) to an enzyme treatment (a β-lyase treatment, apotryptophanase) to see which free thiols would be detectable and to estimate the flavor potential of these hidden flavor compounds. Free thiols were then extracted and quantified by GC-PFPD. Polyfunctional thiols with sensory impact are known in the wine industry and were also identified in different fruits. Furthermore cysteine- and glutathione-S-conjugates have also been found in passion fruit juice, onions and bell peppers. The Cascade hop variety exhibited the highest potential, with 1641μg/kg of 3-Mercapto-hexan-1-ol (grapefruit) released. This value is 14 to 22 times the amount of free thiols previously found in this variety (73-117 μg/kg) By comparison, the treatment of Tomahawk, Nelson Sauvin and Saaz extracts released only 276, 261 and 316 μg/kg of this compound, respectively. Also the yield of other components were quite remarkable. Free the fruits in your hops with the help of enzymes!
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These Days in Business History

March 05
1558 Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
1868 Stapler patented in England by C. H. Gould
1924 Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM

March 06
1899 "Asprin" patented by Felix Hoffmann
1926 Alan Greenspan, future chairman of the Federal Reserve, is born in New York City
1959 At a press conference in New York City, Texas Instruments executives demonstrate a new device invented by one of the company's top engineers, Jack S. Kilby - the "integrated circuit"

March 07
1876 Alexander Graham Bell receives U.S. Patent for his "Improvement in Telegraphy"
1878 The Toronto Stock Exchange is incorporated
1932 Thousands of Ford Motor Co. workers stage a "Hunger March" to the immense River Rouge factory complex, protesting Henry Ford's decision to cut the company's minimum wage from $7 per day to $4 per day

March 08
1706 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
1927 Pan American Airlines (World Airways) incorporates
1946 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use


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

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25-26: Zythos 2015 (Leuven, Belgium)

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07-23: The Czech Beer Festival 2015 (Prague, the Czech Republic)
18-20: Beer (Pivo) 2015 (Sochi, Russia)
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Malt newsUK: Barley usage for brewing, malting, distilling up 3.6% in July – January 2014/15
Total barley usage by the United Kingdom’s brewers, maltsters, and distillers increased by 3.6% to 1124.7 thousand tonnes in July – January 2014/15, Defra ...More info on site

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Brewery news Russia: Vodka loses share to beer in overall alcohol sales in January
If anything is emblematic of Russian cuisine, it’s vodka—sipped along with a meal or gulped down in a shot (or several). But the country’s iconic booze is losing ground to beer, according to government data released this week (link in Russian).

Despite efforts to revive vodka sales and a beer industry crippled by the ruble’s fall, Russians are buying less of the spirit compared to last year, while sales of wine and beer have risen.

According to Rosstat data, vodka’s share in overall acohol sales to the population in January 2015 dropped to 41.5% from 44.4% in January 2014, whereas beer’s share over the reporting period grew to 40% from 37.7% a year ago.

Overall, alcohol prices have been increasing in the country, with the government trying to curb excessive drinking through taxes and regulation. (Indeed, alcoholism is a plague in Russia: One in four men die before they are 55, and according to an extensive study, in large part because of “excess vodka use.”)

Russian alcohol preferences have been swinging back and forth during the country’s recent economic turbulence. Vodka consumption has been on the decline, but the Kremlin is working to change that. Beer consumption, which has been on the rise for ...More info on site

Brewery news Japan: Asahi’s beer sales down 5% in January-February this year
Japan’s Asahi Group saw its overall beer sales decline by 3% in February and by 5% over the first two months of this year, the company’s website shows.

Beer sales dropped by 5 and 6% respectively, sales of low-malt happoshu beer were flat in February and increased by 2% in January-February, while sales of malt-based new genre drinks grew 3% in February and declined by 5% in January–February.

The sharpest decline in demand was registered by Asahi’s Super Dry Premium beer: minus 67.3% last month and minus 57.1% in January-February.

Brewery newsIreland: Per capita alcohol consumption up 2.5% last year
Alcohol consumption levels increased in Ireland last year, driven by hikes in wine and beer sales, provisional figures show.

New figures, revealed by Alcohol Action ...More info on site

Brewery news Chile: CCU’s Board of Directors approves final dividend for 2014
CCU’s Board of Directors on its meeting held on March 3rd, approved to propose to the next Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting the distribution, with charge to year 2014’s profits, of a final dividend, in the amount of CLP 98.78138 per share (CLP 197.56276 per ADR), totaling CLP 36,500,003,610.

The Dividend is proposed to be paid since April 23rd 2015, pursuant to the Shareholders’ Meeting approval, to all the shareholders of the record as of April 17th 2015.

CCU is a diversified beverage company operating principally in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. CCU is the largest Chilean brewer, the second-largest Chilean soft drinks producer and the largest Chilean water and nectar producer, the second-largest Argentine brewer, the second-largest Chilean wine producer and the largest pisco distributor. It also participates in the HOD, rum and confectionery industries in Chile, in the beer, water and soft drinks industries in Uruguay, and in the soft drinks, water and nectar industries and beer distribution in Paraguay and Bolivia. The company has licensing and / or distribution agreements with Heineken Brouwerijen B.V., Anheuser-Busch Incorporated, PepsiCo Inc., Schweppes Holdings Limited, Guinness Brewing Worldwide Limited, Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Pernod Ricard, Compañía Pisquera Bauzá S.A., and Coors ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: Heineken sales drop in Australia as consumers don’t like it being brewing locally
The Australian arm of global beer giant Heineken has suffered a drop in sales as more trendy inner-city types with beards spurn the local brew because it is made at Lion's commercial brewery in Sydney, and not imported like many other premium beer rivals, Brisbane Times reported on March 6.

Heineken's joint venture with food and beverages group Lion squeezed out a tiny increase in profit last year, even though sales went backwards by 9.2 per cent to A$65.8 million.

The joint venture brews Heineken under a licence for the Australian market at Lion's Lidcombe brewery in western Sydney.

The fact Heineken is brewed in Australia for the local market rather than being an "imported" beer seems to matter to discerning customers.

Pablo Theodoros, manager at East End Cellars in the trendy East End of Adelaide's CBD, says sales of Heineken and other more mainstream premium beers have fallen away and there are regular instances where customers will ask specifically if it is the imported Heineken being stocked or the one brewed in Australia.

"A lot of people do ask about that and they then tend to go for a locally brewed craft beer," he says.

Craft beer, where more than 150 micro-breweries have set up ...More info on site

Brewery news Brazil: Owners of the only brewery in Amazon undeterred by neither jungle, nor high taxes
The high wall that separates Amazon Beer’s brewery and bottling plant from the teeming jungle hardly holds back the snakes, monkeys and giant hairy spiders. But invasive animals are only one of the challenges faced by Arlindo Guimarães and his son Caio in developing the only craft brewery in the Amazon, Latinvex reported on March 4.

“A lot of people thought my dad was crazy,” says Caio, 27. Looking at the plant’s location in Belém, capital of Brazil’s vast northwestern state of Pará, it’s easy to see why they might think so. The jungle’s intense heat and humidity affect the fermentation process and suck flavor from beers. Moreover, the notoriously bad roads in one of Brazil’s poorest regions create a logistics nightmare. And perhaps even more off-putting: while Brazil ranks fourth worldwide in beer consumption, most Brazilians drink watery mass-market beers.

But these challenges, further complicated by the high Brazilian taxes that absorb earnings, failed to deter Arlindo, 55, who has a background in software technology and founded Amazon Beer as a small brewery and brewpub in 2000. As Caio, who joined him in 2004, explained, his father’s travels exposed him to the pleasure—and profit potential—of craft beer in the U.S. and ...More info on site

Brewery news Hong Kong: Hongkongers showing increasing interest in craft beer
Hongkongers have embraced the freshness and flavour of independently brewed beers, scmp.com reports. "You often see industrial beer kegs sitting on the side of a road in the sun or on the floor of a bar because they are pumped full of preservatives and can last in those conditions for a very long time," says James Matheson, manager of Craft Brew & Co, one of several bars specialising in craft beers that have opened recently.

By contrast, freshness is essential for artisanal, or craft, beers. "There are no preservatives in craft beer, so it is essential to treat them as perishable items, which deteriorate the longer they are exposed to heat or oxygen. This is why we store all our beers in our cold room to ensure maximum freshness and quality," says Matheson.

Rohit Dugar, founder of local brewery Young Master Ales and one of the partners behind Mong Kok craft beer bar, TAP — The Ale Project, says "Craft beer is about using high-quality ingredients, showcasing variety and range of flavours, and embracing flavour".

Dugar says the reason for choosing craft over industrial "is like asking why should people try better food or better wine or simply live better. Everyone who enjoys ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: MillerCoors expands Redd’s apple ale brand
Redd’s Wicked Mango started showing up on store shelves in the US this week as MillerCoors expands the apple ale brand, Sun Times reported on March 5.

Wicked Mango, which is 8 percent alcohol by volume, is available in 24- and 16-ounce single cans, as well as in 12 packs of 10-ounce cans.

The other addition to the Redd’s Apple Ale brand is Green Apple Ale (5 percent ABV). It comes in 16-ounce cans, or six and 12 packs of bottles.

“Last year, Redd’s Apple Ale and Redd’s Wicked Apple pushed boundaries by offering bold flavors and dialed up refreshment, to which our drinkers responded positively,” said David Kroll, MillerCoors vice president of marketing and insights. “The introduction of Redd’s Green Apple and Redd’s Wicked Mango flavors continues our commitment to innovation that exceeds our drinkers’ demands.”

The Redd’s brand, introduced in late 2012, is a flavored golden ale. The sweeter taste is designed to appeal to young adults and people who might not otherwise drink beer.

Chicago-based MillerCoors is a joint venture owned by London-based SABMiller PLC and Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co.

Brewery news Sweden: Carlsberg launches Carlsberg Hof Organic
In Sweden, Carlsberg is getting more involved in organic beer and is now launching Carlsberg Hof Organic, the Danish brewer announced on its website on March 5.

In Sweden, organic products broke the sales record in 2014, with a particular increase in the beverage segment. The latest figures from Swedish alcohol retailer ‘Systembolaget’ illustrates that the sales volume of their organic products have increased by 83 percent over last year. The new Carlsberg Hof Organic is an organic variation of the classic light lager beer and hit the shelves in early March 2015.

“We see a growing demand for organic products. It is clear that we all, as individual consumers, have become more aware of how we can shape our world by making active choices. At Carlsberg Sweden we welcome the organic movement, which is completely in line with our strategic focus areas. Organic beer has come to stay, and we chose to kick off the spring with the launch of the classic Carlsberg Hof in a new organic variation” says Henric Bystrom, Communications Manager, Carlsberg Sverige.

Carlsberg Hof Organic is a light medium-bodied lager. Carlsberg Hof Organic will be sold in 33cl bottles and cans and is on sale at ...More info on site

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