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1 EUR = 1.4995 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5097 AUD
1 EUR = 132.8200 JPY
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1 USD = 122.5100 JPY
1 USD = 3.8877 BRL
1 USD = 70.5806 RUB
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December 18, 2015
Type Crop 2015 Crop 2016
2rs Barley 177.00-179.00 - 190.00-192.00 -
6rw Barley 159.00-161.00 - 164.00-166.00 down0.60%
2rs Malt 368.00-370.00 - 383.00-385.00 -
6rw Malt 346.00-348.00 - 351.00-353.00 down0.35%
Feed Barley 153.00-155.00down0.65% nq 

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Brewery news World: Recent beer sales figures still not very encouraging in many markets ...Click here
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Brewery news USA: History suggests there could be more room for craft industry growth - experts ...Click here
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Barley news World: 2015 is the third year of exceptionally high surplus of grains in the world ...Click here
Barley news Argentina & Brazil & Uruguay: Expectations great for Argentina’s barley crop, Brazil reports poor volume this year ...Click here

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A crucial part when talking about dry hopping is handling parameters, e.g. how much do hop particles swell during dry hopping, and is particle size distribution of importance? Does temperature affect process parameters, etc? This German team looked into various parameters and found that different methods for stirring and mixing, as well as different contact times have only little effect in regards to particle size distribution, but they found that wet density increased with increasing temperatures and permeability decreases with increasing temperatures.

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Source: Barth Innovations

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17 December
1770 - Ludwig Von Beethoven, composer is born in Bonn, Germany
1895 - George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)
1924 - 1st U.S. diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, New York
1964 - Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages

18 December
1796 - 1st U.S. newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
1844 - Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano is born (German economist)
1897 - Fernand J Collin is born, Belgian economist/banker
1973 - The Islamic Development Bank is founded
1991 - General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
1997 - HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium

19 December
1795 - 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky
1989 - American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
1997 - Masaru Ibuka co-founder Sony Corporation, dies at 89

20 December
1790 - The first mechanized textile mill in the U.S. opens in Pawtucket, R.I. Built by Samuel Slater
1803 - Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27 million
1966 - The transmission of trades and quotes from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is fully automated for the first time
1996 - NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X


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17-20: Camra's National Winter Ales Festival 2016 (Derby, UK)
19-21: Finest Spirits 2016 (Munich, Germany)
20-23: Beer Attraction 2016 (Rimini, Italy)
26-28: Brau Kunst Live 2016 (Munich, Germany)

March 2016:
01-03: ProPak Vietnam 2016 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
04-06: Barcelona Beer Festival 2016 (Barcelona, Spain)
07-09: VLB Brewing and Engineering Conference 2016 (Soest, Germany)
09-12: Brazilian Beer Festival 2016 (Blumenau, Brazil)
14-18: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2016 (Sydney, Australia)
16-18: BeerX 2016 (Sheffield, UK)
16-18: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2016 (Mexico City, Mexico)
23-25: St. Petersburg Brewers Forum 2016 (St. Petersburg, Russia)

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Brewery newsWorld: Recent beer sales figures still not very encouraging in many markets
The recent beer sales figures from various parts of the world look as follows:

Germany reported a decline of 6% in October beer sales, ...More info on site

Brewery newsEU: AB InBev would like to wrap up Peroni and Grolsch sales in less than three months - sources
Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has agreed to buy rival brewer SABMiller, plans to contact potential bidders for SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni beers on December 18 ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: History suggests there could be more room for craft industry growth - experts
There are more U.S. breweries than ever before. And they are opening at a record pace of two-a-day, SCTimes reported on December 17.

Yet history suggest there could be more room for growth.

“We are still way off the all-time per capita total," argues Bart Watson, economist for the Brewer's Association. "We have a long ways to catch the 1870s.

"People talk about bubble (burst) but they don't understand what it means. The key is to continuing to find a local demand."

By the end of 2013, there were 2,863 craft breweries, a growth of about 400 from 2012.

In 2015, the total number surpassed 4,000. And specifically at the end of November, the number of U.S. breweries surpassed the previous high total of 4,131 set in 1873.

Watson said the industry saw the biggest growth in IPA styles — he refers to it the 'IPA-fication' of beer. Also growing is lower-alcohol "sessionable" beers. Watson speculates the next style growth could come in lighter blonde ale and gose-style beers.

Much of the brewery growth is coming outside of communities like Denver and Seattle, cities known for their established craft beer scenes. Many are also setting up in smaller communities, often without an extensive previous brewing history.

"To me ...More info on site

Brewery newsEU: Barley production increases to 61.094 mln tonnes this year
The EU-28 2015 barley production is estimated at 61.094 mln tonnes vs. 60.188 mln in 2014, Coceral said in their December report.

Spring barley output ...More info on site

Brewery news Philippines: Court of Tax Appeals decides to return erroneously collected excise tax to San Miguel Brewery
The Court of Tax Appeals has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue to return over P699 million “erroneously” collected excise tax to San Miguel Brewery, a subsidiary of San Miguel Corp, The Standard reported on December 18.

In an 18-page order, the tax court en banc upheld the previous decision of the Third Division that San Miguel Light should not be subject to higher excise tax rate because it was a new product.

Contrary to BIR’s revised classification, the court said SML was not a variant of the old San Miguel Pale Pilsen that would subject it to a higher tax bracket.

San Miguel Brewery paid the tax in protest in 2010 to be able to withdraw from warehouses and distribute the product.

The tax court said San Miguel Light was different from San Miguel Pale Pilsen since it was labeled by the manufacturer as a new fermented liquor.

According to the CTA, the size, shape, and color of the two products were different.

It said San Miguel Light was introduced in the market between January 1997 to December 2003, the BIR classified it then as a new brand.

Pursuant to Section 143 of the Tax Code, the court said the classification by the BIR could not ...More info on site

Brewery news Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sarajevska Pivara starts brewing Oettinger beer
Sarajevo-based brewery Sarajevska Pivara has started production of best-selling German beer Oettinger for distribution in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania, ESM reported on December 16.

According to the general director of Sarajevska Pivara, Haris Kuskunovic, the contract with Oettinger comes after significant financial investments in the latest equipment and employee training, as well as the implementation of the most modern processes, procedures and standards.

Initially, Sarajevska Pivara will produce Pils, a German Pilsener-style beer, but there are plans to introduce other Oettinger products in the long term.

The Oettinger brewery group is one of the largest in Germany and has been a market leader since 2004, and now sells its beer in more than 100 countries.

Sarajevska Pivara was founded in 1864 and is the leading producer of beer in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which it makes alongside carbonated and non-carbonated water, soft drinks and juices. The brewery works with all major supermarket chains in the country (Bingo, Amko, Konzum) and more than 1,000 small shops and over 500 restaurants.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsWorld: 2015 is the third year of exceptionally high surplus of grains in the world
It is the third year of an exceptionally high surplus of grains in the world. Price levels are below cost in many parts of ...More info on site

Barley newsArgentina & Brazil & Uruguay: Expectations great for Argentina’s barley crop, Brazil reports poor volume this year
Brazil reports a poor barley crop, hardly more than 100,000 tons will be selectable for malting this year, H. M. Gauger GmbH said in ...More info on site

WhiskyWhisky News Whisky

Whisky news Nigeria: Diageo’s Guinness Nigeria Plc becomes the exclusive distributor of its international premium spirits brands
Diageo announced on December 14 that Guinness Nigeria Plc, a company listed in Nigeria in which Diageo has a 54.3% shareholding, will become the exclusive distributor of its international premium spirits brands with effect from 1 January 2016.

Guinness Nigeria Plc has made a statement to the Nigerian stock exchange. The terms of the agreement are not material for Diageo plc.

In the year ended 30 June 2015, Diageo's international premium spirits net sales in Nigeria were £20 million.

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