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on June 03, 2017
Base Currency: US Dollar
on June 03, 2017
      1 EUR = 1.1217 USD
1 EUR = 0.8727 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5169 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5173 AUD
1 EUR = 125.0200 JPY
1 EUR = 3.6308 BRL
1 EUR = 63.6092 RUB
1 EUR = 7.6507 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8905 EUR
1 USD = 0.7767 GBP
1 USD = 1.3497 CAD
1 USD = 1.3514 AUD
1 USD = 111.1000 JPY
1 USD = 3.2295 BRL
1 USD = 56.6876 RUB
1 USD = 6.8043 CNY

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June 03, 2017
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 176.50-178.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 158.00-160.00 up0.63%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 376.00-378.00 up0.15%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 353.50-355.50 up0.51%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 140.00-142.00up0.71%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 177.50-179.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 159.00-161.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 371.50-373.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 349.00-351.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2016
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 177.50-179.50 up0.51%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,194.00-1,196.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,194.00-1,196.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,224.00-1,226.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,224.00-1,226.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 319.00-321.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 329.00-331.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver nq  
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 176.00-178.00 up4.12%
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 176.00-178.00 up4.12%
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 238.00-240.00 up3.02%
US Barley/Malt
Crop 2016
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 148.00-150.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
6-Row Malt, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 104.00-106.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news World: Global beer consumption estimated to have dropped by 1.8% last year ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Beer consumption down 1.5% in 2016 ...Click here
Brewery news The Netherlands & Brazil: Heineken completes acquisition of Brasil Kirin ...Click here

Barley news EU: Barley crop forecast reduced to the lowest since 2012 ...Click here
Barley news Australia: Barley crop 2017/18 forecast at better-than-average 10 mln tonnes ...Click here
Barley news Canada & USA: Barley area lower in both countries ...Click here

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Hops news Germany: Tettnang’s hop area up 5.6% this year ...Click here
Brewery news Brazil: Heineken to close down Brasil Kirin’s brewery in Rio Grande do Sul ...Click here
Barley news USA & Mexico: Brewing team emphasizes NAFTA importance for US barley ...Click here

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Scientific Digest


For years we have learned in university that oxygen is the enemy of beer and hops, but maybe it isn't in all cases. US researchers did dry-hopping trials with Hallertau Mittelfrueh that was oxidised (2 weeks at 38 degrees Celcius with oxygen) at two levels of hopping (1.5g/L and 3.8g/L). The impact on the lower hopping rate was not so significant, but with the higher hopping rate, the beer was rated more citrusy, floral, herbal and spicy in comparison to the same beer with non-oxidised hops. There was no huge difference in preferences either... So if you brew with Hallertau Mittelfrueh, let it breathe once in a while.

Vollmer, D.: Aroma Properties of Lager Beer Dry-Hopped with Oxidized Hops
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These Days in Business History

02 June
1891 - Work on trans-Siberian railway begins
1907 - Taxis 1st began running in New York City
1977 - Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed

03 June
1748 - Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
1889 - The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway is completed
1903 - Henry Ford launches the Ford Motor Co. in a refurbished wagon factory in Detroit
1932 - Benjamin Graham publishes the first of a three-part series of articles in Forbes Magazine

04 June
1070 - Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
1875 - Pacific Stock Exchange opens
1896 - Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run
1953 - Woodcock, Hess & Co. of Philadelphia incorporates, becoming the first firm that's a member of the New York Stock Exchange to do so

05 June
1507 - England and Netherlands sign trade agreement
1933 - Gold standard abolished
1933 - The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold
1947 - Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe
1977 - Apple II, the 1st personal computer, goes on sale


June 2017:
06-07: Brewing Equipment and Technology 2017 (Birmingham, UK)
11-13: Brewing Conference Bangkok 2017 (Bangkok, Thailand)
14-18: Mondial de la Biere 2017 (Montreal, Canada)

July 2017:
08: Beer Boot Camp 2017 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
15: Beer Boot Camp 2017 (Cape Town, South Africa)
26-28: Brasil Brau 2017 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

August 2017:
04-06: The 21st International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
08-12: The Great British Beer Festival 2017 (London, UK)
09-12: Vietfood & Beverage 2017 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

September 2017:
03-06: 18th Australian Barley Technical Symposium (Hobart, Tasmania)
07-09: Irish Craft Beer Festival 2017 (Dublin, Ireland)
11: International MicroBrew Symposium 2017 (Munich, Germany)
11-15: drinktec 2017 (Munich, Germany)
16-03 October: Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany)
23-24: Whisky Live Paris 2017 (Paris, France)

October 2017:
16-17: 104 VLB October Convention 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
23-25: 8th Ibero-American VLB Symposium 2017 in Guatemala (Guatemala City)

November 2017:
22-23: Craft Beer Italy 2017 (Milan, Italy)

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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsWorld: Global beer consumption estimated to have dropped by 1.8% last year
A new report finds that global alcohol consumption is on the decline, with notably steep drops observed in the consumption of beer and cider, ...More info on site

Brewery newsUSA: Beer consumption down 1.5% in 2016
Liquid consumption of beer, cider and mixed drinks was down last year in the U.S., and lower-priced brands faced a tougher time with consumers, ...More info on site

Brewery newsThe Netherlands & Brazil: Heineken completes acquisition of Brasil Kirin
Heineken N.V. announced on June 1st the completion of the transaction to acquire Brasil Kirin Holding S.A. from Kirin Holdings Company, Limited.

The closing of ...More info on site

Brewery news Brazil: Heineken to close down Brasil Kirin’s brewery in Rio Grande do Sul
Heineken has announced the decision to close down the brewery in Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul, Jornal do Comércio reported on June 1.

The Dutch brewing giant made the announcement on the same day it confirmed the closure of its acquisition of Brasil Kirin.

“The decision to close the production facility in Gravataí was made on the basis of a thorough study of the asset’s viability and due to the necessity of taking the company’s business to the next level of excellence maintaining its economic sustainability,” the company said.

With the acquisition of Brasil Kirin Heineken now owns 16 breweries in Brazil and is the country’s second-largest beer maker with a market share of 20%.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Barley crop forecast reduced to the lowest since 2012
Coceral revised down its E.U. 2017-18 grain crop forecast to 297.6 million tonnes from the March forecast of 304.4 million tonnes. The new forecast ...More info on site

Barley newsAustralia: Barley crop 2017/18 forecast at better-than-average 10 mln tonnes
Private sources estimate last year's barley crop in Australia at 14 mln tonnes and anticipate a smaller, but better than average crop of 10 ...More info on site

Barley news Canada & USA: Barley area lower in both countries
U.S. maltsters contracted lower malting barley volumes for this year, so farmers planted less barley, especially in North Dakota, H. M. Gauger GmbH reported.

In Canada, feed barley markets came under pressure from low-quality feed wheat, farmers reacted and planted less barley this year. Much unharvested grain of crop 2016 is still in the fields and will probably not be combined at all. Very bad late winter conditions delayed most barley planting till the middle of May, 14 days later than average. However, Canadian farmers have shown in past years that they can withstand poor conditions and still harvest fair to good crops.

Barley news USA & Mexico: Brewing team emphasizes NAFTA importance for US barley
Beer is Mexico’s top agricultural export to the United States. And Mexico purchases more U.S. barley to brew that beer than from any other market.

A team of Mexican brewing industry leaders is traveling in North Dakota and Montana this week to call attention to the policy that made this mutually beneficial trading relationship possible – the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), KTIC reported on June 1.

The team – organized by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee and the North Dakota Barley Council – includes representatives from internationally recognizable beer brands as well as Mexico’s largest craft breweries and industry representatives.

“We welcome our guests and customers to the heart of barley country,” said Kimberly Atkins, USGC vice president and chief operating officer. “NAFTA is critical to the U.S. barley industry’s success and an important story of interdependence to share with our farmers and agricultural industry here at home.”

The terms of NAFTA allow U.S. barley and malt to enter Mexico duty-free, providing a competitive advantage that has fostered an increased integration of the value chains for U.S. barley and malt and Mexican brewing industries.

Mexico purchased more than 680,000 metric tons (31.2 million bushels) of barley valued ...More info on site

HopsHops News Hops

Hops news Germany: Tettnang’s hop area up 5.6% this year
According to official data, the total 2017 hop acreage in Tettnang - the most southern hop growing area - has been expanded by 72 ha (+5.6%), totalling 1,353.47 ha, the Hop Growers Association Tettnang reported on June 1.

The largest acreage increases are for varieties Herkules (+35 ha) and Tettnanger (+15 ha).

The fine aroma variety Tettnanger remains the most cultivated variety with 747 ha (55% of the area).

Besides, there is an increase for new flavour hops like Ariana, Callista, Monroe or Amarillo, the Association reported.

22 different hop varieties are currently cultivated in Tettnang.

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