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Base Currency: Euro
on October 18, 2017
Base Currency: US Dollar
on October 18, 2017
      1 EUR = 1.1759 USD
1 EUR = 0.8915 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4741 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4994 AUD
1 EUR = 131.9400 JPY
1 EUR = 3.7358 BRL
1 EUR = 67.4596 RUB
1 EUR = 7.7846 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8499 EUR
1 USD = 0.7566 GBP
1 USD = 1.2536 CAD
1 USD = 1.2748 AUD
1 USD = 112.2000 JPY
1 USD = 3.1687 BRL
1 USD = 57.3392 RUB
1 USD = 6.6147 CNY

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Average Market Prices Change Trend

October 18, 2017
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 191.50-193.50 down0.52%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 389.50-391.50 down0.31%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 351.00-353.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 150.00-152.00up1.34%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 192.50-194.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 160.00-162.00 down0.62%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 390.00-392.00 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 350.00-352.00 down0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,284.00-1,286.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,284.00-1,286.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,254.00-1,256.00 up0.80%
Malting Barley (West) 1,254.00-1,256.00 up0.80%
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 294.00-296.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 313.00-315.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 561.00-563.00 -
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver 587.00-589.00 -
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 207.00-209.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 207.00-209.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 270.00-272.00 -
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 159.00-161.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota 218.00-220.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 109.00-111.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 95.00-97.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news Australia: Craft beer industry slowly swallowed by large corporations ...Click here
Brewery news Zimbabwe: Delta Beverage warns suppliers against temptation to hike prices ...Click here

Barley news Canada: Barley acreage to decrease by 10% in 2017-18 ...Click here
Barley news UK: Barley production seen 11% higher at 7.36 mln tonnes this year ...Click here

More Industry News

Brewery news Spain: Cervezas San Miguel moves registered headquarters from Barcelona to Malaga ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Craft brewers launch crowdsourcing campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev ...Click here
Brewery news Myanmar: HEINEKEN launches new Tiger Crystal light lager ...Click here
Barley news Zimbabwe: Delta Corporation looking for alternative raw materials markets ...Click here

Graph of the week

Source: Deutscher Maelzerbund e. V.

Table of the week

Canada Barley Supply and Disposition as of October 2017

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Scientific Digest


Hops bring a lot of wonderful flavours into beer but possibly also some nasty ones. A group of Japanese researchers looked into the formation of 2-mercapto-3-methyl-1-butanol (2M3MB) during wort boiling and cooling. These compounds give an onionlike flavor recognizable at levels as low as 0.4ppb. The researchers were able to identify the relevant precursor component, 2,3-expoxy-3-methylbutanal (EMB) and propose it's derived from iso-alpha acids involving oxygen. The transformation into 2M3MB requires H2S and a yet undefined action of the yeast. Though they have gained a good understanding of the concentrations of the precursor during boiling and cooling, further work is required to determine effective measurments that can prevent the formation of 2M3MB.


Stefan Bub, Research Center Weihenstephan: The Role of Brewing Yeast Influencing Amounts of Hop Aroma Compounds during Beer Production

Source: Barth Innovations

These Days in Business History

16 October
1922 - Disney Co founded
1923 - John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
1985 - Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip

17 October
1929 - Radio Corporation of America is formed by General Electric Co. lawyer Owen D. Young
1977 - Mother Teresa of India awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1987 - Phillip Morris announces $11 billion tender offer for Kraft

18 October
1878 - Edison makes electricity available for household usage
1954 - Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio
1972 - American Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin
1973 - Nobel Prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief


October 2017:
05-07: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden)
11-15: Mondial de la Biere Rio 2017 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
16-17: 104 VLB October Convention 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
23-25: 8th Ibero-American VLB Symposium 2017 in Guatemala (Guatemala City)
26-28: drink technology India 2017 (New Delhi, India)
27-29: Olut Expo 2017 (Helsinki, Finland)

November 2017:
11: International MicroBrew Symposium 2017 (Munich, Germany)
22-23: Craft Beer Italy 2017 (Milan, Italy)

January 2018:
26-28: Finest Spirits 2018 (Munich, Germany)

February 2018:
02-04: Brau Kunst Live 2018 (Munich, Germany)
09-12: HoReCa 2018 (Athens, Greece)
17-20: Beer Attraction 2018 (Rimini, Italy)
20-24: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018 (Norwich, UK)
27-01 March: Beviale Moscow 2018 (Moscow, Russia)

March 2018:
05-07: 105th Brewing and Engineering Conference (Munich, Germany)
06-08: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico)
07-10: Festival Brasileiro de Cerveja 2018 (Blumenau, Brazil)
08-10: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)
14-15: BeerX 2018 (Sheffield, UK)
19-22: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)

April 2018:
08-12: International Malting and Brewing Symposium "13th Trends in Brewing" (Ghent, Belgium)
13-14: Helsinki Beer Festival 2018 (Helsinki, Finland)
28-29: Zythos Beer Festival 2018 (Leuven, Belgium)
30-03 May: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2018 (Nashville, USA)

May 2018:
22-24: Beer 2018 (Sochi, Russia)

June 2018:
06-09: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
29-01 July: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Paris, France)

August 2018:
03-05: The 22nd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
08-11: Vietfood & Beverage 2018 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
10-11: Beervana 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)
12-15: Brewing Summit 2018 (San Diego, USA)

September 2018:
04-06: food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) (Johannesburg, South Africa)
12-14: 6th International Symposium for Young Scientists and Technologists in Malting, Brewing and Distilling (Bittburg/Trier, Germany)

October 2018:
23-26: China Brew China Beverage 2018 (Shanghai, China)
24-26: drink technology India 2018 (Mumbai, India)

November 2018:
13-15: Brau Beviale 2018 (Nuremberg, Germany)

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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery news Australia: Craft beer industry slowly swallowed by large corporations
Australians may be drinking beer at 65-year lows, but one segment is bucking the trend — craft beer.

According to a recent report, Australian craft breweries generate almost A$500 million in yearly revenue, and this is growing at 10 per cent per year, ABC reported on October 18.

But while drinkers may imagine their craft beer is being brewed by a small operation, the reality is the industry is being swallowed by large corporations.

There are a number of reasons for this. Large corporations obviously want access to a lucrative and growing market, but craft brewers also need access to capital, better distribution deals and marketing expertise.

Despite there being almost 400 craft brewers in Australia, global giants Lion and AB InBev control more than 50 per cent of the market.

It's not just market share, though. Large corporations own many of our most prominent craft beer brands, such as Little Creatures, James Squires, and White Rabbit (Lion), as well as Matilda Bay Brewing, Wild Yak, and Goose Island (AB InBev).

Even soft drink manufacturers like Coca-Cola Amatil have moved into the market, snapping up brands like Blue Moon and Yenda. Last week, Coca-Cola purchased the iconic Feral Brewing.

The nation’s major supermarkets are also getting in ...More info on site

Brewery news Zimbabwe: Delta Beverage warns suppliers against temptation to hike prices
Delta Beverages has warned its suppliers to carefully manage their value chain and desist from the temptation to hike prices, local newspaper Bulawayo reported on October 17.

In a memo sent out by the company's Supply Chain director Cynthia Malaba dated October 16, 2017, a copy of which Bulawayo’s Harare Bureau is in possession of, the beverages maker notes that it has been inundated by appeals from its suppliers who are seeking to hike prices due to the increasing cost of foreign currency.

But the group has flatly turned down the proposals, which would have seen them passing the price hikes to consumers, rather saying the suppliers should manage their value chain or opt out of supplying the group if they can't continue with current rates.

"Recently, a number of suppliers have approached us with proposed increases motivated by difficulties in sourcing foreign currency," wrote Mrs Malaba.

"We would like to advise our valued suppliers as follows: We are unable to take selling price increases on our beverage portfolio. Instead we are continually searching for ways to improve our value chain to make our products more affordable to our customers.

"We urge business partners to carefully manage their value chains with particular focus on competitiveness ...More info on site

Brewery news Spain: Cervezas San Miguel moves registered headquarters from Barcelona to Malaga
Cervezas San Miguel S.L.U., one of the firms that belong to the Mahou San Miguel beer group, has decided to move its registered headquarters from Barcelona to Malaga, where it has had a brewery since 1966, SurInEnglish.com reported on October 9.

The decision has been explained by the firm's "commitment to guarantee maximum legal security for the company and its professionals", sources said last week.

San Miguel wasn’t the first firm to announce its departure from Catalonia due to the uncertainty created by the regional government's drive towards a unilateral declaration of independence.

The first was Banco Sabadell on October 5, which was followed by Caixabank, Gas Natural and several others.

Brewery news USA: Craft brewers launch crowdsourcing campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev
The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit organization that represents America’s small and independent brewers, has announced the craft brewing community’s intent to Take Craft Back from Big Beer. The #TakeCraftBack campaign—launched at TakeCraftBack.com—seeks to crowdsource the funds to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev, the international conglomerate that has been busy acquiring small breweries across the country. Over the past several years, Big Beer has been attempting to buy their way into the craft beer movement by acquiring small breweries at a rapid rate and using their acquisitions to invent craft brewing bona-fides, the Association said. The Take Craft Back campaign features a not-yet-superstar, Andy—an avowed lover of craft beer—who has stated that his affinity for craft beer makes him highly qualified to serve as a campaign spokesperson. “Since 2011, Anheuser-Busch InBev has quietly acquired 10 small and independent breweries, but they won’t tell you that on their packaging,” said Andy. “Just try to name all 10 without Googling…exactly. Big Beer creates an ‘illusion of choice,’ but we are presenting them with a reality check—and hopefully, at the end of the day, with a real check too. “Independent craft brewers refuse to be muscled out by Big Beer,” Andy continued, “And we ...More info on site

Brewery news Myanmar: HEINEKEN launches new Tiger Crystal light lager
HEINEKEN Myanmar has officially introduced a new beer in Myanmar for beer drinkers in search of new tastes and experiences. Tiger Crystal, a light lager, is a new variant of Tiger Beer, one of the country’s most-loved beers, according to company press release.

“At HEINEKEN Myanmar, we strive to bring more international choices and experiences to our consumers who are keen to explore new tastes. Tiger Crystal is an exciting addition to our portfolio and we hope people will enjoy trying this refreshing beer,” said Leen De Schutter, Marketing Director HEINEKEN Myanmar.

Tiger Crystal is brewed with special hops and uses a unique brewing process. The beer is filtered at a crystal cold temperature of minus one degree Celsius to lock in the most desirable flavours and aromas inherent to Tiger Beer, while providing a refreshingly crisp new sensation for discerning drinkers. It is also one of the first beers in Myanmar to have slightly lower alcohol content at 4.5%ABV.

“Tiger Crystal, is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a more sophisticated beer experience. We’re looking at young and curious drinkers to try this beer. It has a clean, refined taste and a packaging that makes it stand out from the crowd,” ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley news Canada: Barley acreage to decrease by 10% in 2017-18
For 2017-18, Canada’s barley-seeded area is forecast to decrease by 10% from 2016-17 to a record low of 2.3 million hectares, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said in its October report.

Production is forecast to decrease 17% to 7.3 mln tonnes or record lows due to the lower area and a below average total yield. Although carry-in stocks are at a seven-year high, the lower production will cause total supply to decrease by 7% to 9.5 mln tonnes. Total domestic use is forecast to increase by 3% due to higher feed and industrial use. Total barley exports are forecast to decrease by 7% to 2.15 mln tonnes because of lower world barley trade due to high corn and wheat supplies. Barley carry-out stocks are forecast to decrease by 36% to 1.4 mln tonnes, falling below the previous five and ten year averages. The Lethbridge In-store feed barley price is forecast to increase due to the tighter total barley supplies, a higher US corn futures price and the decline in other feed grains supplies.

The average Canadian barley yield is estimated to be slightly below the previous five-year average. The updated yield estimate increased total barley production by about 100,000 tonnes. Lethbridge barley ...More info on site

Barley newsUK: Barley production seen 11% higher at 7.36 mln tonnes this year
Defra’s first estimate of 2017 UK barley production is 7.360 mln tonnes, up 11% on 2016. The AHDB Planting and Variety Survey suggested that ...More info on site

Barley news Zimbabwe: Delta Corporation looking for alternative raw materials markets
Beverage maker Delta Corporation is scouting for alternative markets to source cheaper brewing grain, as the bulk of farmers who traditionally produce for the company under a contract arrangement are shifting to Command Agriculture, which is offering a higher price, the Zimbabwe Independent reported on October 17.

This summer cropping season, government plans to spread a capital outlay of about US$334 million to support production of key crops such as maize, sorghum, and soya beans under Command Agriculture.

An attractive maize producer price being offered to farmers under Command Agriculture by the Grain Marketing Board (GMB), currently pegged at US$370 per tonne, has attracted producers previously enlisted by the brewer.

In an email sent to businessdigest, the brewer said it would not be able to offer a producer price to compete with the US$370 per tonne price offered to farmers under the government programme.

“The major challenge in the contracting arrangement for brewing cereals is the new framework under Command Agriculture that guarantees very high producer prices to farmers,” the beverage manufacturer said.

“The Company is unlikely to attract enough farmers into its schemes, as most of them have moved over to the Command scheme.

The business is unable to match the high producer prices, as ...More info on site

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