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Base Currency: Euro
on December 22, 2017
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 22, 2017
      1 EUR = 1.1859 USD
1 EUR = 0.8876 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5184 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5451 AUD
1 EUR = 134.5900 JPY
1 EUR = 3.9214 BRL
1 EUR = 69.5220 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8092 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8424 EUR
1 USD = 0.7480 GBP
1 USD = 1.2786 CAD
1 USD = 1.3021 AUD
1 USD = 113.4100 JPY
1 USD = 3.3012 BRL
1 USD = 58.5596 RUB
1 USD = 6.5787 CNY

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Average Market Prices Change Trend

December 22, 2017
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 186.50-188.50 down0.53%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 154.00-156.00 down0.64%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 384.50-386.50 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 345.00-347.00 down0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 145.00-147.00-
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 186.50-188.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 155.00-157.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 382.50-384.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 344.00-346.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 190.50-192.50 up0.38%
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) 1,204.00-1,206.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,204.00-1,206.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 330.00-332.00 -
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 219.00-221.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 219.00-221.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 282.00-284.00 -
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 170.00-172.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota 218.00-220.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 115.00-117.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 109.00-111.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news USA: Big beer sales continue to slide ...Click here
Brewery news China: Tsingtao shares drop confirms mounting competition in China’s mid-price beer segment ...Click here

Barley news EU: Malting barley demand estimated at about 12 mln tonnes ...Click here
Barley news Mercosur: Argentina’s crop could just match the malting barley demand of South America - analysts ...Click here

Hops news USA: Hop growers set new acreage, volume and value records in 2017 ...Click here

More Industry News

Brewery news USA: Congress passes the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 ...Click here
Barley news Germany: Winter barley area up by 2.5% this season ...Click here
Brewery news South Korea: Beer confirmed as preferred beverage in a recent consumption survey ...Click here
Brewery news USA & China: Stone Brewing starts official exports of its beers to China ...Click here

Graph of the week

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Table of the week

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Scientific Digest


In our close community of brewing and hop researchers worldwide, we are familiar with the field of work which most of us are involved, but it's not often enough we find time to get to know our colleagues even better and have our motivations revealed that have brought us into the amazing field of beer and hops. Denis tells us his story; how he grew up, how he found hops... leading to his significant contributions in hops and beer chemistry. It is a great story with a happy ending - please read it! A Biographical Review.


De Keuekeleire, D.: A Happy, Hoppy Odyssey: From a Flavorsome Hobby to a Dream Job, J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem. 75(4):283-301, 2017.

Source: Barth Innovations

These Days in Business History

21 December
1879 - Theodore Limperg, business economist
1882 - 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison
1913 - 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in New York World
1937 - 1st feature-length color & sound cartoon premieres (Snow White)

22 December
1877 - "American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
1910 - US postal savings stamps 1st issued
1973 - Meeting in Tehran, the oil ministers of OPEC's six Persian Gulf member countries announce that they will unilaterally raise the price of crude oil to $7 per barrel. In two-and-a-half months, OPEC has raised the price of oil by 128%

23 December
1834 - Thomas R Malthus, English vicar/economist is born
1919 - Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace
1922 - BBC Radio began daily newscasts
1973 - 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices

24 December
1851 - US Library of Congress catches fire; 35,000 books burn
1893 - Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor
1922 - BBC sends 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"
1979 - The first European Ariane rocket is launched


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 USA: Big beer sales continue to slide
When it rains, it pours, the old saying goes, but unfortunately for the U.S.' biggest brewers, beer drinkers aren't pouring as many of their pints as they once did. Instead, they've turned to craft beer and, increasingly, Mexican imports, the Motley Fool reported on December 21.

In its third-quarter earnings report last month, Anheuser-Busch InBev saw its own production and sales fall. The megabrewer said North American volumes fell over 6% to 31.9 million hectoliters, while revenues were down 5% to $4.3 billion. Year to date, they're down almost 4% and 2.5%, respectively, suggesting the downturn is accelerating.

In particular, global Budweiser sales were down 2.2% in the third quarter, but if you removed U.S. sales from the picture, they were actually up 4.4%.

Similarly, Molson Coors also reported a decline in volumes and sales in the U.S. for its Miller Lite brand, though global volumes inched ahead 0.7% for the period. The brand was, however, able to gain market share in the U.S. premium light beer segment, the 12th consecutive quarter it had done so.

While big beers like Budweiser and Miller Lite continue to see sales slide, craft beer, which despite the decline in its growth rate is still actually growing, now ...More info on site

Brewery newsChina: Tsingtao shares drop confirms mounting competition in China’s mid-price beer segment
Tsingtao Brewery Co.’s shares headed for their biggest decline in almost two years after Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. agreed to sell its stake in ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Congress passes the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017
The US Congress has passed the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 (CBMTRA), a bill that will cut the federal excise tax on beer, spirits, and wine producers effective on Jan. 1, 2018, BeverageDaily.com reported on December 21.

A number of bipartisan lawmakers as well as organizations within the US craft beverage industry including the Brewers Association (BA), the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), and the Wine Institute have supported the bill since it was introduced on Jan. 30, 2017.

The bill will reduce the federal excise tax on beer from $7/barrel to $3.50/barrel for the first 60,000 barrels for brewers producing less than two million barrels of beer annually. For all other brewers and beer importers, the tax will be reduced to $16/barrel (from $18/barrel) on the first six million barrels, and the bill maintains the current $18/barrel rate for barrelage over six million.

Additionally, CBMTRA increases collaboration between brewers by permitting transfer of beer between bonded facilities without tax liability.

The reductions in barrel taxes represent more than $142m in annual savings, allowing small brewers to reinvest the extra capital into their breweries and operations, according to the BA.

“America’s small, ‘Main Street’ brewers—6,000 strong and located in every state and ...More info on site

Brewery news South Korea: Beer confirmed as preferred beverage in a recent consumption survey
Drinking remained a popular pastime in Korea this year, and Koreans in their 20s and 30s drank mixed liquor, called poktanju, the most, a consumption survey by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety showed on December 21.

Consumption of somaek, a combination of beer and soju, increased most notably in 30-year somethings by 11.6 percent from last year and by 5.6 percent for those in their 20s.

The mixed drink was more popular in the younger generations than the old. Men also drank it more than women.

According to the survey, most people drank somaek because it lightened up the party (23 percent), tasted better than existing drinks (22 percent), was drunk at company events (19 percent), recommended by others (15 percent), and made them drunk quickly (7.7 percent).

The survey also showed people drank more than what they thought was okay.

Around 60 percent said they drank to excess in the past six months. By type of beverage, people drank an average of six shots of soju, five glasses of beer, three cups of rice wine, three shots of fruit wine, and four shots of whiskey.

Ironically, most respondents said their actual consumption exceeded what they thought was a good amount. Most believed four ...More info on site

Brewery news USA & China: Stone Brewing starts official exports of its beers to China
Stone Brewing has started selling its beers in China, NBC 7 San Diego reported on December 22.

The Escondido, CA-based company’s brews have been available in China through the so-called grey market without company approval and were often shipped warm and with their expiration dates removed, said Greg Koch, Stone Brewing executive chairman and co-founder.

Stone beer is now shipped via the company’s cold, expedited supply chain. Temperatures are tracked throughout shipping.

“I returned from China energized and blown away by the welcome we received,” Koch said. “Our reputation has evidently preceded us, and I loved being there as our fans enjoyed the bold and complex aromas of flavors of uber fresh Stone beers for the first time.”

Among the Chinese locations stocking Stone beer are Liangshi Brewery’s Dao Taproom in Beijing; Tipsy Bar & Restaurant, Bravo, and The South 12 Craft Beer Bar in Guangzhou; Hugo Brewpub’s Foam Ranger Taproom in Xi’an; The Pub in Shenzhen; and Dazhimen Beer Restaurant, and Commune in Wuhan.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Malting barley demand estimated at about 12 mln tonnes
The EU-28 malting barley demand is about 12 mln tonnes, of which 9 mln tonnes spring and 3 mln tonnes winter barley (2 mln ...More info on site

Barley newsMercosur: Argentina’s crop could just match the malting barley demand of South America - analysts
Brazil has harvested 240-275,000 tonnes of malting barley, approximately half of which in Parana and the other half in Rio Grande do Sul, H. ...More info on site

Barley news Germany: Winter barley area up by 2.5% this season
The German official statistics published new figures on December 21. Winter plantings for wheat are at 2.98 mln ha which is a decrease of 4.7% y/y, GrainCom reported on December 22.

The winter barley area is up by 2.5% to 1.256 mln ha, it is reported.

The total winter area is down by 2% due to bad autumn weather conditions during planting period.

HopsHops News Hops

Hops news USA: Hop growers set new acreage, volume and value records in 2017
U.S. hop growers set new records in acreage, volume and value in 2017 and for the first time Idaho surpassed Oregon in annual production, the Capital Press reported on December 21.

While the rate of growth of craft breweries has been slowing and inventories of hops have been increasing, the 2017 totals may not be peaks.

Acreage likely will increase slightly in 2018, more fields planted in recent years will come into production and some acres will shift from aroma into high alpha varieties at generally much higher yields, said Pete Mahony, vice president of supply chain management and purchasing for John I. Haas, a major processor and grower in Yakima.

“It’s simply difficult to slow a fast moving train. It might take a couple of years yet for the brakes to engage,” Mahony said.

Growth of craft breweries has fueled the increase of aroma variety hops in recent years but inventories have been increasing reflective of supply catching up with demand as the rate of craft brewery growth has slowed. On Sept. 1, U.S. hop stocks were 98 million pounds, up 15 percent from a year earlier.

In 2017, U.S. hop production totaled a record 104 million pounds, up 20 percent from the 2016 ...More info on site

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