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Base Currency: Euro
on March 30, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on March 30, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.2321 USD
1 EUR = 0.8749 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5895 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6036 AUD
1 EUR = 131.1500 JPY
1 EUR = 4.0938 BRL
1 EUR = 71.0942 RUB
1 EUR = 7.7468 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8122 EUR
1 USD = 0.7115 GBP
1 USD = 1.2904 CAD
1 USD = 1.3032 AUD
1 USD = 106.5200 JPY
1 USD = 3.3139 BRL
1 USD = 57.7626 RUB
1 USD = 6.2883 CNY

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Average Market Prices Change Trend

March 30, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 176.50-178.50 down0.56%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 162.00-164.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 374.00-376.00 down0.33%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 356.50-358.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 161.00-163.00-
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 189.50-191.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 166.00-168.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 386.00-388.00 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 357.50-359.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 190.50-192.50 down0.15%
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) 1,234.00-1,236.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,234.00-1,236.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 310.00-312.00 -
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 241.00-243.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 241.00-243.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 304.00-306.00 -
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 nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 115.00-117.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 129.00-131.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Brewery news France: 2017 marks fourth consecutive year of increase in beer sales ...Click here
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Brewery news Russia & Ukraine: AB InBev and Anadolu Efes complete 50:50 merger of businesses in Russia and Ukraine ...Click here
Brewery news Kenya: East African Breweries to launch its new brewery in Kisumu in July ...Click here

Barley news World: UK, France report important seeding progress for barley ...Click here

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Source: Deutscher Maelzerbund e. V.

Table of the week

World Malt Exports by Country and by Value

Table of the week.
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Scientific Digest


We already know about hop flavonoids and their bitter taste, but there are other bitter compounds in hops we know and don't know. These researchers call these others "auxiliary bitter compounds", comprising the bitter compounds that do not include the iso-alpha acids. In a sensory context those components can influence the bitter quality. To assess the bittering effect of these compounds one can work with the ratio between the Bitter Units and the HPLC measured concentration of iso-alpha acids. This ratio of course increases with hop varieties with low alpha content e.g. land-race varieties. In addition to the above mentioned flavonoids, additional compounds present in hops are formed from alpha-acids (humulinones, deoxyhumulones), as well as those formed from beta-acids during wort boiling (hulupones, hulupinic acid and hydroxyltricyclolupulones). Various studies have shown that the sensory evaluated bitterness quality correlates positively with higher IBU/iso-alpha acids ratios. So it is about time to leave behind the old categorization into bitter and aroma varieties, since yes, aroma varieties also give great (or even greater?) bitterness!


Forster, A. et al: What are Auxiliary Bitter Compounds in Hops and how do they Affect the Quality of Bitterness in Beer? November / December 2017 (Vol. 70)
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These Days in Business History

29 March
1886 - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
1888 - James E. Casey is born, founder of United Parcel Service
1918 - Sam Moore Walton, future founder of Wal-Mart, is born in Kingfisher, Okla

30 March
1858 - Pencil with attached eraser patented by Hyman L. Lipman
1867 - U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward agrees to purchase the Alaskan territories from Russia for $7,200,000

31 March
1889 - 300m Eiffel Tower officially opens, commemorates French Revolution
1896 - Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hookless fastening, also know as the zipper
1917 - U.S. purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands

01 April
1778 - Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" symbol
1826 - Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
1891 - The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois
1935 - India's central banking institution, The Reserve Bank of India is formed
1986 - World oil prices dip below $10 a barrel
1989 - Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the "poll tax"), is introduced in Scotland
2015 - Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne


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:
16-18: Craft Beer China 2018 (Shanghai, China)
22-24: Beer 2018 (Sochi, Russia)
23-27: Latvia Beer Fest 2016 (Riga, Latvia)
31-02 June: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2018 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

June 2018:
06-09: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
07-08: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2018 (Brussels, Belgium)

10-13: ASBC Malt Flavor and Aroma Symposium 2018 (Roseville, MN, USA)
20-22: Sea Brew 2018 (Manila, Philippines)
29-01 July: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Paris, France)

August 2018:
03-05: The 22nd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
07-11: The Great British Beer Festival 2018 (London, UK)
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)
20-22: The Great American Beer Festival 2018 (Denver, USA)
22-07 October: Oktoberfest 2018 (Munich, 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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Brewery newsFrance: 2017 marks fourth consecutive year of increase in beer sales
Beer for an aperitif is no longer taboo. France is a country far more typically known for its wines and liqueurs, but the French ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Constellation Brands report nearly 12% rise in Q4 beer sales
Constellation Brands Inc reported fourth-quarter sales and profit on March 29 above Wall Street estimates, driven by strong demand for high margin Corona and Modelo beers and expensive wines such as Meiomi.

The boost in demand for Mexican beers is a result of a growing Hispanic population, a demography the company has been focusing on to widen its consumer base. The strategy helped the company’s sales beat estimates for the third straight year.

The Hispanic population is the second-fastest growing ethnic group in the United States and accounted for 18 percent of the total population in 2016, according to Pew Research Centre.

Beer sales, which accounted for about 77 percent of the net sales in the quarter, rose nearly 12 percent to $997.2 million.

Net sales rose 8.5 percent to $1.77 billion in the quarter, beating the analysts’ estimate of $1.75 billion that the maker of Robert Mondavi wines and SVEDKA vodka was expected to generate.

To cater to the rising demand, Constellation, which imports most of its beers from Mexico, said it would spend $900 million in 2019 to expand capacity of its breweries in Ciudad Oberon that lies south of the border.

Constellation shares rose 3 percent on March 29 after the company said ...More info on site

Brewery newsRussia & Ukraine: AB InBev and Anadolu Efes complete 50:50 merger of businesses in Russia and Ukraine
World’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) said on March 30 that it had completed the proposed 50:50 merger with Turkey’s leading brewer Anadolu ...More info on site

Brewery newsKenya: East African Breweries to launch its new brewery in Kisumu in July
The Sh15 billion East African Breweries Limited plant in Kisumu will be launched in July, EABL managing director Jane Karuku has said.

On March 29, ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: ThaiBev files complaint with government over board members issue
Thai Beverage has accused Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage of not accepting its proposed representatives as board members, despite the Thai company acquiring a majority ...More info on site

Brewery news Georgia: Natakhtari Brewery gets license to produce Staropramen beer in Georgia
Natakhtari Brewery now has the license to produce Czech Staropramen beer in Georgia, Georgia Today reported.

“Staropramen was established 150 years ago and since then it has been refining its product and I have no doubts that beer produced by Natakhtari will be exactly the same as it is in the Czech Republic,” Nino Beneta Director of Molson & Coors for Eastern Europe, Exports and Licensed Brand, said after a brewing tour organized by the brewery for a group of visitors on March 28.

“Staropramen Beer is a global brand of Czech origin,” said Nikoloz Khundzakishvili, Corporate Director of Natakhtari. “It was extremely important for us to obtain license for its production. Natakhtari was recognized as a company which produces the highest quality beer. The licensing process took one year. We made investments both in infrastructure and quality control improvement and, as a result, we became one of the best producers in the world.”

“Staropramen Beer is popular among Georgian beer fans who understand the value of the brand. Natakhtari is proud to have started production of such a brand locally. In my opinion, it’s a great opportunity for beer fans to have locally produced Staropramen,” said the Business Ombudsman of Natakhtari’s success.

Natakhtari ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsWorld: UK, France report important seeding progress for barley
There was an important seeding progress for barley in the UK and France between last Friday and Monday, since Tuesday it has been mostly ...More info on site

Barley news UK: Feed barley market remains tight and rising
Farmer-to-farmer trade is dominating movement in a tight and rising feed barley market in the United Kingdom, the FarmersWeekly reported on March 29.

Feed barley prices gained more than £2/t in the week to Wednesday (28 March), averaging £138.80/t ex-farm.

This further narrowed the gap between wheat and barley, with feed wheat moving up just 70p/t to average £144/t ex-farm.

Barley has gained about £14/t over the past eight weeks, compared with an £8.50/t rise in wheat values. Continental European barley values have also risen.

Prices fell last week on a stronger pound, along with rain in parts of a very dry US. The pound’s strength came from the EU-UK transition agreement reached on 19 March.

The UK market continues to see a very wide range of prices, with spot barley anywhere between £130/t and £145/t, with the strongest prices in the south-west and north-west regions.

Feed wheat midweek ranged from £134/t to £153/t ex-farm, with the strongest prices as usual in the North-East.

Tyneside based GrainCo was loading a 26,500t barley boat this week bound for Algeria, following a deal done three months ago. Even if more barley was available now, UK grain was too expensive for the export market, said managing director Gary Bright. Looking ...More info on site

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