If you want to see this letter from our site, please follow this link. http://www.e-malt.com/Publications.asp?14314
E-Malt.com NewsLetter
Flash Summary

RombBullet Quote of the week
RombBullet Currency rates
RombBullet Brewers equities
RombBullet Market prices change trend
RombBullet Industry news
RombBullet Graph of the week
RombBullet Table of the week
RombBullet Barley prices
RombBullet Theoretical malt prices
RombBullet Scientific digest
RombBullet Business history
RombBullet Agenda
RombBullet News articles

Last five Flashes

Jump  to http://www.firstkey.com

Last five graphs

Note: All graphs issued with e-malt.com newsletters are published in "Graph" section of e-malt.com site.

Last five tables

All e-malt.com tables are published in e-malt.com Statistics section. The Statistics section includes Barley statistics, Malt statistics and Beer statistics. The tables related to barley are published in Barley Statistics section, the tables related to malt in Malt Statistics section and the tables related to beer in Beer Statistics section.

Last five prices evolution

Access to E-malt.com

Do you know

Dear E-malt Reader!

E-malt.com Newsletters Archive could be found directly on e-malt.com site. Browsing through our Newsletters Archive you may see all the issues you have missed. To this purpose you just have to login e-malt.com and click on Newsletters link in the menu. Reading our Newsletters you will be kept informed with the latest news and events regarding malting and beer world. You may also submit your own news, events or other information to the address info@e-malt.com!

You may find updated malt, barley and beer statistics on e-malt.com Statistics section. Just enter e-malt.com! Here you will find all tables issued with e-malt.com newsletters.

E-malt.com Agenda gives the possibility to keep you informed about the Events planned to be held in the whole world related to the brewing and malting industries. To this purpose you just have to login e-malt.com and click on Agenda link in the menu. Reading our Event Agenda you will find out about the future symposia, conferences and festivals related to malting and beer world. You may also submit your own events to the address info@e-malt.com

E-malt.com has Trading Online system. The system is to be used for malt/barley trading. One can register a malt/barley offer or a malt/barley request. The registering person could be as a seller/buyer or as an agent for seller/buyer. The User can see information about all active malt/barley offers & requests. If needed the system allows user to buy/sell malt/barley due to reasonable offers/requests. The way to do this is to confirm reasonable transaction. Trading Online rules are available through the Internet in the Trading Online as well as Tutorial (useful for persons who starts the system usage). To visit the E-malt Trading Online first go to the E-malt.com site, then click Trading Online link in the left menu of the e-malt.com home page. For more details please contact info@e-malt.com

Thank You!

E-malt.com Links!


If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or remarks, you can send a mail to: info@e-malt.com. To submit your own news to our editorial team, email to: info@e-malt.com

If you have received this newsletter from a colleague, you can obtain your own subscription here! You are not registered yet? You may register here.

You may recommend our site to your friend by clicking here.

If you do not wish to receive our newsletter, please unsubscribe your e-mail address from our mailing list by sending us an e-mail info@e-malt.com. Please take into consideration your registration data.

from our mailing list.

Please take into consideration your registration data.

E-Malt.com Flash 21a
May 21 - May 23, 2018

Quote of the Week

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
Charles Lamb

             You are one of the 54,000 professionals of the brewing and malting industries from 195 countries receiving our free bi-weekly E-malt Newsletters published since 2001. You seem to be pleased by getting them as we have registered something like 3 mln readings.
             To keep the high level of this informative reservoir in both brewing and malting industries and in order to continue to improve it we have to request a small contribution for full access to E-malt.com information.
             The majority of our readers have responded positively thus giving us the possibility to keep developing this global informative reference.
             A one-year membership costs only 181,- Euros and gives you full access to both our Full Bi-weekly Newsletter and website www.e-malt.com.

             You can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer (against invoice). Ordering is simple, use our online secure ordering system: click hereunder to begin - you can have access in just 5 minutes!

One-year individual subscription: 181, - Euros
Two-year individual subscription: 320, - Euros
Save money when your colleagues join:

One-year group subscription for 2-5 members: 373, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 6-10 members: 555, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 11-20 members: 737, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 21-50 members: 983, - Euros
One-year group subscription for 51-100 members: 1229, - Euros

For a personal service contact our Membership staff :
Email : info@e-malt.com
Direct line : +32 (0)87 681381; Fax : +32 (0)87 352234
If calling, please note our office hours are 9am - 5pm (Belgium time)

Currency Rates

Base Currency: Euro
on May 23, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on May 23, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.1794 USD
1 EUR = 0.8769 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5066 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5543 AUD
1 EUR = 130.7000 JPY
1 EUR = 4.3170 BRL
1 EUR = 72.2390 RUB
1 EUR = 7.5112 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8483 EUR
1 USD = 0.7442 GBP
1 USD = 1.2783 CAD
1 USD = 1.3182 AUD
1 USD = 110.9400 JPY
1 USD = 3.6610 BRL
1 USD = 61.2610 RUB
1 USD = 6.3686 CNY

Currency Rates Chart

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Breweries Equities

Average Market Prices Change Trend

May 23, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 169.50-171.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 162.00-164.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 366.50-368.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 357.50-359.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 164.00-166.00up1.23%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 186.50-188.50 up0.54%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 163.00-165.00 down0.61%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 382.50-384.50 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 353.50-355.50 down0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,154.00-1,156.00 up0.87%
Malting Barley (West) 1,174.00-1,176.00 up0.86%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,234.00-1,236.00 up3.35%
Malting Barley (West) 1,234.00-1,236.00 up3.35%
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 330.00-332.00 up6.43%
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 349.00-351.00 -
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 255.00-257.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 255.00-257.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 318.00-320.00 -
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 171.00-173.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 126.00-128.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 129.00-131.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

Click here to see our Market Prices History.

Top Industry News

Brewery news UK: Rise of craft beer hasn’t changed broad trend on Britain’s struggling beer market ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Only big beer brands doing well, others are struggling in Vietnam ...Click here
Brewery news Romania: Heineken Romania sees first decline in annual turnover in recent years ...Click here

Whisky news Japan: Some whiskeys in short supply due to increasing popularity overseas ...Click here

More Industry News

Brewery news South Africa: AB InBev pumps up volume in Africa ...Click here
Malt news Mexico: New malting plant opens with aim of supplying Mexico’s growing craft beer industry ...Click here
Brewery news India: United Breweries to introduce offerings in all price categories ...Click here
Brewery news India & Nepal: United Breweries launches its Kingfisher beer in Nepal ...Click here
Brewery news Romania: Ursus Breweries launches Japan’s Asahi Super Dry beer in Romania ...Click here
Hops news Hungary: Heineken Hungary teams up with charity organization to revive local hops and help the poorest ...Click here
Brewery news USA & South Korea: South Korea’s HiteJinro accused of copying Miller Lite logo ...Click here

Graph of the week

Source: Deutscher Maelzerbund e. V.

Table of the week

Latin America's Most Valuable Beer Brands 2015 - 2018

Table of the week.
Barley Prices

Theoretical Malt Prices

Scientific Digest


Boomerang, Gaia, Country and Jazz are the names of 4 new hop varieties coming out of the Czech breeding program. They were developed from UK and continental European breeding material and characterized with the classical flavour profiles of herbal, woody and citrus notes. Boomerang and Gaia have high oil and alpha contents (1.5-3ml/100g and 10- 15% alpha). Country and Jazz have lower oil and alpha contents (0.4-1.5ml/100g and 3-7% alpha). Welcome, and good luck to our new friends. Competition is high!


Nesvadba, V.: Brewing tests and utilization of Czech varieties and perspective hop genotypes for dry hopping, P 3.7 at 13th Trends in Brewing, April 2018, Ghent
Read more

Source: Barth Innovations

These Days in Business History

21 May
1570 - 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published
1761 - 1st life insurance policy in U.S., issued in Philadelphia
1929 - Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, New York City

22 May
1785 - Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
1900 - Associated Press News Service forms in New York
1918 - King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens

23 May
1922 - Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
1956 - World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Francisco
1995 - Sun Microsystems launches Java, the universal Internet programming language
1995 - The first version of the Java programming language is released


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)
24-26: 9th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium 2018 (Recife, Brazil)

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)

More events are available on site e-malt.com

MaltMalt News Malt

Malt newsMexico: New malting plant opens with aim of supplying Mexico’s growing craft beer industry
A new malting plant that will exclusively supply Mexico’s growing artisanal beer industry opened in Puebla on May 17 with a public-private investment of ...More info on site

BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsUK: Rise of craft beer hasn’t changed broad trend on Britain’s struggling beer market
For two hundred years Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire was synonymous with the best of British beer making and at the cutting edge of ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: Only big beer brands doing well, others are struggling in Vietnam
With average 5 percent annual industry growth, new beer brands have a hard time penetrating the market in Vietnam, VnExpress International reported on May ...More info on site

Brewery newsRomania: Heineken Romania sees first decline in annual turnover in recent years
Heineken Romania, the second-biggest beer producer on the local market, recorded a turnover of RON 1.16 billion (EUR 254 million) in 2017, 4% lower ...More info on site

Brewery newsSouth Africa: AB InBev pumps up volume in Africa
Sitting outside the ramshackle Vimba Tavern in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township, Patrick Mashego swigs from a one-litre bottle of Carling Black Label, South Africa’s most ...More info on site

Brewery news India: United Breweries to introduce offerings in all price categories
Beer maker United Breweries is planning to introduce offerings spanning all price points. It also plans to get into the craft beer segment, BusinessLine reported on May 23.

According to Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Chief Marketing Officer, the compaby will look at more launches in the super-premium category (within this fiscal).

Some of the premium brands that UB would like to introduce include the Dutch brand Amstel (from Heineken stable) — its first super premium strong beer — and compete with the likes of Carlsberg Elephant and other global ones. Its craft beer, in both mild and strong categories, is also expected to be launched within this year.

“Wherever there is the potential consumer for beer, we will have an offering from our portfolio to address that consumer. New products, marketing budgets and upping distribution is what we are looking at,” he told BusinessLine on the sidelines of a CII event.

It will look to grow its market share by expanding into more outlets with its current portfolio across Kingfisher and Heineken.

Some of the focus offerings will include Kingfisher Ultra, Kingfisher Ultra Max, Kingfisher and Heineken, apart from Kinghfisher Storm — which has already been well received.

United Breweries enjoy a 55 per cent market share ...More info on site

Brewery news India & Nepal: United Breweries launches its Kingfisher beer in Nepal
Tying up with Yeti Brewery, Indian beverage company United Breweries Ltd announced on May 18 the official launch of Kingfisher Beer in Nepal, The Himalayan Times reported.

Shekhar Ramamurthy, the managing director of United Breweries Ltd, told The Himalayan Times that United Breweries Ltd aims to be a part of the burgeoning beer industry of Nepal.

“We always wanted to be in Nepal and we had a brewery here a few years back that produced the popular Star Beer. However, it was shut down due to some labour issues,” informed Ramamurthy, adding that United Breweries has once again forayed into Nepal to become a part of the country’s growing beer industry.

Citing that Nepal is an important market, as the beer industry here has been growing rapidly for the past few years, Ramamurthy said that Kingfisher is a popular beer brand among youths and will target the same group in Nepal.

Ramamurthy believes that though per capita beer consumption is low in Nepal, the annual industry growth rate of almost 25 per cent witnessed in recent years has developed Nepal into a strategic and potential beer market.

On Kingfisher’s plans to create its space in a market brimming with other brands, Ramamurthy said, “Kingfisher is ...More info on site

Brewery news Romania: Ursus Breweries launches Japan’s Asahi Super Dry beer in Romania
Ursus Breweries launches Asahi Super Dry, Japan’s number one beer in the world and beer number one in Japan, a fine and refreshing beer, perfected by Japanese technology, the Business Review reported on May 23.

Asahi Super Dry is the first product of the Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd. portfolio launched on the Romanian market under the license that complements the Ursus Breweries super premium brand portfolio.

Asahi Super Dry is a non-pasteurized blonde beer with a complex flavor made from the finest ingredients that gives it a sophisticated flavor, fine, fresh and refreshing (Super Dry). In addition to the basic ingredients, water, malt, hops and yeast, Asahi Super Dry also contains a unique ingredient specific to Japanese culture, namely rice, which gives it a delicate taste and complements the flavor of the product.

”Known as Karakuchi in Japanese, the Super Dry and Refreshing Super Dry is certainly the distinguishing feature of the Asahi Super Dry brand on the Romanian market. In 1987, when it was launched in Japan, it produced a revelation in the beer category due to its unique taste and especially because it was easy to drink and could be enjoyed by any type of food, even fish or seafood, ...More info on site

Brewery news USA & South Korea: South Korea’s HiteJinro accused of copying Miller Lite logo
MillerCoors has recently filed an opposition suit against HiteJinro over an application the South Korean brewery filed last year to register the new logo for Hite lager as a trademark in the U.S., according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The U.S. brewing giant has accused the Korean firm of copying the Miller Lite logo.

If the USPTO rules in favour of MillerCoors, HiteJinro will face a setback in its expansion in the U.S. market and will pay a significant amount of money for the damages the U.S. brewery claims.

HiteJinro has already spent a huge amount of money hiring attorneys for registering the logo, according to industry officials.

The Korean firm, which filed with the USPTO an intent-to-use application on February 14 last year, was about to register the logo for Hite as a U.S. trademark, because the trademark office published the trademark in its official gazette on January 9 this year.

The USPTO planned to approve the registration, if there was no objection by May 9.

However, MillerCoors filed an opposition suit that day, saying, “The word Hite in the logo is stylised in a Germanic font that is nearly identical to that of MillerCoors’ Lite.”

“The applicant and MillerCoors operate in ...More info on site

HopsHops News Hops

Hops news Hungary: Heineken Hungary teams up with charity organization to revive local hops and help the poorest
Brewery Heineken Hungária is teaming up with charity Hungarian Interchurch Aid to revive local hops and provide a cash crop to some of the countryʼs poorest. New Minister of Agriculture István Nagy participated at the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement, the Budapest Business Journal reported on May 23.

The Dutch brewing giantʼs local unit is donating HUF30 million to Hungarian Interchurch Aid, which will use the money to add hops to crops grown in a model rehabilitation program for underprivileged families in Kastélyosdombó (252 km southwest of Budapest, close to the border with Croatia), national news agency MTI reported.

Nagy noted that the area on which hops are grown in Hungary fell to just five hectares in 2011, from 550-550 hectares in the 1980s.

Heineken Hungária CEO José Matthijsse said that the brewer uses only locally grown barley for its "Soproni" brand beer.

Last year tensions arose between Heineken and the Hungarian government regarding a trademark dispute between the Dutch brewer and a Hungarian-owned craft brewery in Romania. The government applied added pressure by citing a ban on Communist and Nazi-era symbols to protest over Heinekenʼs long-used red star in its logo. It seems now, however, that all concerns have been smoothed out.

WhiskyWhisky News Whisky

Whisky news Japan: Some whiskeys in short supply due to increasing popularity overseas
Some Japanese whiskeys are in short supply due to their increasing popularity in overseas markets and a recent domestic boom of highballs, or whiskey and soda, The Japan News reported on May 21.

Under such circumstances, Suntory Spirits Ltd., an affiliate of Suntory Holdings Ltd., announced plans to suspend sales of two of its whiskeys — Hakushu 12 Years and Hibiki 17 Years — from June. While makers are preparing to increase production, the shortage will likely last for some time because of the lengthy whiskey aging process.

Since the suspension of sales of Hibiki and Hakushu was reported, customers have flocked to the whiskey corner at the Kintetsu department store flagship shop at the Abeno Harukas commercial complex in Osaka. “I’m shocked as they are my favorites,” said a 43-year-old company employee, who had looked in vain for the products at several stores.

The suggested retail prices are set at ¥8,500 for the Hakushu 12 Years and ¥12,000 for the Hibiki 17 Years, both excluding consumption tax. The department store has restricted the sale of the Hakushu 12 Years to one bottle per customer over the past few years and began refusing to accept reservations for the product about a month ago.

In ...More info on site

Copyright © E-Malt s.a. 2018