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May 24 - May 27, 2018

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Barley news Canada: Barley use expected to increase by 7% this season ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Miller Lite picks up market share and posts sales and volume growth in four weeks to May 12 ...Click here
Brewery news USA, NM: Ex Novo Brewing to open new facility in Corrales ...Click here
Brewery news USA, FL: Biscayne Bay Brewing to open second location in Miami ...Click here
Brewery news USA, MN: Rustech Brewing to be launched by couple in Monticello on May 26 ...Click here
Brewery news USA, SC: Yee-Haw Brewing Co. coming to Greenville by end of June ...Click here
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Brewery news Japan: Asahi seeks debt reduction before looking into new acquisitions ...Click here
Brewery news India: United Breweries posts over 13-fold jump in Q4 net profit ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Brewers competing fiercely for Vietnam’s alluring market ...Click here
Brewery news The Czech Republic: Exports of Budvar beer reach new record in 2017 ...Click here
Hops news World: Hop acreage expected to increase by 3% this year ...Click here
Brewery news India: United Breweries launches Amstel beer in India ...Click here
Barley news Australia: Barley prices expected to remain firm ...Click here
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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
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These Days in Business History

24 May
1688 - The earliest known book on the stock market, Joseph Penso de la Vega's Confusion de Confusiones (Confusion of Confusions), appears
1883 - The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction
1956 - The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland
1973 - The Stock Exchange of Singapore is founded
1985 - Quantum Computer Services is incorporated in Delaware. In 1991 it changes its name to America Online, Inc.

25 May
1915 - Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
1953 - Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test
1954 - IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1960 - 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed
1966 - Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches

26 May
1781 - Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia
1896 - Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1986 - The European Community adopts the European flag

27 May
1895 - British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
1952 - European Defense Community forms
1969 - Walt Disney World construction begins


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)

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News Articles

Barley news Canada: Barley use expected to increase by 7% this season
For 2017-18, Canada’s total domestic barley use is forecast to increase by 7% to 6.298 mln tonnes with higher feed and industrial use, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said in its May report.

Total barley exports are forecast to increase by 19% to 2.775 mln tonnes due to lower world barley supplies.

Canada’s barley carry-out stocks in the current season are forecast to decrease by 51% to 1.1 million tonnes and remain below the previous three and five-year averages.

The Lethbridge in-store feed barley price is forecast to increase due to the tight total barley supplies and the decline in the supply of other domestic feed grain substitutes.

The Statistics Canada March 31 Stock Report confirmed lower stocks of Canadian barley with a decrease of 26%, the bulk of the decrease was on the Prairie Provinces where farm stocks were down 29% from 2017. Overall, total Canadian barley stocks are estimated to be lower than the previous three and five-year averages. In western Canada, farm stocks decreased in all three provinces. The higher feeding rate was due to the smaller forage crops across the Prairie Provinces and the cold winter. In the first half of May, the Lethbridge barley price had traded ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Miller Lite picks up market share and posts sales and volume growth in four weeks to May 12
Along with picking up market share, the Miller Lite brand posted sales and volume increases during the four weeks ending May 12, according to a post on the MillerCoors Behind the Beer blog.

The post says Miller Lite sales dollars increased 0.9 percent and volume increased 0.3 percent, citing data from Nielsen. The brand’s market share also increased 0.6 points.

“I don’t want to make too much of a four-week trend, but I’m really encouraged by the momentum we have for this brand,” said Anup Shah, vice president for the Miller family of brands. “While we have been outpacing the segment for a long time, the narrative was always that we were gaining share of a declining category. Here we’re outpacing the total industry, which is a great sign.”

The Behind the Beer blog attributed the gains to increasing volume in the dollar store and convenience store channels and outperforming the industry, despite a decline, at grocery stores.

MillerCoors, the U.S. business of parent company Molson Coors, has been challenged in recent years by declining volumes as consumers shift away from big beer brands towards craft beer, wine and spirits. The company is pushing to achieve flat overall volumes this year and total volume ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, NM: Ex Novo Brewing to open new facility in Corrales
New Mexico’s beer scene is about to get busier. Ex Novo, a brewing company based in Oregon, is opening a 10,000 square foot facility in Corrales, KOB reported on May 24.

The founder and owner of Ex Novo, Joel Gregory, says both brewing and packaging operations will take place at the facility. There will also be a tap room for customers to enjoy. Eventually, the brewing company plans to add a full pub/restaurant, with a beer garden.

Gregory says crews will break ground on the facility in July. It will be located on Corrales Road, at the former site of Rancho de Corrales, which was destroyed in a fire in 2012. Gregory plans on opening Ex Novo's Corrales brewery in 2018.

Gregory grew up in Corrales. He says that is one of the main reasons he chose to bring his business to New Mexico. He's also excited about joining New Mexico's growing beer community.

Brewery news USA, FL: Biscayne Bay Brewing to open second location in Miami
Biscayne Bay Brewing is opening a second location in a historic building in downtown Miami, The Real Deal reported on May 22.

The brewery, based in Doral at 8000 Northwest 25th Street, is opening a 6,200-square-foot brewery and taproom at the Old United States Post Office and Courthouse building, at 100 Northeast First Avenue. It’s slated to open this winter, according to a spokesperson.

Stambul USA, led by Daniel Peńa, paid $11 million for the building in 2014. Barrett Wolf of Wolf Co. Real Estate Brokerage and Investments represented the tenant and landlord in the 10-year lease. Stambul also redeveloped and owns Eurostars Langford hotel nearby.

Biscayne Bay will likely mark the first brewery in downtown Miami thanks to a recently passed ordinance in the city, Wolf said. The company, owned by Jose Mallea, is leasing the third floor of the courthouse building in a space that once housed the Miami Weather Bureau Office, the first national weather service.

The property, designed by Kiehnel and Elliott, and Oscar Wenderoth, was built in the early 1900s and designated historic in 1989, according to a press release. It’s across the street from WeWork’s flagship Miami location at the Security Building.

Wolf declined to comment on asking rents ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, MN: Rustech Brewing to be launched by couple in Monticello on May 26
It seems these days that the most successful way to revitalize a city’s downtown area is to add a brewery. So when longtime residents and husband and wife duo Bill and Penny Burt approached the city of Monticello last year inquiring why the zoning laws prohibited a brewery in their town, it started the ball rolling to make a change—and open Rustech Brewing, The Growler reported.

However, the story behind the brewery, which opens May 26, really begins five years prior.

“I promised my coworker, Nick Stanley [Ph.D.], that he was going to be blamed for all of this,” Bill, says with a laugh, gesturing to the brewery surrounding us. The two met at a local filtration company where they still work. Stanley, an avid homebrewer, invited Bill over to take a look and see if he could come up with a software system to assist in his brewing process. Bill was immediately on board, as he found the existing system to be quite confusing. He told Stanley, “the only thing is, if I’m going to design it for you, I’ll have to do it for myself too.” Thus began Bill’s non-stop homebrewing streak.

With the brewing software up and running, Bill originally ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, SC: Yee-Haw Brewing Co. coming to Greenville by end of June
By the end of June, Yee-Haw Brewing Co. will open in Keys Court at 307 E. McBee Ave., Greenville, more than a year after the brewery from Johnson City, Tenn., was announced, the Upstate Business Journal reported on May 22.

Joe Baker, Yee-Haw partner, says the delay was mostly due to not wanting to rush the process.

“We weren’t in a hurry,” he says. “It was more important for us to get it right.”

Getting it right meant reworking the initial plans. Originally, the seven-tank brewing system was going to be located in the 4,402-square-foot taproom space closest to McBee. The smaller, 2,286-square-foot space facing the courtyard was going to be a restaurant of some sort. Cyclebar sits between the two.

The previously planned uses are now swapped, with the brewing system occupying the smaller space and the restaurant and taproom occupying the larger.

“The time taken here is to our benefit,” Baker says. “We’re providing the community with a quality experience.”

The restaurant component was the biggest change to the plans. Rather than bringing in an already established complementary concept, Yee-Haw chose to create its own restaurant they’re calling Eats at Yee-Haw that will offer a full menu of elevated bar food designed to pair ...More info on site

Brewery newsJapan: Asahi seeks debt reduction before looking into new acquisitions
Asahi Group Holdings seeks to reduce its debt by 260 billion yen ($2.36 billion), or about 20%, by December 2019, aiming to put itself ...More info on site

Brewery newsIndia: United Breweries posts over 13-fold jump in Q4 net profit
United Breweries Ltd (UBL) reported on May 24 over 13-fold jump in its standalone net profit of Rs 90.88 crore for the fourth quarter ...More info on site

Brewery newsVietnam: Brewers competing fiercely for Vietnam’s alluring market
According to statistics from Euromonitor, the global beer consumption volume remains unchanged since last year, while beer consumption in Vietnam soared, VietNamNet Bridge reported ...More info on site

Brewery newsThe Czech Republic: Exports of Budvar beer reach new record in 2017
Exports of Budvar beer, which has been embroiled in a lengthy legal dispute with U.S. giant Anheuser-Busch over the use of the "Budweiser" brand, ...More info on site

Hops newsWorld: Hop acreage expected to increase by 3% this year
During the recent meeting of the International Hop Growers‘ Convention on May 18, the first official estimates on the development of world hop acreage ...More info on site

Brewery news India: United Breweries launches Amstel beer in India
United Breweries Ltd (UBL), the maker of Kingfisher beer, on May 24 launched Amstel in India from its Dutch parent Heineken NV’s stable, to take on Carlsberg Elephant in the super-premium strong beer segment, Livemint reported.

The company will now have four beers in the super-premium beer market—two mild (Heineken and Kingfisher Ultra) and two strong (Kingfisher Ultra Max and Amstel). The target is to take UBL’s market share in the super-premium beer segment to 50% over the next two years with these four brands, the company’s marketing head Samar Singh Sheikhawat said.

The company estimates that it currently has an about 20% market share in the super-premium beer segment.

Amstel will first be available in Karnataka and Pondicherry. In the next quarter, it will be launched in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, followed by most markets in the west in the following quarter and then the north in the third quarter.

This is only the second brand from Heineken’s portfolio, apart from the Dutch company’s eponymous beer label, launched by UBL that will be bottled in India. Amstel will be brewed and bottled locally out of a brewery near Mysuru in Karnataka.

Amstel, which has its roots in Amsterdam, will be priced at par with ...More info on site

Barley news Australia: Barley prices expected to remain firm
Barley prices are expected to remain firm in coming months with Australian livestock producers resigned to a longer period of feeding, The West Australian reported on May 24.

WA new-season feed barley feed-grain prices hovered at A$280 a tonne this week, having rallied by more than A$20 per tonne in the past six weeks as buyers step up efforts to secure supplies.

New-season malt barley hovered at A$300 this week, up from around A$285 this time last year and A$270 last harvest.

Plum Grove executive director Tony Smith said Chinese and Australian feed demand was driving the price increase.

“Australian prices to China are not very competitive at the moment but if you get dry conditions around the country the prices will remain strong,” he said.

Mercado grain analyst Andrew Whitelaw said rumblings of a large barley plant this year had not stifled price.

Mr Whitelaw also said China and US trade tariff discussions had helped boost the attractiveness of Australian barley.

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