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Whisky news USA: Diageo breaks ground on new Kentucky distillery ...Click here
Brewery news USA, GA: Two new breweries slated to launch in Atlanta ...Click here
Brewery news USA, SC: Legal Remedy Brewing plans to open second location in Rock Hill ...Click here
Brewery news USA, NH: Smuttynose Brewing Co. to open Smuttlabs Brewery & Kitchen in Dover ...Click here
Brewery news USA, WA: Fish Brewing Co. open for business and still for sale ...Click here
Brewery news USA, IN: Indiana brewpub to be auctioned off on August 1 ...Click here
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Brewery news World: AB InBev reportedly weighing asset sale after failed IPO ...Click here
Brewery news Australia & Japan: AB InBev agrees to sell its Australian operations to Japan’s Asahi ...Click here
Malt news Ireland: Boortmalt to expand malt production capacity in Athy to 140,000 tonnes ...Click here
Brewery news China: Alcohol consumption on the rise in China, report says ...Click here
Brewery news Bulgaria: Beer exports up 44% in 2018 ...Click here
Brewery news India: Restrictions around general elections disrupt demand for spirits, beer in peak summer month as ...Click here
Brewery news The Czech Republic: Molson Coors buys Czech brewer Pardubicky Pivovar ...Click here
Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel Brewery holds groundbreaking ceremony for new brewery in Luzon ...Click here
Barley news France: 97% of winter barley crop harvested by July 15 ...Click here
Whisky news UK: First single malt whisky distillery in Edinburgh in 100 years to open by the end of July ...Click here
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By now this phenomenon is known by many craft brewers. Dry hopping leads to over-attenuation, but why? Over-attenuation of dry-hopped cask ales was already reported by Dr. Horace Brown over 100 years ago, citing that "dry-hopping induces an earlier and more persistent cask fermentation in beer". However the small percentage of endogenous sugars in hops was reported to be insufficient for the extent of refermentation. Already back then, observations led researchers to conclude that hops contain a "diastase" able to break down residual, nonfermentable beer dextrins as seen by the production of reducing sugars in dry-hopped beers. Now 100 years later the team of Prof Shellhammer invested time and resources to demystify the hop creep in detail. They found that the total activity of alpha- and beta-amylase in hops is well below that of malted barley, but within the range of plant amylase activities reported in literature. To investigate factors that may influence the rate and extent of refermentation as a result of dry-hopping with Cascade hops, a set of conditions were explored including dry-hopping rate, temperature, duration, and separately, exposure time to hop material. Glucose concentrations correlated with hop dosing amounts and rose steadily throughout the 15 days of dry-hopping. There was no change in the carbohydrate composition of beer dry-hopped with hops that had been autoclaved at 121 degrees Celcius. The results suggest the effect of enzyme activity was dependent upon exposure of beer to hop material and that shorter dry-hopping time with hop removal, for example through filtration, may significantly reduce continued enzyme activity in finished. In this regard the collaboration of hops and yeast can turn into a diabolic pack!


Kaylyn R. Kirkpatrick, Thomas H. Shellhammer: Evidence of Dextrin Hydrolyzing Enzymes in Cascade Hops (Humulus lupulus), Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2018, 66, 34, 9121-9126

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These Days in Business History

18 July
1743 - 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (New York Weekly Journal)
1955 - 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
1968 - Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore establish N.M. Electronics Corp. to miniaturize electronic circuitry onto silicon chips. It soon changes its name to Intel Corp

19 July
1860 - 1st railroad reaches Kansas
1967 - 1st air conditioned New York City subway car (R-38 on the F line)

20 July
1837 - Opening of London's first major railway station - at Euston
1868 - 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
1903 - The Ford Motor Company ships its first car
1992 - Charles Schwab opens its "mutual fund supermarket," allowing investors to choose from hundreds of different funds without paying transaction fees, as it introduces its OneSource program

21 July
1955 - Ian Donald made his first investigation of the use of ultrasound in medical diagnosis
1969 - Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon
2011 - NASA's Space Shuttle program


July 2019:
29 - 02 August: 57th Congress of the International Hop Growers' Convention (Ljubljana, Zalec - Savinja Valley, Slovenia)

August 2019:
02 - 04: The 23rd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
06 - 10: The Great British Beer Festival 2019 (London, UK)
07 - 10: VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE - PROPACK 2019 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
09 - 10: Beervana 2019 (Wellington, New Zealand)
26 - 31: Copa Cervezas de America 2019 (Valparaiso, Chile)

September 2019:
04 - 08: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
17 - 19: 10th Iberoamerican VLB Symposium Brewing & Filling Technology 2019 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
21 - 06 October: Oktoberfest 2019 (Munich, Germany)
26 - 27: Sea Brew 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)
26 - 28: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2019 (Stockholm, Sweden)

October 2019:
03 - 05: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2019 (Stockholm, Sweden)
03 - 05: The Great American Beer Festival 2019 (Denver, USA)

November 2019:
12 - 14: Brau Beviale 2019 (Nuremberg, Germany)
27 - 29: Drink Japan 2019 (Makuhari Messe, Japan)

December 2019:
05 - 07: Drink Technology India 2019 (New Delhi, India)
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Whisky news USA: Diageo breaks ground on new Kentucky distillery
Diageo has broken ground on its new $130 million distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky, and revealed more details on the project, the Shanken News Daily reported on July 18.

To be known as the Diageo Lebanon Distillery, plans call for a 72,000-square-foot distillery and dry house, as well as 12 barrel warehouses. The facility is expected to be fully operational in 2021.

Originally announced in December, the distillery will sit on a 144-acre site property at “100 Bourbon Drive” and produce a variety of Diageo Bourbon and American whiskey brands, with annual capacity of approximately 10 million proof gallons. The facility will supplement the company’s other Kentucky operations: Stitzel-Weller in Louisville, and The Bulleit Distilling Company and Visitor Experience in Shelbyville.

Overall, Diageo has invested more than $300 million in its Kentucky operations since 2014, as it looks to meet soaring demand for American whiskies. The company’s flagship Bulleit brand has continued to expand markedly, with U.S. volume up 10% to 1.34 million cases last year (including rye), according to Impact Databank.

Brewery news USA, GA: Two new breweries slated to launch in Atlanta
Two new breweries are slated to open in Atlanta in the next two months, joining a spate of recently opened or soon to open breweries in the area, AJC reported on July 16.

Fire Maker Brewing has plans to open as early as this fall on Chattahoochee Avenue in the Underwood Hills neighborhood, Eater Atlanta reports. Though details on the types of beer to be brewed are scant, the space will feature up to 30 taps, roll-up garage doors, a covered patio and seating at the bar, high top tables and communal tables.

Fire Maker will join several other breweries in the area including Second Self Beer Co., Scofflaw Brewing Co., Steady Hand Beer Co. and Monday Night Brewing. Scofflaw also has plans to open a taproom at future mixed-use development The Works on the Upper Westside off of Chattahoochee Avenue.

In addition, Candler Rail Brewery will open early next year at 1660 DeKalb Ave., in the space previously occupied by The Mercantile, Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Cander Rail will feature at least eight kinds of beer, food and catering services. The project comes from Alan Porter and his father, Winston, who is an owner of STATS in downtown Atlanta. ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, SC: Legal Remedy Brewing plans to open second location in Rock Hill
A popular Rock Hill brewery is about to become a popular Rock Hill brewery with two locations, the Rock Hill Herald reported on July 15.

Legal Remedy Brewing announced plans to open a new spot in Riverwalk, at 1157 Herrons Ferry Road across from the Giordana Velodrome. The main brewing still will take place at Legal Remedy’s 129 Oakland Ave. location, which opened in 2015.

The recent announcement notes a “cantina inspired theme” combining “Mexican fare with a Southern flair.” Specialty tacos and craft cocktails join popular brews and new ones as they’re developed. The 12,000-square-foot site is under development. A name hasn’t been decided.

The Oakland Avenue location opened in 2015 in a former car dealership site. It’s about the same size as the new space. The original spot has a 17-barrel brewing system, two smaller systems and a canning line. It offers two dozen taps, food and events. Legal Remedy focuses on a sustainable setup and product line, which will remain the same at the new site.

Brewery news USA, NH: Smuttynose Brewing Co. to open Smuttlabs Brewery & Kitchen in Dover
Smuttynose Brewing Co.’s planned expansion to Dover has been a hot topic around the city for months. It is now confirmed with the company announcing on July 16 the opening of Smuttlabs Brewery & Kitchen is planned for late summer this year, the Foster’s Day Democrat reported on July 16.

The business will be at 47 Washington St., the former site of 7th Settlement Brewery, which closed last year. Smuttlabs Brewery & Kitchen will be the first physical outpost for the Smuttlabs brand, which is a limited-batch, experimental arm of Hampton-based Smuttynose Brewing, led by longtime head brewer Charlie Ireland. Smuttlabs has been producing a new brews each month for several years.

The new Dover location will highlight Smuttlabs offerings through 16 tap lines in conjunction with a full food menu that will utilize beer in many of the recipes, according to the company. Smuttynose’s core beers – including Finestkind IPA, Old Brown Dog Ale, and New Hampshire Pale Ale – also will be served in Dover on draft.

The production team will be brewing three times per week working toward a projected year-one capacity of roughly 1,000 barrels, according to the company.

“Innovation has been at the core of Smuttynose since the beginning,” ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, WA: Fish Brewing Co. open for business and still for sale
Olympia’s Fish Brewing Co., which dealt with some financial setbacks by entering receivership in May, is still open for business and still for sale, those close to the operation said on July 16.

The receiver responsible for Fish Brewing Co. is a Kirkland-based business called McCallen & Sons. In Olympia, Ken Reister, a former Fish Brewing board member, has been overseeing the day-to-day operations.

Many in the community think the business and its pub have closed, Reister said, and he sought to dispel that belief on Tuesday.

“We’re still open and we’re still making beer and cider,” he said.

The business is for sale and a new buyer could be right around the corner, Thurston County Superior Court records show.

“A call for bids was recently made, and the receiver is asking bidders to make their offers by July 19,” court records read.

Reister said the business is entertaining offers of $1.5 million for the whole thing, including the Olympia pub and a taproom in Woodinville, as well as all of its brands.

Fish has received interest from local, national and international buyers, including some who would like to keep all the existing employees.

“We know how it works,” said Reister about the 60 people who work for ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, IN: Indiana brewpub to be auctioned off on August 1
A brewery and restaurant with a prime Broad Ripple location is being auctioned as a turn-key business opportunity. Its 30-barrel brewing system, restaurant and bar equipment, three-way liquor license, seating, furnishings and lease are all part of the auction, according to Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers, who will be conducting the onsite and online auction on Thursday, August 1, Brewbound reported on July 16.

The location on Broad Ripple Avenue is primed for visibility—nearly 20,000 cars pass by daily. Significant walkable shopping in Broad Ripple and the nearby Monon Trail and Broad Ripple Park all ensure significant foot and bike traffic, too, ensuring that the new brewery won’t lack for visibility. And, although parking is hard to come by in Broad Ripple, the location also includes 54 parking spots.

The August 1 auction will include a 30-barrel brewing system, which can produce up to 15,000 barrels per year. Between the restaurant and patio, the location features seating for over 200.

The site was previously home to Three Wise Men Brewing, the craft brewery for the Scotty’s Brewhouse chain, which closed in June. The chain declared bankruptcy in December.

The onsite auction will take place on Thursday, August 1 beginning at 10 a.m. EST at 1021 Broad ...More info on site

Brewery newsWorld: AB InBev reportedly weighing asset sale after failed IPO
Anheuser-Busch InBev is weighing asset sales, including its operations in Australia and South Korea, in a bid to pay down some of its $106 ...More info on site

Brewery newsAustralia & Japan: AB InBev agrees to sell its Australian operations to Japan’s Asahi
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, is selling its Australian operations to Japan's Asahi for $11 billion and could revive the stalled flotation of ...More info on site

Malt newsIreland: Boortmalt to expand malt production capacity in Athy to 140,000 tonnes
Malt manufacturers Boortmalt has announced that its planned expansion of The Maltings in Athy has commenced, the Leinster Express reported on July 17.

The ...More info on site

Brewery newsChina: Alcohol consumption on the rise in China, report says
A large liquor cabinet was the first thing that came to mind when Mr Lu Xin considered decorating a new apartment with his wife.

"We ...More info on site

Brewery newsBulgaria: Beer exports up 44% in 2018
Bulgarian breweries recorded a turnover of 480 million levs ($275.6 million/245.4 million euro) last year, up from 350 million levs in 2017, the Union ...More info on site

Brewery news India: Restrictions around general elections disrupt demand for spirits, beer in peak summer month as
India’s spirits and beer segment growth slowed in the peak summer months this year, as restrictions around general elections disrupted demand for liquor in the legal market, the Economic Times reported on July 18.

Sales of beer grew 5% while those of spirits expanded 2% during the April-June quarter, according to GlobalData, a UK-based research firm. A year earlier, the beer segment had grown by 7% and spirits by 3%. While curbs on liquor sales around voting days affected demand, this also coincided with the label registration cycle this time — companies need to get approval for and register changes in packaging, warnings, etc., every year — something that directly impacted operations and supply chain.

"Elections, contrary to popular belief, are not good for the industry and because it happened in the peak summer season, it is particularly bad for the beer segment," Shekhar Ramamurthy, the managing director at United BreweriesNSE 0.41 % told ET last month. “This is because of restrictions on us in terms of number of hours allowed to operate breweries and closure of outlets,” he said, adding that some states even had directives that dispatches and purchase of liquor should not be more during election months ...More info on site

Brewery news The Czech Republic: Molson Coors buys Czech brewer Pardubicky Pivovar
Molson Coors has bought Pardubicky Pivovar in the Czech Republic for an undisclosed sum, the Drinks Insight Network reported on July 18.

The acquisition, along with that of the London-based Hop Stuff Brewery, form part of the company’s strategy to expand its beer portfolio.

Molson Coors acquired an 89% stake in 148-year-old brewer Pardubicky Pivovar through its subsidiary Staropramen.

The Pardubicky brewery, which produces brands such as Pernštejn, Taxis and Porter, will continue to operate as a different business entity.

The deal with Pardubicky also includes its Slovakian distribution company.

In a recent note to employees, Molson Coors Europe CEO Simon Cox and Molson Coors Europe Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary managing director Petr Kovarik said: “Our goal is to layer on a strong craft portfolio to our current portfolio of traditional brands such as Staropramen, giving us a scaled operation with an enriched portfolio of regional and new-wave craft brands and new capabilities built into our current business.”

Cox and Kovarik further explained that the company is planning to invest millions into the brewery to double production within a decade.

Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel Brewery holds groundbreaking ceremony for new brewery in Luzon
San Miguel Brewery Inc. (SMB) on July 17 broke ground for a new brewery in Barangays Bolasi and Mabilao, its second in Northern Luzon, pna.gov.ph reported. "The completion of this brewery in less than two years will also allow us to move our products to our Northern Luzon customers at a more efficient pace. We are not just a company of expert brewers and producers of quality products and services, but we are your dependable partner towards progress," SMB President Roberto Huang said during the groundbreaking ceremony. Huang said the new brewery will have a full capacity of two million hectolitres. “This move also signifies that we at SMB believe that as our business grows, so is our contribution to countryside development, and in this case, the development of the municipality of San Fabian,” he noted. Huang said the demand for San Miguel products for the last three years has been remarkable as indicated by their record-breaking sales volume. "Management firmly believes that putting up a brewery strategically located here in San Fabian is instrumental to the attainment of our vision as we lead the growth of the beverage industry,” he added. Meanwhile, Mayor Constante Agbayani ...More info on site

Barley newsFrance: 97% of winter barley crop harvested by July 15
French farmers had harvested 33% of this year's soft wheat crop by July 15, up from 9% a week earlier, farm office FranceAgriMer said ...More info on site

Whisky news UK: First single malt whisky distillery in Edinburgh in 100 years to open by the end of July
It marks almost a century apart. Now the first single malt whisky distillery in the centre of Edinburgh for nearly 100 years will open at the end of this month, the Herald Scotland reported on July 18.

It also a marks another point of progress in the whisky and whisky tourism industries, as well as the wider drinks and craft drinks sectors.

Hundreds of millions of pounds are being invested in distilleries, breweries and accompanying visitor centres across the UK, with Eden Mill, the gin and whisky distiller, submitting plans for a major £3.1 million development of new production facilities at a site in St Andrews.

The Isle of Arran Distillery has also opened a second premises with a visitor centre, and Diageo is investing £185 mln in a pan-Scotland whisky tourism plan, including £150 mln in Edinburgh and revamping distilleries such as Cardhu and Clynelish, and £35 mln in reopening sites at Port Ellen and Brora.

Both the Port Ellen and Brora distilleries were closed in 1983, and Diageo aims to bring them back into production by 2021.

It is also to open a Johnnie Walker visitor experience in Princes Street.

Holyrood said the renaissance comes after the centre of the city has been dry ...More info on site

Brewery news Japan: Lack of sunshine hurting sales of beer, air conditioners and other summer items
A record-breaking lack of sunshine is causing changes in Japan’s spending habits that are hurting sales of beer, air conditioners and other summer items but bringing cheer to dehumidifier makers and indoor leisure facility operators, The Japan News reported on July 18.

With the consumption tax rate set to increase to 10 percent in October, some analysts are warning the lingering overcast weather could also have a gloomy impact on the domestic economy.

At major appliance retailer Biccamera Inc.’s store near the west exit of Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, the section set aside for seasonal appliances would normally be displaying products such as electric fans at this time of year. However, this year, dehumidifiers and futon bedding driers still line the shelves. The store has delayed switching over to summer products because of the bad weather. “Many customers tell us they want to dry their laundry,” a store official said.

At FamilyMart Co.’s convenience stores, sales of ice confectioneries during the second week of July were down about 40 percent from the same period last year, but sales of hot bottled drinks had doubled and those of Chinese steamed buns were up about 50 percent. Sales of summer clothing and other items have ...More info on site

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