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on December 03, 2014
Base Currency: US Dollar
on December 03, 2014
      1 EUR = 1.2439 USD
1 EUR = 0.7925 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4125 CAD
1 EUR = 1.4675 AUD
1 EUR = 147.7450 JPY
1 EUR = 3.1946 BRL
1 EUR = 65.7748 RUB
1 EUR = 7.6312 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8040 EUR
1 USD = 0.6372 GBP
1 USD = 1.1356 CAD
1 USD = 1.1799 AUD
1 USD = 118.7870 JPY
1 USD = 2.5683 BRL
1 USD = 52.8796 RUB
1 USD = 6.1351 CNY

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December 03, 2014
Type Crop 2014 Crop 2015
2rs Barley 198.00-200.00 up1.02% 203.00-205.00 up0.49%
6rw Barley 171.00-173.00 up1.78% 173.00-175.00 up1.16%
2rs Malt 394.00-396.00 up0.78% 399.00-401.00 up0.31%
6rw Malt 361.00-363.00 up1.19% 362.00-364.00 up0.68%
Feed Barley 167.00-169.00up1.82% nq 

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Brewery news World: Despite emerging markets concerns, world beer output may register 1.7% growth this year ...Click here
Brewery news EU: The number of breweries soared by 73% in five years ...Click here
Brewery news Brazil: Beer output increases in January-November and in November alone ...Click here
Brewery news Malaysia: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia reports 46% increase in Q3 earnings ...Click here

Barley news EU: Barley export forecasts raised by the EU Commission and IGC ...Click here

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Brewery news Brazil: Beer sales slowing down with the economy ...Click here
Brewery news Uganda: Uganda’s beer industry poised for positive end of year results ...Click here
Brewery news Spain: 60% of buyers now opt for alcohol-free beer ...Click here
Brewery news Panama: Craft beer slowly conquering consumers in industrial beer-dominated market ...Click here
Brewery news South Korea: Sales of imported beer outpace soju for the first time ...Click here

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About complete advanced hopping

We are currently facing a trend towards traditional hopping methods, especially with the increasing success for craft beers. However advanced hopping has various benefits that were investigated by a Belgian research team. The results indicate that fully advanced hopped beers prepared with isomerized hop extracts, hop polyphenol extracts, and specific hop aroma essences have a complete beer flavor that can compete with traditionally hopped beers. They were also able to show that next to their radical scavenging activity, polyphenolic extracts have high potential to improve beer sensory properties. Except for the proanthocyanidins, all polyphenolic preparations were highly flavor-active, with positive effects on mouthfeel. Also bitterness quality improved after the addition of total polyphenolic extract.
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These Days in Business History

December 01
1878 1st White House telephone installed
1910 Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)
1959 1st color photograph of Earth from outer space

December 02
1816 1st savings bank in U.S. opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
1901 Gillette patents 1st disposable razor
1927 1st Model A Fords sold, for $385

December 03
1621 Galileo invents telescope
1967 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr. Christian Barnard, South Africa)


November 2014:
11-13: Brau Beviale 2014 (Nuremberg, Germany)
12-14: Vietbrew 2014 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
20-23: Mondial de la Biere Rio 2014 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

January 2015:
17-21: RHEX - Rimini Horeca Expo 2015 (Rimini, Italy)

February 2015:
10-12: International Brewing Awards 2015
11-14: National Winter Ales Festival 2015 (Derby, UK)

March 2015:
11-14: Brazilian Beer Festival - Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2015 (Blumenau, Brazil)
20-21: BeerX 2015 2015 (Sheffield, UK)
31 March - 02 April: ProPak Vietnam 2015 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

April 2015:
14-17: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2015 (Portland, USA)
21-23: Brewer (Pivovar) 2015 (Moscow, Russia)
25-26: Zythos 2015 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2015:
06-08: bevtec Asia 2015 (Bangkok, Thailand)
07-23: The Czech Beer Festival 2015 (Prague, the Czech Republic)
19-22: Beer (Pivo) 2015 (Sochi, Russia)
24-28: EBC 2015 (Porto, Portugal)
26-28: Alimentaria Mexico 2015 (Mexico City, Mexico)
28-30: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2015 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
28-31: Latvia Beer Fest 2015 (Riga, Latvia)

June 2015:
10-14: Mondial de la Biere 2015 (Montreal, Canada)

July 2015:
01-04: Ollesummer 2015 (Tallinn, Estonia)
15-17: Brasil Brau 2015 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

August 2015:
11-15: The Great British Beer Festival 2015 (London, UK)

September 2015:
19 September - 14 October: Oktoberfest 2015 (Munich, Germany)

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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsWorld: Despite emerging markets concerns, world beer output may register 1.7% growth this year
World beer output did indeed grow more slowly in 2013, according to recent IMF data, and the beer market reflected this, with growth of ...More info on site

Brewery newsEU: The number of breweries soared by 73% in five years
People in Europe are drinking 8.5 per cent less beer than before the recession and production has fallen 6 per cent since 2008, according ...More info on site

Brewery newsBrazil: Beer output increases in January-November and in November alone
Brazil’s beer output increased by 1.88% in November as compared to the same month last year, Receita Federal data showed.

The beer volume totalled ...More info on site

Brewery newsMalaysia: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia reports 46% increase in Q3 earnings
Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd recorded a 46% increase in earnings to RM56.28 mln in third quarter ended Sept 30, 2014 against RM38.44 mln a ...More info on site

Brewery news Brazil: Beer sales slowing down with the economy
At Porto Alegre’s Lagom Brewery & Pub, a beautiful, dark-wood room with tall ceilings and long tables, brewmaster Maurício Chaulet looks nervously around the mostly empty bar. Beer sales are down 10-15 percent at his pub, which has 35 craft beers on tap. With pints costing about $6 — three times as much as a mainstream beer — fewer Brazilians are ordering expensive beers in a slumping economy, Fusion.net reported on November 30.

“Beer sales are slowing down with the economy,” said Chaulet, who has already been forced to lay off staff. “We spoke with other bar owners and they say the same. It’s becoming an expensive luxury.”

Chaulet says he’s continuing with plans to start bottling and distributing his craft beer next year, but he’s less confident that other small brewers will survive; he predicts that upwards of 100 smaller craft brewers will be forced to close in the months ahead.

Drinking beer has never been a problem for Brazilians. The country leads Latin America in per capita consumption of beer. But the idea of spending more for a craft beer is a novel idea in a nation where about 98 percent of beer-drinkers swill watery mass-market lagers such as Brahma, Antarctica, ...More info on site

Brewery news Uganda: Uganda’s beer industry poised for positive end of year results
The beer industry in Uganda is poised for positive end of year results, according Fred Kakongoro Muhumuza, an analyst and senior manager for Financial Services Inclusion Programme at KPMG Uganda, but the two big brewers still need to exploit the available opportunities.

Muhumuza says the 2014 performance figures for Uganda Breweries Ltd and Nile Breweries Ltd look more promising compared to the same period last year, The Independent reported on December 1.

“2013 was a tough year from the consumers’ point of view. They had little disposable income, which made beer volumes to be down by about 5-10%. By far, 2014 ends as a better year for the sector,” he says.

“Commercial beer consumption in Uganda grew by more than 28% throughout the 12 months, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years. There are still unexploited opportunities in the local beer market,” he adds.

He advised companies in the beer sector to tap into such opportunities to bolster their performance.

The healthier performance was first manifested in UBL’s half year financial performance results for the period ended June 30, 2014 with a net sales growth of 13%.

The UBL results were noted to have buoyed the East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) results ...More info on site

Brewery news Spain: 60% of buyers now opt for alcohol-free beer
Beer-loving Spaniards appear to be abandoning their thirst for traditional lagers as they develop a taste for a more sober lifestyle, The Olive Press reported on December 2.

A new study reveals that 60% of Spain’s beer buyers now opt for alcohol-free choices, making them Europe’s largest consumer of non-alcoholic beer.

And the trend appears to be spreading in Europe. In Germany 47% of beer purchased is non-alcoholic while in Italy it’s 29%, according to the new figures from Mintel.

However, the Brits continue to live up to their ‘lager lout’ reputation, as non-alcoholic purchases make up just 14% of the market.

Global drinks analyst at Mintel, Jonny Forsyth, said: “Non-alcoholic beer has huge sales potential, both in Muslim dominated regions and health conscious but beer loving Western markets.

“This is an area of innovation which all major brewers should be focusing on, as consumers want reassurance on product quality, something trusted brands can provide.”

Brewery news Panama: Craft beer slowly conquering consumers in industrial beer-dominated market
Panamanians are by far the biggest beer consumers in Latin America, but not when it comes to the good stuff. Will that all change with the rise of a new craft beer brewery, The Daily Beast asked on November 30.

Panamanians love beer. They love to drink it and they love to sell it. According to Central America Data, it's a $390 million dollar a year industry. Panama has the perfect climate for consuming massive amounts of the stuff: tropical with uniformly high temperatures, face-melting humidity, and very little seasonal variation. Not to mention the beautiful, meandering coastlines on both the Pacific and Atlantic sides of the country.

But it's not just any beer that Panamanians love. It’s entry-level lagers with little-to-no body, high-carbonation, low alcohol levels and bargain-basement price tags. In fact, beer prices in Panama are about 36 percent lower than anywhere else in Latin America. This is probably one of the main reasons why, in a 2011 Kirin Institute report, Panama was ranked eleventh in the world for beer consumption—four notches above the U.S. (ranked fifteenth) and leaving the next Latin American country in its dust (Mexico, ranked thirty-first). Eleventh place is quite the crowning achievement for the little ...More info on site

Brewery news South Korea: Sales of imported beer outpace soju for the first time
Sales of imported beer outpaced soju sales at large discount stores for the first time in the second half of this year. The shift is attributed to a developing preference for a wider variety of beer, especially among young drinkers, The Chosunilbo reported on December 2.

E-Mart said on December 1 that imported beer has sold 8.5 percent more since July than over the same period last year. Its sales stood at W28.8 billion (US$1=W1,112), compared to W28 billion for soju.

This is a reverse from the first half of the year, when the supermarket chain posted W27.6 billion in imported beer sales, much lower than soju's W31.7 billion.

Foreign beer is also increasing in popularity over its domestic counterpart. Imports accounted for 35.1 percent of all beer sales since July, up from 26.4 percent in the first half of 2012.

"Given that beer sales generally increase around this time of year when many year-end parties are being thrown, the sales gap between imported beer and soju will likely widen further," an E-Mart staffer said.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Barley export forecasts raised by the EU Commission and IGC
Both the EU Commission and IGC raised their forecasts of EU barley exports this season.

The IGC now projects EU barley exports at 6.4 ...More info on site

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