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Base Currency: Euro
on November 17, 2017
Base Currency: US Dollar
on November 17, 2017
      1 EUR = 1.1771 USD
1 EUR = 0.8918 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5025 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5507 AUD
1 EUR = 133.1200 JPY
1 EUR = 3.8579 BRL
1 EUR = 70.7040 RUB
1 EUR = 7.8065 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8492 EUR
1 USD = 0.7585 GBP
1 USD = 1.2757 CAD
1 USD = 1.3169 AUD
1 USD = 113.0300 JPY
1 USD = 3.2932 BRL
1 USD = 59.9898 RUB
1 USD = 6.6310 CNY

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Average Market Prices Change Trend

November 17, 2017
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 188.50-190.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 157.00-159.00 up0.64%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 386.50-388.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 348.00-350.00 up0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 150.00-152.00down0.66%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 190.50-192.50 down0.52%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 157.00-159.00 down0.63%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 387.50-389.50 down0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 346.50-348.50 down0.35%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,254.00-1,256.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,254.00-1,256.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,194.00-1,196.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,194.00-1,196.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 294.00-296.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 313.00-315.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 561.00-563.00 -
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver 587.00-589.00 -
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 211.00-213.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 211.00-213.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 274.00-276.00 -
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 95.00-97.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news Ireland: Craft beer now holds 3% market share in Ireland - report ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Beer in cans now makes up a quarter of craft beers sold in off licences and multiple grocers ...Click here
Brewery news UK & India: Diageo sues Vijay Mallya to recover $40 mln payment ...Click here

Barley news EU: Barley area expected to increase by 300,000 ha for harvest 2018 ...Click here

More Industry News

Brewery news India: SEBI orders attachment of United Breweries (Holdings) bank accounts ...Click here
Brewery news Zimbabwe: Delta Corporation to remodel sorghum beer factories ...Click here
Brewery news India: United Spirits claims recovery of Rs1,800 crore from United Breweries ...Click here
Brewery news Brazil: Heineken, Coca-Cola to begin Brazil arbitration in February - report ...Click here
Brewery news Kenya: Heineken launches Amstel in Kenya ...Click here
Brewery news Turkey: High alcohol prices and heavy taxes driving many to home-brew ...Click here
Brewery news Uganda: Heineken Uganda launching Amstel beer on November 17 ...Click here

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Table of the week

Eastern Europe Beer Production by Country 2012-2016s

Table of the week.
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Scientific Digest


The common bitter acids in beer are usually analysed using different HPLC industry methods. In case you are in the possession of an underused LC-Q-ToF-MS why not try a HRMS (High Resolution Mass Spectometry) method? HRMS is a promising technique that enables outstanding performance in substance identification. With this method the similtanious quantification of 33 bitter acids (from the different iso-alpha acids to humulinones and xanthohumol, etc.) is possible with an easy sample preparation and a short analysis run time. Interested?


Hildebrandt, J.: Dilute and Shoot -Comprehensive LC-Q-ToF-MS analysis of beer bitter acids, Poster 47

Source: Barth Innovations

These Days in Business History

16 November
1841 - Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin
1875 - William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1904 - British physicist John A. Fleming invents the thermionic two-electrode valve, or diode, later known as the vacuum tube, which soon makes the radio possible -- and ultimately powers the earliest modern computers

17 November
1801 - 1st edition of New York Evening Post
1869 - Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
1914 - U.S. declares Panama Canal Zone neutral

18 November
1793 - Louvre officially opens in Paris
1963 - Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone

19 November
1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
1893 - 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
1959 - Ford cancels Edsel


November 2017:
11: International MicroBrew Symposium 2017 (Munich, Germany)
22-23: Craft Beer Italy 2017 (Milan, Italy)

January 2018:
26-28: Finest Spirits 2018 (Munich, Germany)

February 2018:
02-04: Brau Kunst Live 2018 (Munich, Germany)
09-12: HoReCa 2018 (Athens, Greece)
17-20: Beer Attraction 2018 (Rimini, Italy)
20-24: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018 (Norwich, UK)
27-01 March: Beviale Moscow 2018 (Moscow, Russia)

March 2018:
05-07: 105th Brewing and Engineering Conference (Munich, Germany)
06-08: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico)
07-10: Festival Brasileiro de Cerveja 2018 (Blumenau, Brazil)
08-10: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)
14-15: BeerX 2018 (Sheffield, UK)
19-22: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)

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:
22-24: Beer 2018 (Sochi, Russia)

June 2018:
06-09: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
29-01 July: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Paris, France)

August 2018:
03-05: The 22nd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
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)

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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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsIreland: Craft beer now holds 3% market share in Ireland - report
Irish craft beer now holds a 3% market share, according to a newly released Bord Bia report.

According to the report, both consumption and production ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Beer in cans now makes up a quarter of craft beers sold in off licences and multiple grocers
Gone are the days of stigma around ‘tinnies,’ as a quarter of the UK’s craft beer is now sold in cans, according to new figures, The Drinks Business reported on November 17.

The latest figures from consumer research firm Nielsen show that cans now make up a quarter of craft beers sold in the UK in off licenses and multiple grocers, increasing by 327% from January – August in 2017.

Part of this rise in popularity can be attributed to consumers’ changing attitudes, according to Nielsen.

Consumers, particularly millennials, are increasingly looking for lightweight packaging that with standout designs which is easily recyclable.

Metal is a permanently available material that can be recycled again and again, without losing any of its structural integrity.

Martin Constable, chairman of industry trade body Can Makers, said the canned craft beer market’s growth has “exceeded expectations and has paved the way for other craft drinks’ makers to enter the market.”

He added that the trend is not exclusive to craft beer, and many drinks makers worldwide are choosing to store wine and pre-made cocktails in aluminium cans over glass bottles.

“Craft brewers have understood that choosing the can is the best packaging option for retaining the product’s quality and authenticity,” he ...More info on site

Brewery news UK & India: Diageo sues Vijay Mallya to recover $40 mln payment
Weeks before a London extradition hearing, Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya faces a second legal battle after Diageo Plc sued to recover a $40 million payment made when he was ousted from United Spirits Ltd. last year, Bloomberg reported on November 17.

Diageo filed the suit in London on November 14 after setting out the grievances in its annual report in August. The drinks giant claims Mallya breached a $75 million agreement, of which it had already paid out $40 million, made when he stepped down as chairman of United Spirits in February 2016. It’s also seeking about $141 million over questionable payments made by companies affiliated with Mallya. His son, Sidhartha, is also named in the suit.

Diageo has amassed a 55 percent stake in United Spirits since it first purchased a share of the Indian whiskey producer in 2013. It battled for months to oust Mallya as chairman after an internal inquiry alleged he’d diverted funds to other companies under his control. Last year, the British distiller agreed to pay Mallya $75 million over five years to leave the company and not compete or interfere with it for five years. As part of the arrangement, Diageo also said it would release ...More info on site

Brewery news India: SEBI orders attachment of United Breweries (Holdings) bank accounts
Markets regulator SEBI has ordered the attachment of bank accounts as well as share and mutual fund holdings of defaulter businessman Vijay Mallya-led United Breweries (Holdings) Ltd to recover dues totalling Rs. 18.5 lakh, the Hindu Business Line reported on November 16.

The decision was taken after UBHL failed to pay the fine imposed on it. In 2015, SEBI had levied a fine of Rs. 15 lakh on the company for disclosure lapses regarding creation and invocation of certain pledge transactions in shares of United Spirits.

The pending dues - totalling Rs. 18.5 lakh - include the initial fine of Rs. 15 lakh and interest of Rs. 3.5 lakh and a recovery cost of Rs. 1,000.

In an attachment notice dated November 13, SEBI asked banks, depositories and mutual funds not to allow any debit from the accounts of UBHL. However, credits have been permitted.

Further, SEBI has directed the banks to attach all accounts, including lockers, held by the defaulter.

“There is sufficient reason to believe that the defaulter may dispose of the amounts in the bank accounts and securities in the demat accounts held with your bank, depository, mutual fund, and realisation of amount due under the certificate would in consequence be delayed ...More info on site

Brewery news Zimbabwe: Delta Corporation to remodel sorghum beer factories
Beverages maker Delta Corporation will remodel its sorghum beer factories to enhance production of the new 1.5 litre pack, as it moves to boost both volume and revenue contribution for the segment. The 1.5 litre pack, which is expected to flood the market by year end, is replacing the 2 litre pack, also known as a scud. Management at Delta says the new 1.5 litre is expected to drive volumes for the sorghum beer segment, which experienced a volumes contraction in the half year to September 30, 2017, The Herald reported on November 16.

“The 1.5 litre is doing very well; it is only capacity that is still a challenge,” said Delta chief executive officer Pearson Gowero in an interview on the sidelines of the group’s financial results presentation.

“We now have to re-kit all our factories to produce the pack (1.5 litre) from the 2 litre, but due to the hard currency delays, there is a bit of a delay. We think before the end of this year it will be everywhere,” said Gowero.

This comes as the sorghum beer volumes fell 4 percent in the period to September 30, 2017 to 1 826 million hectolitres compared to 1 903 million ...More info on site

Brewery news India: United Spirits claims recovery of Rs1,800 crore from United Breweries
In an arbitration case fought between Diageo PLC owned United Spirits (USL) and United Breweries Holdings (UBHL), the former had claimed a recovery of around Rs 1,800 crore including interest from Vijay Mallya’s holding company after it defaulted between 2010 and 2013, two people with direct knowledge of the development said.

The ongoing arbitration in Bengaluru, which was to be concluded in few months, has now been extended by six months. The two companies went for arbitration as loan agreement said a default of the loan can be settled through an arbitration. USL has loaned around Rs 1,350 crore to various companies of Mallya which was primarily used to fund the defunct Kingfisher Airline.

USL, which sells Diageo’s brands such as Black Dog and Smirnoff in India, had loaned to various UB group companies and all these loans had been consolidated under UB Holdings which has been acknowledged by the holding company.

Mallya is the chairman and chief executive of UBHL.

USL declined to comment, while Mallya, the chairman and chief executive of UBHL, did not respond to a mailed questionnaire.

Brewery news Brazil: Heineken, Coca-Cola to begin Brazil arbitration in February - report
Heineken NV and Brazilian distributors for Coca-Cola Co will begin arbitration in February regarding a distribution contract that the Dutch brewer decided to end this year, according to a November 17th’s report by newspaper Valor Economico.

Heineken broke off the contract after acquiring the Brazilian operations of Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co Ltd for 1.025 billion euros ($1.21 billion), bolstering its own distribution network in the country.

According to another report by newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, Heineken suggested the Coke distributors keep their contract for two beer brands, Bavaria and Kaiser, until 2022, but an association of distributors rejected the proposal.

A press representative for Heineken did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A representative for the Coke distributors declined to comment immediately on the matter, citing the confidentiality of the ongoing dispute.

Brewery news Kenya: Heineken launches Amstel in Kenya
Global beverage giant Heineken has introduced a smooth-crispy beer into the Kenyan market, seeking to tap into the changing consumer taste, the Daily Nation reported on November 16.

The Dutch Brewer on November 15 launched the Amstel, its third alcoholic product in the Kenyan market since it started its operation in the country in 2011.

Amstel, with an alcoholic content of 5 per cent, will be available in 330ml bottle and 500 ml can, retailing at select outlets across the country at Sh160 and Sh180 respectively.

“The decision to introduce Amstel into the Kenyan market is informed by our research that shows our target consumer enjoys a classier lifestyle in their everyday pursuit of attainable luxuries.

“This provided a great opportunity for us to expand our portfolio of products, thus we brought in Amstel to meet this demand,” said Heineken East Africa general manager Uche Unigwe.

Mr Unigwe has been Heineken’s general manager for the last three years. He took over from Koen Morchuis who helped the company to set up its Nairobi headquarters in 2012.

“We want consumers to question their relationship with their current domestic beer and we are confident they will ‘succumb to the aaah taste’ once they’ve experienced Amstel,” he added.

Brewery news Turkey: High alcohol prices and heavy taxes driving many to home-brew
Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.

Ceyhan says he, like many others in Turkey, has been driven to brewing his own beer by the high price of commercially produced alcoholic drinks and the hefty taxes imposed by Turkey’s ruling Islamist-rooted AK Party, Reuters reported on November 17.

“I might never have started this if beer wasn’t so expensive,” the 25-year old university student said.

Under President Tayyip Erdogan, a pious Muslim known for his dislike of alcohol, taxes on booze have increased steadily and now account for two thirds of the cost of some alcoholic drinks.

From early 2003, when Erdogan came to power, to October 2017, prices of raki - a traditional aniseed-flavored spirit - have jumped by 665 percent and beer prices by 580 percent, according to data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TUIK).

“What surprised me when I got into this was the cost. If I can make it this cheaply, it’s strange that commercial beers are so expensive,” said Ceyhan.

He makes beer from an online kit, while others brew cider, lagers and wine. Some also dilute shop-bought ethanol ...More info on site

Brewery news Uganda: Heineken Uganda launching Amstel beer on November 17
Heineken Uganda is launching on November 17 their Amstel beer brand in Uganda at The Lawns, Kololo. The beer will retail for Shs 5,000 available in can and bottle, The Observer reported.

Steven Baryevuga, Heineken’s public relation manager, says this is part of the company’s official launch of Amstel in Tanzania and Uganda.

A number of festivities have been lined at The Lawns to provide a mesmerizing experience for the invited guests. The launch of Amstel brings the number of Heineken brands in Uganda to four, including Primus, Desperados, and Heineken.

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsEU: Barley area expected to increase by 300,000 ha for harvest 2018
Strategie Grains said that some of the area lost to sowings of wheat – of which the vast majority is autumn planted in the ...More info on site

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