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Base Currency: Euro
on April 06, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on April 06, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.2260 USD
1 EUR = 0.8740 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5659 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5940 AUD
1 EUR = 131.2600 JPY
1 EUR = 4.0452 BRL
1 EUR = 70.5926 RUB
1 EUR = 7.7302 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8158 EUR
1 USD = 0.7124 GBP
1 USD = 1.2769 CAD
1 USD = 1.3005 AUD
1 USD = 107.1400 JPY
1 USD = 3.3297 BRL
1 USD = 57.5796 RUB
1 USD = 6.3049 CNY

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Breweries Equities

Average Market Prices Change Trend

April 06, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 176.50-178.50 down0.56%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 162.00-164.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 374.50-376.50 down0.33%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 357.00-359.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 163.00-165.00up0.61%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 191.50-193.50 up0.52%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 166.00-168.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 388.50-390.50 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 357.50-359.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 191.00-193.00 up0.09%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,194.00-1,196.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,194.00-1,196.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,254.00-1,256.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,254.00-1,256.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 310.00-312.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 329.00-331.00 -
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 243.00-245.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 243.00-245.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 306.00-308.00 -
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 129.00-131.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news Russia: Brewers see little reason to be optimistic despite potential World Cup boost to sales ...Click here
Brewery news Africa: AB InBev successfully tapping SABMiller’s African expertise - analysts ...Click here
Brewery news Russia: Beer output and sales down 35% over last ten years ...Click here
Brewery news Nigeria: International Breweries report 11.67% growth in turnover for nine months till December 2017 ...Click here

Barley news Canada: Malting barley crop “the best in the last decade” this year ...Click here

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Brewery news The Czech Republic: Sales of stronger beers overtake lager for the first time in history ...Click here
Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel Corp. consolidates food and beverage businesses under San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. ...Click here
Brewery news South Africa: Craft brewer Drifter Brewing raises more than a million rand through crowdfunding for global expansion ...Click here

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Table of the week

The Number of US Breweries 2009 - 2017

Table of the week.
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Scientific Digest


We now understand that there are several possible factors affecting the release of relevant aroma compounds during the brewing process that have a high flavour impact in finished beer. These Japanese researchers took a close look at the influence of geraniol. With the investigation of a total of 42 hop varieties, they found that many hop varieties could be classified in two geraniol-rich "Flavour Hop" groupings, which tend to contribute a large amount of beta-citronellol to finished beer. The two types are designated as "free geraniol dominant hops" and "geraniol precursor dominant hops". Free geraniol dominant hops contain mainly free geraniol at high levels along with some geraniol precursors. These include varieties such as NZ Motueka, US Bravo, US Cascade, US Citra, and US Mosaic. Conversely, geraniol precursor dominant hops contain mainly the geraniol precursors at high levels and to a lesser extent, free geraniol. Examples here are AUS Vic Secret, D Comet, D Hallertau Blanc, and D Polaris. Maybe something worth looking into when you define your next beer recipe!


Takoi, K: Systematic Analysis of Behaviour of Hop-Derived Monoterpene Alcohols During Fermentation and New Classification of Geraniol-Rich Flavour Hops, , November / December 2017 (Vol. 70)
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Source: Barth Innovations

These Days in Business History

05 April
1768 - 1st U.S. Chamber of Commerce forms
1869 - Celluloid is patented
1886 - George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time
1926 - Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines)
1957 - Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines

06 April
1869 - 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented
1909 - 1st credit union forms in US
1992 - Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0

07 April
1348 - Prague University, 1st university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV
1902 - Texaco, Oil Company forms
1927 - First long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover)
1933 - Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment
1948 - World Health Organization forms by U.N.
1964 - IBM announces the System/360
1969 - The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
1999 - The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas

08 April
1862 - John D. Lynde patents aerosol dispenser
1904 - John R Hicks is born, British economist (Nobel 1972)
1908 - Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School
1946 - Electricite de France, the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors


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:
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)

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 newsRussia: Brewers see little reason to be optimistic despite potential World Cup boost to sales
The prospect of thousands of thirsty soccer fans flocking to Russia for this summer’s World Cup should offer a big boost for the country’s ...More info on site

Brewery newsAfrica: AB InBev successfully tapping SABMiller’s African expertise - analysts
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) plans to spend $250 mln on a brewery in Nigeria and $100 mln on a brewery in Kenya show it ...More info on site

Brewery newsRussia: Beer output and sales down 35% over last ten years
Russia’s beer output and sales over the last decade dropped by 35%, a representative of the Union of Russian Brewers was quoted as saying ...More info on site

Brewery newsNigeria: International Breweries report 11.67% growth in turnover for nine months till December 2017
International Breweries Plc has released its financial statements for nine months year ended 31st December 2017, the Nairametrics reported on April 5.

The result shows ...More info on site

Brewery newsThe Czech Republic: Sales of stronger beers overtake lager for the first time in history
The Czech Republic has long been known for having the highest beer consumption per capita, but recently people have been trading quantity for quality. ...More info on site

Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel Corp. consolidates food and beverage businesses under San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc.
Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has consolidated its food and beverage business under San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB), formerly known as San Miguel Purefoods Co., GMA News reported on April 6.

The consolidation came after the two companies signed a deed of exchange, in which SMC transferred to SMFB 7.859 billion common shares of beer business San Miguel Brewery Inc. and 216.972 million shares of liquor arm Ginebra San Miguel Inc. for a total transaction value of P336.349 billion, SMFB corporate secretary said in a regulatory filing on April 5.

In November last year, SMC bared plans to consolidate its food and beverage businesses and San Miguel Purefoods, which will then be renamed as SMFB.

On March 23, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the change of San Miguel Purefoods' corporate name to reflect the company’s expansion into the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage business.

As consideration for its acquisition of the exchange shares, SMFB shall issue unto SMC 4,242,549,130 common shares of its capital stock or the new shares of SMFB.

The issuance of the new SMFB shares to SMC and transfer of the exchange shares to SMFB is conditioned upon the approval by the SEC, according to the company.

Brewery news South Africa: Craft brewer Drifter Brewing raises more than a million rand through crowdfunding for global expansion
South Africa’s Drifter Brewing Company have raised more than a million rand through equity crowdfunding on Uprise.Africa, according to SME South Africa.

Drifter Brewing Company, manufacturers of craft beer, started a crowdfunding campaign to speed up expansion and push their business into the global market. The craft beer company is looking to raise R3 million locally. Potential investors will have an opportunity to own equity in the business as well share in the craft beer company's future growth potential. Nicholas Bush is the company’s founder and head brewer and the name of the company comes from a yacht that his parents built in the late 70's. The company was founded in 2015 and craft beer varieties like The Stranded Coconut and The Legend Lager. The company is situated in Woodstock, Cape Town. Drifter Brewing Company have their own manufacturing facility, a tasting room and a space for events. Their model has been successful with the craft beer company already taking market share from the larger beer brands and has a 120% revenue growth over the past three years. At the moment Drifter distributes to more than 360 stores in South Africa and exports to countries like Zimbabwe and Namibia. They have ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley news Canada: Malting barley crop “the best in the last decade” this year
Hot, dry weather before last fall’s harvest helped produce the best malting barley in the last decade in Western Canada, Kevin Sich, the supply chain director at Rahr Malting in Alix, Alberta, one of the country’s biggest processors, was quoted as saying by Bloomberg on April 5.

The high-quality crop has seen strong demand. From August through March, the nation’s exports surged 77 percent from a year earlier, industry data show.

“Everybody’s realizing the Canadian crops have high value this year,” Sich said by telephone. “There’s been a lot of appetite for Canadian barley” since it’s “a dream to work with” for brewers, he said.

Malt companies need barley to be dry so they can start and then halt the germination process, which changes the starches into sugars that can be used by distillers and brewers.

Canadian barley acres may rise 5 percent in 2018 as the grain is no longer the “forgotten stepchild” of crops amid steady prices and demand from beer makers, Sich said.

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