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November 08 - November 11, 2018

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Brewery news USA: Number of active breweries surges past 7,000 ...Click here
Brewery news USA, NY: Artisanal Brewing Ventures acquires New York-based Sixpoint Brewery ...Click here
Brewery news Canada, BC: BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s sales up 21.3% in 2018 ...Click here
Brewery news USA & UK: AB InBev’s Goose Island Beer Co opens London brewery ...Click here
Brewery news USA, OR: Portland Brewing closes the doors of its Northwest Portland brewpub ...Click here
World News
Brewery news Australia: New craft brewery opens every six days in Australia ...Click here
Brewery news Switzerland: Switzerland holds global record for most breweries per capita ...Click here
Barley news EU: Malting barley prices slightly down in the UK, unchanged in Scandinavia and France ...Click here
Malt news Germany: Bühler Group appoints new head of Malting & Brewing ...Click here
Malt news Greece: Athenian Brewery starts to export malt to Austria and Israel ...Click here
Brewery news South Africa: AB InBev invests R438 mln in second production line at Ibhayi brewery ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Heineken stockpiling extra volumes ahead of Brexit ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Lion to take over sales and marketing of Brooklyn Brewery beers in Australia ...Click here
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These Days in Business History

08 November
1789 - Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)
1793 - Louvre opens in Paris

09 November
1731 - Benjamin Banneker, the brilliant African-American mathematician and inventor, is born on a farm in Ellicott's Mills, Md
1801 - Gail Borden, Jr. is born to Gail and Philadelphia Borden in Norwich. After a decade of constant experimentation with preserving food, Borden is awarded is awarded a U.S. patent for condensed milk in 1856

10 November
1544 - Antwerps painter John Matsys banished
1891 - Granville T. Woods patents electric railway
1951 - 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
1997 - WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time)

11 November
1493 - Columbus discovers Saba
1925 - Robert Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
1988 - Oldest known insect fossils (390 million years) reported in Science
1993 - Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000


November 2018:
13-15: Brau Beviale 2018 (Nuremberg, Germany)

February 2019:
8-10: Finest Spirits 2019 (Munich, Germany)
8-11: HoReCa 2019 (Athens, Greece)
15-16: Braukunst Live! 2019 (Munich, Germany)
16-19: Beer Attraction 2019 (Rimini, Italy)
19-21: Beviale Moscow 2019 (Moscow, Russia)
19-23: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2019 (Norwich, UK)
28-02 March: Drink Technology India 2019 (Bengaluru, India)

March 2019:
5-7: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico)
11-13: 105th Brewing and Engineering Congress 2019 (Rust, Germany)
13-14: BeerX 2019 (Liverpool, UK)
13-16: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2019 (Blumenau, Brazil)
14-16: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2019 (Dublin, Ireland)
15-17: Barcelona Beer Festival 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
27-28: Craft Beer Italy 2019 (Milan, Italy)
27-29: 10th World Barley, Malt & Beer Conference (Warsaw, Poland)

April 2019:
8-11: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2019 (Denver, Colorado, USA)
26-28: Zythos Beer Festival 2019 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2019:
15-17: Craft Beer China 2019 (Shanghai, China)
21-24: Beer 2019 (Sochi, Russia)
21-26: Latvia Beer Fest 2019 (Riga, Latvia)
22-25: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Montreal, Canada)
23-25: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2019 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

June 2019:
03-04: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2019 (Antwerp, Belgium)
09-11: Brewing Conference 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)
25-26: BevExpo 2019 (Coventry, UK)

July 2019:
09-11: Fdt Africa 2019 (Midrand, South Africa)

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)

September 2019:
04-08: Mondial de la Biere 2019 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
21-06 October: Oktoberfest 2019 (Munich, Germany)
26-27: Sea Brew 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand)

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

December 2019:
05-07: Drink Technology India 2019 (New Delhi, India)

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News Articles

Brewery news USA: Number of active breweries surges past 7,000
Craft beer is growing by leaps and bounds. As reported by CraftBeer.com, the number of active breweries in the U.S. surged past 7,000 last month —boosted by small and independent openings— setting a new, all-time high.

The stat, provided by the Brewers Association’s Chief Economist Bart Watson, reveals that as of the end of October, there were 7,082 active breweries in the U.S. That’s an increase of more than 1,100 compared to the same time last year.

While the official breakdown for 2018 has yet to be released, the overwhelming majority of these breweries are what the Brewers Association defines as small and independent, or craft.

To be considered craft, a brewery must be small (producing 6 million barrels of beer per year or less); independent (less than 25 percent owned by a larger alcohol company that isn’t a craft brewery); and traditional (beers are made with traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation, as opposed to flavored malt beverages).

In 2017, craft brewers accounted for 6,266 of the 6,372 breweries in the country (roughly 98.4 percent), and the percentage for this year looks set to be the same, if not higher.

The best news of all? The record could likely be broken again ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, NY: Artisanal Brewing Ventures acquires New York-based Sixpoint Brewery
Artisanal Brewing Ventures, the family office-backed holding company formed in early 2016 via the merger of Victory Brewing and Southern Tier Brewing, announced on November 7 the acquisition of New York-based Sixpoint Brewery.

Specific financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

In a press release, ABV, which is backed by Ulysses Management, said the addition of Sixpoint would give the rollup a “strong presence in the fast-growing New York City market.”

“Adding Sixpoint to the ABV family is consistent with our strategy of working with successful regional brands that have great local market penetration, passionate fans, and opportunity to grow,” John Coleman, the CEO of Artisanal Brewing Ventures, said via the release. “Our resources, expertise in craft beer and high operating standards can unlock Sixpoint’s growth potential, improve its productivity, and allow their team to focus on what makes Sixpoint special and successful: brewing great beer, creating strong local relevance and building an authentic brand.”

Sixpoint did not report its production figures to the Brewers Association last year, but in 2016 the company produced 74,500 barrels. In an interview with Brewbound last November, Sixpoint founder Shane Welch said the company was on pace to sell about 90,000 barrels of beer across its 18-state ...More info on site

Brewery news Canada, BC: BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s sales up 21.3% in 2018
There are few things that British Columbians like more than locally brewed beer. Whether it’s craft offerings or well-known household brands, the province’s beer sales are not showing any signs of a slowdown, Business in Vancouver reported on November 7.

BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) sales increased an average of 21.3% in 2018 from 2017 for the 55 largest breweries with information available, according to data collected on Business in Vancouver’s Biggest Breweries in B.C. list. The two largest brewers, Labatt Breweries of Canada and Molson Coors, far outpace their local competition, recording more than double the BCLDB sales compared with their next largest competitor.

However, despite the high dollar value of sales reported by the industry’s largest international players, smaller B.C. brewers are growing significantly faster than their multinational counterparts.

Labatt increased its BCLDB sales by only 0.4% to C$260.6 million in 2018 from C$225.6 million in 2017.

Molson Coors Canada reported significantly more sales growth than Labatt at 5.5%, but that increase was still much lower than the average growth rate of 9.1% for the top 10 breweries.

Of the companies on BIV’s list, Yellow Dog Brewing Co. had the largest one-year sales increase: up 86.3% to C$4.7 million in 2018 ...More info on site

Brewery news USA & UK: AB InBev’s Goose Island Beer Co opens London brewery
AB InBev-owned Goose Island Beer Co has opened its first European brewpub in Shoreditch, east London, as the struggle to dominate the capital’s increasingly valuable ‘craft’ beer market heats up, Imbibe reported on November 8.

Brewpubs have become the latest front in this conflict. Brewdog opened in Tower Hill earlier this year, and the Kirin-owned Australian brand Little Creatures is expected to follow suit soon in King’s Cross. There are also strong rumours that Sierra Nevada is aiming to open a brewpub in London.

This is the second attempt by AB InBev to establish a beachhead for the brand in London after its Vintage Ale House in Balham closed earlier this year. The company also owns Camden Town Brewery.

The brewpub, on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Great Eastern Street, had its soft opening last week. It has 12 keg and two cask beers on the bar, with includes four beers from other breweries. There is also a line using the Rack AeriAle system, which allows beers to be poured directly from the barrel.

The interior is not unlike a Brewdog bar, with exposed pipes and neon signage. Andrew Walton, who previously worked at Fourpure, has taken up the mantle of brewer ...More info on site

Brewery news USA, OR: Portland Brewing closes the doors of its Northwest Portland brewpub
Another of Portland’s first-generation brewpubs has gone down, OregonLive.com reported on November 7.

Portland Brewing, one of the pioneering brewpubs that helped create Beervana, Portland's vaunted beer scene, has closed the doors to its Northwest Portland restaurant, a once-popular space built in the style of a European beer hall.

It becomes the latest of Portland’s old-school brewpubs to shut down. A little more than a year ago, quirky Tugboat Brewing in downtown Portland closed after more than two decades. In September, the Lompoc Tavern, a watering hole from a different Northwest 23rd Avenue era, closed after 25 years of pours, though two other sites continue. And just last week, Alameda Brewhouse, which opened in 1996, closed its brewpub on Northeast Fremont Street, and its brewery will close soon as well.

Portland Brewing, which announced the shutdown on its Facebook page and website, cited Portland's “challenging restaurant market” for the brewpub closure. But it said the brewery is seeing stronger beer sales and will continue its production and distribution. Kegs and cases will still be sold at its dock.

The company offered a nod to its customers and employees:

“We thank all our employees for bringing a love of beer and great service to work ...More info on site

Brewery newsAustralia: New craft brewery opens every six days in Australia
A new craft beer brewery opens every six days in Australia, creating the modern Gold Rush, The New Daily reported on November 3.

The industry ...More info on site

Brewery newsSwitzerland: Switzerland holds global record for most breweries per capita
Switzerland holds the global record for most breweries per capita, thanks to a liberalized market and the craft beer trend, Handelsblatt Global reported on ...More info on site

Barley newsEU: Malting barley prices slightly down in the UK, unchanged in Scandinavia and France
Malting barley prices came a bit down in the UK whereas Scandinavian and French values remained more or less unchanged during the week, GrainCom ...More info on site

Malt news Germany: Bühler Group appoints new head of Malting & Brewing
Manuel Kindle is appointed the new Head of Business Unit Malting & Brewing of the Bühler Group. He will assume his new function as of April 1, 2019, succeeding Franz Götz who will resign on his own request and assume the role as Key Account and Relationship Manager for the Business Area Grain Quality & Supply as of April 1, 2019.

Manuel Kindle joined Bühler in 2012 and served as Head of Customer Service, making a tremendous impact on the development of Bühler’s service business.

Franz Götz has been engaged with the malting industry since 2001. In 2011 he took over the position of Head of Business Unit Malting and also merged the Brewing end of 2017 into the newly formed Business Unit Malting & Brewing.

Bühler is pleased to count on Franz Götz’ longtime industry experience in his new position as Key Account and Relationship Manager.

Malt news Greece: Athenian Brewery starts to export malt to Austria and Israel
Greece’s leading beer producer, Athenian Brewery, started to export malt to Austria and Israel this year, implementing part of a plan that has been in place for a number of years in the context of a contract-farming program over the last decade, Ekathimerini.com reported on November 8.

The exports to Austria and Israel were, according to sources, made to third parties and not any of the subsidiaries of the Heineken group to which Athenian belongs.

The Greek company procures the barley from Greek producers and turns it into malt at its own facilities in Thessaloniki in the north and Patra in the west, covering 100 percent of its production needs in Greece. This year Athenian acquired and malted a total of 63,000 tons of Greek barley. After covering its own needs, it went on to export, sending 7,000 tons to Austria and 4,000 tons to Israel.

The beer company is also expanding its cooperation agreements in Greece. It recently started procuring Greek malt for Rhodes-based brewery VAP P. Kouyios, which produces the Zythos VAP beer.

Over 2,500 barley producers around Greece are taking part in the decade-old contract-farming program of Athenian Brewery, which has procured more than 390,000 tons of high-quality Greek barley for ...More info on site

Brewery news South Africa: AB InBev invests R438 mln in second production line at Ibhayi brewery
South African Breweries (SAB) and AB InBev Africa have invested R438 million in installing a second production line at the Ibhayi brewery in Port Elizabeth, Creamer Media's Engineering News reported on November 8.

The new 6 000 m2 packaging line for returnable glass bottles can produce 34 500 bottles an hour, in 910 ml and 1 l sizes, equating to an additional 500 000 hectolitres of beer packaged a year.

The Ibhayi brewery already produces 1.8-million hectolitres a year.

The new packaging line has the capability to produce an additional 1.8-million hectolitres a year, which would bring the brewery’s yearly capacity to around 3.6-million hectolitres, once in full operation.

The new line has already created 14 new jobs, with 40 further jobs to be created if the line is brought to full capacity.

Construction of the new line began in March and was completed in seven months, with its first batch of beer produced in October.

The new line currently produces SAB’s 1 l Castle Lager and Carling Black Label returnable glass bottles. It is expected that Castle Lite’s 910 ml bottle will run on the line from early 2019.

Ibhayi also produces Hansa Pilsner, Castle Milk Stout and Lion Lager.

Moreover, the Ibhayi brewery warehouse is ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Heineken stockpiling extra volumes ahead of Brexit
Lovers of Desperados tequila-flavored beer and Strongbow apple cider can rest a little easier in the stressful run-up to Brexit. Dutch brewer Heineken NV is stockpiling extra booze, Bloomberg reported on November 8.

The drinks maker is working with U.K. logistics company Wincanton Plc to find additional storage space ahead of March 29, when Britain is set to leave the European Union. It has already started storing more volumes, and plans to build them up over the coming weeks and months, according to Wincanton Chief Executive Officer Adrian Colman. Heineken is looking to stockpile thousands of pallets worth of goods, he said Thursday.

The move highlights growing corporate anxiety as the Brexit deadline looms. While Prime Minister Theresa May has begun briefing her cabinet on the text of a near-complete Brexit deal, the terms for the cross-border trade of goods and services haven’t been finalized. Fears are mounting among a broad range of manufacturers that new barriers will disrupt supply chains.

Heineken, as well as other alcoholic beverage companies that Wincanton declined to name, “want to build some stock ahead of the March deadline,” Colman said in an interview. “New systems and processes, whatever the change -- even if very minimal-- won’t be ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: Lion to take over sales and marketing of Brooklyn Brewery beers in Australia
Lion will take over the marketing, sales and distribution of Brooklyn Brewery beers in Australia in a new agreement signed with the US brewer, Beer & Brewer reported on November 8.

In addition the new deal will also see Little Creatures Geelong brew Brooklyn Brewery Lager under licence, with the broader range of Brooklyn Brewery beers continuing to be imported for distribution.

Speaking about the agreement Lion’s General Manager Craft, Gordon Treanor, said: “Brooklyn Brewery is one of the world’s most iconic craft breweries and has played a fundamental role in the growth of craft beer in the United States and across the globe.

“We are excited to welcome Brooklyn Brewery into Lion’s craft portfolio. We see strong potential to grow Brooklyn Brewery Lager and their full range of fantastic, flavoursome beers.”

The venture will build on the success of Brooklyn Brewery’s partnership with Premium Beverages in Australia and Robin Ottaway, President of Brooklyn Brewery, said: “We are thrilled to begin working with Lion and take the next step in Brooklyn Brewery’s evolution in Australia.

“They’ve got an outstanding track record over the last two decades of building successful craft brands. We are also very appreciative of the work that Coopers has done in successfully ...More info on site

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