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on November 20, 2019
Base Currency: US Dollar
on November 20, 2019
      1 EUR = 1.1075 USD
1 EUR = 0.8557 GBP
1 EUR = 1.4646 CAD
1 EUR = 1.6253 AUD
1 EUR = 120.2800 JPY
1 EUR = 4.6603 BRL
1 EUR = 70.6516 RUB
1 EUR = 7.7798 CNY
      1 USD = 0.9029 EUR
1 USD = 0.7727 GBP
1 USD = 1.3224 CAD
1 USD = 1.4675 AUD
1 USD = 108.6000 JPY
1 USD = 4.2081 BRL
1 USD = 63.7951 RUB
1 USD = 7.0248 CNY

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November 20, 2019
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2019
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 156.50-158.50 down0.63%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 158.00-160.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 157.00-159.00-
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 347.00-349.00 down0.35%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 349.50-351.50 -
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2020
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 174.50-176.50 up0.57%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 168.00-170.00 up0.60%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 369.00-371.00 up0.33%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 361.00-363.00 up0.34%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2019
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,174.00-1,176.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,174.00-1,176.00 -
-No change; upPrice increase; downPrice decrease versus last publication.

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Top Industry News

Brewery news USA: Kirin Holdings subsidiary Lion Little World Beverages acquires Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing ...Click here
Brewery news Vietnam: Heineken sells over 5 million Sabeco shares ...Click here
Brewery news Nigeria: AB InBev commits to investing more than N123 bln in its Nigerian operations ...Click here

Barley news Canada: Barley production forecast to increase by almost 20% in 2019-20 ...Click here
Barley news EU: EU expected to plant less soft wheat, more barley for next year’s harvest ...Click here

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Brewery news UK: Pub company Fuller, Smith & Turner warns of higher than expected costs after selling its beer business to Asahi ...Click here
Barley news USA: Growing interest in craft whiskey helping barley growers ...Click here
Brewery news Ireland: Carlsberg launches Carlsberg 0.0 pilsner in Ireland ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Tiger Beer launches new Tiger Crystal lager ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

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

20 November
1923 - Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal
1959 - U.N. adopts Universal Declaration of Children's Rights
1984 - McDonald's made its 50 billionth hamburger
1985 - Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released


November 2019:
27 - 29: Drink Japan 2019 (Makuhari Messe, Japan)

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

January 2020:
31 - 01 February: Braukunst Live! 2020 (Munich, Germany)

February 2020:
04 - 08: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2020 (Norwich, UK)
07 - 10: HoReCa 2020 (Athens, Greece)
07 - 09: Finest Spirits 2020 (Munich, Germany)
15 - 18: Beer Attraction 2020 (Rimini, Italy)
24 - 26: Beviale Moscow 2020 (Moscow, Russia)

March 2020:
09 - 11: 107th Brewing and Engineering Congress 2020 (Rust, Germany)
11 - 12: BeerX 2020 (Liverpool, UK)

April 2020:
19 - 22: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2020 (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
25 - 26: Zythos Beer Festival 2020 (Leuven, Belgium)

May 2020:
05 - 07: International Beer Strategies Conference 2020 (Munich, Germany)
13 - 15: Craft Beer China 2020 (Shanghai, China)
19 - 21: Beer 2020 (Sochi, Russia)
21 - 24: Mondial de la Biere 2020 (Montreal, Canada)

June 2020:
03 - 04: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2020 (Antwerp, Belgium)

July 2020:
29 - 31: Beviale Mexico 2020 (Guadalajara, Mexico)

August 2020:
07 - 08: Beervana 2020 (Wellington, New Zealand)

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Brewery news USA: Kirin Holdings subsidiary Lion Little World Beverages acquires Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing
Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing, one of the largest independent U.S. craft breweries, announced on November 19 it would sell 100% of the company to an Australasian subsidiary owned by Japan’s Kirin Holdings called Lion Little World Beverages.

Specific financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but sources with knowledge of the deal said Lion would spend between $350 and $400 million to acquire the country’s fourth-largest craft brewery.

It’s the third time that the Fat Tire maker has transacted in the last two decades. Brewery cofounder Kim Jordan sold 41% of the business to an employee stock ownership program (ESOP) in 2000. Thirteen years later, the ESOP purchased the remaining shares owned by Jordan and other stakeholders.

The deal with Lion is expected to close by the end of the year, pending regulatory and ESOP shareholder approval, the company said via a press release.

Current New Belgium CEO Steve Fechheimer will continue to lead the company, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Fort Collins.

Jordan will also “remain deeply involved” in the business and continue to advise Lion as well as its global craft partners. In addition to Australia’s Little Creatures, Lion’s craft beer interests outside of the U.S. include Magic ...More info on site

Brewery news Vietnam: Heineken sells over 5 million Sabeco shares
Dutch brewer Heineken sold over 5 million Sabeco shares on November 15, bringing its stake in Vietnam’s biggest brewer Sabeco down to 4.32 percent, VnExpress International reported.

The shares, equivalent to an approximate 0.81 percent stake, were sold to buyers whose identities have not been disclosed via an agreement, the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) reported.

The sale was worth over VND1.2 trillion ($51.79 million), at VND234,000 ($10.1) per share, VND18,000 ($0.78) lower than its stock opening price on November 15, according to HoSE.

On the stock market, the Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation's SAB shares have been falling or stalling for the last 12 consecutive sessions.

The remaining 4.32 percent stake in the Vietnamese brewer is held by Heineken, its regional subsidiary Heineken Asia Pacific, and related companies.

Sabeco is owned 53.59 percent by Vietnam Beverage, a subsidiary of Thai beverage company ThaiBev. The Vietnamese government, represented by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, owns a 36 percent stake in the company.

Thaibev had bought its stake in Sabeco when the government publicly auctioned them in December 2017. At the time, Heineken, who had held shares in Sabeco since 2008, also submitted a bid but lost to Thaibev.

According to a report by securities firm ...More info on site

Brewery news Nigeria: AB InBev commits to investing more than N123 bln in its Nigerian operations
The world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has committed to investing more than N123 billion in its Nigerian operations in a major capital injection expected to consolidate its push for the greater share of sub-Saharan African markets, The Nation Newspaper reported on November 18.

The multinational drink and brewing giant based in Leuven, Belgium holds majority equity stake of 75.1 per cent in International Breweries Plc. It has committed to injecting new capital into the company through a rights issue.

International Breweries will raise N164.39 billion through a rights issue of 18.266 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at N9 per share which will be pre-allotted on the basis of 17 new ordinary shares of 50 kobo each for every eight ordinary shares of 50 kobo each held as at the close of business on November 6, 2019. With the rights’ ratio, about 13.72 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each will be pre-allotted to AB InBev.

Sources said AB InBev was in support of the rights issue and had committed to participating fully in the new capital raising exercise.

International Breweries has filed for final regulatory approvals for the new capital raising, after shareholders approved the recapitalisation exercise.

The N164.39 billion recapitalisation ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Pub company Fuller, Smith & Turner warns of higher than expected costs after selling its beer business to Asahi
UK pub company Fuller, Smith & Turner has warned the cost of a ‘complex separation period’ after selling its beer business to Asahi were higher than expected, The Morning Advertiser reported on November 15.

Announcing its financial results for the 32-week period to 9 November, Fuller’s revealed a total sales increase of 5.2% from its estate of 215 managed pubs and hotels, in addition to like-for-like growth of 2.3%.

However, Fuller’s, which sold its brewing business to Asahi for £250 mln in January – meaning that its historic Griffin brewery and its Cornish Orchards, Dark Star and Nectar Imports brands will also move to Asahi's ownership – revealed additional cost had been incurred to “assist the business through this complex separation period”.

“It is anticipated that the current level of overhead will continue until the TSA agreement concludes by May 2020. Thereafter, the Company will be able to transition to a structure more appropriate for a focused premium pubs and hotels business,” the operator’s latest statement continued.

Consequently, Fuller’s stated that adjusted profit for the full year ending 28 March 2020 will be in the region of £31 mln – “broadly in line with the prior year on a comparable basis”.

In addition to the ...More info on site

Brewery news Ireland: Carlsberg launches Carlsberg 0.0 pilsner in Ireland
Danish brewer Carlsberg has launched a new non-alcoholic beer into the Irish market, the Checkout reported on November 18.

The Carlsberg 0.0 pilsner has zero alcohol, zero sugar and 46 calories per bottle.

"Balance is a way of life for the Danes," said Hannah Todd, Brand Manager, Carlsberg.

"They like to savour the everyday, whether meeting up with friends in the pub after work and cycling home or attending a gig and getting up for a park run the next day – with Carlsberg 0.0 you can choose both."

"The Irish and the Danes share similar values, and with an upward trend in Ireland of consumers seeking more balanced drinking choices, we’re confident that this new beer will go down incredibly well.”

The brewing process starts with premium barley malt, hops and water – ingredients used for all Carlsberg beers. Yeast is added to start the fermentation and after brewing, the alcohol is gently removed, the brewer explained.

The beer is filtered which helps it develop a taste like original Carlsberg Beer.

New Carlsberg 0.0 will be available nationally from end of November and will be available in 330ml bottles in pubs, off-licences and supermarkets throughout Ireland. A 330ml can will hit fridges and shelves from ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: Tiger Beer launches new Tiger Crystal lager
In line with consumer demand for lighter and more sessionable brews, Singapore’s Tiger Beer has launched the new Tiger Crystal, an easy-drinking, lighter and more refreshing lager, The Shout reported on November 18.

Tiger Crystal is brewed using a crystal cold filtration brewing process, which filters the beer at below zero degrees, locking in the purest flavours and aromas. It is 4.5 per cent ABV and presented in 330ml clear glass bottles.

Tiger Beer is distributed locally by Drinkworks Australia and General Manager Judd Michael said that Tiger Crystal has been especially brewed for the Australian palate.

“Tiger Crystal is an exciting new product variant for Tiger Beer created as the ultimate heat refreshment and brewed with a pale lager malt and a unique combination of hops. It is a smooth, yet full-flavoured beer with a subtle, fragrant taste, specially brewed to quench the thirst of the Australian market for a refreshing, sessionable, light and premium beer.

“We’re really excited to be launching the vibrant and dynamic Tiger Crystal brand in Australia and encourage consumers to uncage their next refreshment.”

Tiger Beer is the number one Asian premium beer and one of the fastest growing brands that is currently available in more than 50 markets ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley news Canada: Barley production forecast to increase by almost 20% in 2019-20
For 2019-20, total barley production in Canada is estimated to increase by almost 20% from 2018-19 to close to 10 mln tonnes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said in its November report. About 60% of the increase is anticipated to come from Alberta, the leading barley producing province in Canada, and almost 39% from Saskatchewan.

Total supply is expected to increase by 13% as the increase in production more-than offsets the historically low level of carry-in stocks.

The Prairie barley harvest has been struggling with wet weather. It was nearly 95% complete, as of the last week of October. Average yields varied across the Prairie Provinces. Barley production in the Prairie Provinces accounts for about 95% of total barley production in Canada. Considering the unharvested area in the Prairie Provinces at this time and the continued wet and cold weather in November, barley production in Canada will likely be lower than Statistics Canada’s (STC) September estimate.

The quality of the early harvested barley crop is generally good but the late harvested crop is expected to show a decrease in quality.

Domestic use of barley is expected to increase from 2018-19, reflecting stronger feed use. Exports are expected to decrease due to ...More info on site

Barley newsEU: EU expected to plant less soft wheat, more barley for next year’s harvest
Strategie Grains has lowered its estimate of the soft wheat area for next year's harvest in the European Union after heavy rain disrupted field ...More info on site

Barley news USA: Growing interest in craft whiskey helping barley growers
A growing interest in U.S. craft whiskey is helping make money for barley growers who previously planted the crop without the aim of making a profit, Bloomberg reported.

Dave Hedlin, a third-generation farmer in Washington state’s Skagit Valley, used to grow the grain largely to improve his soil and break crop-disease cycles after the harvest of vegetables such as cabbage, spinach and beets.

Now, he’s raising it in collaboration with Skagit Valley Malting and Seattle-based whiskey maker Westland Distillery, which is owned by Remy Cointreau SA. Hedlin’s move is part of a trend that has boosted barley plantings in Washington by 12% to 95,000 acres this year, marking a nascent revival after a collapse from peaks of as much as 1.2 million in 1985.

That’s tied to a rise in demand for U.S. craft whiskey, sales of which rose 25% to 3.3 million nine-liter cases last year. That outpaced overall whiskey sales growth of 8%, according to data from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. Craft varieties make up about 10% of the total volume.

Catering to craft-beverage makers has allowed Washington farmers to add value to a part of the rotation where there’s literally no value, said Stephen Jones, a wheat breeder and director of ...More info on site

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