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November 30, 2022
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2022
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 344.00-346.00 down1.15%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 317.00-319.00 down0.63%
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 281.00-283.00down1.40%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 672.50-674.50 down0.73%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 639.50-641.50 down0.38%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2023
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 343.00-345.00 down1.15%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 326.00-328.00 down0.61%
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 671.00-673.00 down0.73%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 707.00-709.00 down0.69%
German Malting Barley
Crop 2022
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price nq  
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Brewery news USA: Beer consumption volume up 0.7% in 2021 ...Click here
Brewery news Germany: Brewers and hop growers struggling with increasing costs ...Click here
Brewery news Singapore & Vietnam: ThaiBev says beer business revenue was up 23.5 per cent in FY2021 ...Click here

Barley news Australia: Barley crop forecast remains at 1.26 mln tonnes ...Click here

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Whisky news USA: Suntory Holdings to expand high-end whiskey and other premium offerings ...Click here
Brewery news Australia: Beer prices could spike this Christmas as production costs skyrocket ...Click here
Brewery news Ireland & Germany: Rye River Brewing Company receives “multi-million euro” investment from German brewer Warsteiner ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Guinness gets green light for Covent Garden brewery despite complaints from local residents ...Click here
Brewery news UK: Marston’s reports encouraging trade, delays publication of final results ...Click here
Brewery news The Czech Republic: Czech pubs turning to technology to reduce energy costs on beer ...Click here
Barley news Ukraine: Grain exports will not reach 3 mln tonnes in November - Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister ...Click here
Whisky news UK: Value of rare Scotch whiskies up more than a fifth this year ...Click here
Barley news UK: Spring malting barley Firefoxx receives full approval for malt distilling use ...Click here
Brewery news Uruguay: Unions halt import of Argentine-brewed beer into Uruguay ...Click here
Brewery news Kenya: Kenya Breweries to double solar utilisation in the next four years ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

28 November
1895 - The Chicago Times-Herald sponsors the first automobile race in U.S. history. The winner's average speed clocks in at roughly 7 mph
1946 - 1st Polaroid camera sold

29 November
1775 - Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph
1993 - CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched

30 November
1886 - 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
1924 - 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
1983 - Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
1998 - Exxon and Mobil sign a US$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, the world's largest company
1999 - British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world
2005 - First human face transplant is performed in France


December 2022:
06 - 08: 3rd VLB International Brewing Web Conference (VLB Virtual Campus)
07 - 09: Drink Technology India 2022 (Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India)
07 - 09: Drink Japan 2022 (Makuhari Messe, Japan)
07 - 11: Mondial de la Biere Rio 2022 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

February 2023:
10 - 13: HoReCa 2023 (Athens, Greece)
16 - 18: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2023 (Burton Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent, UK)
20 - 23: Beer & Food Attraction 2023 (Rimini, Italy)

March 2023:
07 - 09: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2023 (Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)
08 - 11: Festival Brasileiro da Cerveja 2023 (Blumenau, Brazil)
24 - 26: St Malo Craft Beer Expo 2023 (St Malo, France)

April 2023:
02 - 06: 15th International Trends in Brewing 'Beer & Society' 2023 (Leuven, Belgium)
06 - 08: KIBEX 2023 (Seoul, South Korea)

May 2023:
07 - 10: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2023 (Nashville, TN, USA)
10 - 10: World Beer Cup 2023 (Nashville, TN, USA)
12 - 14: Cerveza Mexico Expo 2023 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
22 - 23: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2023 (Prague, the Czech Republic)
22 - 28: Budapest Beer Week 2023 (Budapest, Hungary)
25 - 27: InnBrew 2023 (Barcelona, Spain)
30 - 01 June: Beviale Mexico 2023 (Mexico City, Mexico)

June 2023:
01 - 04: Wiener Bierfest 2023 (Vienna, Austria)
05 - 06: Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2023 (Tallinn, Estonia)
13 - 14: IGC Grains Conference 2023 (London, UK)

August 2023:
10 - 12: VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE - VIETNAM 2023 (Saigon Exhibitions and Conventions Center, 799 Nguyen Van Linh Street, District 7, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam)

November 2023:
14 - 16: Brau Beviale 2022 (Nuremberg, Germany)

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Brewery newsUSA: Beer consumption volume up 0.7% in 2021
The U.S. beer industry achieved volume consumption growth of 0.7% in 2021 to 2.85 billion 2.25-gallon cases, according to the 2022 Beer Handbook.

This positive ...More info on site

Brewery newsGermany: Brewers and hop growers struggling with increasing costs
Increasing costs that cannot be passed on are driving Germanys’ brewers and hop growers into a corner. The farmers also have a miserable harvest, ...More info on site

Brewery newsSingapore & Vietnam: ThaiBev says beer business revenue was up 23.5 per cent in FY2021
Thai Beverage on Friday, November 25 posted earnings of 30.1 billion baht (S$1.2 billion) for the full FY2022, up 22.2 per cent from net ...More info on site

Brewery news Australia: Beer prices could spike this Christmas as production costs skyrocket
Australia’s beer drinkers could be paying up to A$10 per case extra this Christmas, as production costs skyrocket, news.com.au reported on November 28.

Queensland University of Technology marketing professor Gary Mortimer said three compounding factors were causing the spike in beer prices.

“One is the impact to barley crops across the eastern seaboard inundated by flooding and high rainfall,” he told NCA NewsWire.

“That means there’s less raw materials to move into production.

“The second reason is the increased production costs, including higher prices for water, electricity and fuel for logistics.

“And finally the alcohol excess applied every six months, which is currently 3.8 per cent.

“It’s a triple whammy.”

Professor Mortimer said beer drinkers would paying A$5 to A$10 extra per case because of the increased costs.

He suggested those still wanting to buy beer for Christmas should consider mid-strength or even alcohol-free options because the alcohol excess is applied differently and may reduce costs slightly.

And it’s not just beer facing price hikes, with the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables also being impacted by recent weather conditions and flooding.

Professor Mortimer said while fresh fruit and vegetable should be more readily available in the lead-up to Christmas, other festive favourites like stone fruits might be harder to ...More info on site

Brewery news Ireland & Germany: Rye River Brewing Company receives “multi-million euro” investment from German brewer Warsteiner
Rye River Brewing Company, a Co Kildare-based independent retail craft brewery, has received a “multi-million euro” investment from family-owned German brewer Warsteiner, Independent.ie reported on November 27.

The investment will see the ninth-generation family-owned German brewery acquire a minority stake in Rye River. It will also provide capital and operational support, focusing on accelerating the Celbridge brewery’s growth in export markets through access to Warsteiner’s well-established distribution channels and international networks.

Tom Cronin, founder and managing director of Rye River, welcomed the investment and new partnership with the German brewer, adding that sustained investment in production, quality, capacity and operations had already been crucial for the company.

“We have already enjoyed success in international markets but remain hugely ambitious to grow our export markets further,” he said. “The investment from Warsteiner will not only allow us to bring forward a number of capital projects but also gives us access to significant distribution channels and networks which will accelerate export growth.

“The Rye River team is hugely excited about the opportunity of working with a business that shares the values that have underpinned our success to date. Warsteiner is an independent family business with a long tradition of brewing excellence and is a perfect fit ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Guinness gets green light for Covent Garden brewery despite complaints from local residents
Guinness has been given the green light for its £73 mln Covent Garden brewery despite complaints that it will fill the streets with vomiting drunks, MyLondon reported on November 25.

Guinness owner Diageo has been given a later alcohol licence by Westminster City Council to let people stay and drink in the 150-person courtyard of the Old Brewer's Yard until 10.30pm or 11pm on weekends.

The council previously gave Guinness licences to set up a brewery, a three-storey restaurant, and a shop. An old nightclub, with space for 350 people, beneath Old Brewer's Yard is also set to become an event space run by Guinness but the drink's giant says it will be mainly for corporate events to help pay the bills.

But Covent Garden residents are scared the streets could be full of drunken "louts being sick" and fear that there will be as much noise as a nightclub. In total, 500 drinkers could be leaving the site at once if an event is on at the underground venue.

But Guinness project manager Tom Johnson said the space will not be for stag and hen dos. He told Westminster's licensing committee: "I feel so strongly that this is a good thing to do ...More info on site

Brewery news UK: Marston’s reports encouraging trade, delays publication of final results
Pub chain Marston’s said on November 28 that trading since the year-end has been encouraging, as it announced a delay to the publication of its final results, ShareCast reported.

Results for the year to 2 October 2022 - which had been scheduled for release on Tuesday, November 29 - have been pushed back due to a short delay in the completion of audit procedures at joint venture Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company.

"This is at the request of Carlsberg's auditors who are finalising their audit documentation," it said, adding that there is no disagreement between Carlsberg's auditors and CMBC management and that it should be able publish its results within the next week.

Marston’s also gave a brief update on trading, which it said had been "encouraging" since the year end. Like-for-like sales in its managed and franchised pubs are up 6.8% on the same period a year ago and 5% higher than in 2019.

In addition, the group said October earnings were in line with its expectations, while bookings for Christmas Day and Christmas Fayre are "encouraging and are building in momentum".

Total bookings for the Christmas period are currently higher than in 2019, Marston’s said, adding that walk-ins typically account for a significant chunk ...More info on site

Brewery news The Czech Republic: Czech pubs turning to technology to reduce energy costs on beer
Czech pubs are turning to technology to reduce the cost of putting glasses of beer on the bar for thirsty locals, Reuters reported on November 25.

With Czechs among the biggest beer drinkers in the world, brewer Plzensky Prazdroj plans to install sensors which will collect data on beer flow, as well as tube and tap temperatures.

This will be sent to a cloud database and analysed to make recommendations on improving a pub's systems, said Jakub Zaoral who is leading the Asahi-owned brewery's Smart Taproom project.

Plzensky Prazdroj hopes that by making adjustments its pubs will save up to 30% of the energy needed for cooling and tapping their beer, a goal made more pressing by rising energy costs.

"We will 'x-ray' and observe 45 pubs using 1,200 sensors which gives us the exact numbers, how our tapping system consumes electric energy and we will relate this with the beer flow and its consumption in the pub," said Zaoral.

The system uses Internet of Drinks solutions by start-up firm Smart Technology, which uses ultrasound metering and provides information on the amount of beer tapped, sanitation intervals and the state of the cooling system.

At Prague's Katr pub, where the system is already in use, manager ...More info on site

Brewery news Uruguay: Unions halt import of Argentine-brewed beer into Uruguay
Unions have saved Uruguayan brewery workers from calamity after their actions prevailed in stopping Fábricas Nacionales de Cerveza (FNC) from importing domestic brands from Argentina, where production costs around half as much due to the currency exchange scenario, MercoPress reported on November 26.

The company would import the brands Pilsen and Norteña due to the increase in local costs but reversed its decision in the light of complaints from Uruguayan workers. FNC produces most of the big beers in the Uruguayan market, such as Pilsen, Norteña, Patricia, Zillertal. and Stella Artois. It also distributes brands such as Corona, Budweiser, and Patagonia.

The Federation of Beverage Workers and Employees and FNC reached an agreement this week after the union refused to distribute beers imported from Argentina. Production in Uruguay costs up to two and a half times more than in Argentina's Quilmes brewery.

The company had announced its decision regarding Pilsen and Norteña as the difference in production costs in Uruguay had been steadily increasing, which resulted in a strong increase in the presence of low-priced imported beers in the Uruguayan market, which sold for 30% less than beers made in Uruguay.

After the agreement, Norteña will again be bottled at the plant in Minas, ...More info on site

Brewery news Kenya: Kenya Breweries to double solar utilisation in the next four years
Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) plans to double its solar utilisation to 15 per cent in the next four years as it accelerates its shift to renewable energy, the Business Daily reported on November 24.

The company said it is applying good energy management practices across supply operations and installing solar panels as part of its journey towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions as close to zero as possible.

“To accelerate our journey to net zero carbon we intend to increase solar energy utilization from 7 per cent to 15 per cent by 2026,” said the brewer in the East African Breweries Limited in the 2022 Sustainability Report.

As part of this commitment, the KBL will install solar panels at East African Maltings Limited (EAML) and Tusker sites as an alternative to electricity.

With the intensifying effects of climate change such as floods, heat waves, drought and forest fires, it’s not business as usual as priority shifts towards sustainable and environmentally-responsible projects and operations.

Going green is part of the brewer’s active role towards sustainable development goals (SDGs) and climate change advocacy.

To achieve the sustainability goal, the KBL is accelerating to a low carbon footprint in its operations in order to reduce its overall energy use as ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsAustralia: Barley crop forecast remains at 1.26 mln tonnes
Australia’s barley crop forecast remains at 12.6 mln tonnes with a very good Western Australia outcome offsetting a very difficult situation on the east ...More info on site

Barley news Ukraine: Grain exports will not reach 3 mln tonnes in November - Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister
Exports of Ukraine's grain will not reach 3 million tonnes in November as Russia tries to limit ship inspections at ports, Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said late on November 26.

In October, some 4.2 million tonnes of grain left Ukrainian ports, Kubrakov said on his Facebook page.

"It was the custom to conduct 40 inspections a day, now, due to Russia's position, there are five times fewer checks," he said.

A deal aimed at easing global food shortages by helping Ukraine export its agricultural products and protecting the transit corridor from three Black Sea ports that was originally reached in July was extended for four months in mid-November.

Ukraine and Russia are major global grain exporters. They agreed that teams would check the vessels to ensure no barred people or goods were arriving at or departing from Ukrainian ports.

But Ukraine's exports have gotten off to a slower start with Kyiv putting the blame on Russia's reluctance to speed up ship inspections.

Kubrakov said 77 ships were queuing to pass the inspection in Turkey while the three Black Sea ports use up to only 50% of their capacity.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin said in September that Russia and the developing world had been "cheated" ...More info on site

Barley news UK: Spring malting barley Firefoxx receives full approval for malt distilling use
Firefoxx, a high-yielding spring malting barley with early maturity, bred by Elsoms-Ackermann Barley, has received full approval for malt distilling use by the Malting Barley Committee (MBC) confirms Paul Taylor, Head of Agriculture at Elsoms Seeds, The Scottish Farmer reported on November 25.

“This is fantastic news for both growers and the distilling market and being a Chanson/Acorn cross and not related to either Concerto or Laureate, Firefoxx offers growers a very different genetic background that brings some much-needed diversity back into the market,” commented Mr Taylor.

“For malt distillers, its low screening levels and key trait of being less prone to skinning than its competitors are another big plus.”

Endorsing Mr Taylor’s assessment of the variety, grower Claire Rhind, of A and K Rhind and Son, near Kinloss in Morayshire, annually grows 750ha of malting barley.

“Working closely alongside my husband Graeme and his parents, with advice from Frontier agronomist Billy MacKenzie, we’ve been growing Firefoxx for three seasons now, and it has proved to be a consistently high yielder, averaging 0.5T/ha ahead of both Laureate and Diablo,” said Claire.

“Drilled on April 1, the crop established quickly and is competing well against our main weed burden of pansies, speedwell, chickweed and annual meadow-grass. ...More info on site

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Whisky news USA: Suntory Holdings to expand high-end whiskey and other premium offerings
Japanese drinks maker Suntory Holdings will expand its high-end whiskey and other premium offerings as it seeks to widen the profit margin in the key U.S. market, President Takeshi Niinami tells Nikkei.

Niinami spoke with Nikkei during a recent visit to New York for the opening of subsidiary Beam Suntory's new headquarters there, following a relocation from Chicago amid the company's expansion push.

The president sees the focus on premium offerings as a way for the company to weather rising production costs in the country.

"We'll combine Japanese and U.S. techniques to create high-quality products, not mass-produced ones," he said.

Suntory Holdings' alcoholic beverages segment logged a 16% operating profit margin last year, excluding taxes on alcoholic beverages. Its operations in the Americas brought revenue of 362.7 billion yen ($2.61 billion at current rates).

The holding company is boosting product development at Beam Suntory, looking to shift toward the higher end of the market for drinks like whiskey. It aims to increase the subsidiary's profit margin to 25% from about 22% now, based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

Beyond whiskey and other spirits, Beam Suntory wants to roll out new high-margin offerings such as ready-to-drink beverages.

Reshuffling the brand lineups of its U.S. subsidiaries ...More info on site

Whisky news UK: Value of rare Scotch whiskies up more than a fifth this year
The value of rare Scotch whiskies has climbed by more than a fifth this year as younger investors sought tangible assets amid volatile financial markets, the Financial Times reported.

Volumes have jumped by almost a quarter, the FT said, citing a report by Scottish investment bank Noble & Co. The increase in auction sales was mainly driven by bottles priced between £100 and £1,000, with that category seeing values rising 40% and volumes 30% in the first three quarters.

The report was conducted with data science company Brainnwave and tracked more than half a million auction transactions over the past decade. Choppy markets have bolstered demand for rare whiskies as alternative investments, the FT cited Noble as saying. Sales at investment firm Elite Wine & Whisky highlight that trend.

Elite saw demand spike after the UK’s “mini-budget” in September roiled markets, and its turnover has risen 70% so far this year to £17 million, the newspaper reported.

Scotch made up three-quarters of Scottish food and drink exports last year and more than a fifth of all UK food and drink shipments, the FT said, citing the Scotch Whisky Association.

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