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Currency rates
Equities of largest breweries
Market prices change trend
Top industry news
Brewery news
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Scientific Digest
Malting barley prices
Theoretical malt prices
Table of the week
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Average market prices
Change trend

17 May - 19 May 2006
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €116.00-118.00   
6rw Barley €104.00-106.00   
2rs Malt €246.50-248.50   
6rw Malt €231.00-233.00   
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €115.50-117.50   
6rw Barley €105.00-107.00   
2rs Malt €241.50-243.50   
6rw Malt €227.50-229.50   

Note: Just click on the price link and you will be led to our Market Price History.
Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis.
Average malt market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices.
Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
USA: InBev USA sells Rolling Rock brands to Anheuser Busch... Click here

Sweden & USA: Anheuser-Busch blocks Czech brewer from using Budweiser in Sweden... Click here

Australia & New Zealand: Lion Nathan announces record interim result... Click here

UK & South Africa: SABMiller plc releases preliminary IFRS results... Click here

Russia: Ochakovo increases exports by 16% in the first quarter 2006... Click here

Thailand: Thai beer brewer launches up to 1.1 billion dollar IPO in Singapore... Click here

China: Kingway plans $50 million brewery in China's Chengdu... Click here

USA: Barley supply is expected to be down from last year... Click here

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USA: Glarus Brewing Co breaks ground on a new plant ... More Info

Croatia: Carlsberg rises 2006 first quarter sales by 12% ... More Info

Canada: Lakeport Brewing appoints Trudell interim CFO ... More Info

USA: City Brewing Co. reconsiders buying Memphis plant ... More Info

Thailand: Singha Corp. gets the most beautiful ambassador for Singha beer ... More Info

UK: Scottish & Newcastle reloads "The Biggest Round" ... More Info

Australia: Foster's wins state sustainable industries awards ... More Info

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Spain: Forecast of the 2006-2007 barley production ... More Info

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USA: Gordon Biersch Brewery sets IPO at 4.17 million shares ... More Info

Ukraine: Ministry proposes to reduce price for spirit/alcohol drinks production licenses ... More Info

Turkey: Efes Group announces dividend distribution ... More Info

Canada: Molson Coors pushes brand power in drive to dominant role in global beer market ... More Info

USA: New microbrewery unveils new beer ... More Info

Denmark: Carlsberg to expect much from the emerging markets ... More Info

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Brewery Limited restructures its operations ... More Info

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Brewery News

2 USA: InBev USA sells Rolling Rock brands to Anheuser Busch

InBev USA , a subsidiary of InBev and Anheuser-Busch jointly announced May 19 the sale of the Rolling Rock family of brands. The purchase ...
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2 Sweden & USA: Anheuser-Busch blocks Czech brewer from using Budweiser in Sweden

The Supreme Court of Sweden found no reason to hear an appeal filed by Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, ending a seven-year-old trademark dispute with ...
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2 Australia & New Zealand: Lion Nathan announces record interim result

Lion Nathan Ltd., Australia's second- biggest brewer, said May 18 its first-half earnings rose 10 percent on demand for more-profitable premium beers such as ...
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2 UK & South Africa: SABMiller plc releases preliminary IFRS results

SABMiller plc announced May 18 its preliminary (unaudited) IFRS results for the year to 31 March 2006. The group highlighted a US $15.307 million ...
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2 Russia: Ochakovo increases exports by 16% in the first quarter 2006

Moscow's Ochakovo Brewery, one of the major producers of beer and other beverages in Russia, exported almost $400,000 worth of products in the first ...
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2 Thailand: Thai beer brewer launches up to 1.1 billion dollar IPO in Singapore

Brewer Thai Beverage PCL, whose plan for a share sale at home in Bangkok was blocked by buddhist monks, on May 19 launched a ...
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2 China: Kingway plans $50 million brewery in China's Chengdu

Kingway Brewery Holdings Ltd., Dutch brewer Heineken N.V.'s partner in China, plans to invest US$50 million to build a brewery and develop a beer-making ...
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2 USA: Barley supply is expected to be down from last year

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Scientific Digest
The effect of storage conditions on post-harvest maturation and maltability of barley
Rainer Reuss1, Julie Cassells, Jane Green, Tracy Willis1, Ralph Nischwitz 1 CSIRO, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT, 2601. Julie.Cassells@csiro.au. www.csiro.au. 2 Barrett Burston Malting Co., 15 Gough Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121 nischwitz@bbmalt.com.au

Storage conditions have a major influence on the rate at which dormancy breakdown occurs. The rate of breakdown depends mainly on grain moisture content, storage temperature, storage time and the characteristics of individual batches of barley. Data presented in this paper are a significant addition to the existing knowledge on post harvest maturation of Australian malting barley. Germination of Gairdner and Sloop increased at low moisture content (mc) at storage temperatures above 20oC, as water sensitivity progressively broke down. In contrast, Grimmett germination declined under similar conditions. Stirling was very robust and maintained its germination even under high temperature storage, while Tallon had to be stored below 25°C to prevent loss in barley quality. Samples with high water sensitivity and dormancy were less vulnerable to germination loss. Dormancy and water sensitivity could be overcome by matching storage conditions and barley characteristics. Gairdner, Sloop and Stirling, all samples with some level of dormancy and water sensitivity, showed improved maltability after storage, while Tallon and Grimmett, samples with high pre-storage germination, decreased in maltability under most storage conditions. Longer term storage under mild conditions generally resulted in better malting outcomes. Storage affected Kohlbach index, wort b-glucan, diastatic power and apparent attenuation limit of malt. Changes in germination and maltability need to be considered in combination to develop optimum storage strategies for breaking dormancy and water sensitivity. In dormant grain, enzyme activity of a-amylase and b-glucanase changed with storage, while b-amylase measurements showed no clear trends. Enzyme activity decreased at higher mc and temperatures concurrent with germination loss. Changes in enzyme activity were highly sample-dependent. An understanding of the vulnerability of particular cultivars to damage in storage will assist in increasing and preserving value. Barley with pronounced levels of dormancy and/or water sensitivity can be safely stored at 25° to 30°C for short periods to increase germination. Care must be taken to monitor germination during storage, and moisture content should be kept at or below 12%. Dormant barley stored at low temperatures may not reach malting quality, even over a 12 month period. Key Words: Storage, germination, malting, amylase, glucanase, dormancy, water sensitivity
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* - 70/30 = 70% Average two Rows Spring and 30% Six Rows Winter
** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

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Agenda May 2006:
10th Annual Boonville Beer Festival
BIG BREW National Homebrew Day website
Great Japan Beer Festival
Beer Baron's World of Beer
TwinTrack Brewing Microbiology Program
Rugby Beer Festival
Australian International Beer Awards Beer Festival
Long Island Beer Festival Hundreds of beers from nearly 70 breweries
Calgary Brewfest 2006 Beer from Calgary
ALCO + SOFT International Specialized Exhibition of Drinks
Beer International Brewing Technology Exhibition
Iran food and drink tec International Food, Drink and Packaging Technology Trade
Mondial de la Biere Windsor Station & Courtyard

June 2006:
Fête de la Bière , Switzerland. Presented By: Association des Buveurs d'Orges
Brewers of Europe - General Assembly 2006 Stavanger, Norway
23rd Annual International Beer Tasting USA
Character Beer Weekend Hop 2006, Belgium
Food industry - 2006, Belarus. The 2nd international exhibition
Agro+Food+Drink+Tech Expo Georgia - 2006. The 7th International exhibition.
American Beer Fest Boston
ProPak Asia International Food and Drink Processing and Packaging Technology Exhibition
BevTech / BrewTech International Exhibition of Beverage and Brewary Processing and Packaging
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Beer festival - 2006 St.Petersburg
Seattle International Beerfest , USA

July 2006:
American Beer Month July, 2006 What is American Beer Month
Qingdao International Beer Festival, China.Barley and hops and more
Olesummer Festival 2006, Estonia. The Nordic countries' largest festival
The Beer World - 2006,Saransk, Russia.The specialized exhibition
Portland International Beerfest , USA. Taste the greatest beers
Witton Castle country and western festival
Brew at the Zoo Beer Tasting and Free Food.

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