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March 09 - March 11, 2009
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on 11-March-2009

1 EUR = 1.2687 USD
1 EUR = 0.9185 GBP
1 EUR = 1.6375 CAD
1 EUR = 1.9835 AUD
1 EUR = 125.156 JPY
1 EUR = 3.0004 BRL
1 EUR = 44.7264 RUB
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on 11-March-2009

1 USD = 0.7883 EUR
1 USD = 0.724 GBP
1 USD = 1.2907 CAD
1 USD = 1.5633 AUD
1 USD = 98.6447 JPY
1 USD = 2.365 BRL
1 USD = 35.2548 RUB
1 USD = 6.8503 CNY
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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Equities of the Largest Breweries

Average Market Prices Change trend

March 11, 2009

Type Crop 2008 Crop 2009
2rs Barley EUR116.0-120.0 0.84% EUR143.0-147.0 1.36%
6rw Barley EUR110.0-114.0 1.75% EUR125.0-129.0 1.55%
2rs Malt EUR334.5-338.5 0.44% EUR359.5.0-363.5 0.69%
6rw Malt EUR326.5-330.5 0.61% EUR336.5-340.5 0.59%
Feed Barley EUR97.0-101.0 nq

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 Prices are theoretical and based FOB Antwerp being estimated on French malting barley. The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

Top Industry News

Belgium & South Korea: At last some light thrown on bidders for InBev’s Korean brewery ...Click here
United States: Boston Beer reports Q4 and full 2008 results ...Click here
The Netherlands & India: Heineken may acquire additional stake in United Breweries ...Click here
Russia & China: Baltika Breweries doubles exports to China despite crisis ...Click here
Canada: Barley exports to fall by 36% in 2009/2010 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada ...Click here
United States: Barley production is trending upward – industry experts ...Click here
Canada: CWB expects malting barley to see a drop in production, quality, price this year ...Click here
Ukraine: Local hops sales further fall in 2009 ...Click here

World: AB InBev may find itself in the odd position of selling operations to rival SABMiller- analysts ...More Info
Japan: Third-category beer undisputed leader of Japan’s February shipments ...More Info
Russia: SUN InBev opens a new plant ...More Info
Australia: Western Australia’s barley export may be demonopolised by the end of the year ...More Info
Mexico: 2008 beer production estimated at 83 mln hl, largest brewers preparing for a difficult year ...More Info
Australia: Foster’s to take measures to stem Victoria Bitter’s shrinking market share ...More Info
Thailand & United States: Thai Chang Beer ranked among the fastest growing imported brands in the US ...More Info
Nigeria: SABMiller’s penetration in Nigeria to provoke a ‘fascinating’ battle for market share and consumers loyalty ...More Info
Australia: Commander earns malting barley status, shows top performance across South Australia ...More Info
Vietnam: SABECO launches construction of a new beer plant ...More Info
Russia: SABMiller RUS launches a beer in the premium strong category ...More Info
Estonia: A. Le Coq brewery launches an addition to its Special range beers ...More Info
India: Diageo India gets a new managing director ...More Info
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Brewery News

Belgium & South Korea: At last some light thrown on bidders for InBev’s Korean brewery
Affinity Equity Partners Ltd. and KKR & Co. were picked to take part in a new round of bidding for Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s Korean ...More Info

United States: Boston Beer reports Q4 and full 2008 results
The Boston Beer Company, Inc. said on March, 10 its core product depletions increased by 2% and net revenue grew by 13% in the ...More Info

The Netherlands & India: Heineken may acquire additional stake in United Breweries
Vijay Mallya-led United Breweries Group is in talks to sell a portion of its 37.5% equity in the group’s flagship beer company, United Breweries ...More Info

Russia & China: Baltika Breweries doubles exports to China despite crisis
Baltika Breweries, Russia’s leading beer producer, has doubled its exports to China in 2008, ChinaPRO reported on March, 10.

The company’s exports to China were ...More Info

Barley News

Canada: Barley exports to fall by 36% in 2009/2010 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada’s areas planted to barley in 2009/2010 are expected to be relatively unchanged from 2008, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada communicated on March, 6.

The outlook ...More Info

United States: Barley production is trending upward – industry experts
Barley production is trending upward in the United States, including North Dakota and Montana, while Minnesota has kept acres low and about the same ...More Info

Canada: CWB expects malting barley to see a drop in production, quality, price this year
Bruce Burnett, the Canadian Wheat Board’s Director of weather and market analysis, says malting barley will see a drop off from last year's exceptional ...More Info

Hops News

Ukraine: Local hops sales further fall in 2009
Ukraine’s hops industry sales further worsened in 2009, dsnews.ua reported on March, 10.

The nation’s hops growers blame foreign rivals for intercepting profitable customers, while ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Hydrolysis of Brewers’ Spent Grain by Carbohydrate Degrading Enzymes

Pirkko Forssell, Hanna Kontkanen, Henk A. Schols, Sandra Hinz, Vincent G.H. Eijsink, Janneke Treimo, Jim A. Robertson, Keith W. Waldron, Craig B. Faulds and Johanna Buchert

J. Inst. Brew. 114(4), 306–314, 2008 In this work four commercial cellulase-hemicellulase mixtures with different activity profiles were used for solubilization of carbohydrates from brewers’ spent grain (BSG). After the enzyme treatment, both the solubilised fraction and the unhydrolysed residue were characterized. Treatment with 5,000 nkat/g xylanase for 5 h at 50°C resulted in the solubilisation of 13–14% of the BSG dry weight as monosaccharides. This corresponded to the solubilisation of 26–28% of the original carbohydrates and 30–34% of original arabinoxylans, depending on the enzyme cocktail used. The relatively low hydrolysis level indicates that the majority of the BSG biomass is rather recalcitrant towards the cellulose-hemicellulase enzyme mixtures applied in this study. The enzyme activity profile had a crucial impact on the chemistry of the oligosaccharides produced through the solubilisation of BSG. The presence of feruloyl esterase (FAE) activity in the enzyme cocktail resulted in the production of free ferulic acid, arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides and their corresponding monomers. However, when the enzyme mixture was devoid of FAE activity, ferulic acid was still bound to the oligosaccharides. The unhydrolysed fraction was still found to contain over 40% of carbohydrates after enzymatic treatment despite the extensive enzyme dosages used. The protein fraction remained largely unaffected (i.e. insoluble) by the carbohydrate-disrupting enzyme treatments. In addition to the recalcitrant carbohydrates, the residue was enriched with lignin and lipid type structures. Key words: brewers’ spent grain, cellulase, hydrolysis, xylanase. Load full article, 9 pages, 4748 Kb, PDF file

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Theoretical Malt Prices

NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 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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Canada: Barley Supply and Disposition as of March 6, 2009
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