Beer & Cider

Why Trade Should Encourage More Women to Drink Beer

Beer consumption is at an all time low and with analysts predicting it to fall even further over the next few years, industry leaders are looking for a solution and the answer might just be in the hands of women. Kirrily Waldhorn, also known as the Beer Diva, has worked in the industry for 17 … Continued

January 25, 2017

Opinion: Craft Will Eat Itself

‘Tis the season for Brand & Packaging Foie Gras, and over the Christmas break I got a chance to sit down in my rocking chair and contemplate the year gone. As well as drinking some mighty fine spirits by the fire in my knitwear, I also got to admire some great (and some not so great) … Continued

January 23, 2017

Heineken Launches Taste Guarantee for Low-Calorie Beer

Heineken is offering Australians a risk-free opportunity to try its recently added mid strength, low-calorie beer, Heineken 3. The company is launching a Money Back Guarantee designed to boost trial of the product, refunding customers who aren’t satisfied with the taste. Heineken describes its latest beer as one that will allow consumers to “Have It All”. … Continued

January 17, 2017

New Year, New Industry Forecasts

Tasmania a Hot Bed for Whisky Production, New Microbrewers and Distillers, Falling Alcohol Consumption and Intensifying Pricing Competition The Australian alcohol industry is expected to grow over the next five years with the number of local craft brewers and distillers on the rise. Tasmania, in particular, is predicted to become a hotbed for whisky as … Continued

January 17, 2017

Summer Beers & Ciders to Watch or Stock

Over the last few weeks, you should have noticed your customers switching from heavy stout and porters to lighter lager, pale ale and pilsner styles of beer. And as the Australian sporting and festival season gets underway, sales of four and six-packs should start to increase, as should foot traffic to your venue in search … Continued

December 28, 2016

4 Pines New Venue Rolls Out Experimental Barrel-Aged Beers

4 Pines Brewing Company is pioneering the concept of barrel-aged beers with the opening of its first and very own venue dedicated to creating fun and interesting brews from the influence of different woods. 4 Pines Public House in Newport will have up to 20 barrels in the venue at any one time and will … Continued

December 21, 2016

James Squire Releases Hop Father Celebration Ale

Hop Father Celebration Ale is the latest addition to the James Squire Hop Thief Varietal Series. Like the other releases in the series, the new brew is an American-style pale ale made from the finest hops available from the season, including Simcoe and Columbus. The latest addition is a nod to James Squire himself, Australia’s … Continued

December 20, 2016

Willie Smith and Lark Distillery’s Christmas Cider

Willie Smith and Lark Distillery in Tasmania have released a Whisky Aged Special Reserve Apple Cider in time for Christmas. This is not the first time these two popular producers have joined forces, in fact, many may mistake the new bottle for its Barrel Aged Cider, which launched earlier this year in April. Their collaborative … Continued

December 14, 2016

New Beer Education Company Offering Industry Accredited Training

The Institute of Beer (IOB) has opened its doors in response to the lack of structured accredited training in the increasingly professional industry. The brand-new company is the brainchild of some of Australia’s beer industry heavyweights, including Ian Kingham and David Phillips, and is dedicated to the education of both beer drinkers and professionals. At … Continued

December 9, 2016

CUB Ends Dispute at Abbotsford Brewery

Carlton and United Breweries with the Electric Trades Union and Australian Manufacturing Workers Union have reached an agreement to immediately end the dispute with the maintenance workforce at the Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne. There has been an intense dispute between the maintenance workers, unions and CUB since the company decided to end its contract with … Continued

December 7, 2016