Beer & Cider

Richard Oppy: What the AB InBev Takeover Will Look Like in Australia

There are just over three weeks left until Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takes over SABMiller and its subsidiary, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), in the Australian market. From the beginning of October, CUB will begin managing AB InBev’s reputable international brands, while existing SABMiller Managing Director and CUB CEO, Ari Mervis, will step down, passing over … Continued

September 8, 2016

Australian Beer Festival Returning October 2016

The annual Australian Beer Festival will be returning this October for its 12th year. The four-day festival, to be held from the 14th to 16th, will see The Rocks host Sydney’s ultimate celebration of beer and cider. Event attendees can expect 30 stalls to line Cumberland and Gloucester streets, showcasing some of the Australian craft … Continued

September 7, 2016

Coopers Promises Never to Change Its Sparkling Ale in New Campaign

Coopers Brewery has launched a national campaign to promote its commitment to keeping the recipe of its Sparkling Ale the same as it has been over the last 150 years. The new advertisement, produced by Adelaide advertising agency KWP!, features Billy Joel’s hit song ‘Just The Way You Are’ and will be shown in cinemas across … Continued

September 5, 2016

Sydney Craft Beer Week to Host Its Own Awards in 2016

  Sydney Craft Beer Week will launch its own awards night during this year’s program, dedicated to celebrating the people behind Australia’s craft beer industry. Event organisers decided to develop an independent set of awards for the festival after the Craft Beer Industry Association made the decision to move away from its national Craft Beer Awards, usually … Continued

September 1, 2016

Heineken 3 Launches in Australian Market

Heineken is executing its largest ever Australian marketing campaign, starting with the launch of Heineken 3 last Friday August 26th. Australia is also the first market globally to launch the brand. Heineken describes its new brand as one that will allow consumers to “Have It All”. The product will boast lower calories (86 calories per bottle) and … Continued

August 31, 2016

Coopers Limited Edition: Dr Tim’s Traditional Ale in 440ml Can

Coopers Brewery is celebrating the 60th birthday of its Managing Director and Chief Brewer, Dr Tim Cooper, with a limited edition 440ml can of his eponymous beer, Dr Tim’s Traditional Ale, this month. The release marks the first time that the brewery has released a 440ml can. 20,000 cases of the limited edition can are … Continued

August 30, 2016

CCA’s Shane Richardson Reveals Forecasts for Second Half of FY16

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) announced its FY16 half year results last Friday. The group reported a positive 3.2 per cent increase in Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to $326.9 million, while the company’s Alcohol and Coffee business reported growth in EBIT by 33.6 per cent. In an interview with drinks bulletin, CCA’s Managing Director of Alcohol … Continued

August 29, 2016

Craft Beer Home Delivery Service Launches in Australia

Australian craft beer home delivery service, Small Beer, launched last week with a number of independent craft breweries already on its profile. So far, the Adelaide-based company has signed Mismatch Brewing, Pirate Life, Smiling Samoyed, Hawkers and West City Brewing, and is hoping to stock La Sirene and Big Shed Brewing by month’s end. Small Beer … Continued

August 24, 2016

4 Pines Triples Its Footprint with the Opening of Three New Venues

4 Pines Brewing Company is expanding its offering of beers and baked goods with the opening of three new venues in the next 12 months. The first is a new eatery under the existing BrewPub in Manly, which will open in spring, followed by a brewing facility dedicated to barrel-aged beers in Newport and a hub within the Glen Street Theatre in … Continued

August 22, 2016

Rekorderlig Cider Cocktails

Premium Swedish cider brand, Rekorderlig, has released a new range of innovative Cider Cocktails. Jumping on the growth of cocktails globally, Rekorderlig has partnered with bartenders from across the world to create several simple punches that can be made to share, as well as a number of more complex recipes that use spices and chilli. … Continued

August 9, 2016