Beer & Cider

Australian Beer Company Extends Distribution of Yenda Draught Range

Distributed by: Coca-Cola Amatil RRP: Contact Coca-Cola Amatil for pricing. Until now, the award-winning craft beer Yenda range has only been available on draught, but in a bid to extend the beer’s availability across Australia and in line with the growing popularity of craft beer, the Australian Beer Company has bottled its hometown brews in … Continued

April 10, 2015

Diageo to Acquire Sorghum Beer Business in South Africa 

Diageo has entered into an agreement to acquire United National Breweries’ (UNB) Traditional Sorghum Beer business this fiscal year. The company announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining 50 per cent of UNB’s Traditional Sorghum Beer business in South Africa, currently owned by Pestello Investments Inc. While dependent on consent … Continued

April 7, 2015

New Cider to Hit Market via Crowdfunding Campaign

A new cider is set to hit the Australian market via a crowdfunding campaign hosted by McLaren Vale winery Skin Deep Wines. The man behind this latest release and Skin Deep Wines is Adam Hooper. While primarily known for the Love Lost range of wines, Adam has now transferred his winemaking talents over to cider … Continued

April 7, 2015

ILG Fined for Promotion of Aussie Beer

The Independent Liquor Group (ILG) has been fined $10,200 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for incorrect labeling and packaging. ACCC says ILG’s Aussie Beer was labeled incorrectly, misleading consumers to think they were purchasing an Australian made product, when in fact the beer was made in China. The labeling incorporated the statement … Continued

April 1, 2015

Raise A Glass to Australia’s Soldiers and Veterans

Victoria Bitter (VB) has released this year’s Raise A Glass TVC in support of Australia’s soldiers and veterans, raising funds and awareness for the welfare programs of the Returned Services League (RSL) and Legacy. Each year, VB promotes its Raise A Glass Appeal in the lead up to ANZAC Day to raise money for the … Continued

April 1, 2015

Retiree Deputy CEO of Foster’s Group has Passed Away

Retiree Deputy CEO of Foster’s Group, Nuno D’Aquino, has passed away. D’Aquino retired from Foster’s in 2001 and finally lost his battle with a long-term illness over the weekend. D’Aquino began his career with the brewery as a laboratory technician in 1959 and remained with Foster’s for 42 years, during which he was also Managing … Continued

March 27, 2015

New Adelaide Brewery Officially Open for Business

The newest brewery to join the Adelaide scene – Big Shed Brewing Concern (BSBC) officially launched last Friday, March 20. Co-founded last year by Jason Harris and Craig Basford, BSBC is now officially open for business. BSBC will be producing a number of homemade, speciality craft beers and sparkling ciders, and already has a portfolio … Continued

March 24, 2015

4 Pines Pays Homage to the Colonisation of the Pale Ale

The Bastard Children of the British Empire is 4 Pines Brewing Company’s latest Keller Door Release. Usually a single release, The Bastard Children of the British Empire actually features a collection of pales ales from around the world, paying homage to the colonisation of the pale ale and its countries of origin. The collection features … Continued

March 19, 2015

What Does the UK Have to Say about Cider?

Thoughts from John Logue, Global Customer Marketing Manager – Rekorderlig Cider When the ‘Magners effect’ (serving packaged cider over ice pioneered by Irish cider brand Magners) re-invigorated the UK market back in the late ‘90s, nobody envisaged, that 20 years later in 2015, the category would still be growing. Today the most recent UK data from … Continued

March 19, 2015

Greek Beer for the Greek Australian Market

Distributed by: Beverage Imports Pty Ltd. A new beer has landed on Australian shores all the way from the Cyclades islands of Greece. Producers of the beer say their new brew finally offers the Australian and in particular Australian Greek population a category of beer not previously fulfilled. Nissos is an unpasteurised, full-bodied artisanal pilsner, … Continued

March 18, 2015