Beer & Cider

Lion & CUB cleared by ACCC

Carlton & United Breweries and Lion have not misused their market power to squeeze craft brewers out of Australian pubs, clubs and hotels through exclusive licences. That’s the verdict of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after a three-year investigation into contracts and practices at 36 venues across NSW and Victoria that found the … Continued

July 14, 2017

Lion denies XXXX brewery will close

Lion has issued a forceful denial to union claims that its Brisbane brewery is shutting down.   United Voice coordinator Damien Davie told AAP this week that staff were notified by management in June the Castlemaine Perkins brewery in Milton would close if negotiations to scrap full time jobs in favour of labour-hire, part-time and casual positions were unsuccessful.   … Continued

July 10, 2017

Lion launches new craft beer distribution arm

Lion Beer Australia’s shake-up of its supply chain continues with the launch of a dedicated craft beer distribution arm – Malt Shovel.   The new division is named after its beloved Malt Shovel Brewers and will distribute brands including James Squire, Malt Shovel Brewers, Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Kosciuszko, Lion NZ brands Panhead and … Continued

July 5, 2017

Independent Brewers Association launches fair tax campaign

A report released by the Independent Brewers Association shows there are more breweries operating today than any other time in Australia’s history. Independent brewers are generating $740 million in annual economic output, with a total of 379 independent brewing businesses across Australia in 2015/16. “On a national basis, the independent brewing sector supported an estimated … Continued

July 4, 2017

Participate in the 2017 Australian craft beer survey!

Craft beer retailer Beer Cartel has launched their 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey. The five-minute survey aims to be the most extensive research ever undertaken into the behaviour of craft beer drinkers across Australia. The collected research will build upon last year’s study, which saw 6,500 craft beer enthusiasts take part Australia wide. Richard Kelsey, … Continued

June 28, 2017

Flying Brick 2016 MC Cider

One of Australia’s fastest growing craft cider brands has released an exciting limited edition cider made with the same method used to create the world’s best Champagnes and sparkling wines. The French Methode Champenoise or MC, which lends its name to this innovative cider and its unique creamy texture, is the process of secondary fermentation … Continued

June 27, 2017

Little Creatures New Limited Edition Winter Beer

Victoria’s craft brewery Little Creatures has created a limited edition winter pleaser that’s sure to warm consumers’ palates and hearts with its hoppy flavours and aromas of fresh citrus and pine. The third Winter Seasonal Release from Little Creatures, each one gives the brewers the chance to experiment with new styles and seasonal flavours. The beer … Continued

May 30, 2017

Rekorderlig Kicks-Off Winter Campaign with Venues

Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig has partnered with five venues across the country to launch its latest winter serve, which includes a teapot of Rekorderlig Hot Spiced Äpple Cider and matching glassware. Rekorderlig’s winter cider was first released in 2015 and was served in the on-premise last winter with Swedish-inspired savoury and sweet morsels. This is the … Continued

May 24, 2017