Beer & Cider

CUB Chief Executive Officer to Leave When AB InBev/SABMiller Take Over

Ari Mervis, Chief Executive Officer of Carlton & United Breweries, has announced that he will be leaving the business, following AB InBev’s announcement of the new organisation structure and leadership team that will come into effect when the combined AB InBev/SABMiller business takes over on October 10. “A new zone comprising Australia, India and South East … Continued

August 8, 2016

James Squire Releases Hop Thief 8

Hop Thief 8 is the newest release from the James Squire Hop Thief Varietal Series. Like the other releases in the series, Hop Thief 8 is an American-style pale ale made from the finest hops available from the season. For this release, Malt Shovel Brewery has sourced Cascade and Crystal hops from the Yakima Valley, Washington … Continued

August 4, 2016

CUB Addresses Union Dispute

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has been facing growing pressure from several trade unions and its customers over the last few weeks, over the company’s decision to end its contract with maintenance service provider, Quant, which impacted the roles of 55 workers at its main brewery in Melbourne. The issue has gained media attention as the maintenance workers … Continued

July 28, 2016

Busboy Seeks $14,000 to Launch Brewboy Beer Bike

Local Sydney food cart, Busboy, has launched a crowd-funding campaign to finance a 3-wheeled craft beer and cider dispensing cargo bike called Brewboy. Busboy describes their mobile food cart as “More portable than a food truck. Better than a food stall”, serving food at Sydney events and product launches, parties, pop-ups, picnics and promotions. Along the … Continued

July 20, 2016

Double the Darkness from 4 Pines’ Keller Door Project

4 Pines has released a Double Cascadian Dark Ale under its Keller Door small batch beer project. This limited edition beer has twice the intensity and darkness of your average ale and follows on from 4 Pines’ The Black Box of Dark Ales, made specifically for winter tastebuds. This beer is robust and jam-packed with fresh … Continued

July 18, 2016

Lord Nelson Brewery Celebrates 175 Years with New Dead Ahead Ale

Lord Nelson is celebrating two milestones by releasing a cracking ale. In 2016 the microbrewery at the Lord Nelson turns 30 years old, the same year the heritage pub turns 175. As part of the rich fabric of Australia’s history, the Lord Nelson is Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel and the country’s oldest pub brewery. To celebrate these milestones, … Continued

July 6, 2016

James Squire Releases New Seasonal Porter

Inspired by James Squire himself, who braved the harsh and treacherous English winters of the 1700s, James Squire brings a new winter seasonal to Australian drinkers with the release of the Darkside Jaffa Porter. Fruity and sweet with a medium body, this porter leaves a velvety dark chocolate flavour on the palate and bursts with rich … Continued

July 5, 2016

Asahi Premium Beverages Partners With Urban Polo Association

Asahi Premium Beverages, distributors of Asahi Super Dry and Somersby Cider, has announced a multi-year partnership with the Urban Polo Association’s national series, ‘Polo in the City’. Australia’s number one selling cider, Somersby, has secured the naming rights sponsorship of the Polo Lounge, offering front-row seats to the action. Asahi Super Dry will sponsor a … Continued

July 4, 2016

Coopers To Reveal its 2016 Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Coopers will reveal its 2016 Extra Strong Vintage Ale at a launch event on June 28th 2016. The product release is a highly anticipated event on the radar for beer aficionados, with Coopers Vintage Ales revealed only once a year. This year’s ale will be the 16th beer in the Vintage series, established in 1998. Five varieties of hops were used to … Continued

June 22, 2016

SodaStream Launches Homemade Beer System

The leading global manufacturer and distributor of sparkling water makers, SodaStream, has created a system that allows consumers to make their own beer at home. The home beer system is named Beer Bar and mixes beer concentrate with sparkling water to create a freshly carbonated beer within seconds. The first beer concentrate to launch with … Continued

June 16, 2016