Beer & Cider

Grab Yourself a Piece of XXXX Island

As the date of XXXX Island’s closure nears, XXXX beer has decided to auction some of the objects from the island to consumers. Included in the auction are the iconic ‘loo-with-a-view’, the 19th hole tinnie, as well as six final trips to the XXXX Island for the winner and three friends.   The above are … Continued

October 2, 2015

Asahi Buys Mountain Goat Brewery

Asahi Holdings (Australia) has bought Melbourne-based craft brewer, Mountain Goat Beer. Owners, Cam and Dave said on Monday night: “We’ve been contract partners with Asahi for three years now, and with their expert help, our beer has grown in demand, expanded nationally, and found a special place with beer lovers.” “We are confident with Asahi … Continued

September 29, 2015

Flashback Friday – This Week in Pictures

Bayfield family buys The Light Brigade Jude Law face of new Johnnie Walker campaign explore CIDER shoot at The Longueville Hotel Chivas releases bottle worth more than $4000 Coke reduces bottle size Halliday to head Campari Jack Daniel’s historian visits Sydney             drinks trade panel selects wines for summer Petaluma … Continued

September 25, 2015

4 Pines Delivers to Bottle Shops Within One Hour of Bottling

Breaking records this September is 4 Pines’ latest Keller Door Small Batch beer, West Coast Red Rye IPA. To make sure consumers can purchase the beer at its freshest, 4 Pines delivered this new release to a number of Sydney bottle shops within an hour of bottling. The new release is an American style IPA – … Continued

September 22, 2015

Sydney Brewery Champion of 2015 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show

A record number of awards have been handed out at this year’s Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show, including three Championships. The most prized winner, receiving two of the three Championships awarded, was boutique producer, Sydney Brewery. Sydney Brewery took out Champion Draught Beer and Champion Cider, followed by Matilda Bay (produced by CUB Cascade … Continued

September 21, 2015

Beer, Wine and Spirit Producers Commit to Reducing Harmful Drinking Globally

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) has released its two-year report of ‘Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers’ Commitments’ to Reduce Harmful Drinking. Signed back in October 2012, the commitments were agreed upon by CEOs of leading global producers of beer, wine and spirits to improve harmful drinking worldwide. The report released this week now … Continued

September 17, 2015

Bacardi Legacy Finalist Named Australia’s Best Bartender

This week, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) handed out the 2015 National Awards for Excellence to members of the hospitality and accommodation industry. Atop a glow of highlights was the induction of New South Wales hotel industry stalwart, Bevan Douglas, into the Johnnie Walker Hall of Fame. The induction recognised Mr. Douglas and his family’s … Continued

September 16, 2015