Beer & Cider

SABMiller and AB InBev Reach an Agreement

The Boards of SabMiller and AB InBev have announced that they have reached an agreement on the key terms of a takeover offer. The ‘Possible Offer’ agrees to GBP 44.00 per share for SABMiller, representing a 50 per cent increase from SABMiller’s closing share price on 14 September 2015. The statement said that the Board of … Continued

October 14, 2015

Australia First to Receive New Stella Artois Packaging

Australia will be the first market to launch Stella Artois’ new packaging this November. The Belgian brewer has updated the look to both its bottle and secondary packaging, with higher shoulders and a new label. The new Stella Artois bottle now also comes with an embossed horn, representative of the original Den Hoorn brewery, while … Continued

October 12, 2015

Amber Affair Returns to Sydney for Craft Beer Week

Hundreds of Aussie beer lovers will come together in Sydney on the 22 October 2015 to celebrate Amber Affair, a boutique beer tasting to raise money for Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. The event aims to raise $60,000 for kids this October. Amber Affair will be hosted by Peter Stefanovic, journalist and presenter with Nine Network, … Continued

October 9, 2015

New Beer and Cider Distributor Building Portfolio

Square Keg, the new sales and distribution business that is headed up by former Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) regional director Garry Hastings, recently announced the first product in its portfolio. English brand Aspall Cyder has moved from Lion to join Square Keg, the business formed in September by independent brewer Stone & Wood. Aspall has … Continued

October 8, 2015

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