Beer & Cider

New Apple Beer To Be Released From Willie Smith’s

With cold weather quickly approaching, Willie Smith’s is bringing to market an innovative collaboration featuring two Tasmanian businesses deemed the ‘Tassie Bock’. Joining forces with the team at the relatively new Hobart Brewing Co., Willie Smith’s has created a rare Smoked Apple Bock. The uniqueness of the brew also required the aid of Lark Distillery and is being touted as … Continued

June 9, 2016

Rekorderlig Brings New Winter Campaign Fika Down Under

The Swedes have got it just right. In the long cold months of winter, the people of Sweden celebrate Fika – a traditional social custom where people slow down, take a break, and appreciate the good things in life over hot drinks and a few nibbles. With our own winter almost upon us, Swedish brand Rekorderlig is bringing Fika … Continued

June 2, 2016

Hawthorne Brewing Co. Releases Midnight in Bombay

Hawthorne Brewing Co. has just revealed Midnight in Bombay. The dark spiced wheat ale is the third release from their single batch Brewshed Collection. The unfiltered all-malt wheat ale is gypsy-brewed at Blackmans Brewery in Torquay. Inspired by a recent trip to India, Chief Brewing Officer Hamish Reed infuses traditional flavours of the region into the brew. … Continued

June 1, 2016

Australia’s Top Performing Categories

The latest figures from IRI (to 01/05/16) shows the top performing – and underperforming – categories in the Australian off-premise right now. Leading the market is beer, in particular Full-Strength beer, which currently represents 32.7 per cent of the total liquor sold in the off-premise. Shortly behind beer in terms of value is wine, accounting for $4,171,977 … Continued

June 1, 2016

A Beer Made from…Whale Vomit

Robe Town Brewery in South Australia has released a beer made from ambergris, otherwise known as whale vomit. The ingredient is formed in the intestines of whales and is often hard to come by, but the brewery landed on a piece on the beaches near Robe, so thought…why not see what it tastes like in … Continued

June 1, 2016

Lion Expands Beer Business in New Zealand with Panhead

Lion New Zealand has finalised an agreement to acquire one of the country’s most well-known and successful craft breweries. The acquisition of Panhead Custom Ales will come into effect on 1 July this year, making it the fourth craft brewery owned by Lion in New Zealand. Lion is now New Zealand’s largest beverage company and … Continued

May 31, 2016

The World’s Biggest Beverage Brands

The name ‘megabrand’ has an uneasy positioning in the alcoholic beverage market, and while many look on with envy at brands holding market leading positions, a mixture of Australia’s infamous tall poppy syndrome and nationals choosing the best known and most loved brands to lead on price with can cause even the world’s largest brands … Continued

May 26, 2016

Murray’s Brews Eight Beers for Dark Beer Month

A record eight beers are set to be released during Murray’s annual Dark Beer Month this June, including two of the popular ‘Wild Thing’ Imperial Stouts, which were first launched in 2015. Each year Murray’s, located in Port Stephens, NSW brings out a collection of its darkest beers to help ramp up some warmth as winter sets … Continued

May 25, 2016

Little Creatures Opens in Hong Kong

Little Creatures is set to open its first overseas venue in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, Lion Global Markets told the market on Tuesday. On-site will be a restaurant and bar with capacity of 140 people, as well as a small micro-brewery, showcasing the full range of Little Creatures and White Rabbit Beers. The venue, to take … Continued

May 24, 2016

VB Releases Replica of 1958 Can

Victoria Bitter (VB) has released a replica of the first can design released by the brewery in Australia. The limited edition heritage can will be available nationwide. First made in 1958, the original VB can was made from steel to help keep the beer cool. The metal made the can bigger, but harder to open, so … Continued

May 24, 2016