Beer & Cider

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

Asahi Soukai – The All-New Premium International Mid-Strength Beer

Asahi Premium Beverages has launched a new premium international mid-strength beer. At 3.5% ABV, Asahi Soukai also plays into the lighter alcohol and lower carbohydrate space, with a slightly cleaner and smoother taste to Asahi’s other Japanese beers. Michael Vousden, Senior Category Manager – Beer (Australia) said the company wanted to create a beer under the Asahi portfolio … Continued

September 15, 2015

Cider Australia Calls for Action on Better Labelling Laws

The national association for cider and perry producers, Cider Australia, has released a public petition calling on government to apply its new “country of origin labelling” laws to cider. If brought into effect, the new laws would mean that every cider in Australia would need to state the where the apples or pears have been sourced … Continued

September 11, 2015

Monteith’s Pointers Pale Ale

New Zealand craft brewer, Monteith’s Brewing Company has released its latest beer, Pointers Pale Ale. Inspired by the two stars explorers used to navigate their way to the West Coast of New Zealand in search of gold – ‘the Pointers’ – drinkers too will find a drop of gold in this unique brew. Using Kiwi … Continued

September 9, 2015

Above All Else – Asahi Super Dry’s Largest Investment to Date

Asahi Super Dry’s latest integrated campaign has launched across Australia. The second TVC to be released by the brand in Australia, ‘Above All Else’ represents the brand’s largest investment to date, following the beer’s recent growth across international markets. Running until the end of 2015, the new campaign promotes the beer’s standard for quality and taste as Japan’s first … Continued

September 7, 2015