Beer & Cider

Speculation Continues over Asahi’s Bid for Grolsch and Peroni

Speculation has mounted this week over a potential bid by Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. for Grolsch and Peroni from SABMiller PLC. The story, which first appeared in Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, claims that the business there is expected to make an offer for both beer brands next week. It was reported that sources had told the newspaper that the Japanese food and … Continued

January 12, 2016

Local Surf Champion Names New Brew After Famous Australian Surf Break

Lifelong surf champion Alistair Boot and Iron House Brewery have partnered to create a new Tasmanian brew that celebrates the island’s iconic Shipstern Bluff surf break. The landmark and its spectacular coastline, located 48km south of Hobart, captivated Boot some years ago and inspired him and his brewing team to create a beer that would resonate well … Continued

January 12, 2016

Coopers and Premium Beverages Appoint ‘Beer Ambassadors’

Coopers and its distribution business Premium Beverages have created what they’re calling “some of the best jobs in Australia”. These new roles will open up the opportunity for a lucky few to be ‘beer ambassadors’ for the company. As ambassadors, each will responsible for meeting with customers, consumers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and bar staff around Australia to share and … Continued

January 6, 2016

Barcelona’s Number One Beer Moves Distribution to Asahi

Estrella Damm, the number one beer brand in Barcelona, will now be distributed in Australia through Asahi Premium Beverages. Prior to 2016, Drinkworks had been the appointed distributor for the brewery’s flagship beer. Estrella Damm now joins APB’s premium beer portfolio, which includes Asahi Super Dry, Kingfisher Lager, Cricketers Arms and Mountain Goat, which also recently aquired … Continued

January 5, 2016

Coopers Secures One-Hour NYE Lock-Out for New Campaign

This New Year’s Eve, consumers will be able to publicly shout out to their friends and family on billboards across the country via a new campaign being launched by Coopers Brewery. In an innovative first, Coopers has secured a one-hour lock-out on 45 high-profile digital billboards nationwide, which will allow members of the public to add the … Continued

December 15, 2015

LION Managing Director Responds to FARE Allegations

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, FARE, has this week come out in the media attacking the LION backed website: “Despite what the brewers might imply, beer still hasn’t made its way into the food ­pyramid,” Michael Thorn, FARE’s education chief, was quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph. The campaign has sparked … Continued

December 10, 2015

Asahi to Close Factories in QLD, NSW and SA

Asahi Beverages has announced that it will be closing three of its factories located in MacGregor (QLD), Moorebank (NSW) and Payneham (SA). 140 jobs will be affected as production at the sites moves to other manufacturing facilities in the company’s network. The closures come as a result of a number of recent acquisitions and are … Continued

December 9, 2015

Quality Beverages Releases Australia’s First Pineapple Cider

Quality Beverages (QBV) has announced the release of Australia’s first-ever pineapple cider. While a number of producers around the world have released pineapple flavoured ciders in the past, according to QBV, Bear Essentials Pineapple Cider is the first to have been made purely with pineapple juice, making it a fully certified pineapple cider. Bear Essentials … Continued

December 3, 2015

Kegstar to Expand to UK Following Brambles Acquisition

Kegstar has announced that existing investor Brambles has increased its 30 per cent ownership to acquire 100 per cent of the supply-chain logistics company. Under the new ownership, significant investment will be put behind Kegstar to expand the company into UK, which the company says will open up the opportunity for customers in New Zealand and Australia to export their … Continued

December 1, 2015