Beer & Cider

Richard Oppy Climbs the CUB Ladder

Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) has announced Richard Oppy as its new Marketing Director. On the appointment, CUB Chief Operating Officer, Mike Walsh, said: “Richard has worked across every brand in the business and I am confident he will passionately lead our marketing team and become a valued member of our executive team.” While looking … Continued

March 2, 2015

New Brewery Lands on Adelaide Drinks Scene

Malt Fiction is the newest brewing venture to join the Adelaide drinks scene. The three local entrepreneurs behind this new brewery are Jared Birbeck (also the owner of Birbeck’s Brewing), Peter Lynn and Antony Tropeano. The name originates after the meaning of germinated grain – Malt, and the act of inventing or imaging – Fiction, … Continued

February 25, 2015

CUB Releases New Variant of Great Northern Original Lager

Carlton & United Breweries has released a new lager, which it hopes to capture the growing contemporary beer segment with. Great Northern Super Crisp (RRP $42) has been developed to offer a new variant from the Great Northern Original lager in QLD – the fastest growing brand in QLD. This is a modern brew with … Continued

February 19, 2015

Carlton & United Breweries under Investigation over Allegations of Forcing Smaller Breweries off the Market

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is under investigation after evidence of the brewing giant using “unlawful” tactics to push out smaller breweries came to surface this week. Consumer advocacy group Choice has said that it has evidence of CUB demanding exclusivity to taps from pubs in return for cash bribes, limiting availability for distribution of … Continued

February 12, 2015

NSW Biggest Beer Market for Coopers

NSW is now the biggest-selling beer market in Australia for Coopers Brewery. For the last 153 years, South Australia has been the company’s biggest state for sales, where Coopers Brewery is currently based. Recent figures however now show NSW accounting for 26.3 per cent of total Coopers beer sales, in comparison to 24.8 per cent … Continued

February 10, 2015

Drinks Picks: 4 PINES Citrus IPA

4 Pines Citrus IPA Distributed by: 4 Pines Brewing Company RRP: $9 4 Pines Brewing Company has released its latest small batch release, Citrus IPA, which joins the breweries Keller Door limited-edition range. Citrus IPA is 7% ABV, produced after the surprising popularity of its 8% Imperial India Brown Ale. The release has been timed … Continued

February 5, 2015

Drink Brands Take Prime Position During Super Bowl

2015 Super Bowl went live on Monday, the annual championship of the US National Football League and the most-watched television event in America. As Australians gathered around screens to see who would take out this year’s game, drinks brands sat in prime position at key game intervals, when their advertisements would break and engage with … Continued

February 5, 2015