Beer & Cider

WA Takes the Title from NSW at Craft Beer Awards

Western Australia won the top awards at this year’s Craft Beer Awards, taking the title of Champion Craft Beer from 2014 NSW winner, Modus Operandi Brewing Company. It was the family-owned microbrewery, Feral Brewing Co. that won this year’s Champion Craft Beer award, as well as Champion Wheat Beer with its sour beer, Watermelon Warhead. The winning … Continued

October 26, 2015

Coopers Clear Gets A New Look

Coopers Brewery has rereleased Coopers Clear with a new look for this summer. Featuring striking tones of blue and silver, the new look aims to highlight the beer’s freshness and sessionability, and low carbohydrate credentials. Coopers Clear is Coopers’ fourth largest selling beer behind Coopers Original Pale Ale, Sparkling Ale and Mild Ale 3.5%. After five years … Continued

October 26, 2015

Australian Beer Co. Releases India Pale Lager

An unusual twist on the traditional India Pale Ale (IPA), the Australian Beer Company has released an India Pale Lager on draught under its Yenda craft beer range. Timed for the arrival of spring, the new brew named Patchwork is a refreshing beer with the flavour profile of an IPA and the clean-finishing refreshment of a lager, … Continued

October 21, 2015

Quiet Deeds White IPA Back for a Limited Time

Quiet Deeds isn’t keeping quiet about it; this month, its bringing back yet another limited edition of the popular Quiet Deeds White IPA. The White IPA combines the wheat base and spice additions of a Belgian Wit Beer with the hop-character of an India Pale Ale over a complex fusion of Cascade, Centennial and Mosaic hops with … Continued

October 20, 2015

Sydney Craft Beer Week Returns – Tonight!

Sydney Craft Beer Week is back and the opening night is tonight, kicking off with the Opening Night Gala. Over the next week, 130 events will be held across 70 bars, restaurants, breweries and outdoor spaces, all coming together to celebrate craft beer. Highlights of the week include James Squire’s Brewery Open House, inviting visitors all … Continued

October 16, 2015

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