Beer & Cider

Lion & CUB cleared by ACCC

Lion & CUB cleared by ACCC

Carlton & United Breweries and Lion have not misused their market power to squeeze craft brewers out of Australian pubs, clubs and hotels through exclusive licences. That's the verdict of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after a three-year investigation into contracts and practices at 36 venues across NSW and Victoria that found the big brewers were unlikely to have substan...

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Lion denies XXXX brewery will close

Lion denies XXXX brewery will close

Lion has issued a forceful denial to union claims that its Brisbane brewery is shutting down.   United Voice coordinator Damien Davie  told AAP  this week that staff were notified by management in June the Castlemaine Perkins brewery in Milton would close if negotiations to scrap full time jobs in favour of labour-hire, part-time and casual positions were unsuccessful. ...

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Lion launches new craft beer distribution arm

Lion launches new craft beer distribution arm

Lion Beer Australia's shake-up of its supply chain continues with the launch of a dedicated craft beer distribution arm - Malt Shovel.   The new division is named after its beloved Malt Shovel Brewers and will distribute brands including James Squire, Malt Shovel Brewers, Little Creatures, White Rabbit and Kosciuszko, Lion NZ brands Panhead and Emerson’s, plus regional brands such as Byro...

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Independent Brewers Association launches fair tax campaign

Independent Brewers Association launches fair tax campaign

A report released by the Independent Brewers Association shows there are more breweries operating today than any other time in Australia’s history. Independent brewers are generating $740 million in annual economic output, with a total of 379 independent brewing businesses across Australia in 2015/16. “On a national basis, the independent brewing sector supported an estimated 2390 full-t...

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Participate in the 2017 Australian craft beer survey!

Participate in the 2017 Australian craft beer survey!

Craft beer retailer Beer Cartel has launched their 2017 Australian Craft Beer Survey. The five-minute survey aims to be the most extensive research ever undertaken into the behaviour of craft beer drinkers across Australia. The collected research will build upon last year’s study, which saw 6,500 craft beer enthusiasts take part Australia wide. Richard Kelsey, director of Beer Cartel, says the s...

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Flying Brick 2016 MC Cider

Flying Brick 2016 MC Cider

One of Australia’s fastest growing craft cider brands has released an exciting limited edition cider made with the same method used to create the world’s best Champagnes and sparkling wines. The French Methode Champenoise or MC, which lends its name to this innovative cider and its unique creamy texture, is the process of secondary fermentation in the bottle. Produced in the Bellarine Peninsula, Vic...

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