Beer & Cider

Little Creatures New Limited Edition Winter Beer

Little Creatures New Limited Edition Winter Beer

Victoria’s craft brewery Little Creatures has created a limited edition winter pleaser that’s sure to warm consumers’ palates and hearts with its hoppy flavours and aromas of fresh citrus and pine. The third Winter Seasonal Release from Little Creatures, each one gives  the brewers the chance to experiment with new styles and seasonal flavours. The beer gets its name from the ...

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Rekorderlig Kicks-Off Winter Campaign with Venues

Rekorderlig Kicks-Off Winter Campaign with Venues

Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig has partnered with five venues across the country to launch its latest winter serve, which includes a teapot of Rekorderlig Hot Spiced  Äpple Cider and matching glassware. Rekorderlig’s winter cider was first released in 2015 and was served in the on-premise last winter with Swedish-inspired savoury and sweet morsels. This is the first year that the Re...

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CBIA Blocks Large Brewers from Membership

CBIA Blocks Large Brewers from Membership

Small and independent brewers represented by the Craft Beer Industry Association have voted for a change to the body’s membership, which will block large brewers. In a request to shift the body’s focus to the challenges faced by its small brewers, it was decided that the association should no longer provide membership to brewers more than 20 per cent owned by large brewers or other business...

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Five Imported Craft Beers to Stock

Five Imported Craft Beers to Stock

By Lukas Raschilla Europe and the US have had an established craft beer scene for many years. And while there are plenty of fine examples from local brewers today, it is always worth looking at what importers here are bringing from overseas to get a taste of styles from other countries and give your customers something new to try. Brewdog Punk IPA (UK) ABV 5.6% | IBU 35 This fresh, full fla...

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Magners Cider Moves from Bacardi to CCA

Magners Cider Moves from Bacardi to CCA

Bacardi-Martini Australia and the C&C Group, manufacturer of Magners Irish Cider, have announced an end to their distribution agreement in Australia. Bacardi began distributing Magners in 2014, but will no longer work with the brand from 30 June 2017, citing a change in focus to its core spirits brands since the Bacardi Lion joint venture concluded in March 2016. Bacardi Managing Director...

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Blue Moon Founder: Why We Don't Go by Any Craft Beer Definitions

Blue Moon Founder: Why We Don

Keith Villa, founder of America’s number one best selling craft beer, Blue Moon Belgian White, is currently in Australia for the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS), on this weekend (Friday 19-Sunday 21 May) at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, followed by Sydney next Saturday (May 27). He was the first person to bring craft beer and Belgian styles to the US, at a time when neither...

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Top Things to Do at This Year’s GABS

Top Things to Do at This Year’s GABS

Beer enthusiasts will rejoice as the 2017 GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest kicks off this Friday 19 May in Melbourne. Thousands are expected to head to the Royal Exhibition Building for three days of Australian beer, cider and delicious food before the festival makes its way to Sydney on Saturday 27 May. The 'Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular' (GABS) was co-founded in 2011 by Steve Jaffares and Guy G...

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4 Pines Extends Core Range with In Season IPA

4 Pines Extends Core Range with In Season IPA

4 Pines Brewing Company has extended its core beer range with the permanent addition of its In Season IPA. The brew has been released via keg nationally over the last two years, but due to its popularity will now move to can and become the eighth beer in 4 Pines’ core stable. Unlike its counterparts, the recipe for the In Season IPA will be ever-changing, so as to showcase the best available hops th...

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Meet the Producer of one of Australia's Fastest Growing Craft Ciders

Meet the Producer of one of Australia

Sponsored Lyndsay Sharp and her husband David own a number of Victoria’s leading beverage brands. Based in the Bellarine Peninsula, their business The Sharp Group produces Flying Brick Cider, one of Australia’s fastest growing craft ciders, as well as premium wine brands Leura Park Estate, Jack Rabbit Vineyard and Yes said the Seal. T he business grew out of the couple’s shared pas...

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Top Ten International Beers and Ciders

Top Ten International Beers and Ciders

Here are the top ten fastest growing international beer and cider brands in Australia. In the last year, these products collectively contributed $79m worth of growth to the category. Beer continues to dominate, but perhaps we’ll see more ciders on this list in the future with local trends suggesting continued growth for this segment – and it’s positive that there are already two mentione...

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