Beer & Cider

Event Registration Now Open for SBW17

Event Registration Now Open for SBW17

Event registrations for Sydney Beer Week (formerly Sydney Craft Beer Week) are now open. The festival has expanded for its 2017 edition, with more venues added and events planned across the Greater Sydney area. Already in talks with numerous breweries and venues to develop its SBW17 programme, the Sydney Beer Week (SBW) team is calling on those interested in participating. This year’s fe...

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Alcohol and Sport: What's The Goal?

Alcohol and Sport: What

Beer and sport have long held close ties. The one common aspect of the global beer scene is that it helps bridge gaps in culture. Beer is an undisputed universal language that resonates with an abundance of the adult population. But how exactly do the subjects of beer and sport merge?  Words by  Ewan Porter  and  Hannah Sparks S ponsorship in sports has conjured up several debat...

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CCA Announces Specialist Beer and Cider Team

CCA Announces Specialist Beer and Cider Team

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) recently revealed plans for a new beer and cider team. The Beer and Cider Exchange team has now been announced, consisting of 14 specialist beer and cider merchants.  CCA’s Director of Beer and Cider Judd Michael headed up the creation and appointment of the team, to be led by the company’s newly appointed Beer and Cider Sales Manager Damian Slater and s...

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New Head Brewer for Endeavour Vintage Beer Co.

New Head Brewer for Endeavour Vintage Beer Co.

Endeavour Vintage Beer Co. has announced Josh Bogan as its new Head Brewer.  Having worked previously at breweries such as 4 Pines, Mountain Goat, Riverside and Malt Shovel, Bogan brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and experience. Bogan’s appointment coincides with the opening of the Endeavour Tap Rooms brewery in The Rocks, Sydney. On joining the team, Bogan said, “To...

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Craft Beer Centre of Excellence Creates Brewing Jobs in Ballarat

Craft Beer Centre of Excellence Creates Brewing Jobs in Ballarat

The city of Ballarat is fast becoming Australia’s brew capital. Rich in craft beer history, host to its own beer festival, and soon to house Broo Limited’s new $100 million brewery , Ballarat is also welcoming the establishment of the $1.2 million Australian Craft Beer Centre of Excellence. Capitalising on the rapidly growing interest in brewing, the centre will provide a new tourism experience for ...

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Guinness' West Indies Porter Now Available in Australia

Guinness

Guinness has just launched its West Indies Porter in Australia.  The full-bodied beer is sweet with rich flavours of chocolate and coffee, and notes of caramel and toffee on the nose. The original recipe behind the high hopped beer was devised by brewers in 1801, looking to create a beer that could withstand the four-to-five-week sea journey to export Guinness’ legendary porter to the...

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Brewers Association Appoints New CEO

Brewers Association Appoints New CEO

The Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand has appointed Brett Heffernan as its new CEO. Heffernan comes from a background in media and public relations. He was the Senior Media Adviser to former Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss for five years, General Manager of Public Affairs for the National Farmers' Federation and Public Affairs Manager for the Australian Private Hospitals Association. ...

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Sydney's Iconic Local Taphouse Now On the Market

Sydney

Sydney’s iconic Local Taphouse has just been placed on the market.  The multi-award winning Darlinghurst venue has been an institution for the craft beer scene, hosting dozens of local and international beer identities and pouring almost 2000 different beers since its establishment in 2009. Co-owner Steve Jeffares said the incredible success of recently opened Stomping Ground brewery...

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Venues Invited to Host 2017 Sydney Beer Week Events

Venues Invited to Host 2017 Sydney Beer Week Events

Sydney Beer Week (formerly Sydney Craft Beer Week) is expanding for its 2017 edition, with more venues added and events planned across the city. Already in talks with numerous breweries and venues across Sydney to develop its SBW17 programme, the Sydney Beer Week (SBW) team is calling on those interested in participating to get in contact. Staff are also available to assist venues with event developm...

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Cider Maker Martin Thatcher Visits Australia

Cider Maker Martin Thatcher Visits Australia

A year on since Thatchers Cider Managing Director and fourth-generation family member, Martin Thatcher, last paid a visit to Australia, and the category has grown again in both volume (9.4  per cent ) and value (8.1  per cent ) – IRI MarketEdge to 6/11/2016. T hatchers Cider is the fastest growing draught cider in the UK, which is no mean feat considering the landscape of the category t...

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