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New Beer and Cider Product Releases

New Beer and Cider Product Releases

  LIMITED RELEASE: STONE & WOOD THE GATHERER RRP: $8 Distributor: Stone & Wood Brewing Stone & Wood’s 2017 release of The Gatherer (formerly The Forager) is a thirst quenching American wheat beer made from cucumber, mint and watermelon. The popular brewery releases this beer each year with new seasonal ingredients that have been locally sourced, replicating the m...

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Lion Points to Craft Beer for Growth in 2017 During Financial Update

Lion Points to Craft Beer for Growth in 2017 During Financial Update

Craft beer will be a key focus for Lion this year, after the financial results from its 2016 trading update, announced this week, showed the category as central to its growth. Earnings before interest and tax remained stable for Lion through the year, ending on $694.3m, versus $694.6m in 2015.  More positively, the company's net profit after tax rose by $11.7m to $280.1m through the year. Lion ...

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Adelaide Lands Beer, Whiskey and Spirits Conventions for 2017

Adelaide Lands Beer, Whiskey and Spirits Conventions for 2017

Adelaide is set to host both the World Whiskies and Spirits Conference and the Australian Craft Brewers Conference (ACBC) this year. The events will give the region, best known for its wine, the opportunity to show its diversity as a rapidly growing spirits and craft beer producer. Since its establishment in 2006, the World Whiskies and Spirits Conference has only ever been held in Scotland, London ...

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Why Trade Should Encourage More Women to Drink Beer

Why Trade Should Encourage More Women to Drink Beer

Beer consumption is at an all time low and with analysts predicting it to fall even further over the next few years, industry leaders are looking for a solution and the answer might just be in the hands of women. Kirrily Waldhorn, also known as the Beer Diva, has worked in the industry for 17 years as a presenter, educator, consultant, writer, and judge. She says, that despite women accounting for 51 per ...

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Opinion: Craft Will Eat Itself

Opinion: Craft Will Eat Itself

'Tis the season for Brand & Packaging Foie Gras, and over the Christmas break I got a chance to sit down in my rocking chair and contemplate the year gone. As well as drinking some mighty fine spirits by the fire in my knitwear, I also got to admire some great (and some not so great) branded packaging. By Jon Clark, Global Creative Director, Boldinc Brand Innovation So like the Grinch of branding, I’...

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Heineken Launches Taste Guarantee for Low-Calorie Beer

Heineken Launches Taste Guarantee for Low-Calorie Beer

Heineken is offering Australians a risk-free opportunity to try its recently added mid strength, low-calorie beer, Heineken 3. The company is launching a Money Back Guarantee designed to boost trial of the product, refunding customers who aren’t satisfied with the taste. Heineken describes its latest beer as one that will allow consumers to “Have It All”. The product boasts lower calories (86 calories per...

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New Year, New Industry Forecasts

New Year, New Industry Forecasts

Tasmania a Hot Bed for Whisky Production, New Microbrewers and Distillers, Falling Alcohol Consumption and Intensifying Pricing Competition The Australian alcohol industry is expected to grow over the next five years with the number of local craft brewers and distillers on the rise. Tasmania, in particular, is predicted to become a hotbed for whisky as its reputation for premium single malts grows. The in...

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Summer Beers & Ciders to Watch or Stock

Summer Beers & Ciders to Watch or Stock

Over the last few weeks, you should have noticed your customers switching from heavy stout and porters to lighter lager, pale ale and pilsner styles of beer. And as the Australian sporting and festival season gets underway, sales of four and six-packs should start to increase, as should foot traffic to your venue in search of a screen playing the latest cricket Test or tennis match and a list too long to ...

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4 Pines New Venue Rolls Out Experimental Barrel-Aged Beers

4 Pines New Venue Rolls Out Experimental Barrel-Aged Beers

4 Pines Brewing Company is pioneering the concept of barrel-aged beers with the opening of its first and very own venue dedicated to creating fun and interesting brews from the influence of different woods. 4 Pines Public House in Newport will have up to 20 barrels in the venue at any one time and will also serve 4 Pines' 12 core beers and rotating Keller Door brews. Public House Newport is one of Austral...

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James Squire Releases Hop Father Celebration Ale

James Squire Releases Hop Father Celebration Ale

Hop Father Celebration Ale is the latest addition to the James Squire Hop Thief Varietal Series. Like the other releases in the series, the new brew is an American-style pale ale made from the finest hops available from the season, including Simcoe and Columbus. The latest addition is a nod to James Squire himself, Australia’s first brewer. 150 years on, the team has brought together a pair of Squire’s de...

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