Beer & Cider

Willie Smith and Lark Distillery's Christmas Cider

Willie Smith and Lark Distillery

Willie Smith and Lark Distillery in Tasmania have released a Whisky Aged Special Reserve Apple Cider in time for Christmas. This is not the first time these two popular producers have joined forces, in fact, many may mistake the new bottle for its Barrel Aged Cider , which launched earlier this year in April. Their collaborative releases keep proving so popular with consumers that they are continuing t...

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New Beer Education Company Offering Industry Accredited Training

New Beer Education Company Offering Industry Accredited Training

The Institute of Beer (IOB) has opened its doors in response to the lack of structured accredited training in the increasingly professional industry. The brand-new company is the brainchild of some of Australia’s beer industry heavyweights, including Ian Kingham and David Phillips, and is dedicated to the education of both beer drinkers and professionals. At IOB’s core offering is the first-ever licensing...

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CUB Ends Dispute at Abbotsford Brewery

CUB Ends Dispute at Abbotsford Brewery

Carlton and United Breweries with the Electric Trades Union and Australian Manufacturing Workers Union have reached an agreement to immediately end the dispute with the maintenance workforce at the Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne. There has been an intense dispute between the maintenance workers, unions and CUB since the company decided to end its contract with the maintenance service provider Quant, wh...

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Sydney Brewery Sets Sights on Local and Export Market

Sydney Brewery Sets Sights on Local and Export Market

Sydney Brewery has invested in a new bottling line and cannery to help support growth over the coming months as it launches a new local distribution partnership and spirits arm and begins exports to China. Already, the brewery has increased its production capacity from 250-400 cartons per week to 1,000 cartons per week with the new bottling line and hopes to eventually scale up to 2,000 cartons. Head Brew...

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Stomping Ground Brewing Co. on the Fast-Track

Stomping Ground Brewing Co. on the Fast-Track

The team behind The Local Taphouse and GABS festival has debuted its latest venture, Stomping Ground Brewing Co. After three years of planning, Stomping Ground opened in Collingwood this October. The Melbourne suburb has a rich brewing history, but all 35 breweries that once resided there have since closed, making Stomping Ground  the first brewery to open in the area in more than 100 years. Just three mo...

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Good Beer Co and P&O Partner to Save the Reef

Good Beer Co and P&O Partner to Save the Reef

Good Beer Co., Australia’s first social enterprise beer company that donates 50 per cent of profits from its Great Barrier Reef Beer to conserving one of the eight wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, has partnered with P&O Cruises to continue the efforts. P&O Cruises, a regular visitor to the reef, will stock Good Beer Co. Great Barrier Beer, a mid-strength pale ale, and will support the...

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Hobart Brewing Co. Marks Second Anniversary with Colorado IPA

Hobart Brewing Co. Marks Second Anniversary with Colorado IPA

Hobart Brewing Company in Tasmania is celebrating its second anniversary with the release of a Colorado IPA. The big and bold limited edition beer pays tribute to Hobart Brewing Co.'s co-founder and Head Brewer, Scott Overdorf, who learned his craft in the shadows of the Colorado Rockies. Scott moved over to Tasmania and honed his brewing skills at Moo Brew for five years before meeting local beer fanatic...

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Coopers Debuts Packaging Refresh Ahead of Australian Open

Coopers Debuts Packaging Refresh Ahead of Australian Open

Coopers Brewery has announced a packaging refresh of its Coopers Premium Lager and Coopers Premium Light, expected to hit the shelves later this month. The repackaging and relaunch follows on from the Coopers Clear revamp, which showcased a new blue and silver theme and an emphasis on the beer’s “freshness, sessionability and low carb credentials.” Coopers Premium Lager and Premium Light will be repackage...

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4 Pines Opens its Third Venue - Underground

4 Pines Opens its Third Venue - Underground

4 Pines' newest venue, 4 Pines Underground is now open, located underneath its existing BrewPub in Manly. The venue is open for breakfast through to dinner and has all the 4 Pines beers you could wish for on tap. Underground was one of three new venues 4 Pines announced it would be opening over the course of 12 months from August this year. The brewery is certainly undergoing a period of expansion with ...

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Coopers Records Sales Growth

Coopers Records Sales Growth

Coopers Brewery has reported its 23rd year of continuous growth with beer sales rising 3.3 per cent during 2015-16 to a record 81.5 million litres. For the past 23 years, Coopers has enjoyed compound sales growth of 9.2 per cent, at a time when total Australian beer sales have been contracting. Coopers Managing Director Dr Tim Cooper said packaged beer sales during 2015-16 had risen by 3.8 per cent, while...

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