Beer & Cider

Willie Smith Launches Two New Limited Edition Ciders

Willie Smith Launches Two New Limited Edition Ciders

Willie Smith's is set to launch two new ciders, the French Blend and Kingston Black, at the Australian Cider Festival October 8, 2016. The limited edition ciders are made from traditional apple cider varieties, created to challenge and delight cider-lovers. Willie Smith’s Head Cider Maker, Dr. Time Jones, has drawn from his recent research trip to France, where a rich traditional cider-making heritage can...

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4 Pines Brewing Co Release Limited Edition Hoppy Doppelbock

4 Pines Brewing Co Release Limited Edition Hoppy Doppelbock

4 Pines Brewing Company has released the Hoppy Doppelbock, its latest small batch instalment of the Keller Door Collection. An interpretation of the classic German style, 4 Pines has added hops to the beer, giving it a unconventional twist. Each Keller Door release is designed to challenge beer enthusiasts to understand the process, ingredients and innovation involved in the brews. The individual realases...

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XXXX Summer Bright Lager Reveals New Look and Flavour

XXXX Summer Bright Lager Reveals New Look and Flavour

XXXX Summer Bright Lager has undergone a major brand refreshment, revealing its contemporary new packaging aimed at the ‘new generation’ of beer consumers. Coinciding with the debut is the release of XXXX Summer Bright Lager with Mango, an easy-drinking, low-bitterness beer blended with sweet mango flavour at 4 percent ABV. Inspired by the Australian beach environment, the new packaging offers a clean des...

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Coopers Alehouse Completes $1M Upgrade

Coopers Alehouse Completes $1M Upgrade

Travellers flying to and from Adelaide Aiport can now take advantage of the new open lounge and dining area and enjoy a selection of Coopers products and South Australian produce at the newly refurbished Coopers Alehouse, which officially reopened on Tuesday 20 September following a $1 million and three-month-long upgrade. Coopers Alehouse is the first venue at Adelaide Airport to undergo a refurbishment ...

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Byron Bay Brewery Reopens After Three Month Closure

Byron Bay Brewery Reopens After Three Month Closure

Byron Bay Brewery reopened today after closing its doors in July for three month long renovations. The brewery unveiled a new food and beverage menu alongside a refreshed look incorporating wide-open spaces, intimate booth seating, and an impressive beer garden. Once an old piggery, Byron Bay Brewery was started by a couple of locals in 2004, driven by their love for all natural beer. Today the brewery is...

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TAFE Launches Australia's First Fully Certified Brewing Qualification

TAFE Launches Australia

Members of the industry and public interested in a career in brewing will soon be able to become fully qualified brewers through a new, part-time course launched by Sydney TAFE this month and starting on January 30, 2017. The year-long Certificate III in Microbrewing is the first of its kind in Australia, providing students with a nationally recognised, fully certified brewing qualification. Students...

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CUB Launches Carlton Pale Ale, Pure Blonde Cider and Wild Yak

CUB Launches Carlton Pale Ale, Pure Blonde Cider and Wild Yak

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is currently rolling out six new products in Australia. The new products include Carlton Pale Ale, Pure Blonde Cider, Wild Yak Pacific Ale, Bonamy's Apple Cider, Little Green Sweet Apple Cider and Spring Cider Co. and aim to attract new and existing consumers as new opportunities and offers within the beer and cider categories. A number of these new products also offer...

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Richard Oppy: What the AB InBev Takeover Will Look Like in Australia

Richard Oppy: What the AB InBev Takeover Will Look Like in Australia

There are just over three weeks left until Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takes over SABMiller and its subsidiary, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), in the Australian market. From the beginning of October, CUB will begin managing AB InBev's reputable international brands, while existing SABMiller Managing Director and CUB CEO, Ari Mervis, will step down, passing over the leadership of Australia's lea...

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Australian Beer Festival Returning October 2016

Australian Beer Festival Returning October 2016

The annual Australian Beer Festival will be returning this October for its 12 th year. The four-day festival, to be held from the 14 th to 16 th , will see The Rocks host Sydney’s ultimate celebration of beer and cider. Event attendees can expect 30 stalls to line Cumberland and Gloucester streets, showcasing some of the Australian craft brews. More than 30 Australian breweries will be represented this ...

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Coopers Promises Never to Change Its Sparkling Ale in New Campaign

Coopers Promises Never to Change Its Sparkling Ale in New Campaign

Coopers Brewery has launched a national campaign to promote its commitment to keeping the recipe of its Sparkling Ale the same as it has been over the last 150 years. The new advertisement, produced by Adelaide advertising agency KWP!, features Billy Joel's hit song 'Just The Way You Are' and will be shown in cinemas across the country for the next nine weeks. The campaign will also run in digital, print ...

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