Beer & Cider

Bright Brewery Purchases Second Site

Bright Brewery Purchases Second Site

The family-owned and operated Bright Brewery in Victoria has purchased its second site in the town to build a new production facility to help increase its beer volumes. The second brewery will take over the former Bright Dairy, located on Churchill Ave, just 1.5km away from the Bright Brewery. The purchase coincides with the brewery's 10-year anniversary and a new era for the brewery as it enters into a p...

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New Apple Beer To Be Released From Willie Smith’s

New Apple Beer To Be Released From Willie Smith’s

With cold weather quickly approaching, Willie Smith’s is bringing to market an innovative collaboration featuring two Tasmanian businesses deemed the 'Tassie Bock'. Joining forces with the team at the relatively new Hobart Brewing Co., Willie Smith’s has created a rare Smoked Apple Bock. The uniqueness of the brew also required the aid of Lark Distillery and is being touted as a labour of love that will g...

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Rekorderlig Brings New Winter Campaign Fika Down Under

Rekorderlig Brings New Winter Campaign Fika Down Under

The Swedes have got it just right. In the long cold months of winter, the people of Sweden celebrate Fika - a traditional social custom where people slow down, take a break, and appreciate the good things in life over hot drinks and a few nibbles. With our own winter almost upon us, Swedish brand Rekorderlig is bringing Fika ‘Down Under’ to showcase its popular Spiced Äpple Cider. A unique combination of ...

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Hawthorne Brewing Co. Releases Midnight in Bombay

Hawthorne Brewing Co. Releases Midnight in Bombay

Hawthorne Brewing Co. has just revealed Midnight in Bombay. The dark spiced wheat ale is the third release from their single batch Brewshed Collection. The unfiltered all-malt wheat ale is gypsy-brewed at Blackmans Brewery in Torquay. Inspired by a recent trip to India, Chief Brewing Officer Hamish Reed infuses traditional flavours of the region into the brew. Roasted malt, smooth aniseed, cocoa and smoky...

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Australia's Top Performing Categories

Australia

The latest figures from IRI (to 01/05/16) shows the top performing - and underperforming - categories in the Australian off-premise right now. Leading the market is beer, in particular Full-Strength beer, which currently represents 32.7 per cent of the total liquor sold in the off-premise. Shortly behind beer in terms of value is wine, accounting for $4,171,977 of the total industry's dollars, which is be...

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A Beer Made from...Whale Vomit

A Beer Made from...Whale Vomit

Robe Town Brewery in South Australia has released a beer made from ambergris, otherwise known as whale vomit. The ingredient is formed in the intestines of whales and is often hard to come by, but the brewery landed on a piece on the beaches near Robe, so thought...why not see what it tastes like in one of its beers? The very limited edition Moby Dick Ambergris Ale 7.4%ABV has been described by Robe Town ...

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Lion Expands Beer Business in New Zealand with Panhead

Lion Expands Beer Business in New Zealand with Panhead

Lion New Zealand has finalised an agreement to acquire one of the country's most well-known and successful craft breweries. The acquisition of Panhead Custom Ales will come into effect on 1 July this year, making it the fourth craft brewery owned by Lion in New Zealand. Lion is now New Zealand's largest beverage company and brewer, with other breweries including The Pride in South Auckland as well as Spei...

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The World's Biggest Beverage Brands

The World

The name ‘megabrand’ has an uneasy positioning in the alcoholic beverage market, and while many look on with envy at brands holding market leading positions, a mixture of Australia’s infamous tall poppy syndrome and nationals choosing the best known and most loved brands to lead on price with can cause even the world’s largest brands to feel the pinch. That being said, when a leader gets behind its own ca...

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Murray's Brews Eight Beers for Dark Beer Month

Murray

A record eight beers are set to be released during Murray's annual Dark Beer Month this June, including two of the popular 'Wild Thing' Imperial Stouts, which were first launched in 2015. Each year Murray's, located in Port Stephens, NSW brings out a collection of its darkest beers to help ramp up some warmth as winter sets in. Three of the eight beers in 2016 will be bottled, while the following five wil...

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Little Creatures Opens in Hong Kong

Little Creatures Opens in Hong Kong

Little Creatures is set to open its first overseas venue in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, Lion Global Markets told the market on Tuesday. On-site will be a restaurant and bar with capacity of 140 people, as well as a small micro-brewery, showcasing the full range of Little Creatures and White Rabbit Beers. The venue, to take the same name as the beer brand, is expected to open later this year and will take adv...

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