Beer & Cider

New Purchase Display for Asahi Products in the On- and Off-Premise

New Purchase Display for Asahi Products in the On- and Off-Premise

Creative Instore Solutions (CIS) has produced a new point of purchase display for Asahi Premium Beverages’ brands – Asahi, Cruiser, Somersby and Woodstock. The universal floor trolley can shelve all average sized carton formats, while the design of the shelving and featured POS is interchangeable to feature a number of different designs and brands. The display is slimline and displays can be placed indivi...

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Carlton & United Breweries under Investigation over Allegations of Forcing Smaller Breweries off the Market

Carlton & United Breweries under Investigation over Allegations of Forcing Smaller Breweries off the Market

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is under investigation after evidence of the brewing giant using “unlawful” tactics to push out smaller breweries came to surface this week. Consumer advocacy group Choice has said that it has evidence of CUB demanding exclusivity to taps from pubs in return for cash bribes, limiting availability for distribution of smaller brewers. Tom Godfrey, spokesman for Choice to...

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Bacardi Refreshes Magners Packaging Across Formats Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

Bacardi Refreshes Magners Packaging Across Formats Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

Magners will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the release of new packaging across its Magners Apple and Pear ciders. The brand hopes that the new packaging will help increase the brand’s visibility on shelf, while the increased fruit visuals and traditional green colours incorporated in the new design will reinforce the brand’s Irish heritage. The new packaging will feature across its entire range of...

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NSW Biggest Beer Market for Coopers

NSW is now the biggest-selling beer market in Australia for Coopers Brewery. For the last 153 years, South Australia has been the company’s biggest state for sales, where Coopers Brewery is currently based. Recent figures however now show NSW accounting for 26.3 per cent of total Coopers beer sales, in comparison to 24.8 per cent in SA for the financial year to date. Coopers Managing Director, Tim Cooper,...

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Drinks Picks: 4 PINES Citrus IPA

4 Pines Citrus IPA Distributed by: 4 Pines Brewing Company RRP: $9 4 Pines Brewing Company has released its latest small batch release, Citrus IPA, which joins the breweries Keller Door limited-edition range. Citrus IPA is 7% ABV, produced after the surprising popularity of its 8% Imperial India Brown Ale. The release has been timed and produced with summer in mind, encompassing seasonal flavours and ar...

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Drink Brands Take Prime Position During Super Bowl

2015 Super Bowl went live on Monday, the annual championship of the US National Football League and the most-watched television event in America. As Australians gathered around screens to see who would take out this year’s game, drinks brands sat in prime position at key game intervals, when their advertisements would break and engage with an expected audience of approximately 160 million globally and 250...

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Coors 12-Pack Now Available in Selected Stores

What’s better than a six-pack? Since the recent success of the launch of Coors Silver Bullet cans in Australia, the brand has now also made the format available in a 12-pack. Bottlemart, the exclusive supplier of the Coors 12-pack, has reported encouraging sales since the new format was featured in its Australia Day catalogue. The arrival of Coors in Australia is further being supported by a multi-million...

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Australia's Hottest 100 Craft Beers

Feral Brewery from WA has been voted as the number one Australian craft beer in the ‘Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers’ poll, for the third year running. Run by co-owners of The Local Taphouse venues, the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll asks craft beer venues across Australia to vote for their favourite Australian craft beers each year. Feral Brewery took out the top position with its Hop Hog American Pa...

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Closing Date for Entries to The Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards Extended

The closing date for entries to the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards has been extended from January 16 to January 23 (today). The extended closing date includes entries to the Cider and Perry category. The awards are run by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) to recognise excellence from specialty, artisanal and boutique producers, and regional specialists across Australia. Fifty-five trophi...

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Beer Sales are Expected to Surge in the Lead Up to Australia Day says CUB

Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) reports that beer sales are expected to surge in the lead up to and on Australia Day. The brewing giant says sales have been increasing year on year, and saw a significant increase by 3.4 per cent between 2013 and 2014. “Relaxing and beer go hand-in-hand with most people who drink beer, seeing it as something which makes them feel laid back and sociable”, CUB’s Jeremy Gr...

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