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Australian Beer Co. Releases India Pale Lager

Australian Beer Co. Releases India Pale Lager

An unusual twist on the traditional India Pale Ale (IPA), the Australian Beer Company has released an India Pale Lager on draught under its Yenda craft beer range. Timed for the arrival of spring, the new brew named Patchwork is a refreshing beer with the flavour profile of an IPA and the clean-finishing refreshment of a lager, as well as a unique scent reminiscent of spring. On the palate, spicy hops a...

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Quiet Deeds White IPA Back for a Limited Time

Quiet Deeds White IPA Back for a Limited Time

Quiet Deeds isn’t keeping quiet about it; this month, its bringing back yet another limited edition of the popular Quiet Deeds White IPA. The White IPA combines the wheat base and spice additions of a Belgian Wit Beer with the hop-character of an India Pale Ale over a complex fusion of Cascade, Centennial and Mosaic hops with BB Pale, JW Wheat and Rolled Oats malts. Up front its crisp and bitter, with yea...

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Bay of Fires Prospers Tough Vintage

Bay of Fires Prospers Tough Vintage

Tasmanian winery, Bay of Fires, has released its 2014 Chardonnay and 2014 Pinot Noir, rising above a tough vintage to do so. The 2014 was low yielding with a growing season notably cooler than average, Bay of Fires Winemaker and Manager, Penny Jones said. However, fruit was able to retain natural acidity and concentration of flavour, Jones added. “The pinot is perhaps the highlight of the 2014 vintage, al...

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Awaited 2015 Penfolds Collection Revealed, Including 2011 Grange

Awaited 2015 Penfolds Collection Revealed, Including 2011 Grange

The highly awaited 2015 Penfolds Collection is out now, featuring the latest vintages of the famed family of wines, including the 2011 Grange. The newest Grange release is one of only six that have been released as a shiraz, sourced from the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Penfolds’ Magill Estate, in South Australia. According to Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago, the 2011 Grange is one of the finest reds to have com...

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Special Edition American Honey

Special Edition American Honey

Wild Turkey is back with a new edition of Australia’s leading flavoured bourbon, American Honey. American Honey Sting is a unique blend of American Honey and a touch of ghost pepper chilli. Nicole Stanners, American Honey Marketing Director said: “Initial trends in flavoured whiskey tended [to lean] towards honey, but we’re now seeing hotter, spicier flavours emerging.” Wild Turkey Master Distiller, Jimmy...

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Richland Sparkling Cuvée Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Richland Sparkling Cuvée Chardonnay Pinot Noir

This new Sparkling Cuvée from Calabria Family Wines is a lively, fruity sparkling wine, perfect for summer. The sparkling wine sits under Calabria’s esteemed Richland range, named after Calabria’s founders Francesco and Elisabetta Calabria, and is a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir from the fertile soils of the Riverina in NSW. Lifted chardonnay aromas of lemon citrus and mango crème hang on the nose of...

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Australia First to Receive New Stella Artois Packaging

Australia First to Receive New Stella Artois Packaging

Australia will be the first market to launch Stella Artois’ new packaging this November. The Belgian brewer has updated the look to both its bottle and secondary packaging, with higher shoulders and a new label. The new Stella Artois bottle now also comes with an embossed horn, representative of the original Den Hoorn brewery, while the signature chalice has been moved up to the neck of the bottle for a m...

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Karma Cola - as Good for You as a Fizzy Drink Can Be

Karma Cola - as Good for You as a Fizzy Drink Can Be

All Good is the brand behind a new range of fizzy drinks made from organic, Fairtrade ingredients, including Fairtrade organic cane sugar. Wanting to create a healthier alternative to the fizzy drinks currently on the market, All Good came up with new recipes for cola, lemonade and ginger ale. While All Good's products are made using different ingredients, each still retains the flavour and fizziness cons...

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Fever-Tree Expands with Cola

Fever-Tree Expands with Cola

Founder of Fever-Tree, Tim Warrillow was in town this week to reveal to media the latest addition to his and business partner Charles Rolls’ portfolio of premium natural mixers. Joining Fever-Tree’s range of tonics in Australia from January, the company is set to release a cola. Made using barley malt and herbal extracts, Fever Tree’s Premium Cola has been made to be drink on its own or with rum and whisk...

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Asahi Premium Beverages to Release New RTD Whisky

Asahi Premium Beverages to Release New RTD Whisky

Asahi Premium Beverages has announced its newest addition to the Canadian whisky family. Aged for three years in oak barrels, Wild Moose (RRP $23.99/$21.99) is a blend of 100 per cent Canadian Grain Whisky and premium dry ginger ale, with a hint of lime flavour. Kelly Jones, Dark Spirits Brand Category Manager says, “Canadian Whisky (RTDs) is one of the fastest growing dark RTD segments in the Australian ...

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