Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has announced that it has taken the unprecedented step to become carbon negative, and that it will remove twice as much carbon from the air than it emits every single year. Making it the first carbon negative international beer brand in the world, as it sets out to fight climate change and … Continue reading Brewdog becomes carbon negative
Total drinks industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 worth $706.92m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 86.9 per cent over the previous quarter and a drop of 85.8 per cent when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $4.99bn. Comparing deals value in different regions … Continue reading Global drinks industry M&A deals total $706.92m in Q2 2020
A special barley variety named after the original site of Coopers Brewery brings a historic touch to the 20th year celebration of Vintage Ale. The Coopers 2020 Vintage Ale features Leabrook barley, named after the former site of the sixth generation Australian family-owned brewery. Coopers was located at Leabrook in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs from 1881 … Continue reading Coopers 2020 Vintage Ale a homage to brewery’s history
All Hands Brewing House has canned four of its award-winning brews, and will be available across 24 Dan Murphy’s stores in Sydney. All Hands and Signature Hospitality Group CEO, James Sinclair, explains that the move has been an exciting one for the brand. “We had been toying with the idea of canning and selling our … Continue reading All Hands available in cans
On Saturday, July 25, independent beer fans across the country are coming together to say, “Cheers to Indie Beer”. Only the second of its kind, Indie Beer Day and the nationwide synchronised toast at 7 pm (AEST), is designed to celebrate resilience, survival, and easing (in some states) of restrictions. Most of all, it’s a … Continue reading Indie Beer Day set down for July 25
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, announced welcome support NSW independent brewers by providing financial assistance to the Independent Brewers Association (IBA) to implement a range of measures that aim to pave the way for recovery. Barilaro revealed $135,000 would contribute to the cost of memberships for the 120 independent breweries … Continue reading NSW government provides relief to indie brewers
The 2019 Australian Craft Beer Survey results backed up what a lot of anecdotal evidence has shown over the past five years – Australian consumers like their craft beer. The survey showed that the attitude of 68 per cent of those surveyed towards the regular release of new/limited beers was ‘exciting and shows the creativity … Continue reading Keeping spirits high: brewing in a niche market
Carlsberg Group is trying to create the world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibres that is both 100 per cent bio-based and fully recyclable. Carlsberg has unveiled two new research prototypes of its Green Fibre Bottle, which are the first ‘paper bottles’ to contain beer. Carlsberg also announced it has been … Continue reading Carlsberg moves to create paper beer bottle
Craft brewing has taken off in Australia over the past five years. Driven by consumer demand for something a little different outside the main brands. These usually one- or two-person bands are making inroads into traditional markets right across the country. From Perth to Sydney, Adelaide to Brisbane, micro-breweries aren’t just putting down roots in … Continue reading Gas the key to fledging micro-brewing industry
There’s nothing better than two mates coming together over a cold one on a spring afternoon. Born out of Botany, NSW, two mates have done just that, developing a limited-edition craft beer. In an Australian first, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes take centre stage in a craft beer collaboration with microbrewery One Drop Brewing Co. The two … Continue reading Kelloggs taps into craft market with cornflake beer
The craft beer and distillery market in Australia is worth in excess of $4 billion and growing. Although currently dominated by North American brands, more exciting new craft brewers and distilleries are setting up rapidly throughout the country, with up to 600 brands now being available. The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) estimates that there will … Continue reading The right brew for beverage and distillery flooring
“We saw a lot of craft breweries popping up but what we could never get our heads around was why we weren’t getting into it as malt barley producers,” AG Schilling & Co’s Mark Schilling says. “Why is this any different from the wine industry – they grow grapes and they turn them into wine … Continue reading From barley to beer – farmer takes up brewing
With beer brewed in Australia accounting for 93 per cent of the nation’s beer consumption, the functionality and hygiene of brewing facilities are key factors to ensure consistent high standards and high turnovers. The floor underfoot plays a crucial role to ensuring that a brewery can operate effectively, quickly and hygienically – as if the … Continue reading The recipe for a perfect brewery floor
New findings from University of Adelaide researchers, could help provide more stable brewing processes or new malts for craft brewers. The researchers discovered a link between one of the key enzymes involved in malt production for brewing and a specific tissue layer within the barley grain. The most important malting enzymes come from a layer of … Continue reading Research helps towards creating more stable brewing processes
People can keep warm in this winter with the Grape, Grain and Graze wine festival in Sydney. The festival, formerly known as the Sydney Royal Wine Experience, will showcase hundreds of wines. But it’s not only for wine lovers. There will be Sydney Royal award-winning beers and ciders as well. Experts will be on site … Continue reading Sydney Royal’s Grape, Grain & Graze Festival to ignite wine-lovers’ taste buds
The past five years have seen an explosion of new and innovative models and products to fund food processing facilities. While once the landscape was dominated by the traditional finance options (major banks), businesses can now access capital through a variety of new options. New funding sources include internet-based, peer-to-peer lending platforms, community ownership models, … Continue reading Owning vs renting – which is best?
Craft brewers and distillers will no longer pay additional tax, allowing them to compete on fairer terms with large beverage companies. May’s Federal Budget saw the Government increase the amount beverage companies can claim back on their excise and extend the concessional draught beer excise rate to smaller kegs, typically used by craft brewers. The … Continue reading Budget sees craft beer tax cut
Sydney craft beer makers Philter Brewing entered the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs) for the first time this year and won two awards in Melbourne, last week. The night started with a bang for the young team when Philter XPA, the brand’s crowd-pleasing first release to market, won Best Australian Pale Ale. Head Brewer Samara … Continue reading Philter snags two awards at the AIBAs
Craft brewers and distillers will no longer pay additional tax, allowing them to compete on fairer terms with large beverage companies.
The brewer has partnered with local Thai partners BB&B to create a new beer brand and also acquired gluten free craft beer brand Wilde Gluten Free.