Beer Jobs: Sales Representative — Victoria

Liquid Distributors, distributors of 3 Ravens and Mash Brewing, is seeking an energetic and highly motivated craft beer nut to join their Victorian sales team.

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Nothing bitter about craft beer’s rising popularity

For the first time on record, the number of Australian adults consuming craft beer in an average four-week period has increased to more than one million, defying the downward trend of local mainstream beers.

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The Brewers Choice Food Club launches this Saturday

The Brewers Choice Food Club will be a quarterly event where members are able to showcase their own creations along with free cooking demos, BBQs and competitions.

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Support for Brisbane event soars

The Beer InCider Experience, to be held on 20 and 21 September, will showcase more than 35 breweries, 130 beers and ciders, gourmet food, live music and burlesque.

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TheShout brews Beervana collaboration beer with Young Henrys

By James Atkinson

Mega Mega White Thing, a beer created by Sydney’s Young Henrys in collaboration with TheShout, is one of more than 250 beers that will be available at next month’s Beervana festival in Wellington, New Zealand.

Mega Mega White Thing is a 5.8 per cent ABV ‘White Stout’ using this year’s crop of Motueka and Wai-iti hops as the Kiwi elements of the beer required for Beervan...

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Beer jobs: Brand ambassador, NSW

A young Melbourne-based craft beer distributor in search of a brand ambassador to establish the NSW market.

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Brewing jobs: Brewer, The Little Brewing Company

Port Macquarie based The Little Brewing Company seeks an experienced brewer.

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Beer jobs: NSW Sales Representative, The Little Brewing Company

The Little Brewing Company seeks an experienced sales representative to join our small team.

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Beer jobs: Sales Representative, 4 Pines Brewery

Due to growth and expansion, 4 Pines have a new opportunity for a Beer Lover (Sales Rep) who wants to make their mark in a new territory.

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Craft beer subscription service launches

By James Atkinson

A new craft beer subscription service with an emphasis on limited release beers has sent out its first beer boxes to customers in recent weeks.

Beer Days offers beer boxes containing eight, 12 or 16 craft beers for sale on a one-off basis or as a monthly or quarterly subscription - with prices starting from $54.95.

With craft beers now widely available in bottleshops, Beer...

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Beer gongs for Coopers, Nail and Barossa

Craft brewery Barossa Valley Brewing has taken out top honours at the 2014 Royal Adelaide Beer Awards, winning the Most Outstanding Beer in Show trophy for its India Pale Ale 'Canis Majoris'.Œ

The super-strong beer, which has an alcohol level of eight per cent, was also named Champion India Pale Ale and Champion South Australian Exhibit.Œ

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A Wayward win in David vs Goliath trademark battle

Wayward Brewing has been victorious in its battle with multinational giant brewer SABMiller India to register its trade mark WAYWARD for beer in Australia..

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Carlton Draught rolls out heritage cans

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has released Carlton Draught cans in retro packaging, in celebration of the brand’s 150th anniversary.

Carlton Draught marketing manager Mick McKeown said the replica white cans have been released as a tip to the history and heri...

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Fledgling brewer beats SABMiller trademark claim

By James Atkinson

Sydney's Wayward Brewing has won a two-year battle with SABMiller India to register the Wayward trademark for beer in Australia.Œ

SABMiller India claimed Australian consumers would be confused by the Wayward name because it was too similar to that...

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Two Birds Brewing opens Melbourne HQ

by Suzan Ryan - editor, bars&clubs

Three years after Two Birds Brewing hit the craft beer scene as Australia’s first female-owned and operated brewing company, the brewers have officially opened the doors to their brand-new brewery and tasting room, The Nest, in the Melbourne suburb of Spotswood.Œ

The Nest provides visitors the opportunity to view the brewing process, taste the rotating range of Two Birds beers - brewed on site - and take home br...

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Weekend of Darkness returns to The Scratch

On Saturday the 19th July through Sunday the 20th, The Scratch Bar in Brisbane hosts its annual winter mini-festival, "Weekend of Darkness". The 2 day tap blackout will see 30 of the darkest, densest, most gnarliest ales from Queensland and around the world ooze forth from The Scratch's taps...

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Arvo fends off CUB for best lager gong

By James Atkinson

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) and Casella’s fledgling brand Arvo 51 fought off several household name beers to be declared Best Lager/Pilsener at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show.

Carlton & United Breweries’ Matilda Bay subsidiary picked up a gold medal in the Bohemian Style Pilsener category with its Bohemian Pilsener scoring the same (17 out of 20) as Arvo did in the European Style Lager category, but it was Arvo that was judg...

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Sydney brewing beer and cider show

By Clyde Mooney – editor Australian Hotelier

The Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show is gearing up for 2014, announcing a stellar line-up of judges for the two-day event in September – plus a last chance to enter.Œ

The judging panel will be headed up by industry stalwart and head brewer at the Australian Brewery Neal Ca...

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Arvo fends off CUB for best lager gong

By James Atkinson

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) and Casella’s fledgling brand Arvo 51 fought off several household name beers to be declared Best Lager/Pilsener at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show.

Carlton & United Breweries’ Matilda Bay subsidiary picked up a gold medal in the Bohemian Style Pilsener category with its Bohemian Pilsener scoring the same (17 out of 20) as Arvo did in the European Style Lager category, but it was Arvo that was judg...

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Glenn Cooper retires from Coopers Brewery

By James Wells

Glenn Cooper has announced that he has stepped down as Coopers Brewery sales and marketing director and will be replaced in the role by Cameron Pearce.

Cooper informed the trade of the announcement at the launch of the 2014 Vintage Ale at the best selling Coopers venue in the country – The Steyne Hotel in Manly...

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Cooper declares 2014 "best vintage ever"

By James Wells

Coopers chairman Glenn Cooper has declared his company’s new 2014 Extra Strong Vintage Ale as “one of the best beers” he has ever tasted.

The 2014 Vintage is the 14th released in the product line since its launch in 1998 and continues the hop-driven characteristics of previous vintages by utilising four separate...

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New brewery for 'fastest growing city'

Ipswich will soon have a new brewpub, with 4 Hearts Brewing Company announcing it is finally building its own production facility.

The brewery and bar will be the foundation tenant for the redevelopment of a 4000m2 heritage-listed site in Ipswich called 88 Limestone.

Featuring an onsite bar and kitchen, the brewery and bar will be called the...

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NZ's Beervana festival adds trade show

By James Atkinson

Thirteen Australian breweries are set to exhibit next month at New Zealand's leading beer festival, Beervana, which will host a trade show for the first time this year.

Billed as a two-day celebration of craft beer, Beervana takes place at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd August.

Mo...

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Stone & Wood wins NSW business award

By James Atkinson

Judges of the Telstra New South Wales Business Awards have praised the strong management, sound financials and sustainability of Stone & Wood Brewing Company, which took out the regional award category overnight.

Telstra judges said Stone & Wood combined the best from the corporate and small and medium enterprise worlds and the founders had a very strong commitment to the local community. [continues below]

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We've learnt from past mistakes, says CUB of Crown Golden Ale

By James Atkinson

Crown Golden Ale stays true to the key brand attributes of Crown Lager and so has a better chance of succeeding than CUB’s predecessor brand extensions, according to Richard Oppy, general manager of Crown Lager and Victoria Bitter.

Available nationwide as of this week, Crown Golden Ale immediately brought to mind CUB&#...

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Stone & Wood unveils new brewery

By James Atkinson

Stone & Wood has officially launched its major new brewing facility at Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales.

More than 18 months in the making, the Murwillumbah brewery is now busily pumping out Stone & Wood's hugely popular Pacific Ale, for which the company has been unable to keep up with demand for some t...

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New beer pays homage to local icon

By James Atkinson

Stone & Wood has unveiled Cloud Catcher, a short run beer that celebrates the brewer's journey to opening its new Murwillumbah facility.

The company's staff - which will soon number 35 - had i...

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Quiet Deeds brewing more one-offs

By James Atkinson

Red Island Brewing Company has scheduled in another small batch beer for later in the year after a pleasing reaction to the Quiet Deeds Vanilla Porter.

The Quiet Deeds permanent range comprises a Pale Ale, IPA and Kolsch. The Vanilla Porter released this month represented the label's first foray into limited edition beers.

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Doctor's Orders Brewing packaged release

By James Atkinson

One of Sydney's most creative and experimental brewers is preparing to make its debut in packaged format later this year.

Doctor's Orders BrewingŒwill launch its annual seasonal Prescription 12 Belgian Black IPA this coming spring in eye-catching bottles created by Matt Burns DesignŒ(photos byŒBryn Price...

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Creatures founders distributing London brewer

By James Atkinson - editor TheShout

Dateline: Alsace, France

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Hippocampus Memorable Drinks, the distributor created by the founders of Little Creatures, will soon represent London's Camden Town Brewery in the Australian market.

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Ivanhoe goes Italian with Peroni

By Clyde Mooney, editor Australian Hotelier

One of Manly’s best-loved hotels is celebrating a year since its big re-launch with a suave Italian-centric activation inspired by Peroni. Œ

The major renovation last year transformed the local pub and gave it new direction, ushering in a Hamptons-inspired coastal beach vibe d&e...

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Coopers Alehouse at Sydney's T2 wins global gong

By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News

Coopers Brewery had reason to raise a glass this week, following news that the Coopers Alehouse at Sydney Airport’s T2 domestic terminal was named the International Airport Bar of the Year at the 2014 World FAB Awards.

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GABS beers to showcase in Sydney

By Annette Shailer, editor Beer & Brewer

Sydney venues The Local Taphouse and Hotel Sweeneys will be pouring some of the top beers from the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABs) 2014 from today.

Special brews to be featured include the Mx Peoples’ Choice Best Festival Beer – ‘Pralene’, from Vict...

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Little Creatures founders open boutique hotel in Perth

By James Wells, publisher TheShout

The founders of Little Creatures beer have started building a boutique property in Perth, which is due for completion early next year.

The business partners behind the new Alex Hotel is a consortium of Little Creatures creators – Howard Cearns, David Martin, Nic Trimboli, Adrian Fini and Miles Hull who are calling themselves Cicero Project for the venture – named after the Roman Emperor who was a philosopher and bro...

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Melbourne to host National Cider Awards

By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News

October will see Melbourne play host to the 2014 Australian Cider and Perry Awards, which will run in conjunction with this year's Australian Cider Festival.

This is the first year the event will take place in Melbourne, having previously been held in New South Wales.

With more than 50 of the country's leading artisan and boutique cider and perry makers expected to attend, The Shout

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Bluetongue Brewery Gone Belly Up

Employees at Bluetongue Brewery were this morning advised they will be out of work sometime in the second half of the year when the $120 million brewery closes down.

A corporate spokesman for owner Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) said the company’s decision had been made due to ‘‘excess brewing capacity and duplication’’ in its brewing network over the past couple of years.

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Murray's Brewing Company Spotlight

Reading the Newcastle Herald this morning I spotted the following article that may be of interest to anyone that enjoys a beer or two from Murray's.

FROM humble beginnings in a pub in a tiny mid-north coast town to the runaway success of its Bob's Farm brewery, Murray's Craft Brewing Co has put Port Stephens on the beer drinker's map.

On New Year's Day the brewery will celebrate its eighth birthday with a Chillout Day which will include the launch of Murray's Annivers... Read more »

Warnie 99 Not Out

Aussie cricket legend Shane Warne has partnered up with New Zealand brewers Moa to create and launch his own brand of beer, exclusively to the Australian market. The beer - 99 Not Out SKW Pale Ale - is said to be different to the existing Moa Pale Ale offering, in that it's more sessionable.

The new brew was launched in Melbourne recently by the Spin King himself, at Melbourne's Crown Casino, and is described as a "sessionable ‘new world’ style Pale Ale of 5% alcohol. Hopp... Read more »

Murray Releases Rudeboy Pilsner in the bottle

The wait is over for die-hard fans of pilsner with flavour – with Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. finally releasing its cult Rudeboy Pilsner in the bottle!

“Our brewery expansion has made it possible to release a draught favourite in the bottle in time for summer, making Rudeboy accessible to craft beer lovers nationwide,” says brewery owner, Murray Howe.

Murray's Rudeboy Pilsner has a distinctive crisp, fresh hoppy flavour that has... Read more »

Back Online

After a crazy 24 hours we're back online. The upgrade to the new system proved to be too much for our old hosting company. Actually, I'll rephrase that. The change highlighted an underlying problem that it's impossible to get good help on a shared hosting platform because the techies just want to blame "your code" for "being inefficient".

It's an incredible claim given the regression testing under load I put the site through performed brilliantly on a local server and is still runnin... Read more »

New Website

It will be very obvious to some, but newcomers will not notice. I've just undergone a massive, yes massive, overhaul of the entire Beer Guide system. The entire code base has been rewritten from scratch to improve speed, security and better search results for you guys.

I've adopted a bunch of new technologies that will hopefully ensure a great level of stability and growth into the future.

The biggest thing we're excited about is the enormous expansion of our... Read more »