Two Major ALIA Awards for Coopers

Coopers’ flagship beer, Coopers Original Pale Ale, has been named Australia’s Best Full-Strength Beer for the seventh time in eight years...

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Beer Community gives itself a well-deserved pat on the back

Last Friday night the ‘stars’ came out for the inaugural Australian Craft Beer Awards in Sydney. As well as being an opportunity for the craft beer community to get together and share a beer, it was also a chance to reflect on how far the craft beer scene has come since the inception three years ago of its steering body. The CBIA has come to be recognised almost universally as a worthy representative association for those who brew, sell and drink beer in Australia. In terms of edu...

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Sixpoints of separation

Sixpoint founder Shane Welch spent some quality time in Australia this week and, as Pete Mitcham observes, made plenty of friends.

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Fledgling brewery dominates CBIA awards

By Triana O'Keefe, editorŒAustralian Hotelier

A Sydney brewery that has only been in existence for a matter of months has taken home four of the eleven available accolades at the inaugural Craft Beer Awards.

Launched in July in Mona Vale, Modus Operandi Brewing Co dominated the inaugural Craft Beer Industry Association (CB...

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Gage Rds unveils craft ale range

By James Atkinson

Gage Roads Brewing Co has announced the release of its new line of products, comprising Narrow Neck Session Ale, South Beach Summer Ale and Breakwater Pale Ale.

Managing director John Hoedemaker last week told investors the new products will be complemented by the refreshed Atomic Pale Ale, Sleeping Giant IPA, Small Batch Lager and Wahoo Summer Ale, which will be available on shelves in the coming weeks.

“The refresh delivers...

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Sydney brewery produces Australia’s best craft beer

Last night the Australian Craft Beer Industry Association presented its inaugural craft beer awards...

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Celebs and special guests join Asahi to launch new concept bar

If your beer brand is badge for you, and ingesting alcohol unencumbered by flavour is your aim, this is one of the greats...

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Brewing jobs: Experienced Brewer — Palmyra WA

Experienced Brewer Exciting Australian Brewery Vibrant small management team Outstanding career opportunities within the Brewing Industry Gage Roads Brewing Company is experiencing strong brand growth and has secured multiple contract brewing opportunities. As a result, our business is growing rapidly and we have a fantastic career opportunity for an energetic person with a passion for craft brewing and beer. Gage Roads Brewing Company has an opportunity for an experienced Brewer to be involv...

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The Great British SpecTAPular

The Local Taphouse bars will be showcasing the best of British craft beers at the Great British SpecTAPular on Saturday October 25th in Sydney and Melbourne...

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Australia's freshest draught beer hits Sydney

By Triana O'Keefe - Editor, Australian Hotelier

Carlton Draught is leading the biggest innovation in draught beer with the launch of its fresh tank beer technology into two of Sydney’s iconic pubs.

From this week, Sydney’s Newtown Hotel will become the first venue north of the border to receive fresh and unp...											

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Thatchers Gold gets the goods at the Cider Awards

By Triana O'Keefe- Editor, Australian Hotelier

Thatchers Gold has won three of the major trophies at the fourth annual Australian Cider Awards. The premium English cider, which is kegged by Coopers Brewery and distributed in Australia by both Coopers and Premium Beverages, claimed the three titles: Best in Sh...

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Foundation brewer returns to Lead Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.

Long-serving Murrray’s head brewer, Shawn Shherlock, will be finishing up with Port Stephens-based Murray’s Craft Brewery today. He will be replaced by Murrays’ foundation brewery Graham Mahy. Details in the media release today. Shawn advises he has plans to start his own small brewery in Newcastle, with further details to follow “fairly shortly”. “I have nothing but positives to say about Murray’s and my time here,” Shawn said. “After eig...

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Brewing jobs: Head Brewer, 3 Ravens

3 Ravens is looking for an experienced brewer with management experience to lead the brewing team...

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Sydney Craft Beer Week kicks off today

By Suzan Ryan, editor bars&clubs

Sydney Craft Beer Week (SCBW) is about to begin its fourth year of showcasing the newest and best of Australia and the world's beers across Sydney city and suburbs in more than 100 events over 9 days.

SCBW kicks off today at Sydney’s Giant Dwarf Theatre tonight at 6:30pm and concludes Sunday October 26 at The Blind Bear, Cronulla at 8pm (after a 4pm start).

“Though we’ve grown faster than we ever...

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Beer jobs: Packaging Line Operator — Palmyra WA

Gage Roads Brewing Company in Palmyra has a number of casual positions available for energetic Packaging Line Operators...

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CUB launches Brew Trail initiative

By James Atkinson

Carlton & United Breweries has launched The Brew Trail, a localised map showing consumers where to find Matilda Bay and Cascade beers in their area.

Local Brew Trail maps are available for six local precincts across New South Wales, Queensland and ACT, comprising Balmain, Newtown, Paddington, Newcastle, Brisbane and C...

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CCA and Casella launching new craft beer range

By James Atkinson

Australian Beer Company (ABCo), the Coca-Cola Amatil and Casella joint venture, has announced plans for a new craft beer range, launching in December.

Under the master brand Yenda, referring to the New South Wales town where the ABCo brewery is based, the range will include a Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Unfiltered Lager and a mid‐strength Ale.Œ

The Yenda Pale Ale and Yenda India Pale Ale will be previewed at a number of e...

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CUB promises huge summer for VB

By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has revealed its Christmas and summer promotional activity for Victoria Bitter, promising bigger and better results for the brand following last year’s hugely successful VB Live Ashes Scoreboard campaign.

CUB’s Katrin Lee told delegates at the Independent Liquor Group (ILG) conference currently taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, that the 2014/2015 key promotional pe...

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Accolades keep rolling in for Redoak

Sydney brewer Redoak has capped off a stellar month, announced as the winner of Champion Bottled Beer for its Chateau Sour at the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show Awards, held at Sydney Showground on Friday night.

Redoak's Sydney gong comes after the brewer picked up the Supreme Champion accolade for the same beer at the International Beer Awards in London Syndicated news from The Shout

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island2island signs San Miguel beer

By James Atkinson

island2island Beverage Company has announced a long‐term contract to distribute international beer brand, San Miguel. Œ

The deal will see island2island distribute San Miguel’s flagship beer, Pale Pilsen, with other San Miguel brands soon to follow.Œ

San Miguel Beer International managing direc...

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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 »