Father’s Day at Goma with Stone & Wood

Stone & Wood will be pouring fresh beers on the lawn at Goma for Fathers Day. Drop by during the day or book in for a special beer and food tasting with the Jamie and Ross and GOMA's Exec Chef...

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Ballarat Beer Festival Father’s Day special

Check out the latest news from the 2015 Ballarat Beer Festival, including a Father's Day gift pack offer...

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Pipsqueak Cider here to stay: Lion

By James Atkinson

Pipsqueak Pear Cider was deleted earlier this year but the apple SKU will not follow suit, Lion has assured.

Lion spokeswoman Elise Gare told TheShoutŒPear expression of Pipsqueak - the cider brand established by Little Creatures - was discontinued following a review of the company’s cider portfolio.

“We sought to address a number of technical challenges and through the process found that we were not able to conquer...

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Lion downplays White Rabbit closure reports

By James Atkinson

Lion has confirmed that the future of the White Rabbit Healesville Brewery is currently under review, but insists it is business as usual at the Victorian facility for the time being.

Industry sources suggested the White Rabbit Brewery, established by Little Creatures in 2009, was set to be jettisoned, with production of all the White Rabbit beers moving to the new Creatures brewery in Geelong.

But Lion spokeswoman Elise Gare told...

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An ‘Exhibition’ of Australian Craft Beer

After ten days of introducing craft beer to the visitors to this year's 'Ekka', Pete Mitcham takes a look at lessons learned and opportunities offered.

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James Squire’s Brisbane Brewhouse now open

Brisbane's James Squire Brewhouse, The Charming Squire, opens today...

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4 Pines to release limited edition medieval drop

4 Pines Brewing Company will release a limited edition medieval style beer next month, as part of the inaugural annual St Ives Medieval Faire.

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CCA gets Coors ranged in Woolies

By James Atkinson

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has finally secured ranging in Woolworths Liquor stores for the Coors and Blue Moon beer brands.

CCA director of licensed and alcohol, Shane Richardson, revealed the long-awaited agreementŒin an interview with TheShout at the Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) conferenc...

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ANCH early bird ends soon

Early bird prices for ANHC Four will run out at midnight 31 August. Find out how to get tickets and learn what other goodies are in store...

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Beer jobs: Area Manager NSW, Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat is looking to appoint an area manager for the NSW market with a strong focus on inner Sydney.

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Beer jobs: WA Sales Representative, Mash Brewing

Mash Brewing WA is seeking an energetic and highly motivated craft beer nut to join their Western Australian sales team

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Townshend crowned NZ’s Champion Brewery

Nelson based Townshend Brewery has been named New Zealand’s Champion Brewery...

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Craft Beer Awards Deadline Extended

Media Release Craft Beer Awards Deadline Extended 22nd August, 2014   The deadline for the submission of entries for the inaugural Craft Beer Awards — The Best of Australian Brewing has been extended one week till the 29th of August at 5pm EST. The 2014 Craft Beer Awards Entry Form can be downloaded here. Please note that for the Entry Form to work correctly and allow for online submission it must be opened in either Adobe Reader or Acrobat. A confirmation message will appear after...

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Aussies upbeat despite Beervana shipping fiasco

By James Atkinson

Beervana gets underway today in Wellington, but there will be no bar dedicated to Australian craft breweries after a shipping fiasco left their beers stranded in Melbourne.

One hundred kegs of Australian craft beers, including Mega Mega White Thing - TheShout’s collaboration with Young H...

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Young Henrys to reveal its first gin

by Suzan Ryan - editor: bars&clubs

Sydney microbrewery Young Henrys will reveal its first foray into gin distilling at a community street festival at Marrickville in Sydney’s South next month.

Young Henry’s Small World festival is a one day community music and beer street event designed to celebrate the creativity of the buzzing inner west suburb.

Bands playing on...

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New-look Cider Awards entries open

By Clyde Mooney - editor Australian Hotelier

Cider Australia is open for entries to its 2014 award program, which ushers in a new standard for sophistication in the category.

Again wielding a crack squad of local and international judges, the Australian Cider Awards is growing in line with the booming cider market, and has re-worked the process to move more in line with the feedback it receives fr...

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CCA enlists SPC for revamped cider

By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) and Casella joint venture, Australian Beer Company (ABCo), has teamed up with CCA subsidiary SPC to relaunch the new look Pressman’s Cider.

Pressman’s Cider now boasts refreshed packaging and has been brewed using apples sourced from the Goulburn Valley exclusively for...

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Crown Golden Ale sponsors Caulfield Cup

By James Atkinson

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has made a statement of intent for Crown Golden Ale, with the brand having taken naming rights to the Caulfield Cup for 2014.

Along w...

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White Rabbit adds Belgian Pale Ale

By James Atkinson

A Belgian-style Pale Ale has become the third permanent beer in the White Rabbit range.

Now available nationally on tap and in pack, the beer reflects White Rabbit’s imaginative history of mixing old world brewing techniques with new world thinking to deliver a unique craft beer experience, the brewer s...

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Lion's XXXX Gold up three per cent

By James Atkinson

The weighting of Lion’s portfolio towards mid-strength and other growth segments has assisted it to ride out challenging market conditions, the brewer says.

Lion this month reported that volumes across its total Beer, Spirits & Wine business in b...

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Gage Roads to extend own beer range

By James Atkinson

Gage Roads Brewing Co has announced a re-branding and extension of its proprietary craft beer range in time for the summer sales period.

Although its Atomic Pale Ale, Sleeping Giant IPA and Gage Pils 3.5 have performed well, overall sales for Gage Roads’ proprietary range declined 16 per cent in comparison to the prior year's volumes, the brewer informed the market yesterday.

"This decline was largely due to Gage Premium Lage...

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Sydney Craft Beer Week to host Craft Beer Awards

By James Atkinson

The Craft Beer Industry Association has announced the inaugural Craft Beer Awards will be held during Sydney Craft Beer Week in October.

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Stockade beer success won't affect our contract customers: Brewpack

By James Atkinson

The rapid growth of Stockade beer, contract beverage manufacturer Brewpack’s own brand, will not be at the expense of the company’s contract customers, assures CEO Anton Szpitalak.

Szpitalak told TheShout that 12 months after its launch, Stockade now has about 50 tap points in Sydney, most o...

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Aussie beer market's tough: SABMiller

By James Atkinson

Carlton & United Breweries' net producer revenue declined by six per cent for the first quarter ended June 30, parent company SABMiller announced overnight.

Group net producer revenue (NPR) comprises group revenue less excise and similar taxes.

SABMiller said the poor result in Australia reflected a volume decline of three per cent and a decline in NPR per hectolitre.

"The soft volume and price performance was driv...

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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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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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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 »