New in Southern Tasmania — Devils Brewery

With the continued growth of the craft brewing industry in Tasmania a new player has entered the market.

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The Craft Beer Industry Association announces the inaugural Craft Beer Awards

The Craft Beer Industry Association is proud to announce the inaugural Craft Beer Awards: The Best Of Australian Brewing.

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Brewers Association reports sustained growth for craft

Small and independent craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data released by the US Brewers Association.

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Sydney Craft Beer Week Returns to Deliver Better Beer for the People

This October, the streets of Sydney will be flowing with Craft Beer as Sydney Craft Beer Week returns bigger, better and tastier for its fourth year.

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Brewing jobs: Brewer, Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery in Victoria is seeking a brewer to join their team. If you’re an experienced or qualified brewer with a passion for quality and creativity, read on to discover this exciting job opportunity…

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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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Beer jobs: Venue Manager, Little Creatures Geelong

Little Creatures Geelong is looking for a dedicated, dynamic and reliable Venue Manager to take a leadership role in the development of their expanding Geelong venue.

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Beer jobs — Merc’s Bier Cafe, Mornington VIC

Merc's Bier Cafe are looking for a head chef and a sous chef to work with us in opening our venue in August.

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World class judging panel assembled for Australian Cider Awards

An international expert will headline the judging panel for Cider Australia's national awards program.

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Be the first to experience Nomad Beers

The wait is over, the Nomad Brewing Company's first beer hits the taps in the coming week.

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Beer jobs: Sales Executive, South East Queensland

Craft and Imported Beer company requires a person with knowledge of the South East Queensland Hotels, Bars, Restaurants and retail outlets to sell their wide range of products.

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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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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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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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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 »