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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Hawthorn named Supreme Champion Brewer in UK awards

Hawthorn Brewing Co has been named Supreme Champion Brewer at the 2014 International Beer Challenge in London.

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Drink Beer, Cure Diabetes

Head to Brewski on 25 October 2014 to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation...

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Northern Craft Beer Festival

Melbourne's Pentridge Prison plays home to the inaugural Northern Craft Beer Festival this Sunday, 21 September...

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ElbowSkin Presents From Beer to Eternity

Melbourne musical comedy duo ElbowSkin present a journey through the history of beer with their new show, From Beer to Eternity...

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Cider reigns at annual Australian Cider Festival

Cider Australia is busily brewing up the best mix of cider, food and entertainment for its up-coming festival...

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Opportunities to volunteer at the Craft Beer Awards

The Craft Beer Industry Association is holding the inaugural Craft Beer Awards and need some help from passionate beer lovers...

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Napoleone Brewery and Ciderhouse Opens

The Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse is a newly opened, creative space where the brewers develop, make and share small, fresh batches of Napoleone cider and beer...

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Craft brewers announce new board

The Craft Beer Industry Association has announced the successful candidates from its recent board election.

Chuck Hahn (Malt Shovel Brewery, NSW) is returned as National Craft Brewery representative.

Jeremy Good (Cowaramup Brewing Co, WA) is returned as Nano/Pub Brewery representative.

Peta Fielding (Burleigh Brewing Co, Qld) is elected as the Regional Craft Brewery representative.

Doug Brooke (Brookes Beer, Vic) and Brendan Varis (Fera...

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Aussie brewers Redoak and Hawthorn triumph

By James Atkinson

Sydney’s Redoak Brewery and Melbourne’s Hawthorn Brewing Company took out the top gongs at the International Beer Challenge in the UK earlier this week.

Redoak’s Chateau Sour was named Supreme Champion beer, fending off 550 beers from 30 countries.Œ

This is the second year running that Redoak has scored the top gong in the international beer competition, after winning in 2013 for its Special Reserve.

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Beerginners at Brewski

Learn what beer is, with the Beerginners series of classes, Monday nights at Brisbane's Brewski bar...

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Stone Beer Off at The Elephant

Head along to Brisbane's Elephant Hotel on Saturday 13th September for a special opportunity to taste two vintages of Stone & Wood's Stone Beer, side by side...

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Willougby Hotel set for craft beer fair

By James Atkinson

Redcape's Willoughby Hotel on Sydney's North Shore is set to present the 3rd annual Willoughby Craft Beer Fair, to be held this weekend as part of the Willoughby Spring Festival.Œ

Fifteen Australian brewers will take part in the event, which takes place between 11am and 5pm on Sunday September 14. The Willoughby Hotel blocks off MacMahon St, transforming it into a beer mecca for the day.

This year’s fair will be featurin...

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Duff Beer canning shows ABAC has teeth: Denita Wawn

By James Atkinson

Woolworths has agreed to discontinue its Duff Beer control brand following a complaint that the product and its advertising would appeal to children, in a decision the alcohol industry says clearly demonstrates the rigour of the Alcoholic Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC).

The ABAC Complaints...

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Redoak wins again in London

Sydney's Redoak brewery wins Supreme Champion for its sour beer Chateau Sour at the International Beer Challenge in London...

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Major beer festival for western Sydney

The Australian Hotel and Brewery at Rouse Hill is set to host the Wild West Beer and BBQ Fest, which will bring together a huge range of local craft beers and food on November 15.Œ

Alongside its own brews, the Australian Brewery will showcase beverages from a variety of local breweries including Young Henrys, Lord Nelson, Sydney Brewery and Six String.

Neal Cameron, Australian Brewery’s head brewer and festival organiser, said craft beer has taken th...

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Lion refining Tap King: James Brindley

By James Atkinson

Lion is currently exploring what the next generation of Tap King could look like, according to Lion Beer, Spirits and Wine boss James Brindley, who admits sales of the product have fallen short of expectations.Œ

In an interview at last week’s Australian Liquor Stores Association Conference, Brindley told TheShout Lion is considering adjusting the format, with different sizes and a new pouring mechanism possibly on the table.ŒSyndicated news from The Shout

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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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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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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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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 »