THE WEEK IN NEWS... 


Beer & Cider News

Red Duck releases three barrel-aged beers

Mornington Peninsula launches Pale Can

Sail & Anchor launches The Bloke

New Executive elected for Cider Australia

  1. Something Frothy: Imagine a life without beer Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  2. China Craft Brewers Conference kicks off in May Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  3. New Head Judge for AIBA Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  4. Brewmance Beer Club Event for Sydney Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  5. Matson’s Brewery (NZ) up for sale Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  6. Red Duck releases three barrel-aged beers Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  7. Mornington Peninsula launches Pale Can Beer and Brewer 03-Apr-2014
  8. Something Frothy: "Walking Dead" brain beer Beer and Brewer 03-Apr-2014
  9. The Lord Raglan re-opens in Sydney Beer and Brewer 03-Apr-2014
  10. Young Henrys is conquering the world Gregor Stronach 01-Apr-2014
  11. Melbourne small bar scene just got a bit larger Beer and Brewer 01-Apr-2014
  12. International Brewers set to storm Melbourne for GABS Beer and Brewer 01-Apr-2014
  13. Sail & Anchor launches The Bloke Beer and Brewer 27-Mar-2014
  14. HPA joins the fight against depression Beer and Brewer 27-Mar-2014
  15. Position Vacant – Marketing Manager (VIC) Beer and Brewer 27-Mar-2014
  16. Rocks Brewing and HPA celebrate hop harvest Beer and Brewer 27-Mar-2014
  17. Something Frothy: Hipsters ordering Beer Beer and Brewer 27-Mar-2014
  18. Walkers Brewing Co crowdfunding a return to Bathurst Beer and Brewer 27-Mar-2014

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Brewery News

Matson’s Brewery (NZ) up for sale

Young Henrys is conquering the world 

Rocks Brewing and HPA celebrate hop harvest

HPA joins the fight against depression

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Venue & Event News

New Head Judge for AIBA

China Craft Brewers Conference kicks off in May

Brewmance Beer Club Event for Sydney 

The Lord Raglan re-opens in Sydney


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Something a Little Frothy

Something Frothy: Imagine a life without beer 

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Positions Vacant

Position Vacant – Marketing Manager (VIC)

Position Vacant: Head Brewer (WA)

Position Vacant: Brewer in Melbourne (VIC)

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Congratulations to the Beer & Brewer Award Winners for 2013!

Have you heard the news?

Who took out the gongs this year...?

Click through for the full list of winners and for all the pics and gossip from our conference and big night out!

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Expert Opinion WEEKLY EDITOR BLOGS

Gregor Stronach - Australia

Thanks for everything, Dave...

So… in case you missed the memo, there’s been a bit of a changing of the guard here at the Beer & Brewer bunker. David Lipman, founding publisher, owner and former editor of Beer & Brewer, has called ‘last drinks’ on his involvement with the magazine. ...read more



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Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf

Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf
Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf
Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf
Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf
Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf
Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf
Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf
  1. Stefanie Collins 20-Mar-2013

  1. Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing Neil Miller 19-Jun-2013
- See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/blogs#sthash.4Fwoevpd.dpuf

New Zealand Beer Awards 2013 – results and analysis - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller/post/new-zealand-beer-awards-2013-results-and-analysis/#sthash.y82qvb5q.dpuf
New Zealand Beer Awards 2013 – results and analysis - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller/post/new-zealand-beer-awards-2013-results-and-analysis/#sthash.y82qvb5q.dpuf

Why can't I get a decent beer at 35,000 feet?

It is a very valid question. In New Zealand, travellers routinely pay hundreds of dollars to fly and, provided they travel at the ‘correct’ time, are occasionally offered a reasonable selection of local wines or a couple of very mainstream beers, usually in trendy, tiny, stupid cans ...read more

rivate investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing

While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info

Private investors acquire a third of Tuatara Brewing

Tuatara Brewery yesterday announced that Wellington investment company Rangatira had acquired a 35 percent stake in their company.  The owners of Tuatara had been seeking private investment since last year in order to expand their new brewing facility at Paraparaumu.  This multi-million dollar deal is a major step for the 13 year old operation which started as a part-time micro brewery on a farm.  

- See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller/post/private-investors-acquire-a-third-of-tuatara-brewing/#sthash.ebtFLi37.dpuf
After nearly 25 years in which they laid down 1665 brews, produced 3.75 million litres of beer and filled around 4 million bottles, Sunshine Brewery (www.gisbornegold.co.nz) owners Geoff Logan and Gerry Maude announced the sale of their Gisborne business to a group of four new owners who have decades of experience in the liquor industry. - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller/post/another-kiwi-craft-brewery-sells-up/#sthash.UYDwduPe.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller/post/the-marvellous-roger-protz-on-australian-beer/#sthash.lhaujejr.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
While my first priority was to check on how New Zealand fared (partly due to patriotism and partly due to providing some assistance to Mr Protz regarding Kiwi beers), the next section I checked was Australia.  I’ll be honest here, a substantial bit of me was hoping there would be more New Zealand brews represented on this beery bucket list. I recently procured a copy of Roger Protz’s new book.  more info - See more at: http://www.beerandbrewer.com/_blog/Neil_Miller#sthash.HQgCvXav.dpuf
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Latest Vlog WEEKLY MAGAZINE ARTICLES


Adnam's Southwold Bitter

Adnams brewery's origins date back to 1345, but it gets its name from the Adnams family who purchased the original Sole brewery in 1872. Located on the east coast of England ...read more

Archives
  1. The Fridge - Adnams Southwold Bitter Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  2. Homebrewer - Recipe - Loco Malt Liquor Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  3. Recipe: Beer and Fondue Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  4. Feature: Strange Brews Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  5. Traveler: Hophead Heaven Beer and Brewer 27-Mar-2014
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Homebrew Recipe of the Week

Muntons Pumpkin Ale - Concentrate with grains
Loco Malt Liquor


Try your hand at making something that likes to walk on the wild side ...read more

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May 2-4, Langley Park
Exhibitors from all over Australia and around the World, including Sail & Anchor (WA), Coopers (SA), Crabbie’s Ginger Beer (UK), James Squire (NSW), Chang (Thailand), Matilda Bay (Vic), Stoke by McCashin’s (NZ), Sol / Dos Equis (Mexico), Small Acres Cyder (NSW), Platinum BlondeNorthdown Craft Beer Movement (Vic) Beer Importers & Distributors (NSW), Phoenix Beers (WA) and Coca-Cola Amatil (NSW).

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Where: All over Melbourne

Info: head to the Good Beer Week website

 
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CUB HITS OUT AGAINST BEER TAX - BUT WHAT ARE BREWERS REALLY PAYING?

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EXCISE RELIEF WELCOMED BY CRAFT BREWERS

AUSTRALIAN BEER EXCISE REFORM LEGISLATED

BEER TALK: COVER STORY - EXCISE RELIEF (Issue 16 of Beer & Brewer magazine)

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Latest News LATEST NEWS Expert Opinion EDITOR'S BLOG

  1. Something Frothy: Imagine a life without beer Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  2. China Craft Brewers Conference kicks off in May Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  3. New Head Judge for AIBA Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  4. Brewmance Beer Club Event for Sydney Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  5. Matson’s Brewery (NZ) up for sale Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  6. Red Duck releases three barrel-aged beers Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  7. Mornington Peninsula launches Pale Can Beer and Brewer 03-Apr-2014
  8. Something Frothy: "Walking Dead" brain beer Beer and Brewer 03-Apr-2014
  9. The Lord Raglan re-opens in Sydney Beer and Brewer 03-Apr-2014
  10. Young Henrys is conquering the world Gregor Stronach 01-Apr-2014

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Australia

  1. Thanks for everything, Dave... Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  2. Taking over the taps Gregor Stronach 16-Apr-2014
  3. Good Beer Week tickets are selling out Gregor Stronach 03-Apr-2014
  4. It’s a special time of year Gregor Stronach 27-Mar-2014
  5. A Very Happy Discovery Gregor Stronach 19-Mar-2014

New Zealand

  1. Why can’t I get a decent beer at 35,000 feet? Neil Miller 16-Apr-2014
  2. The three faces of brewery acquisitions Neil Miller 03-Apr-2014
  3. Hopstock 2014 – Be sure to wear some Humulus Lupulus in your hair Neil Miller 27-Mar-2014
  4. Popular beer festival damaged by excess compliance and over-regulation Neil Miller 19-Mar-2014
  5. Beer, sun, music, snacks and trivia Neil Miller 13-Mar-2014

  

THE FRIDGE: RED HILL BREWERY (VIC) SCOTCH ALE

All that toffee, and the hint of darker malts, has a definite whisky note that may be subliminal, but is certainly appropriate. So true to style that the desire to talk like Sean Connery is almost irresistible... read more

 
Stef Collins - Australia
So, I’ve been like a kid in a candy store recently. Doing what you might ask? Well, I am faced with the exceptionally difficult task of deciding just what I’m going to drink and in what order at GABS. It is a serious issue my friends and one that I have to give a lot of thought to. After all I heard plenty of stories about last year – much to my chagrin I missed out – from people who didn’t plan their day, ended up smashing pints and generally lost all control. more info
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Neil Miller - New Zealand
Over the last two weeks, I’ve outlined six things I particularly enjoy about beer but which aren’t actually beer itself.  It was an interesting challenge and certainly prompted loyal readers to make some additional suggestions on social media which are worth sharing. Here are the ten things readers really, really like about beer which, like the original posts, are presented in no particular order:   more info

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