THE WEEK IN NEWS... 


Beer & Cider News

Brewer’s Guild of NZ calls bottle ban “misguided”

Balmain Brewing revives Original Bock

World’s strongest beer on sale in Sydney

Brews announced for Murray’s Dark Beer Month

  1. A BEER FOR THE DOGS Annette Shailer 20 hours 41 mins ago
  2. CRAFT BREWERS TAKE ON BEER HEAVYWEIGHTS Annette Shailer 22 hours 7 mins ago
  3. NEW BEER AND REBRAND FOR CRICKETERS ARMS Annette Shailer 22 hours 32 mins ago
  4. A CLOSE SHAVE FOR JAMES SQUIRE Annette Shailer 27-Nov-2014
  5. RED HILL BREWERY REOPENS Annette Shailer 27-Nov-2014
  6. MATILDA BAY BREWERY AXED IN CUB RESTRUCTURE Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  7. STONE & WOOD RELEASE VARIETY PACK Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  8. A WEEKEND OF TARTNESS AT THE SCRATCH Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  9. WILLIE SMITHS ADD PERRY TO THE RANGE Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  10. NEW FAMILY-OWNED CRAFT BEER HITS THE MARKET Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  11. TIME OUT AUSTRALIA LAUNCH CRAFT BEER CLUB Annette Shailer 13-Nov-2014
  12. GROWLER STORE OPENS IN MELBOURNE Annette Shailer 13-Nov-2014
  13. COOPERS SALES REACH RECORD LEVELS Annette Shailer 13-Nov-2014
  14. BACKLASH AS ANHEUSER-BUSCH BUYS 10 BARREL BREWING Annette Shailer 13-Nov-2014
  15. WHITE RABBIT BREWERY CLOSURE CONFIRMED Annette Shailer 13-Nov-2014
  16. MELBOURNE WELCOMES NEW CRAFT BEER SHOP Annette Shailer 05-Nov-2014
  17. LOCAL TAPHOUSE IN AUSTRALIA-FIRST BEER TRAINING DEAL Annette Shailer 05-Nov-2014
  18. MAN WHO DROVE PLANE TO A PUB IS CHARGED Annette Shailer 05-Nov-2014

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Brewery News

Pink Boots grant winners announced

Tap contracts are in the news. Again.

Muntons inks Aust/NZ distribution deal

Invercargill Brewery scores two bronze in Kentucky

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Venue & Event News

Last chance to register for Sydney Craft Beer Week

Beechworth Oktoberfest returns for 2014

Brewer’s Choice Weekend at Red Hill

The Whisky Club launches with $3750 bottle to win

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Something a Little Frothy

Something Frothy: Professor sacked over beer can

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Positions Vacant

Position Vacant: Cellar Door Manager (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

Science Driving the Quest for Better Beer

It’s long been known by brewers and beer lovers alike that different strains of yeast will produce their own, unique signatures and characteristics when they’re used to brew beer. Indeed, the little fellas used in the brewing process can produce more than 500 ...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

Bold expansion for three Kiwi craft breweries

The Kiwi beer scene continues to grow.  Following right on from the dual silver medal successes of New Zealand beers at the World Beer Cup in San Diego (Garage Project Cockswain's Courage Double Barrelled Edition Porter and Speight's Triple Hop Pilsner) ...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


Monteith's Double Hopped IPA

When a beer pours as this does, it's an invitation that can't be knocked back. The anticipation that this is going to pack a punch is met with a hint of hesitation if you're not an avid IPA drinker accustomed to these levels of hopping and bitterness. ...read more

Archives
  1. FANCY A RARE SULLIVANS COVE FRENCH OAK? Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  2. EXPERIENCED BREWER REQUIRED Annette Shailer 02-Oct-2014
  3. Artisan Beer Maven - Brand and Sales Leader Annette Shailer 20-Aug-2014
  4. Beer & Brewer Announces Survey Winners Annette Shailer 14-Aug-2014
  5. Custom brand beer from Brewtopia Annette Shailer 14-Aug-2014
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Homebrew Recipe of the Week

Muntons Pumpkin Ale - Concentrate with grains
Homebrewer Recipe: Endeavour Amber Ale (Concentrate) 


Have a crack at this little ripper of a recipe, and enjoy your very own version of the Endeavour Amber Ale ...read more

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When: 18-25 October

Where: All Over Sydney

Info: head to the SCBW Website

 
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BBAC was held October 24, 2013, at The Sebel Hotel, 28 Albion St, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW 2010.

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

EXCISE ON SMALL BREWERS

EXCISE RELIEF WELCOMED BY CRAFT BREWERS

AUSTRALIAN BEER EXCISE REFORM LEGISLATED

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

ATO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES MICROBREWERIES EXCISE REFUND SCHEME EXTENSION

PLENTY OF QUESTIONS RAISED IN THE WAKE OF EXCISE ANNOUNCEMENT LAST WEEK

AUSTRALIAN GREENS CALL FOR EXCISE CHANGE TO HELP MICROBREWERIES HELP THE ECONOMY

ARCBA TO RELEASE WHITE PAPER DEMANDING EXCISE RELIEF IN FEDERAL BUDGET

AUSTRALIAN LABOR AND LIBS REJECT MICROBREWERY EXCISE CHANGE, BUT GREENS WON’T GIVE UP

 

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  1. A BEER FOR THE DOGS Annette Shailer 20 hours 41 mins ago
  2. CRAFT BREWERS TAKE ON BEER HEAVYWEIGHTS Annette Shailer 22 hours 7 mins ago
  3. NEW BEER AND REBRAND FOR CRICKETERS ARMS Annette Shailer 22 hours 32 mins ago
  4. A CLOSE SHAVE FOR JAMES SQUIRE Annette Shailer 27-Nov-2014
  5. RED HILL BREWERY REOPENS Annette Shailer 27-Nov-2014
  6. MATILDA BAY BREWERY AXED IN CUB RESTRUCTURE Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  7. STONE & WOOD RELEASE VARIETY PACK Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  8. A WEEKEND OF TARTNESS AT THE SCRATCH Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  9. WILLIE SMITHS ADD PERRY TO THE RANGE Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014
  10. NEW FAMILY-OWNED CRAFT BEER HITS THE MARKET Annette Shailer 19-Nov-2014

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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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