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19 January 2011 Carlton Dry has come to the party again, announcing today the second round of ‘THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY’ industry night events. Monday nights will be rejuvenated as the likes of electro-pop supremos Miami Horror, indie duo Philadelphia Grand Jury, rocksters Bluejuice and club favourites Bag Raiders take to stages across the country. […]



18 January 2011 Entries for the annual Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) close this Friday, 21 January 2011 and organisers are encouraging breweries from across the globe to enter this year’s competition. As the pre-eminent showcase of beer and brewing excellence in the Asia Pacific region, the truly international AIBA received more than 1,170 entries […]


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18 January 2011 Leading glass container maker, O-I, has developed Australia’s only locally-made family range of industry craft beer bottles enabling brand consistency across single-serve and multi-serve craft brews. Manufactured at O-I’s Sydney and Melbourne plants, the amber coloured craft family range features a crown seal finish and is available in three sizes including 330ml, […]



14 January 2011 Dane at has put together a flood relief fund for those affected in Queensland and Northern NSW. All of us here at Beer & Brewer and Aussie Home Brewer urge all of you to give generously and support those who have been displaced from their homes. Who knows? You might even […]



14 January 2011 The Brewers Association (BA) recently released its2011 Beer Style Guidelines. Updated annually, the guidelines currently describe 140 styles of beer and are used in prestigious beer competitions, like the Great American Beer Festival® and the World Beer Cup®. For 2011, several beer style descriptions have been significantly updated: Belgo-American-Style Ales Belgian-Style Flanders […]



14 January 2011 Just announced…Jimmy Barnes to play live at Elmar’s in the Valley on Saturday 26 March 2011 – tickets on sale NOW!! SOUNDS IN THE VALLEY 2011 Kasey Chambers – Saturday 26 February 2011 The first concert of the 2011 season will be held on Saturday 26 February 2011, featuring Kasey Chambers. Performing […]



13 January 2011 Source: Australian Financial Review Julie-anne Sprague Beer sales had their largest monthly slump in more than five years in November, casting an ominous shadow over Foster’s Group’s ability to meet profit expectations as poor weather, a high Australian dollar and a shift by consumers to boutique brews depress sales. The latest Nielsen […]



13 January 2011 South Australian-based drink dispensing firm Hoshizaki Lancer has achieved a rare “triple crown” by simultaneously being awarded International Accreditation for Quality, Safety and Environmental performances. The company, based at Beverley, has been awarded ISO 9001 for a quality management system, ISO 14001 for sound environmental performance and AS 4801 for safety management […]

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12 January 2011 Source: Australian Food News Josette Dunn According to Datamonitor’s recently launched report, Market Insights: Alcoholic Beverage sales in China – the country which ranked number one globally in volume of alcoholic beverage sales in 2009 – are forecast to reach 61 billion litres in 2014, compared to 47 billion litres in 2009.Several […]



12 January 2011 The Queensland floods have devastated homes, livelihoods and taken lives across the state, with the current threat far from over. Many Foster’s employees have spent the last days and weeks supporting friends and family, assisting customers to repair and maintain businesses, with many preparing their own homes for potential flooding. The recovery […]


Coopers Bucks Trend With “Mild” Sales Growth

11 January 2011 Increased sales of Coopers Mild Ale have enabled the brewer to overcome the impact of Australia’s milder than normal start to summer. Sales of the mid strength Coopers Mild Ale soared 21.6% for the period from July 1 to December 31, 2010 over the previous year and have enabled Coopers to enjoy […]


Moa Special Delivery Heading For The Ice

10 January 2011 Award-winning beer Moa is sending a special delivery of 2,000 bottles – plastic, not glass – to Scott Base to help get the icemen through the southern summer when the temperature can reach a balmy -3C. Three types of the Marlborough-brewed beer will be loaded onto a ship leaving Christchurch for Antarctica […]


Coopers and Seeley International Meet DIY Beer Demand

8 January 2011 Two iconic South Australian firms, Coopers Brewery and Seeley International, have combined forces to make it even easier to make great quality beer at home. A new generation DIY Beer kit, designed by Coopers and manufactured in Adelaide by Seeley International, is being sold to beer connoisseurs around the world. The Marketing […]


VB pledges to ‘Shout the Nation’ despite Aussie Ashes loss

4 January 2011 VB announced January 4th that it would honour its ‘Shout the Nation’ pledge, offering all eligible Aussies the chance to get their hands on a complimentary VB can or stubby, despite the Aussie cricket team not winning the Ashes. “What better way to kick off a fresh Aussie summer than with a […]


Wed 25th & Thurs 26th August Time – 6-9pm Venue – The Oak Barrel Address -152 Elizabeth St, Sydney The Oak Barrel will be immersed in the ‘water of life’ with Whisky World – a celebration of unique whiskies from Australia and around the world. Join us in the tasting room where each night will […]