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Court to hear Pacific Ale appeal

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December 9, 2016
'Pacific Ale' is headed back to court

Stone & Wood has appealed the court ruling on its Pacific Ale trade mark infringement claim against Thunder Road, with a new hearing set down for 2017.
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Unions toast victory over CUB

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December 7, 2016
The picketing maintenance workers

Carlton & United Breweries’ backdown in the Abbottsford brewery dispute represents a “historic win” for the union movement, ACTU secretary Dave Oliver said today.
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Milestone for sour beers: Boatrocker

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December 6, 2016
Miss Pinky Raspberry Berliner Weisse

Boatrocker Brewing Co’s Miss Pinky has become the first nationally ranged, Australian-produced sour in Dan Murphy’s stores.
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Grant funds Prancing Pony expansion

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December 6, 2016
L-R: Kyam Maher with Prancing Pony's Frank Samson and Corinna Steeb

Fresh from its International Beer Challenge success, Prancing Pony Brewery has received a $250,000 government grant to support a bottling line upgrade.
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Radio Brews News – Episode 113 – Luke Robertson

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December 4, 2016
Old time radio beer

This week we catch up with beer writer, blogger and podcaster Luke Robertson and discuss his predictions for 2017, as well as lagers, beards, hipsters and Billy Joel..
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Pirate Life releasing a pilsner

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December 2, 2016
Pirate Life White Labs Pilsner

A pilsner brewed in collaboration with US yeast guru Chris White is set for release by Pirate Life Brewing.
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How (not!) to open a beer venue

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November 30, 2016
The Scratch team, five years on

Brisbane bar The Scratch succeeded in spite of making “every mistake in the book” in its opening year, according to co-founder Ben Nichols, who has revealed details of his next hospitality venture.
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Where do gateway beers lead?

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November 28, 2016
Feral War Hog

So-called ‘gateway beers’ may actually be doing little to convert Australian drinkers to more flavoursome styles, mused Brendan Varis of Feral Brewing, as the company launched its new canned range.
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Hop usage peaking: Mitch Steele

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November 28, 2016
Mitch Steele at ANHC5

Brewers cannot realistically continue to exponentially increase the amount of hops they put in their beers, says India Pale Ale expert Mitch Steele.
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Broo shares spike on deal news

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November 28, 2016
Broo Premium Lager

Shares in ASX-listed brewer, Broo Limited, jumped 17 per cent on the back of an announcement that its Chinese contract brewer will also distribute the brand.
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