Green Beacon is already facing the consequences of its decision to sell the business to Asahi with its beers set to be returned from the Independent Brewers Associations awards.
The ACCC is seeking industry views about the impact on competition in the beer market as a result of Asahi’s proposed purchase of Australia’s largest brewer, CUB.
Independent Brands Australia, the banner group supporting more than 2,700 stores across retail brands such as Cellarbrations, The BottleO, IGA Liquor and Thirsty Camel, has become a signatory to ABAC.
After more than two years of ‘red hot’ rumours, Brisbane’s Green Beacon has announced it has been purchased by Asahi just weeks after the Japanese drinks giant acquired CUB.
The Queensland Government’s much heralded Craft Beer Strategy has failed its first test with the State’s ‘Minister for Beer’ not even consulted over a 900% increase in levies for small breweries.
The ACCC will look into CUB’s sale to Asahi and Pirate Life, 4 Pines and BoozeBud stay with CUB, but all else is speculation in the wake of last Friday’s sale announcement.
Drinks marketing company East 9th Brewing has emerged as the buyer of contract brand Sample Brew which went into administration in May.
Bintani has launched the second iteration of its Signature Malt initiative, announcing Tasmania as the source for ‘Australia’s best’ barley for 2019.
A senior research fellow at Australia’s University of Queensland, has been named UC Davis’ new Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science succeeding Professor Charlie Bamforth.
As a major retailer announces the requirement for brewers to have a recall plan in place, the Independent Brewers Association has created a Beer Recall Information Pack and Recall Plan to help brewers comply with Australian beer recall requirements.