Weathering the COVID-19 storm will be about adapting to fast-moving trends, according to experts, who discuss predictions for the weeks ahead and how breweries can get ahead of the curve.
Despite everything, Australia’s breweries are still churning out the new brews, with releases from Akasha, Wayward, Brick Lane, Braeside, Bodriggy and Black Brewing Co.
Packaging complaints to ABAC are down after a record year of judgements in 2019 and the announcement that the watchdog would be allowed to bring in stricter enforcement powers for non-compliance.
New breweries are opening up across the country, and the Bintani Brewery Radar aims to keep track of their progress. We’ve got updates on Bobs Beers, Bailey Brewing, Sauce’s new venue in Cairns and more.
Craft accelerator Founders First has acquired the majority shareholding in the gin brand of Indigenous Australian former AFL player Daniel Motlop.
The founder of a popular craft beer website has launched TakeawayBeer.com.au to help connect craft beer fans with their local brewery.
The Independent Brewers Association is rallying the industry after a series of wins, including support from the major retailers and the JobKeeper announcement this week.
Queensland brewers have proven that necessity is the mother of invention in the wake of growler refill bans in the state, as they start using milk cartons instead.
Alcohol advertising watchdog ABAC last week ruled on a number of complaints against James Squire’s One Fifty Lashes and Pirate Life, as well as Coopers and BWS.
The Happiest Hour, a company which locates the nearest deals for 100,000 consumers a month, has pivoted into offering a platform for breweries to market their takeaway offering.