Foster’s is the world’s 284th most valuable brand, with a brand value of US$3.1bn (AU$3.5bn), according to the latest BrandFinance Global 500 survey. The survey annually analyses 500 key brands worldwide and 2010 marks Foster’s first entry into the Top 500. Its listing sees the Australian brewer join the world’s most valuable beer brand, Budweiser… Read more →
Hollywood loves a remake and it seems Lion Nathan does too. After the disappointing – and short-lived– ‘Build a Boat’ campaign for the brewer’s XXXX Gold brand, Lion Nathan will this weekend launch its new advertising campaign which sees a return to the XXXX Blokes and a dog concept…only with four new blokes, and presumably, a different dog
Here is your chance to visit Belgium in the company of exciting Australian brewer Ben Kraus from Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers.
United States—The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of United States. brewing companies, has just launched a new website to celebrate the ever-growing interest in craft brewers in America. The new site is a consumer portal providing information and community interaction for craft beer enthusiasts everywhere. The site, craftbeer.com, offers a comprehensive range… Read more →
Foster’s Group yesterday posted its half year results which showed that Australia’s largest brewing company had continued to lose its share of the lucrative Australian beer market. Wine was again the major drag on the company’s results, with the beer business showing a 5.7 per cent increase in revenue despite a 1.1 per cent fall… Read more →
Scottish brewery BrewDog has reclaimed the record for the world’s strongest beer with a 41% abv IPA called Sink the Bismarck. BrewDog initially claimed the record last year when it unveiled a 32% beer called Tactical Nuclear Penguin late last year. The record was shortlived however with German brewer, Schorschbrau, recently reclaiming the mantle releasing… Read more →
In more news from the De Bortoli-owned William Bull brewery, Australian Brews News understands it is going to launch a new beer this Autumn called William’s Pale Ale. The beer is named after William Bull, the man who sank the area’s first bore and after whom the townsfolk named their town of Bilbul where the… Read more →
Anyone with an interest in homebrewing will probably have heard of Brew Like a Monk, Stan Hieronymus’ paean to—and handbook for—brewing classic Belgian-styled beers yourself. It’s a classic text for the homebrewer or any serious beer enthusiast who wants to understand Trappist, Abbey and strong Belgian ales. Stan’s next book, Brewing with Wheat, is to be released on 15 February and publisher Brewers Publications have a special offer for pre-sales. Customers who order Brewing with Wheat between now and February 22 will get a 20% discount of the USD 17.95 cover price.
With news that the four biggest international brewers make more than half the world’s beer, Australian Brews News takes a closer look at who owns what and how that translates to the Australian marketplace.
New Zealand makes the best three beers in Australia and New Zealand, according to beer rating site RateBeer. What do you think?