Another microbrewer adds their voice to Neil Cameron’s Economics of Microbrewing article featuring their own breakdown of costs…
Sometimes you have to feel sorry for the Government. On the one hand they are constantly criticised for making laws that are cumbersome, unwieldy, hard to enforce and costly for business to comply with. But on the other hand, no sooner is a law passed and no matter how plain the spirit and intention of… Read more →
In this extract from his forthcoming book Beer, Mines and Rails: a history of the brewing industry in Queensland to the 1920s, Australia’s leading beer historian, Dr Brett Stubbs, looks at the contribution one family made to brewing in Queensland and beyond.
Australian beer lovers are being invited to hug a brewer on July 18 in celebration of International Brewers Day. International Brewers Day was suggested two years ago by US beer writer Jay Brooks and is designed to celebrate good beer by thanking the men and women who make it. Australians are encouraged to celebrate the… Read more →
The winners in the Perth Royal Beer Show were announced last Friday night with Swan Valley’s Feral Brewing winning best Australian Beer, WA beer and Ale. Feral’s win continues its recent domination of major Australian beer awards, winning the trophy for best brewery at last year’s Australian International Beer Awards, the trophy for Champion Ale… Read more →
The long-awaited Moody Cow Brewery in Western Australia’s Ferguson Valley opened for business for the first time this week.
Foster’s today announced that it intends to pursue a demerge its beer and wine operations to create separate stock exchange listings for each, subject to a detailed evaluation of the issues, costs and benefits to Foster’s shareholders and ongoing assessment of prevailing economic and capital market conditions. “We are increasingly seeing the benefits of operationally… Read more →
International breweries took out 11 of the 15 trophies awarded at the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards, announced tonight at a presentation dinner at The Palladium, at Crown in Melbourne. In addition to scooping the majority of trophies, the prestigious Champion Exhibitor Trophy is headed offshore as well, awarded to Norwegian boutique brewery, Nøgne Ø… Read more →
The phrase ‘beer is the new wine’ is often heard as the craft beer trend gathers pace, but if one industrial designer has his way beer could soon become the old wine being sold in cardboard four-litre casks. Australian industrial designer Tom Hussey has designed a four-litre cardboard ‘keg’ that looks remarkably like an old… Read more →
Three Australian brewers were among the medal winners at the 2010 Word Beer Cup announced in Chicago over the weekend. Lion Nathan’s Malt Shovel Brewery won gold for its New Norcia Abbey Ale, Sydney’s Redoak won silver for its Redoak Bitter and Ballarat’s O’Brien Brewing won silver for its gluten-free O’Brien Brown Ale. The Australian… Read more →