The Tasmanian hop harvest started this week with the now annual picking of hops for Cascade’s First Harvest Ale. The Foster’s-owned brewery describes Cascade First Harvest as “a celebration of the freshest and best of the Tasmanian harvest and uses only the first hops and barley of the season.” “It was the first beer produced… Read more →
With beer sponsorship in the news, Rory Gibson takes a look at why beer and sport are such a great match.
Watching football while having a beer is one of life’s great pleasures and close to a national institution in Australia but when sport sponsorships deny beer drinkers the right to choose their beer it is bad for fans and it is bad for brewing.
Food producers love a good study, particularly one that finds that some ingredient or trace element in their product has some miraculous property found to cure cancer in rats. Beer has been found to contain all sorts of health-giving nutrients but is it a cure-all superfood or just a very tasty drink?
The third ‘food beer’ from Fusion Brewing is designed to go with meat. Does it work? Does a beer need to be engineered to go with food in the first place? Brews News fires up the barbie to find out.
MEDIA RELEASE: Murray’s Shawn’s Fault – India Dark Ale. If you like big flavours and something a bit different, you’ll love Shawn’s Fault. And if you don’t – then it’s Shawn’s fault! This is not a beer for low-carb, no flavour fans.
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 →
In Big Helga, first launched on draught in October last year, Foster’s craft brewing arm has taken an interesting route. The Australian beer market is becoming increasingly fractured, with one very sizable chunk going the way of the ultra low-flavoured dry and low-carb beers and another section going the way of abundantly-flavoured craft and microbrewed beers.
Scottish brewery BrewDog is the enfant terrible of the British brewing scene, not to mention the darling of the current generation of plugged-in British beer writers. BrewDog is also the current master of generating publicity and hype using controversy and edginess. In just under three years their headline-getting exploits are already legion.
Beer lovers, excited by the increased attention given to their favourite drink these days, often get excited by the suggestion that beer is the “new wine”. The raised profile of beer is a great thing but there is at least one major barrier to beer being afforded the same regard as wine: snobbery.