Pirate Life breaks a run of good luck for the brewing industry but has a complaint against its “probiotic” beer dismissed by ABAC, raising issues with health claims and alcohol.
A raft of bottle shops and the wine and distilling companies have faced a panel as beer packaging complaints bottom out after ABAC hailed brewing industry co-operation.
Good news on the podcast this week as ABAC reports packaging complaints are down in 2020 and we take a look at some positive adaptations the industry is making.
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.
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.
Alcohol advertising watchdog ABAC is tightening rules around compliance and penalties in the wake of a “marked increase” in complaints.
A complaint against a WA brewery was upheld by ABAC after a panel found its Instagram posts associated drinking and driving, whilst complaints against gin brand Mother’s Milk, Dan Murphy’s and Aldi were dismissed.
This week Pete Mitcham is joined by Brews News senior journalist Clare Burnett to discuss the beer news of the week, including tax figures and Jamie Cook leaving the IBA.
Complaints made to ABAC against XXXX Gold, Furphy, Matso’s and 4 Pines covering product placement rules, social media and public transport advertising have all been dismissed by a panel.
This week Matt and Pete are joined by Australian Brews News Senior Journalist Clare Burnett. Make sure you tune in live for our countdown of the GABS Hottest 100 on Saturday.