Pete and Matt discuss the news of the week as several beers receive ABAC’s judgement and one of Colorado’s oldest breweries downsizes.
ABAC panels have ruled against the packaging of a Joker-themed beer from Grand Ridge Brewery and Fixation Brewing Company’s Squish Citrus IPA, as well as an advert for big brewer Lion’s Heineken 0.0 alcohol-free brand.
ABAC have received more packaging complaints in the last quarter than are usually received in a year according to its latest report, which also highlighted an increase in demand for its pre-vetting service.
The boys are back in Oz this week discussing all the big news stories including which breweries are facing ABAC and whether beer really does have it tough when it comes to tax.
The chief executive of the FARE has slammed a partnership between Kellogg’s and NSW brewery One Drop, and in an unusual move, announced publicly that the organisation will be complaining to ABAC about it.
James Squire, Pirate Life and Endeavour Drinks Group’s Bluey Beer have been on the receiving end of ABAC complaints. While they were dismissed by the panel, its rulings highlighted the role of alcohol marketing and sports events and activities.
Pete and Matt catch up to debate the hard news over a hard iced tea and find out if ice in your pacific ale is “a thing”.
Bottomless brunches, 8% abv cruisers and national bottle shops face the ire of anonymous complainants to the ABAC board in a raft of judgements released this week.
This week we hear from Sam Hambour, co-founder of Hop Nation along with Duncan Gibson. We hear about their brewing philosophy and how they were a little blindsided by their run in with ABAC over Jedi Juice.
Independent Brands Australia, the banner group supporting more than 2,700 stores across retail brands such as Cellarbrations, The BottleO, IGA Liquor and Thirsty Camel, has become a signatory to ABAC.