Not all small brewers have joined in the outpouring of anger at the ACCC’s finding tap contracts do not substantially lessen competition.
After a three-year investigation, Australia’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found that tap contracts in the brewing industry are not anti-competitive.
As one medium-sized wine maker calls for the scrapping of the Wine Equalisation Tax ‘rort’ for distorting the wine market, it’s interesting to ponder whether there is such as thing as uniform good – or the colour of the grass – is determined by where you stand…
Australia’s biggest brewers are so scared of losing market share they would rather see the beer market whither while tying hotels to exclusive tap contracts…
Beer sponsorships don’t generally cause much of a stir at Australian Brews News, especially when it just involves one generic mid-strength lager substituted for another at the football. But Carlton & United Breweries’ snaring the sponsorship rights for the Queensland Reds, ending Lion Nathan/XXXX’s two decade association with Queensland Rugby, marks just how aggressive Australia’s… Read more →
It’s not been long since Pacific Beverage’s Bluetongue Brewery officially opened and a new beer has already hit the streets from the brewery. Called Bruers Bright, the beer is described as an “Australian style draught lager with a clean fresh aroma, a fruity individualistic palate and a soft bitter aftertaste”. It is a trial beer… Read more →