Coopers, CUB and Lion are all investing in their international portfolios as overseas beer brands see growth, prompted by COVID-19 drinking habits, after a period of decline.
In the latest tax disclosures from the Australian Tax Office, it was revealed that neither of the country’s two major brewers paid corporate tax last year.
Coopers Brewery is cautiously optimistic after a modernisation programme, moving its mainstays to cans and growing its presence in Western Australia, NSW and Victoria.
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.
The ATO’s release of tax transparency figures revealed that CUB’s parent company did not pay any corporate tax for the fifth year running, but it’s a bit more complicated than that, according to experts.
Everyone in the brewing industry has the responsibility to share their knowledge and focus on sustainability, according to Birgitte Skadhauge, vice president of the Carlsberg Research Laboratory in Denmark, when she visited Brisbane for TropAg.
This week Matt joins Pete all the way from BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, for the latest beer news including annual results from Coopers and the Royal Queensland Beer Awards.
The launch of new products Coopers Session Ale and Coopers Dry and the release of its Original Pale Ale in cans helped Coopers Brewery achieve a 2% growth in sales volumes during 2018-19.
Matt finally backs BrewDog! And some sage words of warning for those wanting to rip off Belgium Monks. Plus all the big Aussie beer stories of the week.
Danish brewer Carlsberg will not be making any changes to its recipe in Australia, despite a highly publicised campaign in the UK.