Publicans in parts of the country are facing keg shortages despite an ‘unprecedented logistical exercise’ by CUB.
This week on the podcast, the team discuss questions raised over competition after the Asahi acquisition, and the latest Alcohol and Drug Foundation campaign.
With CUB now safely in Asahi’s hands, a competition assessment conducted by the ACCC shows it allowed the sale despite Asahi having a significant impact on competition.
Asahi has officially acquired Carlton and United Breweries although it remains dependent on the sale of a number of beer and cider brands.
Carlton & United Breweries has upped the ante on its For the Love of Your Local campaign, doubling its donation target to $2 million worth of beer for pubs and clubs.
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.
Small brewers have expressed surprise that AB InBev-owned 4 Pines Brewery has qualified for a Federal Government grant designated for small and medium businesses.
As beer evolves and breweries branch out into everything from kombucha to hard seltzers and RTDs, the question of how to integrate branding with your core range has come to the fore. Designer Tyson Sheean weighs in on the trend.
The Foreign Investment Review Board has removed the last barrier to Asahi’s acquisition of CUB as details of the nature of competition for tap contracts emerges.
This week on the podcast we see the release of the 2020 HPA hop report and the IBA faces its own challenges during lockdown.