Retail Drinks Australia has criticised a report published this week by FARE which argued that children are being put at risk from online sales and home delivery of alcohol.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education and Retail Drinks are at loggerheads over retail alcohol sales statistics during COVID-19 as FARE criticises the industry’s “predatory instincts”.
FARE’s newly-published poll indicates Australians were drinking more at home before COVID, but Retail Drinks slams it as “misleading” over alcohol home delivery claims.
The Brewers Association of Australia wants mandatory labels and recommends “moving to them expeditiously” but has denounced mandatory colours as adding “unreasonable and unnecessary costs”.
A big week in the brewing industry as the podcast team look at 4 Pines small business grant, trademark battles and new research from FARE.
Overall alcohol sales and and volumes are down between at least 10 and 30 per cent according to Alcohol Beverages Australia, as brewers step up to help their venue customers.
Ministers have scrapped plans by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) body to introduce new pregnancy risk warning labels on cans.
Our final Brews News Week for 2019. Making news: CUB donates water to Queensland and NSW farmers, and more social media posts go before ABAC.
Alcohol advertising watchdog ABAC has upheld three complaints about One Drop Brewing Co’s Kellogg’s Cornflakes Nitro Milkshake IPA, saying that the packaging has “strong or evident appeal to minors”.
Pete and Matt discuss the news of the week as several beers receive ABAC’s judgement and one of Colorado’s oldest breweries downsizes.