The 80s was a turbulent time for brewing, thanks to people like Alan Bond and Bernie Power. Eight years ago Matt Kirkegaard sought an interview with Alan Bond to get his recollections about the heady days of brewing in the 1980s. He wasn’t able to obtain the interview, and with the news today of Alan Bond’s death won’t get the chance. Here though is an article he wrote about those days that touches on Alan Bond’s influence on brewing the continues today…
Pete Mitcham has another lash at the new brew from Lion Brewing’s Malt Shovel Brewery, 150 Lashes.
Lion Nathan National Foods today announced its intention to change its company name, and those of its wholly-owned business units, to Lion. While no formal business names will be used other than Lion, category and geography will be employed informally to distinguish between business units as required: Beer, Spirits and Wines, Australia (formerly Lion Nathan… Read more →
The Malt Shovel Brewery has released the first details of their pending summer limited edition beer. The Lion-Nathan owned brewery has announced they have brewed “a unique version of an Australian lager”. “Not the pale golden easy quaffing standard fare, but a beer that captured the essence of an Australian summer,” Head brewer Tony Jones… Read more →
Lion Nathan has recently successfully defended its trademarking of the word ‘NEW’ against a company seeking to trademark the logo for New South Brewing Company. Following a hearing Trade Mark Office hearings officer, Bianca Irgang, determined that a “significant number of consumers would at the very least experience a reasonable doubtas to the existence of… Read more →
Watching football while having a beer is one of life’s great pleasures and close to a national institution in Australia but when sport sponsorships deny beer drinkers the right to choose their beer it is bad for fans and it is bad for brewing.
With news that the four biggest international brewers make more than half the world’s beer, Australian Brews News takes a closer look at who owns what and how that translates to the Australian marketplace.
Update 9/3/12 …and it finally happened. There has been interesting speculation in The Age that Fosters could lose the Corona and Stella licences. One of the the most incisive ideas in this article is tucked away right at the very end: “When Foster’s releases its interim results next month it will show that the margins… Read more →
With Summer Bright Lager, Lion Nathan hasn’t set out to challenge anyone’s perceptions of beer – just go head-to-head with Corona in the light and summery beer market. Have they succeeded?
James Boag’s (Lion Nathan) Pure Pale lager 330ml 4.5% abv Steinlager (Lion Nathan) Pure Pale Lager 3330ml 5% abv This review wasn’t meant to be a Brews News smackdown tasting, it had started as a James Boag’s Pure review. However, when I went to purchase the review bottle I did not look closely enough at… Read more →