John Phinney, formerly chief executive of Pirate Life, has joined the management team of Brisbane’s Newstead Brewing Co.
New breweries for NSW as a clamour of brewpubs get set to launch on the northern coast, Spotty Dog Brewers announces a Tasmanian home and one brewery in planning gets cancelled.
Updates from Hop Nation following its Mornington Peninsula acquisition as well as Pirate Life’s casino venture, Modus Operandi’s Newcastle site and more in this edition of the Bintani Brewery Radar.
A number of well-known brands faced the ABAC panel in the past few weeks, including VB for its fragrance Thirst as well as Pirate Life, Moo Brew and an NRL player’s Bloke in a Bar beer brand.
It’s a big week in the beer world as the team tackle a triple bunger. ABAC, Broo and BrewDog – all making headlines this week.
Two complaints, one regarding a Pirate Life-sponsored YouTube snowboarding video and another about Currumbin Valley’s ‘juicy’ hazy IPA have been upheld by ABAC.
Hundreds of thousands of litres of beer which brewers couldn’t sell in venues during the COVID-19 lockdowns has been used to generate energy in SA.
An ABAC panel has made a quartet of judgements on Pirate Life, Hawkers Beer, Brookvale Union and Heineken marketing communications, dismissing each of the wide-ranging complaints.
Complaints against craft beer packaging and social media were down in the past three months, but ABAC warned marketers to be cautious about making claims during COVID-19.
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.