Venues are as diverse as beer choices, and so are their tap contracts. We spoke to two industry professionals about the dangers of choice and how big brewers are attempting to combat the threat of craft.
Tap contract controversy was reignited following the ACCC’s approval of CUB-Asahi deal last month, so we spoke to UNSW professor Rob Nicholls about the changed competition landscape and what this might mean if the IBA decides to take up the gauntlet.
Not all small brewers have joined in the outpouring of anger at the ACCC’s finding tap contracts do not substantially lessen competition.
ACCC Deputy Chair Michael Schaper spoke with Brews News to explain the ACCC’s decision that a court was unlikely to find that tap contracts amounted to a substantial lessening of competition…
Repost: With tap contracts once again in the news, we revisit this 2015 article exploring some of the arguments in favour of contracting arrangements.
Tap contracts will remain a necessity for Coopers Premium Beverages until such time as they are deemed anti-competitive by the ACCC, a scenario general manager Mark Goulmy would welcome, but isn’t counting on.
Fourteen months after launching, Melbourne’s Hawkers Brewery is already profitable in spite of its refusal to enter into exclusionary tap contracts with venues, according to co-founder Mazen Hajjar.
This week we have our panel discussion recording this week at Good Beer Week looking at the issue of tap contracts.
This week’s show is a long one, in which we really get our Yeastie on…but first we catch up with Al Carragher from Carlton’s Great Northern Hotel.
Coincidentally on the day we run our first in a series of podcasts looking at the issue of tap contracts, Ben Kraus from Bridge Road Brewers contacted us about screenings he is arranging of Beer Wars, a US documentary looking at the battle small brewers face to get their beers into outlets in the States…. Read more →