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 →
In episode 5 we have a wide ranging discussion with Malt Shovel’s Dr Chuck Hahn, we take a stab at the thorny issues of tap contracts, some new Squire beers and the history of the James Squire brand.
Australia’s biggest brewers are so scared of losing market share they would rather see the beer market whither while tying hotels to exclusive tap contracts…
Beer sponsorships don’t generally cause much of a stir at Australian Brews News, especially when it just involves one generic mid-strength lager substituted for another at the football. But Carlton & United Breweries’ snaring the sponsorship rights for the Queensland Reds, ending Lion Nathan/XXXX’s two decade association with Queensland Rugby, marks just how aggressive Australia’s… Read more →