The United Kingdom-based International Brewing and Cider Awards 2019 were held this month, with four Australian breweries winning international honours.
Following Lion’s announcement today that it will consider job redundancies and shift reductions at two of its nine breweries, it is clear that the decline in mainstream beer consumption is hitting big business hard.
The union representing XXXX brewery technicians has again upped the stakes in its brawl with Lion Beer Australia over jobs at the XXXX brewery in Milton, Queensland.
This week on Beer is a Conversation we chat with Richard Knight, marketing manager for XXXX.
XXXX Bitter, Tooheys Extra Dry and James Boag’s Premium Light will all have their ABV reduced under changes announced by Lion today.
The new XXXX Gold Australian Pale Ale is a step up in complexity from its lager stablemate, says brewer Anthony Clem.
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…
This episode we catch up with XXXX Marketing Manager Jack Mesley to discuss the brand refresh for one of the biggest beer brands in the country…
Big breweries routinely talk of their “portfolio of brands” rather than their product, or even beer. Australian Brews News editor Matt Kirkegaard wonders whether, for the tens of millions that they spend each year on creating and presenting their brand images, what sort of custodians are they for the brand image of beer itself?
I have been thinking a lot about beer adjectives today because I stumbled upon this nifty little automatic beer review generator. It got me thinking that a lot of the adjectives are used euphemistically. ‘Refreshing’, ‘crisp’, ‘smooth’ and ‘sessional’ are all often used to appropriately describe beers that, how shall we put this, don’t really… Read more →