Craft beer

AUSSIES VOTE ON HOTTEST BEERS FOR 2024

The 16th edition of the annual GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer poll has dropped, reflecting consumers served entertaining voting campaigns, proving creativity an important part of the crafty market beyond merely brewing beer. Tens of thousands of votes were counted for the ‘hottest’ beers from 2023, nominating a whopping 1,877 different brews, from 436 of […]

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CRAFT BEER ASSOCIATION LOOKS DOWN AS BIG NAMES EXIT

The debate in Australia around ‘What is Craft Beer’ has taken a sharp turn, with the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) effectively ousting brands owned and linked to major brewers. The CBIA yesterday announced a “membership reform agenda” that would focus on the independence of brewers of the sector. It plans to “re-define membership eligibility”

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CRAFT BEER HEAVEN THE LOCAL TAPHOUSE DARLO FOR SALE

The creators of the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular are parting with their Sydney instalment of the Local Taphouse, citing booming business in their other operations. Beer legends Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone are the brains behind the GABS phenomenon, emanating from their craft beer meccas, the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst and St Kilda East. The

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BEER SURVEY OFFERS INSIGHT TO PUBS AND PROPRIETORS

Consumer research has reached inside Australia’s legion of craft beer drinkers, with important results for licensees. The Sydney-based Beer Cartel is a distributor of over 1,100 craft beers from around the world, providing tasting rooms and beer clubs, and distribution of curated six and twelve-packs to budding connoisseurs. Surveying over 6,500 beer drinkers, the company

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ACCC INVOLVEMENT IN BIG BEER BATTLES CONTINUES

Following a positive ruling on Australia’s part in the beer global mega-merger, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is still unhappy about tap contracts and craft brewers. Last month the ACCC gave the green light to a $145 billion merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, despite significant effects on competition in Australia. The takeover

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