“We saw a lot of craft breweries popping up but what we could never get our heads around was why we weren’t getting into it as malt barley producers,” AG Schilling & Co’s Mark Schilling says. “Why is this any different from the wine industry – they grow grapes and they turn them into wine … Continue reading From barley to beer – farmer takes up brewing
With beer brewed in Australia accounting for 93 per cent of the nation’s beer consumption, the functionality and hygiene of brewing facilities are key factors to ensure consistent high standards and high turnovers. The floor underfoot plays a crucial role to ensuring that a brewery can operate effectively, quickly and hygienically – as if the … Continue reading The recipe for a perfect brewery floor
New findings from University of Adelaide researchers, could help provide more stable brewing processes or new malts for craft brewers. The researchers discovered a link between one of the key enzymes involved in malt production for brewing and a specific tissue layer within the barley grain. The most important malting enzymes come from a layer of … Continue reading Research helps towards creating more stable brewing processes
People can keep warm in this winter with the Grape, Grain and Graze wine festival in Sydney. The festival, formerly known as the Sydney Royal Wine Experience, will showcase hundreds of wines. But it’s not only for wine lovers. There will be Sydney Royal award-winning beers and ciders as well. Experts will be on site … Continue reading Sydney Royal’s Grape, Grain & Graze Festival to ignite wine-lovers’ taste buds
The past five years have seen an explosion of new and innovative models and products to fund food processing facilities. While once the landscape was dominated by the traditional finance options (major banks), businesses can now access capital through a variety of new options. New funding sources include internet-based, peer-to-peer lending platforms, community ownership models, … Continue reading Owning vs renting – which is best?
Craft brewers and distillers will no longer pay additional tax, allowing them to compete on fairer terms with large beverage companies. May’s Federal Budget saw the Government increase the amount beverage companies can claim back on their excise and extend the concessional draught beer excise rate to smaller kegs, typically used by craft brewers. The … Continue reading Budget sees craft beer tax cut
Sydney craft beer makers Philter Brewing entered the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs) for the first time this year and won two awards in Melbourne, last week. The night started with a bang for the young team when Philter XPA, the brand’s crowd-pleasing first release to market, won Best Australian Pale Ale. Head Brewer Samara … Continue reading Philter snags two awards at the AIBAs
Craft brewers and distillers will no longer pay additional tax, allowing them to compete on fairer terms with large beverage companies.
The brewer has partnered with local Thai partners BB&B to create a new beer brand and also acquired gluten free craft beer brand Wilde Gluten Free.
CLV is developing a bespoke and unique range of beers and tonics at its newly-built facilities in Europe, with test brewing well advanced.
The Roy Morgan Alcohol Currency Report has found that 69.3 per cent of Australians aged 18 and over drink alcohol in an average four-week period.
Brewpack and Stockade Brew are restructuring under the newly formed Tribe Breweries umbrella and will expand into a new facility in Goulburn.
Orora has earned client buy-in on a new beer bottle design, using colour-matched 3D printed appearance models with identical heft and hue of glass.
Goose Island will put its last dozen bottles of Bourbon County Stout in Australia under the hammer in a world first Facebook Live beer auction.
The Western Australian Government’s goal to raise the value of tourism to $12 billion by 2020 could be boosted by more attention to ales, pilsners and lagers.
The High Country Hops Festival is coming to Beechworth, Victoria on March 24-25.
Carlton & United Breweries is significantly increasing Cascade’s brewing capability and launching Cascade as a significant craft brewery.
The Brewers Association of New Zealand has appointed of Dylan Firth as its Executive Director, based in Wellington. Rory Glass, Managing Director of Lion and Chairman of the Brewers Association, says Firth’s skills, strong networks and advocacy experience will deliver considerable value for the New Zealand brewing industry. “We are delighted to welcome Dylan to … Continue reading Brewers Association of New Zealand appoints new boss
Coopers Brewery chalked up its 24th consecutive year of growth in beer volumes in 2016-17, with sales rising 2.9 per cent to a record 83.8 million litres.
Tooheys New has brought back its iconic 30-pack of classic cans for a limited time only.