Top Selling Beer – Top 20 Overall

Ok Ok, Hardly beer “news” but I thought it may be of minor interest to outline what’s moving well on the retail shelves. And to think VB nearly outsells the beers ranked from 2nd to 9th in aggregation! 1. Victorian Bitter2. Carlton Draught3. Corona4. James Boags Premium5. Cascade Premium Light6. Stella Atois7. Crown Lager8. Asahi9. Coopers Sparkling Ale10. Coopers Pale …

Slow Beer Delivery Charges

It can be difficult to implement a ‘one size fits all’ freight charge structure so instead we have opted to add the freight charge to your order once we receive a confirmation of the exact cost from the courier. This way you can be sure the actual amount charged reflects exactly the cost Slow Beer incurs to ship your beer. …

Recent Tasting Notes

De Hemel Moenen (15/20) Now I understand this beer should have a bit of smoke action but I struggled to see this character either on the nose or the palate. Massive head that just wouldn’t quite early, unmanageable really. Light reddish tan in colour. Sweet nose, ’fruit tingles’ confectionary notes and perhaps some cherry. Ultra smooth palate with sweet malts …

Beer News – Potential Tax Breaks for Micros

And fair enough too. Australia’s small wineries get a decent tax break via exemptions in WET tax (well deserved mind you) but there is absolutely no reason why brewers shouldn’t get them as well. Let’s hope the campaign by Holgate etc develope positively. Suds Set Seek a Tax Break , Ben Oliver, 16 January 2007, Sunbury/Macedon Ranges Leader MICRO-BREWERS are …

Recent Tasting Notes – What’s Brewing

Newish mob from Geelong which I believe has taken over the old Scottish Chief brewery. All-in-all I thought the beers showed fairly well. Map and web links here. Amber Ale (12/20)Uninspiring upon pouring with effectively no head. Amber / light brown in colour. Soft malts with a touch of sweet caramel on the nose, not unlike a English bitter. Quite …

Beer News – The World is Awash with Capital

One of the biggest issues to hit the financing world over the past 2 years has been the weight of surplus capital around the world which has promoted the emergence of the highly financially engineered private equity transactions (ie the Qantas deal and its ilk). This spare cash also tends to find its way into segments that would be fighting …

Beer News – News Catch-up Pt.2

This article had the potential to be just plain stupid but the focus on small (ish) brewers was a nice touch…….. The Best Sluggers, Rory Gibson, 28 November 2006, The Courier-Mail“Is there a beer to match our best cricketers? Of course, at least 11 THE first Ashes Test is done and dusted and, as you do in the lunchbreaks, I …