Beer

Premiumization will be a continued trend for Chinese consumers. Pic: China International Exhibitions

Chinese consumers demand premium beer products

By Douglas Yu

The Chinese beer market is the world’s largest, yet it is experiencing negative volume growth after growing continuously for the past 24 years, according to China Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA). Industry insiders say domestic beers have to look for...

Coopers marks another record year for traditionally brewed ales

Australia

Coopers marks another record year for traditionally brewed ales

By RJ Whitehead

The trend for Australians to move away from mass-produced beer continues as annual sales by Coopers, the country’s biggest privately owned brewer, reach another record while sales by major players continue to slump.

Coopers launches home-brew range in international styles

Coopers launches home-brew range in international styles

By RJ Whitehead

Coopers Brewery has launched a range of home-brew beer extracts under the Thomas Cooper label to tap into the fast-growing global trend for craft beer. The ingredients are already online and have begun to land on stockists’ shelves.

Coopers now has a sizeable range, including licensed international brands

Brewer profile

The niche brewer that’s taking on the big guns at their own game

By RJ Whitehead

Last year was the worst for Australia’s mainstream beer industry since before the Second World War, though one Adelaide brewer, which operates on the premium cusp of the market, has now achieved its twenty-first successive year of growth.

Talkback: Is Gandhi beer offensive or just canny branding?

Talkback: Is Gandhi beer offensive or just canny branding?

By RJ Whitehead

Talkback is a new weekly feature which looks at a polarising issue and gauges your response to it from an industry perspective. This week, we invite you to look at a beer from the United States that carries the name of a notable teetotaller and let us...

Balmain beers are gaining a reputation in their native New South Wales, but how will the Chinese take to craft brews?

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Hong Kong the gateway to China’s promising craft beer market

By Glenn Cary, chief executive of Balmain Brewing Company

It’s hard to stress how important it is for craft brewers to get their product into greater China as we watch the market there unfold amid rising incomes and increasing openness to new tastes in beer.

Nothing bitter about craft beer’s rising popularity

Australia

Nothing bitter about craft beer’s rising popularity

By RJ Whitehead

The remarkable rise in popularity of craft beer in Australia might be driving mainstream brewery executives to the bottle, but for Glenn Cary, chief executive of the independent Balmain Brewing Company, it is only the beginning.

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