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The Future of Beer - Seltzers? Craft Brewery Stabalisation? The Shake Out?

The Future of Beer - Seltzers? Craft Brewery Stabalisation? The Shake Out?

Donn Bichsel, former chief commercial officer, Revolution Brewing “The next decade will show an increasing shrink in the number of brewery brands that are able to get deep into the distributor and retail tiers, and this will contribute to the number of buyouts and strategic partnerships. Distributors faced with a portfolio lacking in current growth captains such as Constellation and Mark Anthony Brands, in addition to aging second and third generation ownership with no clear succession plans, will continue to take current record multiples and head to a sunny destination.” Kim Jordan, Co-Founder, New Belgium Brewing “In terms of what’s...

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The Old Iso Quarantini Recipe

The Old Iso Quarantini Recipe

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No... It's four fucking plaster walls and too much time on our hands without anything to do. Yep, we live in a privileged world where our biggest problem during a pandemic is to choose what type of cocktail we must make in order to kill time! So, roll out the Quarantini. Life's answer to the pandemic. The alcohol kills the germs. The local honey and lemon boosts your immunity. And the optional added pack of emergency vitamin c — that can also be used to rim the glass — is just an...

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Merry Jane Mango Kush Baby!!

Merry Jane Mango Kush Baby!!

Hops, the flower brewed to make beer, is practically a kissing cousin to cannabis, the flower that lifts minds — and spirits. Both belong to the plant family Cannabacae, so, naturally, they complement one another perfectly, especially when fused into a single, sudsy beverage.  On January 31st, East 9th Brewing and global ganjapreneur Snoop Dogg will launch the MERRY JANE Mango Kush hemp beer under East 9th’s Doss Blockos brand. Although Doss Blockos introduced Australia’s first hemp beer, Hempire, just a couple of years ago, Mango Kush will raise the bar another 420 notches.  East 9th infused the fruity hemp ale with flavors inspired by the deep,...

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How will Covid-19 change Hospitality in Australia?

How will Covid-19 change Hospitality in Australia?

Hold onto your aprons and whip out the ninja bar blades - the hospitality apocalypse has struck with an all-mighty fly kick to chops!! Covid-19 has all but killed hospitality in Australia since March 2020 and there are fears that it will shake up the industry for good once the dust decides to gently settle on the out of date kegs in all bars across the country. Many hospitality workers are walking the streets with hat in hand whilst venue owners seek to salvage whatever remaining change lies between the cracks of their venue furniture. It's a horrible, unsettling, anxiety riddled...

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10 Things To Do Before The End Of The World

10 Things To Do Before The End Of The World

If you're reading this, the end is near...but probably not....but it could be! So what are the ten things you would do before the end of the world?? It’s been X years since we brewed our first Doss Blockos. That’s X years of independence. We started with two passions; to create a much-loved sessionable beer and to have a positive social impact. X years on we are more excited than ever to be brewing the new delicious Doss Blockos XPA even as we look to help save the world! We accidentally created X things to do before you die. But...

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