WA trailblazer Feral Brewing has become the latest leading Australian craft brewery to sell its business to a multinational operation. Today, it was announced the business has been acquired 100 percent by Coca-Cola Amatil.
Two of the country's biggest craft brewers have been sold on the same day, with news that The Bickford's Group has bought Vale Brewing following Coca-Cola Amatil's purchase of Feral Brewing Co.
Traditionally, saisons were brewed to be consumed in the warmer months. As we (allegedly) head in that direction in Australia, we caught up with the man who has put farmhouse style ales at the heart of everything he does.
The owners of Rocks Brewing have taken the brewery off the market. Earlier this year, they announced the brewery and venue in Alexandria were for sale, although they planned to continue making beers under the Rocks banner.
Time to bring the story up to date. In part II of our look back at two decades of Mountain Goat, we tell the last 11 of the 20 stories of people, moments and beers that helped build the Melbourne legend.
Mountain Goat wasn't the first craft brewery to launch in Australia but for many beer drinkers, especially those from Melbourne, it has a special place in their heart. As it turns 20, we head back across the two decades in the company of owners and staff, past and present.
The Crafty Pint has added a new business directory to the site. It is designed to complement those we have for breweries, venues and bottleshops and help beer businesses reach our audience to find new customers.
Gage Roads has continued its run of success on multiple fronts by winning the right to pour its beers at the new Perth Stadium. It is reported that the Palmyra based brewery beat off competition from brewing giants to seal the deal.
In news that will send shockwaves through the Australian beer industry, it has been announced today that AB InBev has taken 100 percent ownership of 4 Pines. It is the global brewing giant's first Australian purchase since merging with SABMiller.
Following a courtship of more than 12 months, 4 Pines today became a 100 percent owned subsidiary of AB InBev. We spoke to brewery co-founder Jaron Mitchell and Peter Filipovic at AB InBev to find out more on the background to the sale.