THE FIDDLER EXPANDS INTO NEW MARKETS

The good old days of a publican standing behind the taps and a simple cheap menu are well and truly over for hotels who are happy to invest and collaborate in facilities that expand their market reach.…

BREWDOG OPENS DOGTAP BRISBANE

After opening 90 bars over the past eight years, bringing its worldwide footprint to 94, Scottish brewery BrewDog has finally set up shop in Australia. And, sprawled across a hefty parcel of land by the…

2019 AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BEER SURVEY

The 2019 Australian Craft Beer Survey by Beer Cartel is the largest study of Australian craft beer drinking trends. In total over 23,000 Australian craft beer drinkers took part, an increase of 5,000 from…

LOSSES DEEPEN AT CASINO CANBERRA WITH DEVELOPMENTS STILL STALLED

Casino Canberra’s losses have deepened to A$2,553,772 in Australia with revenue falling 2.7 per cent to just under A$12m in the first half of the year. Aquis Entertainment Limited, the owner of the…

MOON DOG BREWERY IN MELBOURNE OPENS BEER THEME PARK

Moon Dog Brewery has been operating for years brewing within the walls of their Duke Street, Abbotsford building, To keep up with increasing demand the newly opened Moon Dog World site in Preston in…

ICONIC PUBS HIT THE MARKET AROUND THE COUNTRY

Unity Hall Hotel, Balmain The John Singleton and Geoff Dixon owned Unity Hall Hotel in Balmain is on the market. The sale of this hotel is the last in the Australian Pub Fund portfolio. The focus of…

INDEPENDENT BREWERIES EXPANDING ACROSS SYDNEY AS BUSINESS BOOMS

Independent breweries are opening at a rapid clip all around Australia, but Sydney’s inner west – Marrickville in particular – has well and truly established itself as the country’s beer capital.…

JANNALI GETS ALL NEW DOWNTOWN CHICAGO-INSPIRED BOUTIQUE PUB

Jannali will be in for a treat with the highly anticipated Chicago-style boutique pub, Union Place Hotel, opening its doors in late July. In a throwback to the ‘The Godfather’ heyday, the American-Italian…

WOOLWORTHS GROUP COMBINES ITS DRINKS AND HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES, ENDEAVOUR DRINKS AND ALH GROUP (‘ALH’)

Woolworths Group Limited (‘Woolworths Group’) announced it would combine its drinks and hospitality businesses, Endeavour Drinks and ALH Group (‘ALH’) into a single entity expected to be referred…

PUB NEWS

Airbnb launches new initiative to bolster regional pubs A joint initiative between the NSW government and Airbnb is set to provide a major boost to regional pubs throughout the state. Launched on Sunday,…