POORLY-TIMED RESTRUCTURE STOPS 8000 ALH PUB STAFF FROM GETTING JOBKEEPER PAYMENTS

In late March, the Woolworths-owned Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group stood down 8000 workers following the government's decision to shut pubs and clubs to halt the spread of the coronavirus. But…

PUB NEWS: KEEP CALM AND BUY A PUB

One area of investment that is still growing are hotel business sales across Australia. The potential in coming months to see further hotels become available for sale might see continued increases in price. 1.…

OLD PHOTOS OF HOTELS CAPTURES HISTORIC PUB LIFE

For generations of Sydney pub-goers, a Tooth and Co establishment was the place to go for a good time. At one point, the family company, founded in 1835, owned, ran, or brewed for hundreds of hotels…

UNORTHODOX BRANDING PROPELS KAIJU! TO AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BREWING FAME

KAIJU! Beer bosses Nat and Callum Reeves will produce their millionth litre of beer this year, but while their rise to the forefront of Australia’s craft brewing scene has taken the industry by storm,…

LIVE MUSIC BAN LIFTED FOR PUBS AND CLUBS

Outdated live entertainment conditions have been removed to allow some venues to play live music for the first time in years, while other venues can now offer a broader range of music. Across regional…

NIELSEN 2020: PREDICTIONS FOR BEVERAGES AND ALCOHOL

While focussed on USA sales trends Nielsen has been tracking a move toward “healthier” drinking, and this trend will continue into 2020. Younger generations are leading this shift, and it will affect…

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…