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The wheat beer phenomenon

15 August, 2013

Specialty beer is the principal market growth area in countries like Australia, New Zealand and Germany with long-established beer markets. No exception to this is the success of wheat beer.

From concept to reality: the Little Creatures story

29 May, 2013

Little Creatures began when a group of friends decided to make an idea a reality. The company now produces more than 100,000 hectolitres of beer annually in Fremantle and will start production at its new brewery in Geelong.

Homebrew hobby to commercial success in 20 years

08 May, 2013

The Avery Brewing Co has quickly grown from brewmaster Adam Avery’s homebrew hobby to a successful medium-sized brewery, which required a significant change in production and bottling techniques.

Hanna Instruments HI 83749 portable turbidity meter and bentonite monitor

26 April, 2013

Hanna Instruments offers a quick test to verify the risk of future protein haze formation: the HI 83749 portable turbidity meter and bentonite monitor.

Hanna Instruments HI 847493 haze meter

24 April, 2013

The HI 847493 haze meter from Hanna Instruments is designed in accordance with the MEBAK (Central European Brewing Commission) standard requirements for haze in beer measurements.

Korean brewery sees the light

02 April, 2013

The Hite Brewery Company installed 25 Hanovia UV water disinfection systems at its Massan and Gangwan plants. The UV systems ensure water used in the production processes remains free from microbial contamination, ensuring a high-quality product.

Bombay Sapphire appoints new master distiller

15 March, 2013

Bombay Sapphire has announced that experienced distiller Nik Fordham has been appointed to the position of master distiller.

Driving energy-efficient beer production

28 February, 2013

During 40 years of around-the-clock operation, the Forst brewhouse produced 25 million hectolitres of beer. A new brewhouse with NORD Drivesystems reduced its primary energy consumption by 30% in the first week.

Cask wine sales falling, imports increasing

26 February, 2013

When it comes to wine, Australians are opting for bottle rather than cask - but less money is making its way into Australian wine producers’ pockets.

Get more out of your winery sludge

15 February, 2013

Ever wondered what to do with your winery sludge? If so, tune into the ISEKI Food Association’s (IFA) webinar, Reutilization of food waste: Ultrafiltration for the fractionation of winery sludge phenols, on 18 February.

The celebration continues as Coopers retains anniversary product

29 January, 2013

Coopers has announced it will retain its Celebration Ale as a permanent line. The product was introduced in 2012 to celebrate the brewer’s 150th anniversary.

All roads lead to Connecticut

25 January, 2013

CoMac, a global supplier of kegging, bottling and canning equipment, is installing a keg line for the Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Connecticut.

AWRI offers advice on smoke taint for winemakers

16 January, 2013

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) has developed an information page for winemakers and grapegrowers that gives advice on how to deal with recent hot weather conditions and the potential for smoke taint.

Brewhouse upgrade helps Florida brewer aim for the stars

14 January, 2013

Upgrading to a CombiCube B brewhouse is paying dividends for a Florida craft beer producer. The new capacity will enable the brewery to meet growing demand for its products.

OIV publishes good fining practice for allergens

10 January, 2013

The OIV has published a document for winemakers entitled Good fining practice guidelines for wine to be applied after the use of proteinaceous [allergenic] wine fining agents [casein and egg white].

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