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Beer Consumption Down As Hop Use Falls

Issue 78 – 7 AUGUST 2001 – Consumption Down As Hop Use Falls

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BEER SHIFTS UP A DEGREE Western Australia’s first degree in Beer Brewing has been launched at Edith Cowan University (ECU). ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Millicent Poole said the degree would service expanding specialist markets in the brewing sector. “One of the most exciting international trends is the growth of designer breweries producing hand-crafted beers sought after by discerning connoisseurs,” said Professor Poole. “The ECU degree will give Western Australia an edge to harness its growing micro-brewery and pub brewery industries.”

BAR PLAN FOR OLD SWAN BREWERY THE Swan Brewery wants to run a bar at its old Mounts Bay Road brewery site which could stay open until 1am most nights and 3am on weekends. The proponent, a joint venture between Swan Brewery owner Lion Nathan and hospitality businessman Maurice Brockwell, says the plan would make maximum use of the site's historical and tourism value.

MUNICH BEER FESTIVAL HIT BY HEALTHY LIVING One million fewer people are expected to visit the Munich beer festival as Germans become more health conscious.Beer sales have dropped by nearly 5% in the first half of this year, continuing a long-term decline in consumption.But Oktoberfest organisers are confident the decline is not serious. They say beer will always be part of the German identity.

NO LONGER HIP “A lot of young people told us they didn’t like the sharp taste of beer,” said Karlsberg spokeswoman Ute Leitner. “They want something better. Beer just isn’t cool enough anymore. It’s not hip. It’s what their parents drink.”

BREWERS SEE ALE SALES DROOP THE future of the British pint is under threat from a legion of foreign imports and fashionably fruity fizz, according to new figures which show the brewing industry could go the same way as manufacturing. According to the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association (BLRA), British beer consumption between 1990 and 2000 dropped by 13 per cent as younger drinkers shun the pint for trendy alternatives.

IT'S STILL GUINNESS, BUT IS IT REALLY IRISH? The uncertain future of St. James's Gate has raised an intriguing question among its most loyal sippers: If Guinness isn't brewed in Ireland, is it really Guinness anymore? Not surprisingly, most Irish people say they find it inconceivable that Diageo would close down St. James's Gate. They compare it to Heineken closing its Amsterdam brewery, or Miller leaving Milwaukee.

BREWER FOR AUSTRALIA Newly renovated pub in Australian rural location some 2 1/2 hrs from state capital city, is looking for a suitably qualified and/or experienced brewer to assist in the set up and ongoing management of a micro brewery to be constructed within the hotel. The successful applicant will have autonomy of the brewhouse but be expected to become involved in other functions of the hotel as appropriate. The salary package is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience, and there is an opportunity for some financial investment and/or part remuneration based on turnover.

Enquiries, further information and applications to Tony Pugh at by Friday 10 August at the latest.

BEER FESTIVAL - Sunday 16 September 12 noon to 6pm, at LEISURE INN and adjoining marquee, ROCKINGHAM Western Australia. Features over 70 beers from overseas and Australia, including local WA and interstate micro brewed beers, to taste and purchase. International foods and music from German, Scottish Pipe and Aussie Bush bands plus Irish dancing and a singer/comedian. KEG THROWING COMPETITION and $2000 DOOR PRIZE plus Perth Glory and Fremantle Dockers players in attendance (fortunately, the Dockers should be free that weekend with the AFL Finals being played in Melbourne!!). $10 admission includes 10 tasting vouchers and entry into the $2000 Door Prize draw. Further information: David Strong or Simon Turner at Leisure Inn (08) 9527 7777.

*********************************************************** IMPORTANT BEER DATES

7 AUGUST - SYDNEY Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, Sydney. Beer Luncheon - 12.30pm. Mr. Glen Cooper of Coopers Brewery sampling range matched with food incl Vintage Ale and aged Stout. Bookings essential Ph 02 9251 4044.

9 AUGUST – AUCKLAND 6.30pm The Beer Cellar – Tasting the family of beers from The Emerson Brewing Company. Guest speaker – Richard Emerson. Ph (09)360 7251

30 & 31 AUGUST – WELLINGTON 6.00 pm $15.00 per person, 30 places each night Geoff Griggs – England Ales Regional Wines & Spirits, 15 Ellice St, Wellington - Ph (04)385 6952

13 & 14 SEPTEMBER - WELLINGTON 6.00 pm $15.00 per person, 30 places each night Geoff Griggs - Abbey Styles Regional Wines & Spirits, 15 Ellice St, Wellington - Ph (04)385 6952

16 SEPTEMBER – ROCKINGHAM, WA 12 noon to 6.00pm, $10 Beer Festival, over 70 different beers Ph (08) 9527 7777

13 OCTOBER - AUCKLAND The Playhouse Oktoberfest Noon Midday until Late, $15 Ph (09) 979 2470

12 – 22 OCTOBER - AUCKALND Oktoberfest Orewa Beach Times: 5.30PM - 12AM Admission: $45/$55/$65 incl. dinner Address: Orewa Beach Ph:(09)426 7624

BrewNZ 2002 21st- 25th May 2002 – Wellington, NZ

AUGUST 2002 UK/EUROPE BEER TOUR Including the Great British Beer Festival

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*********************************************************** A beer importer in Germany, is looking into issuing a book: BREWING ALL OVER THE WORLD - an ADVENTURE ! which will be published in several languages.

If you want to contribute with e.g. personal events, authentic episodes, anecdotes, special experiences or even accidents or if you know of somebody who is willing to contribute please send Bernhard Schneider the manuscript on paper or as word attachment

After the book is about to appear you will receive a copy thanking for your co-operation. Please note that the deadline is 30.08.2001

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