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Craft beer tax axed in federal budget

Discussion in 'In The News' started by mr_wibble, 3/5/18.

 

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    Posted 30/5/18
    I've been in breweries for alot of years and the price point is good click bait, but it misses the mark.

    - better ohs for keg handling throughout the chain
    - higher keg turn at smaller turn venues - less chance of beer sitting around
    - variety

    Majority of US is sixtels. For growlers, refilling seems to be passed over with this budget. So best for brewers to fill inside thier excise area. I think growlers are over rated, they always get raised but my trade in 500ml cans was 4 times growlers as folks could mix and match. I think it is a becoming a non issue
     
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    Indeed. 8l minikegs could be a huge innovation in this scenario. for example a case of beer (24 x .33 cans/stubbies) comes in at about 8 litres. With the proposed excise change you could realistically be looking at a difference of round 10 dollars less for 8l sold in a minikeg rather than bottles.

    Given the big 2 are pretty aggressive i would be suprised if they didnt exploit this pricing difference.

    Heiniken for example allready have the blade system which is 8l. And these setups have an internal bladder so they use compressed air to keep them pressurized without oxidising the beer.
     
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    Posted 1/6/18
    8.01 litres, anyway.
     
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