Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Beer Manufacturing industry has undergone a shake-up over the past five years. Per capita beer consumption has declined sharply as drinkers have given up traditional brands, such as Victoria Bitter, in favour of premium beers and other beverages, including cider and wine. Robust demand for craft beer has resulted in the number of breweries in the industry increasing over the past decade to 150 in 2013-14.
At the other end of the market, foreign interests have acquired Australia's two largest brewers, Foster's and Lion. The battle for market share between the two has constrained growth in industry revenue and profitability... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Victoria has the highest number of breweries in Australia, with 27.6%. The state is home to Foster's and the highest number of craft breweries in Australia. Notable craft breweries include Mountain Goat, 3 Ravens, Holgate and Mornington Peninsula Breweries. The success of craft breweries has been aided by Melbourne's bustling small bar and pub culture and steady demand for quality and variety in its beer drinkers.
Western Australia is home to Foster's-owned Swan Lager, Emu larger and Lion's newly acquired Little Creatures brewery. The state has long been regarded as the home of craft beer. Matilda Bay was Australia's first craft brewery and the Sail and Anchor was the country's first craft beer pub... purchase to read more