Barqs Root Beer, Blue Moon Beer and others will all be on tap in Australia this year.
Beer producers and retailers are hopeful that the beer scene will return to the Australian beer boom in 2017.
Key points:The government has announced plans to bring back beer-related activities at all major retail outlets.
The National Government announced the changes in December to help the alcohol industry recover from the Great Recession and the recent death of iconic brewer John Stossel.
Mr Stossell’s wife, Susan, died of a heart attack in December.
“I have always felt that beer and its consumption should be part of every Australian’s lifestyle, whether it’s at a restaurant, at the pub, or on the road,” Mr Stosse’s former boss John Healy said.
“The government is taking steps to support our beer culture and we’re hoping to see these changes come into effect this year,” Mr Healy added.’
Blue Moon, Blue’ will return for 2017The Australian Beer Association said it is confident that the Beer Store will have the capacity to sell the new Blue Moon and Blue Moon Lager in the first year of the new rules.
The association is currently working on a new set of rules for the Beer Stores, and the Beer and Spirits Council said it would be releasing a report in early 2018.
“We’re excited about the return of the Blue Moon, which we’ve been working on for many years, to our store shelves,” a spokesperson for the council said.
A Beer Store spokesman said the Blue Star Bar in Brisbane would have its new Blue Moons and Blue Lagers on its shelves in the second quarter.
“Blue Moon will be on the shelves at the Brisbane Beer Store from December 1,” the spokesman said.
Blue Moon Lagers will also be on sale at the Beer Shop in the city.
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