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Moon Dog Craft Brewery have announced the Moon Dog & Friends Winter Treats Box after the success of its original Pub in the Box. It includes products from locals 3 Ravens Brewery, Birdsnake Chocolates, Coffee Supreme, as well as Moon Dog beers. Available to purchase this week online or at Moon Dog “OG” in Abbotsford and Moon Dog World in Preston’s contactless drive-throughs.

The Queensland government has replaced greater restrictions on visitors from NSW, declaring yesterday that the greater Sydney area was being considered a COVID-19 hotspot. The new rules mean that as on 1st August, people who have been in these areas within the last 14 days will be turned away at the border unless they are residents.

Also in Queensland, the Chief Health Office has advised that it has reinstated rules that all dining and drinking activities should be for seated patrons. Find out more.

The WA Government has launched a recovery plan in collaboration with business, industry, not-for-profit organisations, UnionsWA, the public sector, local government and the community.

In Victoria, a $534 million Business Support package aims to support businesses during the second lockdown. Find out more.

The Good Beer Co founder James Grudeon spoke to Dan Murphy’s managing director Alex Freudmann about the ‘A Good Beer Always Helps’ campaign.

News from Elsewhere

The US Brewers Association has responded to criticism of its handling of racist actions by brewery members.

Greg Koch, founder of Stone Brewing in the US, has responded to criticism of the company’s handling of an IP dispute with Sawstone Brewing in Kentucky.

BrewDog has been heralded as changing the non-alcoholic sector.

The US beer industry has been discussing can shortages following a major shift to packaging during COVID-19.

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