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Queensland’s Range Brewing Co. is opening a bar in Melbourne at 272 Johnston Street. It will have a 100-person capacity including an internal taproom and beer garden, according to its planning application. No planning permit has yet been issued.

Queensland businesses have already taken advantage of the state government’s $96 million Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant scheme.Round 2 opened on 1st Julyfor businesses to apply for up to $10,000 funding for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The Victorian government has said that due to a breach in the hotel quarantine programme, a resurgence in COVID-19 cases has lead to postcodes 3038, 3064, 3047, 3060, 3012, 3032, 3055, 3042, 3021, and 3046 to return to stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions until at least 29th July.

Indie Beer Day is being held this July 25th, its second year following the launch at BrewCon in 2019.

Black Brewing Co. in WA’s Margaret River region opened its doors on 25th June, whilstJames Squire’s Murray Street microbrewery The Generous Squire in Perth is opening this July.

Konvoy Kegs is celebrating its 1st birthday with a growing team.

Brewery and distillery tours are back on at Land & Sea Brewery from July 4th, with 11-12.30 sessions on Saturdays, while Helios Brewing is opening its bar again following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Bookings are essential and there are limits on time and seating capacity per session. Email to book.

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COVID spike in drinking? The data doesn’t support it says Forbes in Alcohol Sales Are Not Spiking Or Even Stabilizing. Here’s Why The Misconception Matters.

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