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Deeds Brewing Co. has officially been granted approval for its Glen Iris taproom. It won a majority approval in council last month but needed to wait out a period in which it may have been subject to an appeal. This period has now passed, and Deeds plans on opening the new taproom by summer 2020. Read more about the Deeds journey on its blog.

Last Friday Retail Drinks, which represents Australia’s packaged retail liquor stores, announced that CEO Julie Ryan was stepping down. She helped found the organisation as it is now in 2018, and will be replaced by chief operating officer Michael Waters from 1st July 2020.

Slipstream Brewing Co. in Brisbane celebrated its three-year anniversary, launching mixed packs of its Anniversary Ale.

White Bay Beer Co.’s Sunny Pale is now available at Sydney BWS stores.

The chief health officer of Queensland has released approved industry COVID-safe plans covering food service, hotels, clubs and tourism. Find the list here.

Pink Boots Society Australia held their brew day at Sea Legs Brewing Co in Brisbane. Check out the photos from the day on the Sea Legs Brewing Facebook page.

Akasha Brewing Co. is brewing its 500th batch of beer, its Hopsmith IPA, which it has brewed nearly every single week since it was launched.

Can supplier Orora advised that US manufacturer Crown has discontinued its range of 360 can ends which a number of Australian brewers used. The can type was at the centre of a battle over the can lid type’s eligibility for the container deposit scheme in NSW.

The NSW Government has announced that from tomorrow (Saturday 13th June) a maximum of 50 people will be allowed in separate seated eating areas.

It is also undertaking a consultation on proposed liquor law changes, and is asking for feedback on the Draft Liquor Amendment (24-hour) Economy Bill 2020, with a deadline of 28th June.

Prices have been announced for the WA container deposit scheme, which was pushed during the COVID-19 pandemic to October. Back then, an assistance package of up to $3.5 million was announced to support network participants impacted by scheme’s deferral.

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