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Why craft beer is going corporate

  • Written by Gary Mortimer, Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology
imageCraft brewing is a small segment but growing incredibly fast.Shutterstock

Australians may be drinking beer at 65-year lows, but one segment is bucking the trend - craft beer. According to a recent report, Australian craft breweries generate almost A$500 million in yearly revenue, and this is growing at 10% a year.

But while you may imagine your...

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