It was another huge year for Australia’s liquor and hospitality industry in 2022, and here are The Shout’s most clicked stories from the year.

11. XXXX brewery set for $5m seltzer expansion

Lion is set to invest almost $5m in its XXXX Milton brewery to enable mass production of seltzers and RTDs.

10. New Comiskey venue ‘The Doonan’ unveiled

Comiskey Group fleshed out its plans to expand northwards to Noosa with the construction of a boutique venue and cellar door. 

9. Industry leaders predict 2022 trends

Some of the featured leaders from the 2022 year’s National Liquor News Industry Leaders Forum share their insights on the biggest trends to watch in the next 12 months.

8. Western Sydney pub sale sets new record

The Crossroads Hotel in south-western Sydney has been sold for $160 million in the largest pub deal in Australia to date.

7. The Inspired Unemployed on creating a ‘better’ beer

The social media stars teamed up with Torquay Beverage Co and Mighty Craft to create Better Beer Co.

6. IWSR’s key alcohol trends for 2022

Alcohol industry analysts IWSR has shared its insights on the key drivers that will shape the global drinks market landscape in 2022.

5. Paid sick leave for Victoria’s casual workers introduced

Casual hospitality workers in Victoria are among those who will now be entitled to up to five paid sick days per year.

4. The rules regarding the service of non-alc beer, wine and spirits

As non-alcoholic versions of alcoholic drinks gain popularity, a grey area has emerged over the service of these drinks to minors, so we contacted the regulators to find out the rules.

3. Dan Murphy’s to open its first bar

Zero% by Dan Murphy’s will be a stand-alone, fully fitted out bar serving zero alcohol drinks in the Melbourne suburb of Hampton.

2. Danny Celoni: My vision is to turn a really good organisation into a great organisation

Carlton & United Breweries’ new CEO Danny Celoni talks to The Shout about his vision and strategy for the brewing giant and the important role CUB plays in the industry.

1. What does #BreakTheBias mean to our industry’s women?

A range of women from across the industry shared their thoughts on what this year’s International Women’s Day theme means to them. 

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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