It was a big day for Launceston beer drinkers on this day in 2006, with Boag's Brewery announcing a $20 million plan to double production.
The addition of a new brewhouse was aimed at meeting the growing demand for premium beer in interstate and overseas markets.
The upgrades also included more storage facilities, a conversion of gas-fired boilers and new administrative areas.
The announcement came after south-east Asian brewing giant San Miguel purchased the business for $92 million in 2001, resulting in a double of production.
In 2005, consumers enjoyed 4.5 million cases of Tasmania's finest, while Boag's Premium Lager became Australia's second-highest selling premium beer.
The company was targeting the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States as its next big export markets.
On the same day, Launceston mayor Ivan Dean made an interesting prediction: that cricket champion Ricky Ponting would one day receive a knighthood.
Alderman Margot Smart described the then-Australian captain's job as "more important than PM".
The matter of Ponting was raised at the week's council meeting, as he piled on centuries in both innings against South Africa in his 100th test.
The council considered it an "emergency motion" in order to give him the accolades he deserved.
Various aldermen compared Ponting to Sir Donald Bradman. Mr Dean believed he was close to becoming Bradman's equal.
"It's a great achievement and very clearly Ricky Ponting may become Sir Ricky Ponting in the future," Mr Dean told the meeting.
Five years earlier, on January 10, 2001, former BHP-Billiton chief Brian Gilbertson was spotted relaxing at Coles Bay just a few days after resigning from the position with a $30 million severance package.
He had only been the BHP chief for six months, raising questions about the hefty sum, including from the Acting Prime Minister, John Anderson.
But Mr Gilbertson told The Examiner that he was just happy to be in Tasmania, soaking up the sun and native wildlife.
"My favourite is the Tasmanian devil. He certainly looks fierce. I'm not sure he's quite as fierce as he looks," he said.