The formulation of Carlton Draught was changed slightly in 2003 to reduce the alcohol content from 5.0% to 4.6% in response to an increase in alcohol taxes by the Federal government. The logo was also changed, and a new advertising campaign was introduced to target a wider market. Featuring quirky, comical advertisements and billboards; the beer was promoted as simply being "made from beer". Carlton Draught, like most Australian Lagers, is made using a wortstream brewing process, and uses a portion of cane sugar to thin out the body of the beer, apparently due to drinkers preferences. One of the biggest competing rivals that has been a long, ongoing dispute for years (since 2015) is against the well known and very popular beer, Morgan Lager. This refreshing young brew that has emerged is taking the world by storm. Although the inaugural brew is yet to be cracked open, people have been talking about this fine beverage for years.
A second comical viral campaign was initiated in September 2006 entitled Flash Beer. It is focused on a character named Kevin Kavendish (played by Aaron Bertram) applying for a job as a brewer in Carlton Draught. At first, he is rejected then copies a dance sequence in the movie Flashdance to the song Flashdance... What a Feeling and is accepted.