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.
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.