Twelve months after the working group first met to discuss forming an industry association for craft beer, the Australian Craft Beer Industry Association today held its inaugural annual general meeting.
With 26 brewer members in attendance, the association that has been consulting the craft beer industry under the working title Craft Beer Limited met and voted for its inaugural board. The seven board representatives are:
Pub & nano brewery – Mathew Bebe, Mornington Peninsular Brewery (Vic)
Microbrewery – Owen Johnson, Moo Brew (Tas)
Regional Brewery – Dave Bonighton, Mountain Goat (Vic)
National Brewery – Chuck Hahn, Malt Shovel Brewery
Contract Brewery – Jayne Lewis, Two Birds
Floating Members – Jeremy Good, Cowaramup (WA), Brad Rogers, Stone & Wood (NSW)
We will cover the formation and goals of CBIA in greater detail, including an interview with some of the board members shortly. In the meantime, Australian Brews News congratulates the new industry development body and wishes it every luck promoting and advancing craft beer in Australia.