In this episode of Radio Brews News, Pete and Matt are joined by Independent Brewers Association chair, and founder of Endeavour Brewing, Ben Kooyman.
It’s been a big couple of weeks for the IBA, which has announced the program and presenters for BrewCon, its newly renamed conference; a rebrand of the Craft Beer Awards to The Indies, now also open to international independent breweries; and also a partnership to deliver the IBASafe brewery safety program.
We chat with Ben in his capacity as IBA Chair to learn more about these initiatives. We also catch up on the news of the week including:
- The never stale debate about beer freshness including our Good Beer Week panel looking at logistics in a craft beer world
- AB InBev-owned 4 Pines launches a bar at the Sydney Cricket Ground while simultaneously crowd-funding the next phase of Vostok Space Beer
- Rumours of yet more small brewery buy-outs prompting one brewery to issue a denial
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