The Indies, is a night where the industry gets together, beer in hand, to support and celebrate the Independent Beer Industry. The Indies is a national competition organised by the IBA to celebrate the art and science of brewing and build greater consumer awareness of the excellence within Australian Independent Brewing.
It’s the largest 100% independent beer awards in Australia, and a great way for breweries to benchmark quality against peers, as judged by a broad range of judges, brewers and the wider industry.
This year’s ceremony will be held at the Novotel Twin Water Resort on Sunshine Coast, once BrewCon is wrapped up.
Competition Entries Open – Wednesday 9 June
Judges EOI Open – Friday 25 June
Peer Nominated Awards Open – Thursday 1 July
Competition Entries Close – Friday 9 July
Judges EOI Close – Wednesday 14 July
Labels sent to entering breweries by Friday 16 July
Peer Nominated Awards Close – July 30
Delivery of Entries – Wednesday 21 July – Friday 6 August
Judging – Wednesday 25 and 26 August
Awards Ceremony – Wednesday 1 September (Novotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast)