Plans for a new licence which would allow Queensland brewers similar opportunities to the state’s winemakers have stalled, with relevant departments appearing to have dropped the ball.
With just one week left in the Queensland craft beer licence consultation, the state government is asking for brewers to give their take on the proposals.
The Queensland Government is asking the region’s brewers for their opinions on a proposed new licence which it says will allow craft brewers to sell more products on site and at promotional events.
The state government has invested in a BrewLab for Queensland’s brewers to enable sensory and quality testing as part of its Craft Beer Strategy.
By 2024, the Queensland craft beer industry is expected to be worth well over $100 million, according to the state government, prompting its Craft Beer Strategy last year to tap into this potential. 12 months after its launch we take a look at progress so far.
As both a winery and a brewery, Brisbane’s Ocean View Estates has encountered firsthand the disparity between wine and beer makers when it comes to Queensland licensing. RSA’s Russell Steele and the IBA’s David Kitchen weigh in on the issue.
The Queensland Government’s much heralded Craft Beer Strategy has failed its first test with the State’s ‘Minister for Beer’ not even consulted over a 900% increase in levies for small breweries.
Queensland brewers are facing a hike in their fire levies less than a year after the state government announced a Craft Brewing Strategy which was supposed to support the growth of the industry.
The Queensland Government has announced a plan to create a Queensland Craft Beer Strategy to support its growing small brewery industry.