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.
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After extensive discussions with state government departments, Queensland’s brewers have worked out amendments to the controversial fire levy which was raised by 900 per cent last month.
A Queensland council has backed their local brewery, Monkey Pig Brewing, as the struggle continues over the state government’s surprise fire levy hike.
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.
The Independent Brewers Association has gained bipartisan support from the New South Wales State government.
Experts are warning brewers that communicating brand messages and focusing marketing strategies are important to the longevity of craft breweries.
This week host Pete Mitcham and Brews News founder Matt Kirkegaard discuss: The IBA’s board members, Queensland’s new craft beer strategy, and will Australian brewers embrace the US move to making alcoholic fizzy water?
Today’s launch of the Queensland Craft Beer Strategy highlights the economic contribution that small breweries are making to the State.
The Queensland Government has today released Australia’s first industry-wide strategy to support the state’s rapidly growing craft brewing sector.
The Queensland Government is moving ahead on its promise to deliver a craft beer strategy for the local industry.