Overall a positive step towards craft beer sector growth but Queensland government needs to iron out the details of licence proposals say industry professionals.
It’s the penultimate episode of Brews News Week for 2019. In the news: ACCC raises competition concerns over Asahi-CUB deal and Malt Shed owners put brewery up for sale.
The Good Beer Week Showcase is being transformed into the Indie Beer Showcase, with independence requirements for entrants.
Matt is back in Brisbane with his review of BrewDog Berlin and to discuss the news of the week with Pete, including a new brew lab launching in 2020.
Pete and Matt cover a huge week in beer news, including the sale of GABS Hottest 100, IBA looking to join ABAC and drama with the NSW container scheme.
A surge in complaints to ABAC in relation to craft beer packaging has reignited discussions over the role of the code, and now the Independent Brewers Association is moving towards becoming a signatory of the code.
Alcohol Beverages Australia has pushed back against mandatory pregnancy risk warning labels on alcohol packaging as the IBA says it will cost $100 million over the next decade for indie brewers to implement.
Registrations for Melbourne’s Good Beer Week 2020 are now open. With 300 events across 10 days this year, the next Good Beer Week is set to be even bigger – having grown every year since it was launched in 2011.
Brewers in Tasmania have joined the Independent Brewers Association as the IBA moves towards a subchapter model for the organisation.
Anyone who thinks and reads about beer should know Pete Brown. He’s been named British Beer Writer of the Year multiple times, as well as publishing books on beer culture and history. We caught up with him at BrewCon19.