Members from Prancing Pony and Gage Roads join the Independent Brewers Association board, whilst Wayward’s Peter Philip takes on another year as chair.
In a welcome U-turn from the state government, Victoria’s Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund is now open to brewers with producers licences.
ABAC announced this week that half of the breaches of the code in its most recent quarter related to independent beer, which has prompted them to team up with the IBA.
This week on the podcast, the team discuss the latest in hop news and a big craft brewery takes a stand on a controversial social issue.
Awards ceremony the Indies 2020 will be broadcast to bars and breweries across Australia in November after more than 700 entries.
The IBA has slammed the Victorian government and urged brewers to get involved over the ineligibility of some breweries to benefit from COVID-19 funding.
The IBA was cautiously optimistic about the 2020 Budget last night despite its omission of excise cuts, as the Government receives $100 million less than expected in beer excise.
Ahead of tonight’s Federal Budget, the IBA and BA made submissions criticising the onerous obligations of excessive regulation, but diverged on a number of issues.
The IBA’s general manager Kylie Lethbridge has called the Federal Government’s $1.3 billion fund announced today “a good start” in supporting manufacturing businesses like breweries.
The IBA is calling for nominations for awards recognising those who give time, experience, and resources to help the entire indie beer industry strengthen and grow, and has also announced the prizes to accompany this year’s major trophies.