This week on the podcast we meet new IBA General Manager Kylie Lethbridge. We hear of the challenges of stepping into the role just as the hospitality shutdowns commenced, as well as her own experience in owning a share of a country pub.
Asahi has officially acquired Carlton and United Breweries although it remains dependent on the sale of a number of beer and cider brands.
The Independent Brewers Association has launched new dates for BrewCon 2020 with updates on Indie Beer Day, the ongoing Good Beer Week and excise relief for brewers.
This week on the podcast we see the release of the 2020 HPA hop report and the IBA faces its own challenges during lockdown.
Tap contract controversy was reignited following the ACCC’s approval of CUB-Asahi deal last month, so we spoke to UNSW professor Rob Nicholls about the changed competition landscape and what this might mean if the IBA decides to take up the gauntlet.
Good news on the podcast this week as ABAC reports packaging complaints are down in 2020 and we take a look at some positive adaptations the industry is making.
The Independent Brewers Association is rallying the industry after a series of wins, including support from the major retailers and the JobKeeper announcement this week.
The Independent Brewers Association has slammed the decision by the ACCC to approve the Asahi-CUB deal, and is asking consumers to back a campaign to break open tap contacts in the wake of it.
With brewers pivoting to new business models to survive the current crisis, many are entering the direct retail market for the first time. Retail Drinks has guidelines to help brewers responsibly deliver alcohol.
The board of the IBA hosted a webinar yesterday, outlining progress and providing advice to its members on everything from HR to setting up online shops and deliveries.