Queensland craft brewers are clutching to small wins while mourning a lost opportunity as the state’s government passes legislation designed to support their growth.
Independent Brewers Association
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.
Join the Indpendent Brewers Association for a nationwide toast at 7pm (AEST). Raise a glass of your favourite indie beer wherever you are and say “cheers to indie beer.”
The association representing Australia’s largest brewers has called for an excise freeze while dismissing indie brewer calls for targeted excise relief as distortionary and rewarding mediocrity.
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.
While much of the focus has been on the impact that lockdowns are having on breweries and venues, brewers associations are also facing their own challenges as their events are postponed.
The US craft brewing industry’s rate of growth stayed static at 4 per cent last year according to figures released by the US Brewers Association this week, although major uncertainty faces the industry in 2020.
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.
The South Australian state government has announced a $45,000 pilot program that will see 12 brewery workers trained through a Certificate III in Food Processing – Brewing.