Queensland brewers have been positive about the new Artisan Producer Licence, introduced to help smaller brewers, but there are some kinks to be ironed out.
Queensland Craft Beer Strategy
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.
The long-awaited legislation to create a new artisan liquor licence in Queensland has passed its latest hurdle and now the public and stakeholders are being asked for their views.
Queensland’s new TAFE brewing course has been hailed a success with a second intake about to start.
The Queensland Government today introduced long-awaited legislation to parliament to create a new artisan liquor licence, though it won’t be passed this term and has left the industry underwhelmed.
Plans for a new licence which would allow Queensland brewers similar opportunities to the state’s winemakers have stalled, with relevant departments appearing to have dropped the ball.
18 months after launching, the first tangible outcomes of Queensland’s Craft Beer Strategy are on the verge of launching, including a TAFE course in brewing.
The IBA has announced that it has received nearly $200,000 in funding from the NSW Government, marking an unprecedented move by a state government to support the sector.
With just one week left in the Queensland craft beer licence consultation, the state government is asking for brewers to give their take on the proposals.
Overall a positive step towards craft beer sector growth but Queensland government needs to iron out the details of licence proposals say industry professionals.