Beer Cartel Craft Beer Survey 2018 | Results Released

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Congratulations to Beer Cartel on the release of the results of their third annual Australian Craft Beer Survey. The survey offers a wealth of information on what more than 18,000 Australian craft beer lovers are drinking and thinking and it demonstrates the dynamic nature of our Indie Beer sector. Independence Matters It’s a fantastic result…

IBASAFE: CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY LEGISLATION

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

ARE YOU PREPARED? With October 1 fast approaching, the Heavy Vehicle National Regulator (NVHR) have reformed to align the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) with other national safety legislation. Under the reforms, everyone in the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) for a heavy vehicle will have a non-transferable positive duty to ensure, so far as is…

No Grain. No Food. No Beer.

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Craft Brewery helps drought-stricken farmers An Adelaide Craft Brewery is getting behind the cause to support drought-stricken Aussie farmers by providing pubs and venues Australia-wide with ‘Karma Kegs’ to help them raise much-needed money to donate to rural communities. Prancing Pony Brewery will provide up to 70 kegs to participating venues for a mere $50…

IBASafe: Working at Heights

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

Working safely whilst at heights A fall hazard is potential to be displaced from one level to another, no matter the height, but obviously the greater the height the more severe the outcome. Understanding the risks associated with the work to be conducted is important in knowing if a safer alternative is available and what…

IBASafe: prevent manual handling injuries at your brewery

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

How to prevent manual handling injuries impacting your brewery Statistics published by Safe Work Australia for 2015-16 report the average time off work for a Musculoskeletal Disorder is between 5-6 weeks. The average Workers Compensation claim cost for this type of injury in 2015-16 was $50,000. So the impact on your workers compensation premium could…

And the Winners are…

Katherine McLean Beer News

Mismatch Brewing Co’s Lager is the 2018 Indies champion beer. The award was announced tonight (Thursday 28 June) at the inaugural Indies, the Independent Brewers Association’s presentation, at Sydney’s Paddington Town Hall. Based in the Adelaide Hills, Mismatch’s Lager is inspired by the great helles-style beers of Germany, and Munich in particular. A smooth drinkable…

KEGS: RENTING, LEASING, OWNING or PLASTIC?

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

  Kegs are a topic of broad opinion, confusion and frustration for many brewers; is it best to Rent, Lease or ‘take the plunge’ and buy them outright? It is widely considered that about 10% of the wholesale cost of every draught beer goes toward the keg cost, be it rental, leasing or purchase; the…

Safe Harbour for Remissions of Excise Duty

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The ATO are considering offering a safe harbour for remission of excise duty for small breweries. Breweries are required to apply for a remission of excise duty which is payable on beer which has deteriorated or been damaged, or become unfit for human consumption.  Examples of this include where batches of beer do not meet…

ibasafe: CoR, what does it mean for a brewer?

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

What is CoR and what does it mean for a brewer? Like any other manufacturing business, a typical brewery will receive deliveries, and dispatch goods on heavy vehicles. So did you know that you have a role in ensuring the safe transport of goods on heavy vehicles? If you are wondering why, have a look…