How to prevent manual handling injuries impacting your brewery

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

          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 be significant, never mind…

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

Gretta Beer News

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…

INDEPENDENT BREWERS ASSOCIATION APPOINTS NEW CEO

chris Beer News

MEDIA RELEASE Sydney, 7 May 2018 The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) is pleased to announce that it has appointed a new CEO to take the work of the Association into a new phase of development. Since the first meeting of a group of Australian smaller brewers seven years ago, the CBIA and subsequently relaunched IBA has…

Independent brewers celebrate Budget announcement

chris Beer News

  Australia’s independent brewers today welcome the news that the Federal Government is set to significantly increase the level of support it offers the industry.   The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, has announced that the Budget will contain great news for small brewers in Australia. Brewers will receive up to an additional $70,000 in excise…

IBA launch Members Benefits Programme

chris Beer News

27th April, 2018 The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) today launched its Members Benefits Programme with the highlight being a chance for one lucky member to win a trip to Austria courtesy of Anton Paar. The IBA is focused on delivering members significant value on top of its work in driving consumer awareness through the soon…

Regulators are getting serious about safety

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

    In last month’s newsletter we provided six steps to deliver on your WHS due diligence obligations. In recent times we have seen a trend from regulators in various Australian jurisdictions of a more strict enforcement of the penalties for breaches of safety legislation. There have been two category 1 charges brought against companies…

Six Things To Remember About Safety

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

Brewery Safety with Victual The drivers to maintain a safe workplace is a given in any modern business.  Of course, we’re largely aware that there is a legislative obligation to provide a safe workplace, but there is an even more basic driver (for most people at least) and that’s the simple objective of going home…

The Rise of Craft Beer

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE MALTING INDUSTRY By: R.Nischwitz(1), P.Rigoni(1), M.Tempone(1) and D.Cryer(2) (1) Barrett Burston Malting Co, Richmond, Victoria (2) Cryer Malt   Abstract The growing consumer appetite for new and interesting beers has created great opportunities for brewers on a global level. The past 7 years have seen double digit growth in market…