BrewCon Speakers Announced

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

    Australia’s leading beer industry conference returns to Melbourne – Be Part Of It! The Independent Brewers Association is pleased to release the program for its 2019 BrewCon and Trade Expo, to be held on Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 September at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Purchase Tickets Here As per previous…

Mental Health

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

  Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. I think we can agree that’s too many. So what can we do? Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance for someone who is mentally unwell. Physical health is accepted and understood in our community and in breweries we use…

IBA seeks general manager

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

    After our move to Melbourne, we’re seeking a General Manager to work with the Board, IBA team and Project Groups to help carry out the IBA’s vision and mission. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the Independent Beer industry at a critical point of its development, and to lead a…

Marketing gun wanted

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

    We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Marketing Manager to join our Melbourne team. The Marketing Manager will manage our brands, build and support partnerships with trade and media and drive our PR activities and social media strategies. How to apply Download the Position Description Email your CV and cover letter to:…

If you have one or more employees – Workers Comp is compulsory

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Brewery Safety

  Workers’ compensation is a compulsory, statutory form of insurance for all employers in every state and territory in Australia and provides protection to workers if they suffer a work-related injury or illness. Any brewery that employs or hires workers on a full-time, part-time or casual basis, under an oral or written contract of service…

Emergency Management

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

  What is Emergency Management? When an emergency occurs, the business should be prepared to handle any situation. An emergency plan is a procedure that assists workers and others within the business on how to appropriately handle an emergency. Emergencies can be defined as any threat to the workers and the business facility. Some emergencies…

IBA Mashup with Dr. Tom Shellhammer

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

  We invite you to join us for a night of networking with local industry professionals, featuring guest speaker Dr. Tom Shellhammer. Dr. Shellhammer will share his recent groundbreaking research from his paper Factors Impacting Aroma, Flavor and Stability in Dry-Hopped Beers, as well as other recent research his department has conducted into hop chemistry…

Plant & Equipment

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Brewery Safety

What is Plant? Plant includes any machinery, equipment, appliance, container, implement and tool, and includes any component or anything fitted or connected to any of those things. Plant includes items as diverse as lifts, cranes, computers, machinery, conveyors, forklifts, vehicles, power tools and amusement devices. Brewers, like many in the food and beverage industry, purchase…

Back to the Basics of Inventory Management

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

  Good inventory management is a process of Controlling the inventory you already have Understanding trends and seasonality with your SKUs Knowing when/how to order new products. If your inventory practices aren’t good, here are some tips that may help: Take stock of your stock Dispense of your unnecessary stock Organise your warehouse into zones…

Making a Business Management System Transition

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Technical Article

  Selecting the right software to manage your business is one of the most critical decisions you will ever have to make. A guide has been created with the essential information that you need to consider when making an informed decision about: Why you should be looking at a new business management software system Selecting…