Working Alone

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

Your brewer is working alone in the brewery, in the middle of a brew process, which requires them to climb up a ladder with a hazardous chemical. Suddenly they lose their footing and the worker and chemical falls, inducing chemicals burns. What happens next? What do we do in case our worker needs medical help?…

Driving Safety

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

Operating motor vehicles is a typical part of any brewery’s business activities. Where travelling in the course of duties, vehicles are considered to be a workplace and breweries need to recognise they have health and safety obligations in respect of this. The impacts on Australian roads About 30% of all vehicles registered in Australia are…

Fight Climate Change With Home Compostable Beer Can Rings

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

Every six days, a new craft brewery opens in Australia according to a report by The New Daily. But between clinking cans and all the beer-loving merriment, waste is inevitably created. Typically made from conventional plastic, beer can rings are durable and practical. But plastic can rings are proven to be an epidemic and are…

Safety messages from BrewCon

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

  National Program making a difference During Victual’s recent presentation at Brewcon, they highlighted that IBASafe is very much a national program, with a wide spread of breweries involved in the program from around the country. They also indicated that they would love to get involved in more regional catch ups to discuss any safety…

THE BEST OF INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIAN BEER RECOGNISED AT THE INDIES BEER AWARDS

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Click For Full list of Trophy, Award Medal Winners Dainton Brewery’s Triple Dry Hopped Double Red Eye Rye Judged to be Australia’s best independent beer. Fixation Brewing Company Awarded Champion Large Brewery, 3 Ravens Awarded Champion Small/Medium Brewery All Hands Brewing House Wins the inaugural Champion Brewpub. The Australian brewing community gathered in Melbourne tonight…

Can You Recognise a Confined Space?

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  An area is classified as a confined space if work being done in the space would generate harmful concentrations of airborne contaminants. The same structure may or may not be a confined space depending on the circumstances when the space is entered. According to this flow chart, can you identify the confined spaces in…

BrewCon Speakers Announced

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    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

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    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:…