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…

NSW Election update

Independent Brewers Association Beer News

  There are now 165 independent brewers located across New South Wales, amounting to almost 30 per cent of our national industry. In fact, New South Wales has the fastest growing independent brewing industry in Australia, with 20 per cent growth in the last year alone. Of the 83 new breweries which opened their doors…

Excise Changes – Small Kegs, Big Opportunities

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Technical Article

  With the changes to excise tax fast approaching, the opportunities for future growth through smaller format kegs are starting to open up. Current signals from the market indicate the smaller format options provide opportunities for brewers outside of the traditional pathways for beer sales. Inroads to market access Small bars, restaurants and cafés, generally…