Plant & Equipment

Sophie Taylor 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

Sophie Taylor 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

Sophie Taylor 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

Sophie Taylor 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

Sophie Taylor 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…

Skills Impact – Free Consultation Workshops

Sophie Taylor Beer News

Brewing & Distilling Qualifications Qualifications and skill standards for brewing and distilling are being reviewed and developed as part of a national project, funded by the Australian Department of Education and Training. In recent years, the increase in popularity of artisanal beer, cider, distilled spirits and other beverages and foods has exposed gaps in national qualifications. The Artisanal Food and…

IBASafe: Managing Your Event

Sophie Taylor Beer News, Brewery Safety

  It’s that time of year where we all dust ourselves off after our Christmas celebrations and look toward planning the events for the year to come. Whether it is your own event or a third party hosted event at your facility/venue, there is a duty to ensure everyone enjoys a successful and safe event,…

IBA And Good Beer Week To Merge

Gretta Beer News

INDEPENDENT BREWERS ASSOCIATION & GOOD BEER WEEK TO MERGE 9 November 2018, Melbourne Australia Effective today, Melbourne’s Good Beer Week (GBW) will merge with national Australian peak industry body the Independent Brewers Association (IBA). The merger will extend the reach of the IBA into trade and consumer markets, support the growth of GBW into its…

IBASAFE: Know Before You Pour

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

Chemical Safety In Your Brewery While breweries don’t require large supplies or varieties of hazardous chemicals to function, brewers do make use of cleaners and sanitisers to keep brewery equipment safe to operate—and these materials can cause serious injury if workers are exposed to them and not immediately treated. Similarly, some flammable liquids may be…

Beer Cartel Craft Beer Survey 2018 | Results Released

Gretta Beer News

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…