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…

IBA supports Qld Government plan

chris Beer News

The IBA was very happy to meet recently with Cameron Dick, the Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Planning, and a number of Queensland brewers and industry supporters. The Minister wanted to discuss the Queensland Government’s plans to develop a Queensland Craft Brewing Strategy. This was off the back of some persistent advocacy…

2018 IBA Industry Data Survey competition winner

chris Beer News

  The winner of the 2018 IBA Industry Data Survey competition is Shawn Sherlock from FogHorn Brewhouse. We hope you enjoy the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville Shawn. Thanks to our sponsors: Kegstar, O-I Glass and Cryer Malt.

IBA calls on government for excise relief

chris Beer News

Today the IBA has taken another important step in our campaign to reform Australia’s excise system. We have just released a report, prepared by reputable Melbourne firm Essential Economics, that shows how a more equitable excise regime would bring more jobs and investment to the Australian independent brewing industry, with the reforms themselves being revenue…

Cross Flow Filtration for Craft Beer?

Gretta Beer News, Technical Article

            Crossflow filtration using ceramic membranes – means no filter medium is required when filtering your beer. This is done by high-velocity parallel flow of the liquid in relation to the module ensures a continuous cleaning the membrane, thus allowing for very lengthy filtering cycles without the need to use…

IBA Strategic Review Outcomes and Future

chris Beer News

  The Independent Brewers Association announces today the outcomes of their Strategic Review which includes a finalisation of several important foundations, including its: Vision, Mission & Goals 2018 Deliverables 2018-19 Org Chart 2018 Plan on a Page “At the end of last year we had consultants conduct a Strategic Organisational Review of the IBA’s operations,”…

We’re looking for a CEO!

chris Beer News

  Do you want to be a leader in one of the most exciting and talked about industries in the country? The Independent Brewers Association, the peak organisation representing Australia’s small, independent brewing industry, is looking for its first ever CEO. Established in 2012 the IBA has 200 members spread across the nation and has…

2018 IBA Industry Survey

Gretta Beer News, Feature

            2018 IBA Industry Survey Commences 5th February | you could WIN | On the 5th February all Independent Brewers of Australia will be receiving a unique access link via email to complete the 2017 Industry Data Survey. The purpose of this survey is to understand the size and scope…