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…

IBASAFE: CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY LEGISLATION

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

ARE YOU PREPARED? With October 1 fast approaching, the Heavy Vehicle National Regulator (NVHR) have reformed to align the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) with other national safety legislation. Under the reforms, everyone in the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) for a heavy vehicle will have a non-transferable positive duty to ensure, so far as is…

No Grain. No Food. No Beer.

Gretta Beer News

Craft Brewery helps drought-stricken farmers An Adelaide Craft Brewery is getting behind the cause to support drought-stricken Aussie farmers by providing pubs and venues Australia-wide with ‘Karma Kegs’ to help them raise much-needed money to donate to rural communities. Prancing Pony Brewery will provide up to 70 kegs to participating venues for a mere $50…

IBASafe: Working at Heights

Gretta Beer News, Brewery Safety

Working safely whilst at heights A fall hazard is potential to be displaced from one level to another, no matter the height, but obviously the greater the height the more severe the outcome. Understanding the risks associated with the work to be conducted is important in knowing if a safer alternative is available and what…