Funding For Women’s Leadership Development: Up to $8,000 available

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          Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved earlier in the year, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s beverages sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership…

Canventional Wisdom: How to Choose the Best Canning System

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            By Peter Love founder & president, Cask Brewing Systems The concept of micro-canning for small-batch beer was invented in 1999 by Cask Brewing Systems. The company’s first customers were brew-on-premise places in Australia, the United States and Canada. The excitement for cans among these homebrewers was a revelation and…

October 2017 Advocacy Update

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Federal We are currently working with Essential Economics to polish the final draft of their modelling examining increasing the Small Brewers Rebate. We expect to have that finalised in the next week. We will then be working with our Government relations advisers, Spring Street Advisory, to develop a submission for the 2018 Federal budget. Once…

2018 Microbrewing Course Intake – TAFE Ultimo (Sydney)

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Following the success of TAFE NSW’s inaugural Certificate III in Food Processing (Microbrewing) run in 2017, the call is going out for applicants for the 2018 intake. View/Download Info Sheet: TAFE NSW Cert III Food Processing (Microbrewing) Please email for further information and an explanation of the application process. Previous applicants should also make…

September 2017 Advocacy Update

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FEDERAL ISSUES The IBA has commissioned Essential Economics, the authors of our National Economic Evaluation, to complete some modeling look at the cost benefit analysis to the Government of providing additional support to the independent brewing industry by raising the small brewers rebate to a level equitable with the support received by the wine industry….

Practical aspects of manufacturing malt for brewing

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              By Ken Steer-Jones MDip Contributions from Alan Brown, Bob McWilliam, Mark Kinsman, Ben O’Gorman Barley has been malted for over 3,000 years.  It is a natural process, the basic principles of which have changed little over hundreds of years.  But only in the past 50 years or so…

Mental Health & Small Business

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Owning or working in small business can sometimes feel like a roller-coaster ride – there can be lots of highs and lows along the way. The Hunter Institute of Mental Health are researching the wellbeing challenges that might occur in small business, and need your help.   The aim of the research is to gather information…


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Federal issues In August our Executive Officer Chris McNamara continued to meet with Federal politicians to discuss the independent brewing industry and our National Economic Evaluation. Our concerns have been given a fair hearing in these meetings but we can be under no illusions that getting substantive changes made to the current excise system will…