Raise a glass to Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter

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The Dainton Family Brewery’s Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter was named Champion Australian Craft Beer at tonight’s awards at the Adelaide Oval. The Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter won its category of Champion Porter Stout before being named the overall winner. Other best-in-category award winners were: Champion Pale Ale, Philter Brewing’s XPA; Champion Amber Dark Ale, Eagle…

ACCC decision a blow for Australia’s independent brewers

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13th July, 2017 PRESS RELEASE ACCC decision a blow for Australia’s independent brewers The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has described today’s decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to take no further action in relation to tap contracts as a body blow for the Australian independent brewing industry. “This investigation has been dragging on…

Independent Brewing Industry National Economic Evaluation

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Over the last six months we have been working with highly regarded Melbourne economists Essential Economics to create the first robust report on the independent brewing industry’s impact on the Australian economy. The data for this came from that collected in last year’s Independent Brewers Industry Survey prepared for us by Survey Matters with additional…

June 2017 Advocacy Update

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Container deposit legislation in NSW EO Chris McNamara attended a presentation by the Environmental Protection Authority in Sydney on the 15th of June. The outcomes of it were: Plans are still in place to launch the scheme on the 1st of December, 2017 They still have no details of who the Scheme Co-ordinator will be,…

Breeding Hops with Character

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Technical article sponsored by Hop Products Australia (HPA) HPA has a long history of breeding hops with character. Through our breeding program, we’re constantly investing in research to find new cultivars that can be grown, harvested and processed in Australia to produce top quality hops. This research associated with the program allows us to understand the…

Sustainability Victoria – Boosting Productivity Grants

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Sustainability Victoria’s Boosting Productivity energy assessment grants application process has been simplified to help small and medium sized business’s assessment journey flow more smoothly. Sustainability Victoria have introduced a new two ­page registration form to kick­start the process and confirm eligibility to proceed to the next stage. As the grants are non­competitive, businesses will have access…

Small brewers claim their independence – press release

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Press Release Small brewers claim their independence Melbourne, Victoria Today Australia’s small and independent brewers voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing large brewers from the membership of their trade body and renaming it the Independent Brewers Association. It is a move designed to create a body that is better placed to address the challenges faced…

The Independent Brewers Association

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The CBIA has today held an Extraordinary General Meeting in Melbourne. The purpose of the meeting was to vote on a special resolution to change the name of the association to the Independent Brewers Association (IBA) and to make a number of changes to our constitution. Chief among those changes was the altering of our…

Tickets On Sale Now • ACBC 2017

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Now in its fifth year, the Australian Craft Brewers Conference is the craft beer industry’s premier event for professionals in the industry to build strong national networks, expand knowledge, gain valuable industry insights and grow profitable business relationships.The Trade Expo that sits alongside the ACBC 2017 grows substantially each year and introduces brewers to new…

Take 2 Pledge Programme

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In order to combat the impacts of climate change the Victorian Government, through Sustainability Victoria, has introduced the TAKE2 pledge program. They have asked us to pass on the following information: Take2 is the first state government-led program in Australia and one of the most comprehensive pledge programs of its kind in the world. If…