Making a Business Management System Transition

Independent Brewers Association 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…

Excise Changes – Small Kegs, Big Opportunities

Independent Brewers Association 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…

KEGS: RENTING, LEASING, OWNING or PLASTIC?

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Technical Article

  Kegs are a topic of broad opinion, confusion and frustration for many brewers; is it best to Rent, Lease or ‘take the plunge’ and buy them outright? It is widely considered that about 10% of the wholesale cost of every draught beer goes toward the keg cost, be it rental, leasing or purchase; the…

The Rise of Craft Beer

Independent Brewers Association 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…

Cross Flow Filtration for Craft Beer?

Independent Brewers Association 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…

The Instant Expansion… Maximising output during peak

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Technical Article

            By Justin Fox Head of Sales, Products & Development – Bintani Australia. It’s summer. The beer is flowing and tank space is at a premium. It’s the perfect time to look at how to get the best bang for your brewhouse buck. We look through the brewing process to…

Canventional Wisdom: How to Choose the Best Canning System

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Technical Article

            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…

A Focus on Balanced Beer and Heritage Barley at Coopers Maltings

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Technical Article

          By Dr Doug Stewart As most of the Australian Craft Market know, Coopers Brewery are close to completing their maltings project, bringing together over 150 years of brewing tradition with a state of the art maltings that combines exacting process control and architectural flare. With it the craft market will…

Practical aspects of manufacturing malt for brewing

Independent Brewers Association Beer News, Technical Article

              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…