The Indies is the Independent Brewers Association's annual celebration of the best of the Australian indie beer industry.
It takes place as the culmination of the IBA's BrewCon industry conference, which returns to Melbourne in 2019 on September 4 and 5.
The Indies awards night is being held at Showtime Events, in the city's South Wharf precinct, kicking off at 6.30pm.
As well as the existing awards for best beers and breweries, there are a number of new additions for 2019. They are:
- CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN BREWPUB
- STATE/TERRITORY CHAMPION BREWERIES
- IBA SERVICES TO THE INDUSTRY AWARD
- IBA YOUNG GUN OF THE YEAR
- IBA COMMUNITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
- TRUE INDIE BEER SUPPORTER
Tickets to The Indies start from $100 plus BF for delegates and cost $150 plus BF full price.
There are also special prices for IBA members and for members of The Crafty Cabal, The Crafty Pint's beer lovers bonus scheme. Cabalistas just need to head to their member's area to find out how to get the discount.
Once the awards night is over, there's an after-party at Hopscotch.