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Where To From Here For Local Beer?

With Hawkers – one of the most successful Australian breweries of the past decade – entering administration, we look at the impact of the current climate on the wider industry, and ask what change is needed to turn things around.

Under Pressure: A Perfect Storm Brewing For Beer

Today's excise tax hike completes the biggest financial year rise in decades, yet it's just one of myriad pressures on the local industry. We examine the "perfect storm" engulfing a beer world facing a fourth straight year of harsh challenges.

Budget Tax Changes Welcomed By Indie Brewers

This year's federal budget has introduced a number of tax changes relevant to brewers, which the IBA says is largely welcome news for members, while hoping further excise reform could be on the way.

Federal Government Increases Excise Refund For Brewers

The Federal Government today announced that the excise refund cap for breweries and distilleries will increase from $100,000 to $350,000, with the decision welcomed by the Independent Breweries Association.

What Do Today's Excise Changes Mean?

Changes to alcohol excise for breweries announced in May 2018 come into effect on July 1, 2019. We asked people in the business of brewing, selling and moving beer about the impact the changes will have.

Big Budget Bonus For Brewers

Friday knockoff beers for small brewers and their supporters will taste a whole lot better this week after the Government announced proposals in next week's Budget that could save them tens of thousands of dollars in excise tax each year.

Strength In Numbers

Just weeks after the CBIA became the Independent Brewers Association, the body has released research showing Australia’s independent beer industry now includes more than 400 breweries, generating $740 million in economic output in one year.

Is The Tide Turning On Tax?

In today's increasingly polarised society, it takes something special to bring opposing factions together. Maybe craft beer can be the answer. This week saw Labor and Liberal politicians unite to call for fairer treatment of and greater support for craft brewers.

Making Inner West The Best

Five brewers today launched a new brewing association for Sydney's Inner West in the company of a trio of local politicians. They've grand plans for their home, which has the greatest density of microbreweries in Australia.

The Secret Brewer: Price Wars Pt II

Yesterday, we presented an article from The Secret Brewer claiming a price war poses serious challenges and issues for the Australian craft beer industry. Here, a brewery owner, a sales rep and a venue owner respond to those claims.

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