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BrewCon 2020 Cancelled Due To COVID

The Independent Brewers Association has today announced the cancellation of their annual industry conference due to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19. BrewCon is now set to return in 2021.

August 5, 2020 by Crafty Pint


Indie Brewers Score NSW Government Support

June 11, 2020 by Will Ziebell

The indie brewing industry received welcome news today as the NSW State Government announced it was injecting close to $200,000 into Independent Brewers Association coffers to aid in their recovery from COVID-19.


AIBA 2020 ISO Edition Winners

May 22, 2020 by Crafty Pint

With this year's awards proper postponed, the Australian International Beer Awards went online for a special ISO Brewer's Choice Edition. The industry was invited to vote in a new set of categories, with CUB's brands cleaning up.


Crafty's Advent Calendar: Kate & Shev

December 16, 2019 by James Smith

They're the dictionary definition of work hard, play hard and continue to make an indelible mark on the Melbourne and wider Australian beer community. Behind door 16, it's the irrepressible Kate and Shev.


Indie Beer Gets Its Own National Day

September 4, 2019 by James Smith

October 26, 2019, is to become the inaugural Indie Beer Day, with supporters of independent Aussie beer encouraged to raise a glass in support of the local industry.


Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2019

May 17, 2019 by Crafty Pint

Familiar faces were among the big winners at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards, with Balter, Green Beacon and 4 Pines adding to their swollen trophy cabinets and Blackman's claiming a big one too.


SA's Beer Industry Pays Tribute To Marco Bona

November 16, 2018 by Matt King

Marco Bona, the founder of Libation Army and a hugely popular figure in the SA beer scene passed away suddenly recently. The local beer industry has come together to create Marco Hour in support of his family.


Good Beer Week & The IBA Become One

November 9, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The country's leading beer week and the national body representing Australia's independent brewers have today announced they are to merge with both parties confident the move will help both achieve more in the future.


Toe The Line

October 18, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The Independent Brewers Association has today released an exhaustive set of labeling guidelines for brewers. The aim is to ensure they are compliant and aware of anything that could potentially get them into hot water or hold them back.


What's Wrong With Wheat Beer?

July 2, 2018 by Will Ziebell

Australia's beer judges seem to love them, they're great with an array of cuisines and they have a fascinating history. Yet traditional European wheat beer styles remain unloved. Will Ziebell speaks to brewers, retailers and consumers to find out why.

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