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Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2021

Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2021

Dollar Bill proved hugely popular winners when they took out Champion Australian Beer at the 2021 Australian International Beer Awards as the beer industry gathered en masse again after missing out in 2020.

May 20, 2021 by James Smith


Federal Government Increases Excise Refund For Brewers

May 1, 2021 by Will Ziebell

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.


Quantum Physicist, Champion Beer Writer, Brewer

March 4, 2021 by Will Ziebell

The country's biggest beer competition might have skipped a year due to COVID but the Australian International Beer Awards are back. With entries open, we caught up with the last winner of the Best Media Trophy, Marie Claire Jarratt.


Postcards From The Edge No.59: The Indies Reinvented

November 11, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Most major beer events have been cancelled in Australia this year. But, having had to cull most of theirs, the IBA was determined the Indies awards would survive. We found out how they reworked it for our COVID times.


More Good News For Victoria's Brewers

October 29, 2020 by James Smith

The day after they were able to open for the first time since July, Victoria's brewers have received more good news by the state government. Those with producer's licenses are now eligible for the Licensed Hospi​tality Venue Fund.


Budget Delivers Little For Indie Beer

October 7, 2020 by James Smith

The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has welcomed some aspects of the Federal Government "recession-busting", jobs-focused budget, but many of the industry's request do not appear to have been ​addressed.


BrewCon 2020 Cancelled Due To COVID

August 5, 2020 by Crafty Pint

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.


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.

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