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Good Beer Week & The IBA Become One

Good Beer Week & The IBA Become One

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.

November 9, 2018 by Crafty Pint


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.


Indies Winners 2018

June 29, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

Mismatch, Modus Operandi, Boatrocker and Moffat Beach were the big winners at the 2018 Indies awards in Sydney, taking out the champion trophies at Paddington Town Hall.


Ken Arrowsmith: From Emu Tinnies to AIBA Trophies

May 25, 2018 by Guy Southern

One of the biggest stories to emerge from Australia's biggest beer competition was the success for Beerland Brewing, which operates two brewpubs in Perth. Its head brewer is a man with 40 years experience and his face on cans of Emu Bitter.


Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2018

May 18, 2018 by Crafty Pint

It was an eclectic collection of winners at the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards, with WA's Beerland taking out Champion Australian Beer and other major trophies for Mountain Goat, Green Beacon, Black Hops, Fixation, Brownstone, Philter and even one of our own.


Designed Seal Delivered

May 10, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The Independent Brewers Association has followed the example of peers in the US and UK and launched an seal with which brewers and their supporters can declare their support for local, independent beer.


The Big Issue: Ownership Revisited

May 9, 2018 by Crafty Pint

Back in 2015, we looked at brewing company ownership, which was becoming a topic for regular discussion in the industry. Now, following a slew of acquisitions last year and with the launch of an independence seal, we take another deep dive.


Big Budget Bonus For Brewers

May 4, 2018 by Crafty Pint

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.


BrewCon 2018 Program Announced

April 17, 2018 by Will Ziebell

There's a new name, new location, new categories and new entries for this year's craft brewers conference and craft beer awards. Now called BrewCon and The Indies, they take place in Sydney in June and the program and tickets are out now.

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