The PwC Innovation and Incentives team work with a number of craft breweries nationally, helping them access the R&D Tax Incentive. The Incentive is the Federal Government’s principal measure to encourage industry investment in research and development (R&D) in Australia. It is a broad-based program available to companies from all industry sectors. The benefit is […]

Beer Diversity & Quality through Malt Diversity & Quality

Imagine a world in which all beers are made with just a single type of malt! Obviously, this would cause all brews to look and taste more or less the same. Variations in flavour and texture would come not from the malt, but just from different varieties and quantities of hops and yeasts, as well […]

CBIA Reform Direction Taking Shape

As a result of strong lobbying by its membership the board of the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) has recently been working towards a membership reform agenda that will put a focus on the independent brewers within our industry. Subsequent industry consultation has strongly supported this move. Board deliberations have focused on pathways to achieve […]

CBIA Announce Three-Year Partnership

The Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) is delighted to announce the beginning of a three-year partnership with Bintani Australia, Cryermalt and Kegstar. The three-year partnership is based on principal sponsorship of the Craft Beer Awards and the Australian Craft Brewers Conference (ACBC) shared between the three companies. The new sponsorship agreement represents a commitment of […]

ACBC 2017: 25 – 27 July in Adelaide, SA

CRAFT BREWERS CHOOSE “FLAVOUR STATE” FOR ANNUAL GATHERING South Australia will be the flavour of the month in July 2017 when the state hosts the largest annual gathering of brewers in Australia for the Craft Beer Industry Association’s (CBIA) national conference and awards. The CBIA has announced that more than 500 people including industry representatives […]

Craft Brewing Filtration

As Australian alcohol consumption declines one market continues to buck the trend and that’s craft beer. It currently has a total estimated value of $454 mill (IBIS) and this revenue is expected to grow 5% per annum over the next 5 years. As the trend away from larger production continues it raises a number of […]

Keg Cleaning

Kegs should be cleaned per established industry methods with good manufacturing practices in a fail safe manner. There is no defined “typical washing” procedure for all applications. Thus, keg compatibility should be verified in partnership with the keg washing system vendor to provide the optimum washing sequence, and maintain keg quality. Failure to do so […]

The 2016 Australian Craft Beer Industry Survey

Of the challenges facing our industry in 2016 the lack of reliable industry data is among the most serious. Industry data is key to us developing our businesses and to the CBIA continuing its work of engaging with governments and spreading the positive story that our industry is creating. The CBIA office receives numerous requests […]

Paperboard – Secondary Packaging Options

The role of secondary packaging has traditionally been to protect the primary container however today that role has expanded. Secondary packaging today needs to communicate with the consumer in a way that resonates and builds brand loyalty. Apart from protection and communication it also needs to offer the consumer convenience. Creating a package that suits […]

Champions of Australian craft beer announced in Brisbane

The CBIA’s big week in Brisbane culminated tonight with the Craft Beer Awards presentation ceremony. More than 300 gathered to hear the announcements. The coveted Cryermalt Champion Australian Craft Beer was this year won by Little Creatures Brewing for their Pilsner. The CBIA Services to Australian Craft Beer award again went to a West Australian, […]