Breeding Hops with Character

Technical article sponsored by Hop Products Australia (HPA) HPA has a long history of breeding hops with character. Through our breeding program, we’re constantly investing in research to find new cultivars that can be grown, harvested and processed in Australia to produce top quality hops. This research associated with the program allows us to understand the […]

Sustainability Victoria – Boosting Productivity Grants

Sustainability Victoria’s Boosting Productivity energy assessment grants application process has been simplified to help small and medium sized business’s assessment journey flow more smoothly. Sustainability Victoria have introduced a new two ­page registration form to kick­start the process and confirm eligibility to proceed to the next stage. As the grants are non­competitive, businesses will have access […]

Small brewers claim their independence – press release

Press Release Small brewers claim their independence Melbourne, Victoria Today Australia’s small and independent brewers voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing large brewers from the membership of their trade body and renaming it the Independent Brewers Association. It is a move designed to create a body that is better placed to address the challenges faced […]

The Independent Brewers Association

The CBIA has today held an Extraordinary General Meeting in Melbourne. The purpose of the meeting was to vote on a special resolution to change the name of the association to the Independent Brewers Association (IBA) and to make a number of changes to our constitution. Chief among those changes was the altering of our […]

Tickets On Sale Now • ACBC 2017

Now in its fifth year, the Australian Craft Brewers Conference is the craft beer industry’s premier event for professionals in the industry to build strong national networks, expand knowledge, gain valuable industry insights and grow profitable business relationships.The Trade Expo that sits alongside the ACBC 2017 grows substantially each year and introduces brewers to new […]

Take 2 Pledge Programme

In order to combat the impacts of climate change the Victorian Government, through Sustainability Victoria, has introduced the TAKE2 pledge program. They have asked us to pass on the following information: Take2 is the first state government-led program in Australia and one of the most comprehensive pledge programs of its kind in the world. If […]


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 […]