July 2017 Advocacy Update

National Economic Evaluation On the 4th of July we launched our National Economic Evaluation. Two copies of the report (one via email and one via post) has been sent to every Federal politician.  We have followed that up with a number of personal meetings where we have outlined the contribution the independent brewing industry makes […]

Australian Independent Brewers Day

On the 4th of July the Independent Brewers Association launched Australian Independent Brewers Day to highlight its National Economic Evaluation report.   Below you can read our press release and here are some links to the great press coverage we received: http://www.afr.com/business/tourism/craft-brewers-push-for-tax-concessions-20170702-gx39mw http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/craft-brewers-roll-out-the-barrels-as-industry-continues-to-expand/news-story/4592e9552af40120778fac765c43cd4f http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/victoria-emerges-as-australias-craft-beer-capital/news-story/61b244a8ee36a82e651a54e0a8ea0d96 https://craftypint.com/news/1560/Strength_In_Numbers http://www.brewsnews.com.au/2017/07/indie-brewers-unveil-economic-data/ http://www.3aw.com.au/podcast/craft-beer-makers-cry-out-for-tax-breaks-similar-to-the-wine-industrys/ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-04/independent-brewers-call-for-excise-relief/8675716 http://www.drinkscentral.com.au/4751?Article=independent-brewers-association-launches-fair-tax-campaign http://www.theshout.com.au/2017/05/07/article/Independent-Brewers-call-for-government-to-support-growth-industry/NSRBUSLBLL.html Small Australian brewers claim their […]

Important changes for excise

Some good news out of the ATO this week with regards to lodging and paying excise monthly. From 1 July 2016, a range of small business tax concessions became available to all businesses with turnover less than $10 million. Small businesses may now be eligible to report and pay excise duty monthly rather than weekly. Follow […]

Raise a glass to Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter

The Dainton Family Brewery’s Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter was named Champion Australian Craft Beer at tonight’s awards at the Adelaide Oval. The Cherrywood Smoked Baltic Porter won its category of Champion Porter Stout before being named the overall winner. Other best-in-category award winners were: Champion Pale Ale, Philter Brewing’s XPA; Champion Amber Dark Ale, Eagle […]

ACCC decision a blow for Australia’s independent brewers

Some of the coverage we received: http://www.afr.com/business/small-business/craft-brewers-not-locked-out-of-taps-accc-20170713-gxaijm http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/little-evidence-big-brewers-stifkle-craft-beer-competitiors-accc-investigation/news-story/443c34c8600d7b971923ddaacc391cf2 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/big-beer-in-the-clear-accc/news-story/7e08db679d1ebe9057fc6e6a750aeb50 http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/4793168/brewers-angry-at-accc-decision/ https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/13/craft-brewers-say-acccs-lack-of-action-over-tap-contracts-a-body-blow-to-industry http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-14/why-craft-beer-brands-are-struggling-to-find-a-place-at-the-taps/8705828 https://craftypint.com/news/1571/Tap_Contracts_Here_To_Stay   13th July, 2017 PRESS RELEASE ACCC decision a blow for Australia’s independent brewers The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has described today’s decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to take no further action in relation to tap contracts as a […]

Independent Brewing Industry National Economic Evaluation

Over the last six months we have been working with highly regarded Melbourne economists Essential Economics to create the first robust report on the independent brewing industry’s impact on the Australian economy. The data for this came from that collected in last year’s Independent Brewers Industry Survey prepared for us by Survey Matters with additional […]

June 2017 Advocacy Update

Container deposit legislation in NSW EO Chris McNamara attended a presentation by the Environmental Protection Authority in Sydney on the 15th of June. The outcomes of it were: Plans are still in place to launch the scheme on the 1st of December, 2017 They still have no details of who the Scheme Co-ordinator will be, […]

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 […]