BrewCon 2021 Cancelled
Given the current outbreak of COVID-19 the situation with border
restrictions, and the fact that our venue is now being used exclusively
by the NRL, we have made the difficult decision to cancel BrewCon 2021.
Although we have worked tirelessly to investigate all options, we are
aware that there is a general reticence to travel, however we thank
everyone who has been optimistic enough to book accommodation and
purchase tickets. Please see below for information on refunds.
The ongoing risk associated with running such a large event the until
situation with the pandemic changes means we will not be rescheduling
the 2021 event, therefore next BrewCon will be held in Queensland in
The good news is we are pushing on with the Independent Beer Awards (the
Indies) this year. You’ll remember we successfully delivered the ceremony online in 2020 so
now we are working toward a bigger and better version for mid-October
this year, including official state parties once again. Stay tuned for
confirmation of the date and opportunities to get involved.
We received a record 1381 entries this year, so it looks like being one
to remember. All entrants will have received instructions pertaining to
new delayed delivery dates. Updated forms will be sent out to entrants tomorrow. Please contact
Siobhan at [email protected] for more information.
We know this isn’t the news that you wanted to hear, nor what we wanted to
deliver, but in this ever-changing environment it is incumbent on us to
make sensible decisions to ensure we can still deliver a broad range of
services to our members. There’s a lot happening now, which we'll be
talking more about in the very near future so it’s not all bad news.
Thanks to our members and sponsors for
your continued support, encouragement, and belief in your industry
association, it is much appreciated by the IBA Board and the Team.
All deposits paid to the IBA will be refunded. Please email [email protected] with your banking details to arrange this.
All outstanding invoices will be voided.
Tickets purchased for BrewCon and the Indies Ceremony will be
automatically refunded via Eventbrite by 30 July. If the refund to your
credit card was unsuccessful, we will be in touch for bank details.
All hotel bookings will be refunded. Please contact [email protected] with reference: IBA Event.
Those that received AusTrade grants are in luck as all
non-refundable costs will be covered by the Australian Government in the
event of cancellation due to COVID. Please refer to Clause 6.4 of the guidelines.