On average, a new independent brewery opens in Australia every six days. Over 600 independently-owned breweries span the country, each one with its unique identity and contribution to Australian life. The Independent Brewers Association provides a united voice for independently-owned brewers across Australia.
We work with government agencies, industry, trade and international counterparts to represent the interests of Australian independent brewers. Working alongside our members, we seek to build a strong, sustainable future for our industry and to unify our sector under the vision of Quality Independent Beer Everywhere.
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In just nine years, it has grown from the spark of an idea to a global festival made up of more than 300 diverse and innovative events across Melbourne and Victoria that attracts seventy five thousand attendees from across Australia and overseas.
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The Indies began in 2017 as a celebration of Australia's independent brewers. It is held every year to recognise and showcase the excellence of both the people and the products that make up this ever-evolving industry. Entires open in June 2020, with the Awards presentation being held during BrewCon in September.
The conference and Trade Expo exists to build excellence and the practice in the Australian Beer Industry. The conference is the Australian Brewing Industry's keystone event and is growing to be an education and trade event of international significance.
The IBA alongside our Associate Members organise national regular events and talks for members to meet up, learn and be part of the community. These events provide opportunities to network and make professional connections in your local area, as well as to learn more about the industry.
The Board of Directors is elected by IBA members.
NAME: Corinna Steeb
BREWERY: Prancing Pony Brewery
LOCATION: Totness, SA
NAME: Callum Reeves
BREWERY: KAIJU! Beer
LOCATION: South Dandenong, VIC
NAME: Dereck Hales
BREWERY: Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.
LOCATION: Cheltenham VIC
NAME: Richard Adamson
BREWERY: Young Henrys
LOCATION: Newtown NSW
NAME: Lauren Jack
BREWERY: Ballistic Beer Co
LOCATION: Salisbury, QLD
NAME: Clare Clouting
BREWERY: Gage Roads Brewing Co.
LOCATION: Fremantle, WA
NAME: Richard Watkins
BREWERY: BentSpoke Brewing
LOCATION: Braddon, ACT