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Brewers Association of Australia

The Brewers Association is the peak body representing leading beer makers and beer lovers across Australia. After all, 9.1 million Aussie beer drinkers paying $4.2 billion in beer taxes each year cannot be ignored.

Crafting Australia's premier and best loved beers, our members make some 90% of beer sold in the country to be major contributors to the economic and social lifeblood of the nation.

Hot Issues

Pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages

With exceptionally high awareness and comprehension, especially among women of childbearing age, the current on-label pictogram has been very effective. Australia's major brewers have been 100% compliant with this voluntary regime since 2014, so it would be inherently unfair to ask them to go to that effort twice, when others have failed to comply at all. Any new regime aimed at bringing the rest of industry up-to-speed must mirror the labelling already in place...

Draft National Alcohol Strategy

Bereft of scientific rigour while making unsubstantiated claims, the draft National Alcohol Strategy is driven by dogma, not fact or evidence. Of its 64 references, only 10 are peer-reviewed and just 4 of those are from the last 5 years. It even cites media reports as evidence. Our submission quotes 187 scientific and factual sources exposing the seismic faults in the misguided draft and debunking the bunkum within...

NSW Alcoholic Beverages Advertising Prohibition Bill

Australians - most notably younger people - are drinking less alcohol than ever before. Meanwhile, international experience and Australian research show that advertising is not a driver for uptake or drinking behaviour. The very premise of this legislation misdiagnoses the issue and risks perpetuating problems by masking the real causes of harmful drinking and anti-social behaviour...

Latest News

Reining in the rabid dogma

The final National Alcohol Strategy must stand upon credible research and detailed analysis to inform public policy. That health ministers recognise the practical sense of partnering with industry on solutions to alcohol harms gives us some hope that the rabid dogma unleashed in the draft NAS can be brought to heel...

It’s time pregnancy warnings were adopted by all, say Brewers

Australia's major brewers have been 100% compliant with voluntary pregnancy warning labels on all beer packaging they produce for years. They are calling on the rest of industry to 'step up' - there is simply no excuse for any further delay in adopting pregnancy warning labels on all alcohol products made in Australia...

Beer: Australia’s economic tonic

Australian beer is a huge supplier of local jobs - 143,000 in total, it's a major economic driver worth $16.9 billion to the national economy and raised $3.8 billion in tax revenue for government over 2015-16 alone. It’s also the spice of life, so enjoy in moderation, secure in the knowledge you’re doing your country a favour...

Upcoming Events

Darwin Lions' Beer Can Regatta

No event screeeeeaaaaams Australia like Lions' Beer Can Regatta in Darwin, which, on Sunday 22 July 2018, will see thousands turn up on Mindil Beach to cheer on their favourite brew crews...

International Beer Day 2018

International Beer Day is 10-years-old this year - a global celebration of beer taking place in pubs, breweries and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a glass to our brewers and rejoice in the awesomeness that is beer!...

Oktoberfest in the Gardens

With events in Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, Oktoberfest in the Gardens will feature a full day of celebrating all things beer on 13 October 2018...