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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 $2.4 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

NSW Inquiry into the Alcoholic Beverages Advertising Prohibition Bill 2015

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...

National FASD Strategy 2018-28

Making further inroads into the incidences of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will take a long-term commitment and, to be effective, evidence-based, targeted interventions will require a combination of resources and effort from government, industry and the community...

Energy labelling of Alcoholic Beverages

Industry and consumers have moved on since the 2009 Blewett Review. The advent of Apps, backed by websites, mean that in 2017 there is no shortage of nutritional information. Through mobile devices consumers can scan barcodes to have all the information they could ever want literally at their fingertips. The label is simply out-dated...

Latest News

Opening Statement to the NSW Alcoholic Beverages Advertising Prohibition Bill Inquiry

The evidence is crystal clear - alcohol advertising and/or sports sponsorship do not target, nor do they influence, young people in their attitudes to drinking and drinking behaviour. If there were any correlation between advertising and alcohol uptake, as some claim, the Australian Government’s independent and authoritative alcohol statistics would be tracking in a very different direction...

International Beer Day 2017

Celebrating life’s milestones or just the end of the working week over a beer, could anything be more Oz? Thank you to the funky brewsters who turn barley, hops, yeast and water into the spice of life...

Positive youth drinking trend confirmed by AIHW survey

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey confirms a trend of continuous improvement in underage drinking - finding 82% of teens today do not drink at all...

Upcoming Events

Ballarat Beer Festival

Ballarat Beer Festival is back on 20 January 2018 to showcase over 150 of the world’s finest beers. Come and drink in Ballarat’s summer skies and sample, sip and savour your way to beervana...

Great Australian Beer Festival - Geelong

On Saturday 17 February 2018 Geelong Racecourse will host over 200 beers and ciders for the 6th annual Great Australian Beer Festival, including entertainment across 3 stages featuring 20 acts, a festival of food and, of course, all things beer - even beer cocktails!...

Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival

Come 24 March, the 2018 Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival will provide a great platform for beer enthusiasts and the whole family to enjoy a day where there is, literally, something for everyone...