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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

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...

New CEO for the Brewers Association

The Board of the Brewers Association has announced the appointment of Brett Heffernan as the new CEO for the organisation...

Upcoming Events

WA Beer Week - 17-26 November

WA Beer Week 2017 is a 10-day festival taking in bars, breweries and restaurants across WA and features over 65 events, 5 dedicated hubs, 2 satellite festivals and beer and food promotions in and around the city...

Great Australian Beer Festival – Albury

QEII Square in Albury will host over 100 beers and ciders on Saturday 2 December 2017, celebrating brews from around the country, including entertainment, a festival of food and, of course, all things beer!...

Coopers Alehouse & Brewery Tour

Beer enthusiasts, budding brewers and lovers of fine ales, rejoice! This two course day starts at the Coopers Alehouse for entrees and beer paddles at 11.30am on Tuesday 5 December 2017, from where you are personally chauffeured to the Coopers Brewery at Regency park for a full tour and lunch...