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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 $3.8 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

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...

Skewed Strategy skewered

Hatched in the depths of the Commonwealth Health Department, the draft National Alcohol Strategy is steeped in dogma, intellectually dishonest and entirely untenable. If a workable, evidence-based Strategy is to be achieved, industry needs to be a partner, not ostracised – published in Drinks Trade March 2018...

Upcoming Events

Beer & BBQ Festival - Adelaide

Bringing together beers, brewers and barbecuers in an all-in-one music festival, showcasing the best of Australian and international beer with over 60 exhibitors along with some of the country’s best restaurants and chef’s cooking up a BBQ storm! This is a truly cultural event running over 6-8 July at the Adelaide Showgrounds...

Darwin Lions' Beer Can Regatta

No event screams 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!...