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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

Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-26

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 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...

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

Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular - Sydney

Be the first to sample from 170 unique beers and ciders brewed especially for this event, wander a marketplace packed full of breweries and enjoy some of the city’s best street food - all in the heart of Sydney Showground on Saturday 2 June 2018 - not to be missed by any beer lover...

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!...