What's Indie Beer?
Indie Beer is any beer brewed locally by small to medium sized Australian-owned breweries, most are members of the Independent Brewers Association (IBA). Indie brewers are made up of all sorts of brewers around Australia; from husband and wife teams pouring pints for their local punters, to national breweries giving us choice on bottleshop shelves. They all have one thing in common: the love of great beer.
That's why this year, Indie Beer Day is the perfect cause for celebration - celebrating the resilience of brewers around the country, and with restrictions easing, celebrating a chance to drink and toast together.
WHY IS INDIE BEER IMPORTANT?
LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED
Supporting indie means your money stays in the country to support communities and families around the country.
Indie beer isn’t just for inner-city types. Two-thirds of breweries are in regional areas. Buying indie beer supports regional tourism, plus it’s an awesome excuse to get out and explore the country.
PLACES TO CONNECT
Most indie brewers have taprooms, and many of them are family-run. It creates welcoming community spaces to showcase Australian made products to visitors.
The spirit of Independent beer is driven by creativity using unique flavours and artisanal products. Indie brewers love to support our farmers, growers, and creators. Showcasing Australian flavour, right in your glass.
While independent beer has less than 10% of the market share, it employs 47% of the people. That’s not including our logistics providers, farmers, hospo, and packaging. Indie means jobs.