What it is:

It’ll be an epic party in bars, breweries and homes across the nation. It’s Australia’s biggest celebration of our best independent brewers. It’s The Indies 2020, and we want you to join us. Jump to the Viewing Party Map to find a venue near you.

For the first ever time, the Independent Beer Awards (The Indies) will be broadcast live, direct to wherever you are. It’s your chance to raise a beer, cheer on your faves, and shout your thanks to the legends behind great Aussie-owned beer.

Your night will be hosted by James Smith (The Crafty Pint ), with Karl van Buuren (Moon Dog Craft Brewery) on hand to provide special comments in a way only the founder of the legendary Moon Dog can. Plus we’ll be crossing live to our parties happening in Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, and Tasmania; and there will be even more viewing parties around the country announced soon. 

Keep an eye on our social media for all the updates. Head to our YouTube to subscribe and set yourself a reminder, find a viewing party, grab some special Indie beer and say Cheers to Indie Beer.

How you can watch:

Check out the venues hosting parties below (note: please check info before attending as space may be limited and bookings may be required) or tune in via our YouTube stream.

Join the live cross viewing parties nationally:

Want to join in the fun with local brewers as we award state trophies and more with live crosses on the night to the below parties. These have been generously supported by our partners and will ensure an awesome night is had by all. Click on the details below and make sure your RSVP so our amazing venue hosts know how much beer to tap!

WA LIVE CROSS PARTY!

Besk, along with Ellerslie Hop, will host the official West Australian Indies Live Cross Party, November 19, 5pm. This is the official venue and will feature in live crosses from the Melbourne studio.

Keep an eye on this Facebook event for attendance details, or contact the venue directly. 

 
 

HOBART LIVE CROSS PARTY!

The party down in Hobart town will be held at Fox Friday’s brand new taproom. As event sponsor, HPA will also serve up a few limited edition beers starring their brand new flavour hop so everyone can get a taste for the way it explodes across the palate.

Plus, IBA members will be treated to a sensory experience and swag bags.
This is the official Viewing Party for Tasmania. 

Facebook event here.

Venue website here.

 
 

SA LIVE CROSS PARTY!

Prancing Pony will host the official SA Indies Party, November 19, 7.30pm. This is the official venue and will feature in live crosses from the Melbourne studio.

Keep an eye on this Facebook event for attendance details, or contact the venue directly.

 
 

NSW LIVE CROSS PARTY!

UPDATE: BOOKED OUT! Please ensure you have the details you registered with ready at the door.

Philter, in conjunction with Kegstar, will host the official NSW Indies Party, November 19, 8pm. This is the official venue and will feature in live crosses from the Melbourne studio.

 
 

QLD LIVE CROSS PARTY!

Sea Legs, in conjunction with Cryer Malt and Yakima Chief Hops will host the official Queensland Indies Party, November 19, 7pm. This is the official venue and will feature in live crosses from the Melbourne studio.

Keep an eye on this Facebook event for attendance details, or contact the venue directly.

 
 

VIC LIVE CROSS PARTY!

UPDATE: BOOKED OUT! Please ensure you have the details you registered with ready at the door.

Fixation, in conjunction with Konvoy Kegs, will host the official VIC Indies Party, November 19, 8pm. This is the official venue and will feature in live crosses from the Melbourne studio.


How you can host:

We'd love for you to share in our virtual Indies event with your own Live Viewing Party. Whether you're a brewery that's entered, or you just want to support the great local brewers pouring through your taps, it's a great way to gather indie beer supporters to be part of this nationwide event. Please login here and add all of your details. Please make sure you have a suitable screen and stable internet connection before committing.