It’s the biggest issue in the beer industry, the biggest beer festival on the planet, and one of the most hotly debated laws in Australia.
And while it’s one of those controversial topics that’s so hard to pin down precisely, it’s the one that has caused some real headache for brewers and their staff.
“You have to have a beer-centric policy to ensure that people have access to the best beer and wineries in the world,” says Steve Wilson, a beer industry expert.
We’ve got to look at the distribution of the beer. “
But there’s a whole other set of issues that have to be dealt with.
We’ve got to look at the distribution of the beer.
We have to consider the costs involved in getting it to the consumers.”
What’s the problem?
In many ways, the problem is pretty simple.
It’s one that’s been with beer since the days of the original brewers, when it was just a bunch of brewers and a small amount of hopsters trying to get by.
That’s largely gone.
“People are starting to realise the beer market has changed,” says Matt Grewal, who founded the Australian Brewers Guild (ABCG).
“They’re looking at the way the market has been developed, and they’re looking to take the beer forward.”
But it’s not just beer.
In some other areas of the country, including Australia’s south-east and east, brewers have also been struggling.
“There are very few options for beer drinkers in those regions,” says Wilson.
And while there’s been plenty of beer made in Australia since the mid-1980s, it took a while to get to the point where there were enough breweries to go around. “
Beer has been in decline for a long time.”
And while there’s been plenty of beer made in Australia since the mid-1980s, it took a while to get to the point where there were enough breweries to go around.
“It’s not like the beer companies can just just come in and take a pint and call it a day,” says Grewam.
“They need to take a look at how they’re contributing to the community.”
A recent ABC report from Beer Retail, an industry trade group, found that in the past five years, Australia’s beer industry lost $10 billion.
That includes the loss of 2.6 per cent of the Australian craft beer market, down from 2.7 per cent a year earlier.
That means brewers are on the hook for up to $2.3 billion of the lost sales.
“A lot of brewers are in a really precarious position,” says Peter Klopper, a director at the ABCG.
“This has been going on for a number of years now. “
“And it’s really disappointing.” “
What can you do? “
And it’s really disappointing.”
What can you do?
One of the things brewers can do to fix the situation is to take ownership of their own product.
But, even then, it still has to be part of a larger plan.
“I think the beer sector is facing a massive challenge to the beer economy and the quality of life of the consumers,” says Kloppers.
“That’s going to have to continue.”
He says that while there are plenty of examples of brewers trying to fix things, there are many more that don’t.
“When you look at some of the large-scale breweries that are not in any way associated with the beer scene in Australia they’re also losing money,” he says.
“Some of those breweries are in the top 10 per cent, and the biggest one is the AB InBev.
“Those smaller breweries are going to need to be taken out of the equation and made into a fully integrated part of the industry.” “
What does the ABC report say? “
Those smaller breweries are going to need to be taken out of the equation and made into a fully integrated part of the industry.”
What does the ABC report say?
The ABCG’s report also suggests that brewers have been losing a lot more than they’re getting back.
In fact, it says that the ABCT’s annual report shows that breweries in Australia are losing more than $10 million a year on the amount they spend on their own products.
This is an average of the cost of all beer and wine products, from brewing and packaging to marketing, distribution and promotion.
The report also found that while overall, beer-specific spending is up in Australia in recent years, the decline in this category has been particularly sharp.
In 2016, the ABC said the average beer-related spending per customer was up 5 per cent to $8 per day.
This year, the average is up 22 per cent.
The ABC also said that “beer