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How to Enter and Win at the Australian International Beer Awards

Introduction This is a 5-Step guide to help you craft an awesome entry into the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs). (Full Disclosure – I am an AIBA judge and opinions in this post do not represent the views of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria or the AIBA.  I just want to see you …

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The Ultimate Guide to Craft Beer Date Coding

Introduction This article is intended to give Australian and New Zealand brewers advice to adequately date code their beer.  You should conduct your own research to see what works best for your product and ensure you comply with relevant food standards in your part of the world. There’s often much internet discussion about beers not …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Diastaticus in Beer and How To Diagnose Gushing Bottles, Cans and Kegs

This post is intended to give brewers without expensive lab equipment the tools they need to determine if they have a Diastaticus problem in their already packaged product.  If you’re reading this, chances are you already have “gushing” kegs, bottles and cans out in the market and need to know what’s up. I’m an avid …

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4 Reasons Why Your Beer Doesn’t Rank in the GABS Hottest 100

Well it’s that time of the year again when the beer-loving public vote for their favourite beers in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers and the more recent GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers. Personally, I love the GABS Hottest 100 and the tradition that comes with it.  You’ll usually find me hanging out …

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7 Mistakes Brewers Make When Entering Beer Competitions

Is your brewery considering entering a beer competition such as the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBAs), World Beer Cup, Asia Beer Cup or International Beer Challenge? That’s great! Beer competitions are the best way for a professional brewer to get feedback about his/her product from industry peers as well as potentially winning some medals or trophies to …

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Beer Quality vs Value: Your Consumers Know More Than You Give Them Credit For

Here I’ll throw this one out there for you and it might come as a surprise to you…… Carlton Draught is a high quality beer….and so is XXXX Gold. There.  I said it…and it feels liberating to finally share my thoughts with you.  They’ve been buried deep within my brain for many years now as …

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