The Gala Showcase began its life in 2006 as a celebration of microbreweries before being taken over by Good Beer Week in 2014. This year, our focus has shifted slightly from celebrating good beer to celebrating good quality independent beer.
So, what does that mean for punters? Nothing much really.
For many breweries, nothing really changes either. With our new facelift and name, we also unveil new eligibility requirements. To be eligible to participate in the Indie Beer Showcase, you must be an Australian Indie Brewer. This is how we define this:
- A brewery must sell less than 40 million litres of beer a year
- A brewery doesn’t have more than 20% of it owned by another brewery that sells more than 40 million litres of beer.
- A brewery doesn’t own more than 20% of another brewery that sells more than 40 million litres a year