01 JUNE 2023 | 6pm – 11pm
AN EVENING WITH SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST MINDS IN THE GLOBAL CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY
WHAT IS IBC?
The GABS International Brewers Collective is a new and exclusive night with global brewing royalty as we share experiences with some of the brightest minds in the craft beer industry.
This industry gala dinner event will take place annually on the Thursday evening before GABS Sydney. Each year, IBC will be inviting international guests from across the craft beer industry to share their experiences and wealth of knowledge with the best of Australia’s craft brewing network.
We are beyond stoked to have Steve Grossman from Sierra Nevada (USA) and Paul Jones from Cloudwater Brewing Co (UK) as our inaugural keynote speakers in what promises to be one of the most interesting evenings on the 2023 Craft Beer calendar.
Steve will share the Sierra Nevada journey, from a start-up in 1980 to a global sensation valued at over 1 billion dollars, and the trials and tribulations along the way! Discover what plans these legends have in place for the future and hear what they believe the next big trends for the sector are.
Paul founded Cloudwater in 2014. The brewery has constantly been ranked in the TOP 10 Breweries in the world, in the annual RateBeer awards, ranking as high as #2 in 2017. Having released over 1,000 different beers, Paul will share in-depth knowledge of how they achieved this success in such a short time and what makes their heavily hopped Double IPA’S one of the UK’s most sought after drops.
The evening will include a Q&A session with Steve and Paul, great networking opportunities with fellow industry leaders, and a world class three course meal curated by ICC Sydney’s award-winning culinary team.
Who Is This Event For?
Whether you’re a brewer, industry supplier, beer retailer, hospitality provider, or craft beer enthusiast, if you’re looking to network with some of the most brilliant minds in the craft beer industry, this is the event for you. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity and grab tickets for yourself, your colleagues, business partners, family members, and friends. This is a night that promises to be unforgettable and professionally rewarding. Select from single-seat bookings, corporate or executive packages.
We are beyond stoked to have representatives from two of the biggest craft beer markets in the world as our inaugural speakers at the first ever IBC Sydney event.
Global Brand Ambassador of Sierra Nevada, USA
Steve Grossman is the Brewery Ambassador for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Steve grew up in Southern California, where he and his younger brother Ken learned about the art of home brewing. Steve continued to homebrew throughout college, and when Ken founded Sierra Nevada in 1980, Steve’s passion for craft beer was immediately put to good use.
In the early years of the brewery, he helped establish the Southern California distribution network, and was involved in direct sales. Today, Steve works with Sierra Nevada’s international export program, and serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the brewery both domestically and abroad. Steve also serves as a director of the brewery’s wildly popular Beer Camp, which brings people to Sierra Nevada for a unique and intensive hands-on beer education.
Founder & Managing Director, of Cloudwater Brew Co.
Paul Jones is the Managing Director and owner of Cloudwater Brew Co, an 8 year old craft brewery from Manchester UK that boasts not only more accolades than any other European Brewery, but one that has helped to consistently raise the bar in modern craft beer. Driven by a passion for realising human potential and the sense of community within beer, and widely recognised for straight talking and deep thinking, Paul has become one of the most visible and accessible brewery owners in the industry, well known for an interest in using beer as a force for good in the world.
Given our focus on fostering innovative ideas, sharing knowledge, and encouraging industry networking, the ICC was the ideal selection for hosting our International Brewers Collective this year. The event will be held in the ICC Parkside Ballroom, Level 2 of the ICC Convention Center.
What To Expect
Get ready for a truly unforgettable, all-inclusive evening!
Fostering Industry Connections
IBC provides an incredible chance to expand your local and international network, catch up with fellow brewers, suppliers, retailers, and Craft Beer enthusiasts in a world class setting.
3-Course Dining Experience by World-Class ICC chiefs
Treat yourself to an exceptional dining experience with a scrumptious 3-course meal prepared by the award-winning ICC chefs. Indulge in the flavours and aromas of their expertly crafted cuisine and enjoy an unforgettable culinary adventure.
Q&A Session With IBC Keynote Speakers
Tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience of two esteemed Craft Beer pioneers, Steve Grossman from Sierra Nevada, USA, and Paul Jones from Cloudwater Brewing Co, UK! You’ll have the electrifying opportunity to hear their experiences firsthand, gain invaluable insights and ask the questions you always wanted to.
What is a Brewers Collective without beer?
Enjoy some cold and carefully crafted beers as you immerse yourself in a world of brewing excellence.