Indies Awards Advisory Committee


As Australia's only Independent Beer Awards, it is imperative that we continue to grow and evolve.

As an official Committee of the Board, their remit differs from the Project Groups somewhat.

They are all volunteers who give their time freely for the betterment of the industry and we can't thank them enough.

The aim of the Advisory Committee is to:

  1. Participate in a review after each competition identifying and providing input on areas of success and improvement.
  2. Provide input and expert advice on any changes to competition rules, entry guidelines, trophies and overall competition structure.
  3. Provide input and expert advice on the structure of the new ‘steward to judge program’ or judge development program.
  4. Assist with preplanning and technical frameworks.
  5. Review and make recommendations on style guidelines.
  6. Review materials for Table Captains and panel members.
  7. Assist with training, development and mentoring programs.
  8. Contribute to the debrief including recommendations for changes for future awards.

The current Advisory Committee members are:

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NAME: Will Tatchell
POSITION: Chair
BREWERY: Van Dieman Brewing
LOCATION: TAS

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NAME: Tom Champion
BREWERY: Felons Brewing Co.
LOCATION: QLD

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NAME: Lachlan MacBean
BREWERY: Grainfed Brewing Co.
LOCATION: NSW 

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NAME: Pia Poynton
ASSOCIATE: Grape & Grain
LOCATION: WA

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NAME: Clare Clouting
ASSOCIATE: Athena Quality
LOCATION: WA

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NAME: Sam Bethune
ASSOCIATE: Bintani
LOCATION: VIC

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NAME: Richard Chamberlin
ASSOCIATE: Lallemand Brewing 
LOCATION: VIC

Please contact Will Tatchell if you have any questions.