IBD Asia-Pacific Convention

Tasmania announced as 2025 IBD Asia-Pacific Convention home

At the close of the 37th IBD Asia Pacific Convention, the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the venue and dates for the 38th IBD Asia Pacific Convention which will take place in Hobart, Tasmania on 3-7 March 2025.

Tasmania announced as 2025 IBD Asia-Pacific Convention home

The IBD Asia Pacific is delighted to be heading to Hobart in 2025, where we look forward to hosting over 400 brewers and distillers to the apple isle.

Tasmania has a very fine reputation for the high-quality beers, spirits and ciders and has an exciting food and beverage industry both in terms of the visitor experience and the quality of goods available on the Island State.

“One of the things we’re most excited about is capturing the essence of the world-renowned spirits industry in Tasmania and celebrating the innovation of the brewing industry on the Island State,” said Gary Faulkner, the IBD Asia Pacific Chair.

Tasmania has a lot to offer the 2025 IBD Asia Pacific Convention. Rich food, amazing scenery and vibrant craft brewing and distilling scene that is second to none. We invite people from the region and overseas to plan ahead and make the most of being in Tasmania in March 2025. We’re looking forward to experiencing the deep history of Tasmania’s brewing and distilling scene. Cascade is Australia’s oldest brewery, established in the foothills of Kunanyi (Mount Wellington) and continues to produce fine brews in Hobart.

The Godfather of Australian distilling Bill Lark established the now famous Lark Distillery in Hobart in 1992 and the historic hop fields of Tasmania’s Derwent Valley will be flourishing at the time. It will be fantastic, Mr Faulkner explained.

Today Tasmania boasts more than 60 distilleries and upwards of 40 craft breweries alongside the icons of Cascade and Boags Breweries, all creating fabulous, unique beverages well loved by locals and visitors alike.

Tassie is incredible. It is not difficult to find amazing gins, try world-recognised whiskies, iconic brews, incredible brewing and distilling venues, some of the best food and wine around and the odd cidery to tickle your fancy.

“I am looking forward to seeing you all in Tasmania in 2025. I am sure the Tasmanian brewers, distillers, cider makers and those supporting these industries will put on a fine experience for you,” said Mr Faulkner.
The home for the event will be in Hobart at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on the banks of the Derwent River, with trips out to some of iconic venues in Hobart surrounds.

Further details including travel and accommodation packages and details of venues will be available soon. We would like to thank the distilling and brewing industries in Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government for its support of the Convention.

To register your interest to receive further information, visit https://IBDTas2025.eventbrite.com.au and we’ll update you when we have more details.