How do you make sure your beer remains truly independent? By declaring independence.
The Australian beer industry had fallen prey to all kinds of suspect behaviour, with multinational buyouts resulting in tap contracts and supply agreements that would make the Monopoly man blush. So we helped Bridge Road put their money where their mouth is - by seceding from Australia and founding The Republic of Brewland - the world's smallest Micronation.
Brewland was formally birthed with a secession party at the Bridge Road Brewers compound in Beechworth, along with the unveiling of the national flag along with an anthem penned by Cameron Bird of Architecture in Helsinki fame.