A German-style dark wheat beer, traditionally known as a ‘Dunkelweizen’, and an American hopped ‘Session IPA’ have taken home the two top spots in the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards, showing just how exciting and vibrant the brewing scene is in the South West in 2018. The awards took place prior to the famous […]
Windsor & Eton Brewery has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment as Brewer to Her Majesty the Queen. The award allows it to display a designated Royal Coat of Arms on its products, stationery, premises and vehicles. To become a Royal Warrant Holder a business must have supplied goods or services to a Royal […]
A growing brewery is celebrating sending its first beer exports to the Far East, as it expands and explores new markets. Eden Brewery, in Penrith, Cumbria, sent its first consignments of beer to Japan and China this month. Eden, which produces a full range of contemporary, experimental and traditional beers, is exporting a combination […]
Commenting on today’s Cambridge University Study into the dangers of moderate alcohol consumption, which asserts that as little as one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life, James Calder, Head of Communications at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said; “This study completely overlooks the well documented health benefits light to moderate enjoyment of […]
Midlands craft brewer, Purity Brewing Company, is barging into Birmingham, having purchased a canal boat to increase city centre beer deliveries. The good ship UBU, named after one of Purity’s top-selling beers, will arrive this month as the award-winning brewery takes advantage of the abundant canal routes to reach consumers faster. Purity MD, Paul Halsey, […]
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Kirkby Lonsdale brewery has taken over a popular independent coffee shop and relocated it within its own premises. Kircabi Roasters, in Kirkby Lonsdale, is now based at Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery’s venue, The Royal Barn. Anthony Gatrell, owner of Kircabi Roasters, made the difficult decision to hand over the reins to owners of The Royal Barn […]
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Wales and the South West will take on London in the finals of The Lager Challenge on 2 July 2018, the first day of Imbibe Live at Olympia London. The five finalists – Geipel from North Wales and the Bristol outpost of Zero Degrees, plus Fourpure, Redchurch and Coalition from London – will pitch for […]
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Commenting on the Government announcement to introduce a deposit scheme for plastic, aluminium and glass drinks containers, James Calder, SIBA Head of Public Affairs & Comms said: “Small brewers are conscious of their environmental impact and moves to encourage recycling, reduce waste and pollution are welcome. But SIBA members, as relatively small businesses when compared […]
The consumer thirst for craft beer is showing no signs of wavering, with hazy New England style IPAs and tart, sour beers in the style of Belgian brews becoming commonplace not only in specialist craft beer bars, but pubs and even supermarkets across the UK. The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) represent around 830 independent […]
· BeerX becomes part of the Beviale Family network · Collaboration now in place SIBA’s BeerX, Britain’s largest trade fair for all aspects of beer and brewing, is now an official partner of the Beviale Family. After five successful events in Sheffield, BeerX took place in Liverpool for the first time on 14 and 15 […]
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Fuller’s Brewery’s John Keeling has been awarded SIBA’s ‘Silver Tankard’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the organisation’s flagship event, BeerX in Liverpool. The former Head Brewer and now Global Ambassador at the much-loved Chiswick brewery was presented the award by Buster Grant, Chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). Introducing the award he was full […]
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A string of brewers have taken home Golds in the craft keg competition in the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2018. Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at their flagship BeerX event in Liverpool earlier this week, the awards run across a huge range of beer […]
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Wolf Brewery and North Brewing Co have taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask and Keg Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2018, with Tring Brewery being named the best bottled or canned beer. Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at their flagship BeerX […]
The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been revealed at the SIBA Business Awards 2018, with East London’s Signature Brew taking the coveted top spot and being named SIBA Brewery Business of the Year 2018. Signature Brew, who’s tagline is ‘Brewing with Music’ and specialise in collaboration beers with musical artists, impressed judges […]
The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been named as Finalists in the SIBA Business Awards 2018, with winners due to be announced on the 14th March at BeerX in Liverpool. The prestigious awards received a huge 60% increase in entries this year and include a wide range of categories across Marketing Implementation, […]
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Following a recent Board meeting of independent brewers in Burton on Trent, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is moving forward with plans to create a marketing ‘Code of Practice’ for its members. SIBA members and a panel of experts will be discussing the issues around offensive marketing and the best way to develop the code with an […]
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BeerX UK 2018 (Liverpool) Keynote Speaker & Award Presenters revealed BeerX UK organiser, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has today announced that BBC Radio 2 presenter Nigel Barden and famed beer writer Pete Brown will both play important roles at this year’s prestigious event, which will be hosted at their new venue, Liverpool’s Exhibition […]
Canned beers are hot stuff right now. They are loved by consumers everywhere, they are trendy, convenient and their bold designs make them stand out on the shelf. The latest research from Nielsen shows that sales of canned craft beer increased by 327% from January to August 2017 alone – and now already account for […]
The Cheshire Brewhouse, led by brewer and SIBA North West Director Shane Swindells, will this February 24th be running ‘Independents Day’ at the brewery and is encouraging other independent craft brewers across the UK to join in with the event by running brewery tours and open days. The Cheshire Brewhouse will be running an open day […]
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To help unearth Britain’s best lager, Imbibe Live is teaming up with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) to launch The Lager Challenge. Lager in Britain is having its turn in the spotlight. For generations a speciality of our European neighbours and cousins across the Atlantic, today British brewers are just as likely to be […]
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Commenting on the Q4 beer figures from the BBPA, SIBA Chief Executive Mike Benner said: “The 0.7% increase in overall beer sales is good news for the craft beer sector. Bottles and cans continue to be strong and these figures are a timely reminder to our members who are considering canning and bottling. But the […]
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The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2018 has been extended in an effort to allow as many businesses as possible to enter the prestigious awards. The awards, which were due to close for entries today 31st January but will now be open until the 16th February, seek to congratulate excellence in the brewing […]
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The UK’s biggest craft brewing trade show, SIBA BeerX UK 2018, has today announced their Main Headline Sponsors as smart keg and cask rental company Kegstar and pub and bar company Star Pubs & Bars. Organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), the event last year recorded its biggest attendance ever and will this […]
Mike Benner, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said: “The proposed merger of these two bodies to create UKHospitality will create an immensely powerful voice for the hospitality sector. UK craft beer plays an important role in the hospitality sector and we know retailers that offer it to consumers are often more profitable […]
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Nottingham-based Castle Rock Brewery is to re-brand Elsie Mo, one of its longest-standing ales and its second biggest-selling core brew. After extensive discussion, the need for change was agreed in January and the new design presents a homage to the women pilots of World War II, and the war effort at large. First brewed in […]
Brewer Jaega Wise of Wild Card Brewery in East London has been made a SIBA South East Elected Director, for the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), following an election at the organisations South East AGM. The SIBA South East Region, which includes Greater London and has around 150 brewery members, voted Jaega in as a […]
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Entry deadline: 31st January 2018 The SIBA Business Awards 2018 will take place during the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) flagship event ‘BeerX UK’, which will for the first time take place at the ‘Exhibition Centre Liverpool’ in March 2018. The awards, which have a fast approaching entry deadline of the 31st January, seek to […]
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“SIBA would like to congratulate the Brewers Association for their achievement in securing tax relief for Americas independent craft brewers. The positive effects of Small Brewers Relief are still evident in the UK some 15 years after it was enacted and it is excellent to see the Government, on both sides of the Atlantic, supporting […]
St Austell Brewery have recently unveiled new bottle designs and logos for its Tribute, Korev and Proper Job beers in the UK. Atlas Packaging has helped to facilitate this by developing bespoke packaging suitable for the new range of bottles. Mark Leverton, Sales Director and Key Account Manager for St. Austell Brewery said: “Re-visiting the […]
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Strong brewery growth, increased beer tourism and the launch of the independent craft brewer seal—with more than 2,700 craft brewers signed on—were all part of a watershed year for craft beer in 2017. The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looks back on the defining beer moments of the […]
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Fierce Beer have launched a crowdfunding drive to open a bar in their home town of Aberdeen, the campaign went live at 10 am this morning, Friday 15th December 2017. A target of £60,000 has been sent to raise money for the project, which see will the local business to fit out and open their 20 tap craft […]
Joule’s Brewery is pleased to confirm today that it has now acquired land adjacent to the Trent and Mersey canal as it passes through Stone town centre. The plot is known as Crown Wharf and was a part of the original Joule’s Brewery warehouse operation when the company exported Stone Ales from Liverpool docks around […]
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Leading South West craft ale producer Dartmoor Brewery has launched a new online shop to cater for the Christmas shopping rush. The new online shop has been launched in response to demand from craft ale fans across the country, who have discovered Dartmoor Brewery ales as the Devon brewery increasingly markets its craft ales to […]
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York Brewery unveils new heptagonal beer badges. Quirky, eye-catching contours of a rounded heptagon were chosen to represent the seven ingredients of brewing; Water, Barley, Hops, Yeast, Knowledge, Passion, and Fortune. Sitting pretty on the bar, the unique shape of the pump clips and bold type style were designed to make York Brewery beers easily […]
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The Society of independent Brewers (SIBA) has purchased a majority shareholding in Flying Firkin Distribution Ltd (FFD) as part of its commercial strategy to develop routes to market opportunities for its 850 craft brewery members. FFD has been a specialist distributor of craft cask ale for over 25 years, based in Colne (Lancashire), and has been instrumental in creating and sustaining […]
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This year for the first time ever the European Pizza & Pasta Show included ‘The Craft Beer Experience’ in association with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). As well as an exciting craft beer bar where delegates could try award-winning beers by independent brewers from across the UK, SIBA also curated the content for the ‘Craft Beer Experience Live’ theatre, which featured […]
Justin Hawke, Head Brewer at Moor Beer Co in Bristol, was last night named the British Guild of Beer Writers’ ‘Brewer of the Year 2017’. SIBA Chief Executive Mike Benner attended the annual awards dinner in London and had this to say on Justin’s win, “On behalf of SIBA I would like to offer huge congratulations […]
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“SIBA’s 850 brewery members will be delighted by the Chancellor’s announcement that he will freeze beer duty in this Budget, recognising the important role of the Great British pub. This is great news for brewers, pubs and consumers alike. We’d now like to see the Chancellor go further and commit to a freeze in beer […]
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Craft beer is the most exciting and value adding development within the drinks industry in decades, but are restaurants making the most of the consumer trend towards independent craft-brewed beers? This year for the first time ever the European Pizza & Pasta Show will include ‘The Craft Beer Experience’ in association with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). As well as an […]
Backyard Brewhouse in Walsall and Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell have taken home the two top spots at the SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards, taking home overall Gold in the cask and small pack competitions respectively. The prestigious awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), held at Nottingham Rugby Club prior to their beer […]
2017 has been a remarkably successful year for independent family brewers, Robinsons Brewery, who have recently won no less than 20 esteemed awards for their range of excellent quality beers. From the liquids to the branding and design, Robinsons’ ales have created quite an impression in the drinks industry. Gill Yates, Brands Manager for Robinsons […]
Lacons Brewery has teamed up the Fine City Blues Festival for a ‘Tap Takeover & Blues’ event at The Lawyer in Norwich on Sunday 29th October. The Fine City Blues Festival, now in its 4th year, is running from Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th October and offers pub goers the chance to catch many talented […]
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England’s reigning Premiership Rugby champions and one of Devon’s leading breweries are joining forces to help raise money for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Building on a strong relationship that pre-dates their promotion to top flight rugby, Exeter Rugby Club and long-time sponsor Otter Brewery are hoping fans will get behind their combined efforts and raise […]
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Mike Wood MP, Chairman of the Beer all party Parliamentary group and SIBA supporter, has secured a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday 31 October at 2.30pm for MPs to debate the taxation of beer and pubs. SIBA Members will be lobbying their MPs ahead of the important debate, and ahead of the Government Budget on the 22 […]
The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has today announced that all Full Brewing Members will receive a complimentary 2 day Delegate ticket for BeerX UK 2018, which takes place on the 14th & 15th March, at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool. The trade association say the move is to encourage as many members as possible to […]
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THE Royal Barn has raised £1,500 in just over two months, as part of an initiative with the Pennine Way National Trail. The Kirkby Lonsdale-based venue is one of the stockists of the special ale, Pennine Ambler, which was launched this summer in a joint initiative alongside two other breweries on the trail. From each […]
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A Bullion hop, green-hopped, small-batch English bitter. Launch Party: Fuggles Beer Cafe, 165 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1BX, Kent Thursday 2nd November. The Five Points Brewing Company is celebrating cask ale brewing and our commitment to flavour, provenance and independence this Autumn. Our new Green-Hop Bitter is brewed with fresh, unprocessed Bullion hops picked straight […]
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Our ‘Focus Features’ aim to shine a light on the previous winners of SIBA’s Business Awards in the run up to the launch of the 2018 SIBA Business & Industry Awards on 1st November 2017. The House of Trembling Madness Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer (Single) 2017 In a marketplace where fantastic beer from around the […]
The Midlands Region of The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) are teaming up with Nottingham Rugby Club to host their very first independent beer competition and festival beginning Thursday 2nd November and running to Saturday 4th November 2017. The event is looking for volunteers to work at the festival: http://www.nottinghamrugby.co.uk/siba-beer-festival-bay/ SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, […]
Applications for “Olympics of Beer Competitions” open October 31- November 14 Brewery applications for the 2018 World Beer Cup will begin on Tuesday, October 31. Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” is the most prestigious beer competition in the world and is held […]