SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.

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An ‘Assured Independent British Craft Brewer’ is a brewery which has agreed to abide by SIBA’s Food Safety & Quality standard – meaning you get a beer of the highest quality, crafted with the utmost care.

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The launch of SIBA’s first ever strategic plan in 2015 set a road map for the Society for the next three years. The primary objective of this annual report is to set out the impact of the many projects and activities we have carried out in the last twelve months to give members a clear view of the work we have been doing on their behalf.


Brewers in the Community

Celebrating the important contribution independent craft breweries make to communities across the UK

SIBA’s ‘Brewers in the Community’ initiative will take place between 15th-18th June 2017 and aims to raise the profile of independent breweries and the contribution they make to local communities around the UK.

Brewers in the Community Report

View the Brewers in the Community Report.

As well as the above report which highlights the amazing work already being done by independent craft breweries across the UK in raising money for charities, contributing to community projects, opening their doors to local people, or offering apprenticeships and employment schemes – SIBA has also encouraged brewing members to organise Brewery Open Days during the 15th-18th June 2017.

These dates have been selected to fit in with the national celebration day Beer Day Britain which will take place on Thursday 15th June.

If you are a brewer and would like to get involved with the Brewers in the Community initiative, or are planning to run a brewery open day, or special event at your tap room, then please click here to submit your info. These open days will be listed below and also featured in the Regional and National press activity planned over the next few months.

If you have any further queries then please email neil.walker@siba.co.uk

Brewery Open Days

Below are the Brewery Open Days currently planned for SIBA’s ‘Brewers in the Community’ initiative, running from the 15th-18th of June. This page will be constantly updated as new dates/locations are announced.

To add your Brewery Open Day click here

Fourpure Brewery
Location: Fourpure, Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Rd, London SE16 3LL
Date: 17th & 18th
Event: Our Taproom is open Friday the 17th, 4-9pm and Saturday 18th 11am-8pm.
We have 16 Taps on, and street food on Saturday. More details can be found at: https://www.fourpure.com/tap-room-and-tours/tap-room

Great Newsome Brewery
Location: The Great Newsome Brewery, Great Newsome Farm, South Frodingham, Winestead, Hull, East Yorks, HU12 0NR
Date: 17th June, 1pm-9pm
Event: Great Newsome Festivale – A great day of fine beer, food & fun to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Enjoy Great Newsome beers & Skidbrooke ciders (soft drinks too!) See how we craft our award winning beers. Dance the hours away with Morning Dew & Licks. There will be pub games & quiz, food from Pie, Kerb Edge & Mr moos. Also camping (pre book ing needed) Families welcome. Adults £5, children free. A free pint with every ticket.

Kettlesmith Brewing Co
Location: Kettlesmith Brewing Co
Date: 17th June
Event: Brewery open day on Saturday June 17th 12-5pm. Free tours, music, food and beers to try at the brewery or take away.

Schoolhouse Brewery
Location: SchoolHouse Brewery, Cleveland Industrial Estate, Cleveland St, Darlington DL1 2PB
Date: 15th June
Event: Our brewery will be open to the public on June 15th

The Hop Studio
Location: Hop Studio, 3, Handley Park, Elvington, York YO41 4AR
Date: 16th June
Event: Our Tap Room will be open on the 16th June from 3.00pm with at least 3 hand pulled cask ales and 12 bottled craft beers. Come and have a chat, watch a brew or just chill with a beer and a slice of pie in the (wishful thinking) sun outside.

Exe Valley Brewery
Location: Exe Valley, Land Farm, Silverton, Exeter EX5 4HF
Date: 15th-18th June (TBC)
Event: Open Day

Clarkshaws Brewing Company
Location: Clarkshaws Brewing Co, 497 Ridgway Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7EX
Date: Thursday 15th June
Event: We will be open on Thursday 15th from 10am-5pm for members of the public to visit the brewery to see a brew taking place, and our bar and gift shop will be open. Visitors will also be able to see Loughborough Farm and its community cafe, to see the produce grown using compost from our brewing ingredients and have a locally grown meal.

Billericay Brewing
Location: Billericay Brewing, 54 Chapel St, Billericay CM12 9LS
Date: 16th-18th
Event: Mini beer festival featuring 12+ of our beers Friday 16th to 18th June.
Fathers Day Brewery Tours & Tastings at 2pm on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th.

Zerodegrees (Blackheath)
Location: Zerodegrees, 29-31 Montpelier Vale, Lewisham, London SE3 0TJ
Date: 15th June
Event: Brewery open day including ‘meet the brewer’, opportunity to try the range of beers, Free Brewery Tours, plus beer and food matching suggestions.

Wishbone Brewery
Location: 2A, Worth Bridge Industrial Estate, Chesham St, Keighley BD21 4LG
Date: 17th June
Event: We are open from 12 til 7pm on Saturday 17th June, 6 handpulled beers on the bar, there will be a local food trader on site serving either Mexican/Spanish or Greek food.

Hambleton Ales
Location: Melmerby Green Rd, Melmerby, Ripon HG4 5NB
Date: 16th June
Event: To celebrate Beer Day Britain 2017 and SIBA’s ‘Brewers in the Community’ initiative we are opening up our brewery bar to the general public and local community from 2 till 7 on Friday the 16th of June. Pop in for a £2 pint after work, enjoy some tasty grub from the BBQ and meet a few of our brewers and friendly staff members.

St Peter’s Brewery
Location: St Peter’s Brewery,  St. Peter’s Hall, St. Peter South Elmham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1NQ
Date: 18th June
Event: Free Brewery Tour for all dads! Join us for a tour around our brewery & tastings

Sadler’s Ales
Location: Sadler’s Brewhouse & Bar, 2 Conyers Trading Estate, Station Dr, Stourbridge DY9 8ER
Date: Saturday 17th June 12 midday
Event: A Relaxed Brewery Experience – £20 per person and includes a Brewery Tour, Ploughman’s Lunch and 2 pints of Sadler’s Ales. (3 hours)

Lymestone Brewery
Location: Lymestone Brewery
Date/Event: Brewery Tour (16th June) £15 per person – some food and drink included. 7-10pm.
Breakfast at the Brewery (18th June) in association with Reapers. Featuring cars, vans, and bikes on site while enjoying a breakfast bap cooked by the Brewery team!

Unity Brewhouse
Location: The Unity Brew House Ltd., The Old Chicken Shed, Suckley, Worcestershire, WR6 5EQ
Date: 16th June 12 – 9pm & 17th June 12 – 3pm.
Event: Brewery Tap Room & Open Day

Moor Beer Co
Location: Moor Beer Co, Days Rd, Bristol BS2 0QS
Date: 16th-18th June
Event: Moor Beer Festival featuring renowned British and international breweries.

Cullercoats Brewery
Location: Cullercoats Brewery, 17 St Oswin’s Ave, North Shields NE30 4PH
Date: 18th June
Event: Brewery open day 12-3pm, with beer and wood fired pizza!

Bluestone Brewing Co
Location: Bluestone Brewing Co, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park,
Cilgwyn, Newport SA42 0QW
Date: 15th-18th June (TBC)
Event: Open day

Thornbridge Brewery
Location: Thornbridge Brewery, Peak District National Park, Buxton Rd, Bakewell DE45
Date: 15th-18th June (TBC)
Event: Open day

Abbeydale Brewery
Location: Abbeydale Brewery, 8 Aizlewood Rd, Sheffield S8 0YX
Date: 15th-18th June (TBC)
Event: Open day

Cheshire Brewhouse

Location: The Cheshire Brewhouse, Unit 5 Daneside Business Park, Congleton CW12 1UN
Date: 15th-18th June (TBC)
Event: Open day

True North Brew Co
Location: True North Brew Co, 47 Eldon St, Sheffield S1 4GY
Date: 15th-18th June (TBC)
Event: Open day

The Wood Brewery
Location: The Wood Brewery Wistanstow, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 8DG
Date: 15th-18th June (TBC)
Event: Open day