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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    Castle Rock Brewery re-brands Elsie Mo

    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

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BeerX 2018

SIBA’s BeerX, the UK’s independent craft brewing trade show, has moved venue and will take place in Liverpool at the Exhibition Centre, 14th & 15th March 2018.

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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.


Get a better deal on beer tax for Britain’s Brewers

Help us build on our success working with others to secure three historical consecutive cuts in beer duty and scrap the hated beer duty escalator.

FILE PHOTO – Chancellor Alistair Darling To Announce First Budget…LONDON – AUGUST 01: (FILE PHOTO) A pint of beer is served at The Great British Beer Festival on August 1, 2006 in London. The Chancellor, Alistair Darling will give his first budget speech this afternoon. Under increasing economic and environmental pressures it is expected to include legislation on fuel prices, the environment, binge drinking, stamp duty and road tax. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

UK consumers pay ten times more duty on beer than German beer drinkers and over three times more than the French. We pay the second highest rate of beer duty in the EU.

SIBA is campaigning to secure more cuts in beer duty during the life of the current UK Parliament by raising the profile of the contribution of independent brewers to UK jobs, economic growth, their communities and the enjoyment of beer drinkers. UK brewing is a great success story and the industry has proven that Government support from cuts in excise duty work by boosting investment.