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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  • 23Jan

    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.


Promoting quality beer from our members

Help us drive home the message to the trade and beer drinkers that SIBA brewers produce the best beer in the World!

In such an exciting and diverse beer market we work to promote quality beers from independent craft brewers so that publicans and pub cos know that stocking quality crafted beers will benefit their business and that beer drinkers are well informed about local beer and that great quality beer transcends format comes in all shapes and sizes; cask, keg, bottle and cans included!

We are involved in a range of partnership projects including Cyclops Beer, the Cask Report and There’s a Beer for That as founding members of Britain’s Beer Alliance. In 2015/16 we are leading a major project into the ‘language’ of beer to break down the complex language around our national drink with insight to inform buyers, publicans and drinkers alike.