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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  • 8Dec

    Joule's Brewery Announcement: Crown Wharf Stone Purchased

    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

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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.



I wanted to ensure that from day one we would be a learning organisation, drawing on both brewing and business best practice and then embed these principles into my company. The resources I have been able to draw upon through SIBA have undoubtedly saved me time, money and as importantly peace of mind.

Graham Gannaway
Brewer, Schoolhouse Brewery (Darlington)

Joining SIBA has opened up a network of contacts and information sources to us, which as new brewery has been extremely helpful and beneficial to our business. A good investment and to be recommended.

George Hammersley
Roddenloft Brewery (Ayrshire)

The biggest draw of SIBA membership was Beerflex but the knowledge, industry insight and opportunities that SIBA makes each member aware of is now as important. I can honestly say that without SIBA’s help we wouldn’t be working with some of the national companies we work with today. Thank you SIBA!

Sam Ward
Director, Tweed Brewing Co (Hyde)

It does make a huge difference to say to people, you’re a SIBA member, as it gives your Brewery creditability. It opens the doors to new business opportunities, which would normally be shut to you if you did not have membership.

Stuart Fairburn
Hadham Brewery (Little Hadham, Herts)