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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  • 28Jun

    SIBA welcomes Brewers Association's independent craft brewers seal

    "We are aligned with the Brewers' Association that independence is a hallmark of craft brewing with our own 'Assured Independent British Craft Brewer' seal and welcome their commitment to driving forward beer from independent craft brewers with this new certification. Now, whether beer drinkers are in the UK or the

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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.



An ‘Assured Independent British Craft Brewer’ is a brewery which has agreed to abide by SIBA’s Manual of Good Brewing Practice – meaning you get a beer of the highest quality, crafted with the utmost care.

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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)