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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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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National Independent Beer Awards 2017

To read the full list of winners in the SIBA National Independent Beer Awards 2017, which took place at BeerX’s BeerAlive independent craft beer showcase, please click here (see winners table at bottom of press release).

SIBA Independent Beer Awards

The SIBA Independent Beer Awards are run across SIBA’s 8 geographical regions, with the champions from each region moving forwards to the National competition at BeerX.

The SIBA Independent Beer Awards represent the very best beer from the UK’s independent brewers and are judged by fellow brewers and industry experts making these awards the “Brewers’ Choice” awards in the UK.

Below are details of the SIBA Independent Beer Awards for each region.

Scotland – Drygate, Glasgow – 7th September
North East – York Barbican, York – 18th August
North West – TBC
Midlands – TBC
East – Elgoods, Wisbech – 21st September
Wales & West – Ludlow Castle, Ludlow – 12th May
South East – Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club, Tonbridge – 7th July
South West – Tuckers Malting, Newton Abbott – 27th April

To find out more or to enter your beers into a regional SIBA Independent Beer Award competition (various categories are available across cask, keg and small pack) please click the link below.

SIBA Business Awards

The awards look to congratulate excellence in the brewing industry across a variety of categories, from pump clip, can and bottle design, to efforts taken by brewers to make their business more eco-friendly or to support their local community.