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CAMRA, SIBA & CROWDFUNDER JOINS FORCES TO ‘PULL TOGETHER’ INDUSTRY AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Following Government advice to avoid pubs and other social venues during the Coronavirus outbreak, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has partnered with CAMRA and Crowdfunder to help pubs, clubs, breweries, taprooms and cider producers during these difficult times. The #PullingTogether campaign aims to publicise innovative ways that pubs, breweries, cider makers and taprooms are […]

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Tonight’s statement raises more questions than it answers for the UK’s small independent brewers

Commenting on tonight’s (17th March) Covid 19 press conference James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said: “This evening the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £330bn of guaranteed loans to help business through the Covid 19 pandemic. Part of these will be delivered through the new Business Interruption Loan Scheme and small businesses […]

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SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2020 Highlights

Highlights from the SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2020 show increase in women drinking beer more often, growth in ‘no and low alcohol’ beers, and increase in independent brewery taprooms across UK The SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2020 unveils a raft of data about the craft brewing sector and how it is adapting for […]

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Running with Sceptres – Portman Group Ruling

Today the Portman Group announced that it has upheld a single complaint against one of Lost and Grounded’s core beers, Running with Sceptres India Pale Lager. It has been deemed to breach rule 3.2(h) of the code: A drink’s name, its packaging and any promotional material or activity should not have a particular appeal to […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2020 Finalists Revealed

The Finalists in the prestigious SIBA Business Awards 2020 have today been revealed, naming the best and brightest brewing businesses, retailers, bars, restaurants and bottle shops across the UK. A new hugely popular Brewery Taproom category was added this year, joining other awards seeking to congratulate excellence in the beer and brewing industry across a […]

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Founder of New England’s Trillium Brewing JC Tetreault named as BeerX UK 2020 Keynote speaker

The founder of one of America’s most influential breweries of the last ten years, and a front-runner of the craze for hazy New England IPAs, will deliver the Keynote speech at the UK’s biggest beer & brewing trade event – BeerX UK 2020. Jean-Claude Tetreault (‘JC’) founded the Massachusetts-based Trillium Brewing Co with wife Esther Tetreault in […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2020 entry deadline extended to 14th February

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2020 has been extended to the 14th February 2020. The prestigious industry awards are open to entries from breweries, retailers, pubs, bars, restaurants and suppliers, and this year feature a new category for the UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Taproom following huge growth in the number of breweries opening their doors […]

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Get involved with resilience beer for Australian bushfire relief

As part of the local and international beer community’s ongoing support for bushfire relief efforts in Australia, brewers the world over are invited to join in a fundraising brew. Any brewing company that wants to take part in brewing the Resilience Beer is asked to register their interest now at resilience.beer. Resilience Beer is a […]

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SIBA respond to Portman Group’s second ruling on Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch

“It is frustrating to see the Portman Group complaints panel force Welsh brewer Tiny Rebel through this process again, given that the brewery consulted with the standards body and made recommended changes to their flagship Cwtch beer two years ago. Self-regulation of the industry is important and in most cases works very well, but this episode highlights […]

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