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SIBA recruiting for Head of Public Affairs and Communications

JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Head of Public Affairs & Communications SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers £40,000-45,000 per annum Closing date:  5pm July 3rd 2017 SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was formed in 1980 and now has over 850 brewing members.  As a trade association representing Britain’s independent craft breweries we exist to provide support and […]

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SIBA Response to Lib Dem Election Manifesto 2017

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has responded to the publishing of the Liberal Democrat Election Manifesto, which highlights the importance of pubs to local communities and pledges the need for a review into small business rates. “It is heartening to see the Lib Dem Manifesto highlighting the importance of pubs to rural communities and […]

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SIBA Respond to Labour Manifesto pledge for Task Force that will consider future sustainability of pubs

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has welcomed the news that the Labour manifesto, published today, sets out the need for a ‘National review of local pubs to examine the causes for their large-scale demise, as well as establishing a joint taskforce that will consider future sustainability’, but is prompting urgent action on beer tax […]

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SIBA Election Manifesto: ‘Britain’s independent craft brewing businesses are the lifeblood of British Beer’

SIBA asks candidates to back independent brewers The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is asking election candidates to ‘Back Britain’s independent craft brewing businesses’ by signing up to its Election Manifesto, published today. The Manifesto is being sent to parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election and sets out a number of ways in which […]

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SIBA: Review of Small Breweries’ Relief must consider access to market for small brewers

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, which represents over 850 of Britain’s independent craft breweries, has responded to the launch of a review of Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) by consultancy Europe Economics by calling for it to include a full analysis of access to market for small brewers to ensure the review provides an accurate […]

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Looking for the Liver-Beerds

The women and beer group, Dea Latis, is holding a beer and food tasting evening at The Old Blind School on Hardman Street on Thursday 13th April from 7.30pm. Led by the award-winning Beer Sommelier and beer training expert, Annabel Smith, guests will enjoy fascinating insight into women’s involvement in beer and brewing as well […]

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HEINEKEN PARTNERS WITH SIBA TO BRING LOCAL CASK ALES TO ITS PUBS

Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars is to join the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA’s) Beerflex* scheme offering licensees a wider choice of local cask ales. Under the agreement, Star licensees with Cask Marque* accredited pubs will be able to order local cask ales brewed by Beerflex participants within a 30-mile radius of their pubs. With […]

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Burning Sky brewery halt Scottish hat-trick in SIBA independent beer awards

Burning Sky brewery in East Sussex have stopped a potential Scottish hat-trick in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Independent Beer Awards, by taking home Gold in the Keg competition. The awards, the biggest of their kind ever seen in the UK with hundreds of cask, keg, bottled and canned beers judged across 5 […]

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