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SIBA Bar Beer List @ Brit Beer Writers Guild Awards revealed

SIBA will once again be sponsoring the British Guild of Beer Writers “Brewer of the Year Award” and serving a range of award-winning independent craft beers on our bar at the drinks reception. Below you will find the full rnage of draught, bottled and canned beers due to be served.

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SIBA Business Awards 2022 respond to ‘shifting consumer buying habits’ with new categories for Online Beer Retailers, Brewery Webshops and Community Engagement

The SIBA Business Awards 2022 will include three new categories in response to shifting consumer buying habits over the last year, making them the biggest set of awards ever dished out to the industry by the craft brewing trade body. The awards, which open for entries today, will now include categories for the “UK’s Best […]

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Budget 2021: Chancellor delivers a positive Budget for the beer and pubs sector, but some questions remain for small independent brewers

Responding to the Chancellors 2021 Budget, James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said; “The Chancellor’s Budget introduced radical changes to the outdated Alcohol Duty system which will benefit brewers of lower strength beers, traditional cask beer and create a more level playing field between small breweries and cider producers. The lower rate of duty for beer […]

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Indie Beer Shop Day

Inspired by Record Store Day, an annual celebration to showcase the independent beer shop sector in the UK: Indie Beer Shop Day, Sat 17th July 2021 www.indiebeershopday.uk A group of independent UK beer shops have forged a path together to highlight their sector and host an annual celebration. In 2020 during the global pandemic over 40 independent beer […]

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“Your beer is always on tap, why should access to cashflow be any different?”

Clear Factor are delighted to join the SIBA supplier network for Independent Brewers. As independent brewing continues to grow in popularity, accessing affordable finance is seen as one of the main challenges when scaling a business. Clear Factor believes every business should have access to affordable working capital solutions and the positive benefits that come […]

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MPs says urgent help is needed to save UK breweries and pubs

A new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) has today been published, click here to read Caskenomics: Cask beer’s COVID crisis and the impact on people, pubs and places. MPs says urgent help is needed to save UK breweries and pubs A new report, issued by the All–Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) of MPs, […]

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SIBA statement following conclusion of competitive tender for supply to Stonegate Pub Partners

Following a competitive tender process for the supply of independent keg and cask beer to the Stonegate Group SIBA have today responded to the news that Stonegate will be working with the Beer Company. James Calder, Chief Executive of SIBA said: “SIBA’s bid focussed on the diverse and high-quality range of beers available from independent […]

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SIBA AGM & Members’ Conference 2021 to be held virtually for first time in the association’s history

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) are following up their successful BeerX Online event with a virtual AGM & Members’ Conference taking place on the 8th June, in association with Napthens Solicitors who join SIBA as Headline Sponsors. With many trade event spaces still closed SIBA have taken the decision to host their first ever […]

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Pub is The Hub: New research highlights the social value publicans and pubs create by providing local services

The social value that pubs and publicans created by providing local services during the first Covid-19 lockdown has been unveiled in a new report from Pub is The Hub, the not-for-profit organisation that helps pubs to diversify and provide essential local services. The report called ‘The Social Value of Pubs and Publicans providing Services in their […]

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