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Call for brewers to join in with ‘Independents Day’

The Cheshire Brewhouse, led by brewer and SIBA North West Director Shane Swindells, will this February 24th be running ‘Independents Day’ at the brewery and is encouraging other independent craft brewers across the UK to join in with the event by running brewery tours and open days. The Cheshire Brewhouse will be running an open day […]

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‘Kegstar’ and ‘Star Pubs & Bars’ announced as BeerX UK 2018 Main Headline Sponsors

The UK’s biggest craft brewing trade show, SIBA BeerX UK 2018, has today announced their Main Headline Sponsors as smart keg and cask rental company Kegstar and pub and bar company Star Pubs & Bars. Organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), the event last year recorded its biggest attendance ever and will this […]

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SIBA comments on the proposed merger of ALMR and BHA to form UKHospitality

Mike Benner, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said:  “The proposed merger of these two bodies to create UKHospitality will create an immensely powerful voice for the hospitality sector.  UK craft beer plays an important role in the hospitality sector and we know retailers that offer it to consumers are often more profitable […]

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Wild Card Brewery’s Jaega Wise joins SIBA as Director

Brewer Jaega Wise of Wild Card Brewery in East London has been made a SIBA South East Elected Director, for the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), following an election at the organisations South East AGM. The SIBA South East Region, which includes Greater London and has around 150 brewery members, voted Jaega in as a […]

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(US) Brewers Association: 2017 Craft Beer in Review

Strong brewery growth, increased beer tourism and the launch of the independent craft brewer seal—with more than 2,700 craft brewers signed on—were all part of a watershed year for craft beer in 2017. The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looks back on the defining beer moments of the […]

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SIBA purchases majority shareholding in Flying Firkin Distribution Ltd

The Society of independent Brewers (SIBA) has purchased a majority shareholding in Flying Firkin Distribution Ltd (FFD) as part of its commercial strategy to develop routes to market opportunities for its 850 craft brewery members. FFD has been a specialist distributor of craft cask ale for over 25 years, based in Colne (Lancashire), and has been instrumental in creating and sustaining […]

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Photo Gallery: ‘Craft Beer Experience’ by SIBA at the European Pizza & Pasta Show 2017

This year for the first time ever the European Pizza & Pasta Show included ‘The Craft Beer Experience’ in association with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). As well as an exciting craft beer bar where delegates could try award-winning beers by independent brewers from across the UK, SIBA also curated the content for the ‘Craft Beer Experience Live’ theatre, which featured […]

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