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SIBA publishes its proposals for Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) reform and issues rallying cry for industry backing

Today, Wednesday 27th June the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) sets out its proposals for how Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) can be enhanced to encourage job creation, investment and growth in British independent brewing whilst protecting our flourishing small craft brewers. SIBA is calling on brewers of all sizes, publicans, pub companies and lovers of […]

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Ian Fozard of Rooster’s Brewery named SIBA National Chairman

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), have today announced Ian Fozard of Rooster’s Brewery as the organisations new National Chairman, with immediate effect. Ian, who has run Rooster’s brewery in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire  together with his sons Tom and Oliver since 2011,  has been a SIBA Board member for over 4 years.  Prior to purchasing […]

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SIBA comments on threat to high gravity beers from Portman Group code review

Commenting on the proposed addition of guidance within the Portman Group code review which would limit beers to a maximum of 4 units per non-resealable container, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said; “This new proposed guidance is rightly designed to help capture the ‘problem products’ […]

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Watchdog launches wide review of alcohol marketing rules

Banning marketing that causes serious or widespread offence and increasing protection for vulnerable people are two of the proposals being put forward in an ambitious new review of the industry’s marketing regulation code. The Portman Group, which regulates the promotion and packaging of alcoholic drinks sold or marketed in the UK, has launched a fifth […]

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Beyond the Pales: How the UK’s independent craft brewers are embracing the thirst for hazy IPAs and Sour Beers

The consumer thirst for craft beer is showing no signs of wavering, with hazy New England style IPAs and tart, sour beers in the style of Belgian brews becoming commonplace not only in specialist craft beer bars, but pubs and even supermarkets across the UK. The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) represent around 830 independent […]

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Beviale Family – SIBA’s BeerX: Here’s to a great partnership!

·       BeerX becomes part of the Beviale Family network ·       Collaboration now in place SIBA’s BeerX, Britain’s largest trade fair for all aspects of beer and brewing, is now an official partner of the Beviale Family. After five successful events in Sheffield, BeerX took place in Liverpool for the first time on 14 and 15 […]

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John Keeling of Fuller’s awarded SIBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Fuller’s Brewery’s John Keeling has been awarded SIBA’s ‘Silver Tankard’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the organisation’s flagship event, BeerX in Liverpool. The former Head Brewer and now Global Ambassador at the much-loved Chiswick brewery was presented the award by Buster Grant, Chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). Introducing the award he was full […]

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Wolf Brewery, North Brewing Co and Tring Brewery named best in the UK at SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2018

Wolf Brewery and North Brewing Co have taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask and Keg Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2018, with Tring Brewery being named the best bottled or canned beer. Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at their flagship BeerX […]

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‘Brewing with Music’ strikes a chord with judges as Signature Brew named SIBA Brewery Business of the Year 2018

The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been revealed at the SIBA Business Awards 2018, with East London’s Signature Brew taking the coveted top spot and being named SIBA Brewery Business of the Year 2018. Signature Brew, who’s tagline is ‘Brewing with Music’ and specialise in collaboration beers with musical artists, impressed judges […]

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