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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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Fourpure named Society of Independent Brewers’ Brewery Business of the Year 2017

London-based Fourpure has been named the the Society of Independent Brewers “Brewery Business of the Year” in their annual Business Awards 2017. The awards, which took place at SIBA’s BeerX event in Sheffield last night, seek to congratulate the top brewery businesses in the UK across a variety of categories, as well as naming retailers, pubs, […]

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The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) comment on today’s Spring Budget:

Press Statement Issued 2.30pm 8th March For immediate release “The £1000 reduction in business rates for pubs with a rateable value below £100,000 is welcome support for the sector, although much more needs to be done, but this contrasts sharply with the 2 pence increase on beer tax which is a blow for the millions of people who enjoy […]

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#cutbeertax campaign – 71 MPs sign and return beer and pub pledge card as ‘giant pint’ delivered to the Treasury

Seventy-One Members of Parliament have now signed a pledge card supporting the brewing and pubs sector ahead of the Budget, with leading industry campaigners delivering a giant ‘pint of pledges’ to the Chancellor at the Treasury, today. Graham Evans MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, joined BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds, Ray Turpie, […]

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SIBA partner with British Glass & the Can Makers to bring dedicated Bottle and Can bars to BeerX for the first time ever

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have joined forces with British Glass and the Can Makers to bring dedicated bottle and can bars to BeerX next month. With more and more independent craft breweries packaging their beer into bottles and cans for sale in the on and off-trade, SIBA are partnering with the trade organisations […]

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Buster Grant elected new Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Chairman: Delivering the future of British beer

Buster Grant, owner and Head Brewer of Brecon Brewing in Wales, has been appointed the new Chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). Buster will take the chair for the first time at SIBA’s AGM on 16th March at their annual BeerX event. The appointment comes as current Chairman Guy Sheppard, of Exe Valley […]

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