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SIBA comments on Scottish Government announcement on DRS

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcement, made today by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham on introducing Deposit Return Schemes for drinks containers in Scotland, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs said: “Whilst craft brewers are keen to do their bit for the environment, this announcement is worrying for small independent brewers who sell beer in Scotland. […]

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Statement regarding Nick Stafford – SIBA Operations Director

“I would like to advise that Nick has resigned from his role as SIBA’s Operations Director with effect from 30th April 2019 after over ten years as an employee and a long-standing association with SIBA. I would like to thank Nick for his hard work and commitment to SIBA over the years. Following Mike Benner’s resignation from his […]

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Yeovil Ales and Palmers Brewery win in the South West

“Tally Ho” by Palmers Brewery and “YPA” by Yeovil Ales have taken home the two top spots in the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2019. The awards took place prior to the famous Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival in Newton Abbot and are run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). The trade association represents independent […]

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Benner to leave SIBA to take up new post

Mike Benner is to leave his post as Chief Executive of SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, at the end of June after five years. He has accepted a new role as Chief Executive of APIL, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, representing and campaigning for the rights of injured people. Mike said, “I am […]

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Gloucester, Swannay, and Wibblers Brewery take overall UK Gold

SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2019 Gloucester Brewery and Swannay Brewery have taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask and Keg Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2019, with Wibblers Brewery being named the best bottled or canned beer. Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) […]

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SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2019: Industry growth, new jobs, fresh challenges

Today SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, publishes the SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2019 (PDF link), a ground-breaking new report providing insight into the industry as a whole for the first time ever. The British Craft Beer Report brings together the views and opinions from Britain’s independent craft brewers, industry insight and consumer polling to […]

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New Portman Group Code guidance will damage the market for specialty beers like Imperial Stouts, Porters and IPAs

Today, the Portman Group have published the sixth version of the Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks. SIBA say that whilst much of the updated code is sensible and includes new measures to prevent alcohol packaging causing serious or widespread offence, protection for the vulnerable in society and preventing […]

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