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SIBA respond to today’s Summer Economic Statement from the Chancellor

Commenting on today’s Summer Economic Statement from the Chancellor, SIBA Chief Executive James Calder said; “Today’s announcements are a mixed picture. The job retention bonus and kickstart scheme will help beer, brewing and pubs given we employ a disproportionate number of young people. The temporary VAT cut to 5% and Eat Out to Help Out […]

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Beer bottle specialists Croxsons join forces with SIBA to deliver Digital Beer Awards 2020

  The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have joined forces with Croxsons, specialists in beer and beverage bottles, closures, and packaging, to deliver the inaugural Digital Beer Awards 2020. The brand new awards focus entirely on bottled and canned beers, with beers sampled remotely across the UK by expert judges, beer sommeliers and brewers via […]

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SIBA posthumously award the Lifetime Achievement Award to Roger Ryman

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have today ​announced that they have posthumously awarded the SIBA ‘Silver Tankard’ Lifetime Achievement Award to Roger Ryman, for his services to the British brewing industry. Roger is credited with turning ​independent St Austell Brewery in Cornwall into a nationally recognised brand, as well as developing and successfully launching Tribute and Proper Job – beers […]

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Brewers need further support and certainty on when and how pubs can open, because opening alone won’t secure the future of the UK’s breweries

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In a new survey of small independent brewers in the UK, conducted by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), 84% expect the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures to have a lasting negative impact on their business and 80% believe the Government are not doing enough to support small breweries. The survey found a […]

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SIBA urge consumers to ‘Support small breweries, buy independent craft beer’ with new social media campaign

Building on the success of their independent craft brewer seal SIBA have today launched a brand new consumer-focussed campaign that asks people to support the future of small breweries by opting for independent craft beer. It’s the first consumer-focussed advertising campaign undertaken by the trade association, and comes as online beer sales and local delivery […]

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SIBA responds to the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown

Responding to the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said: “The Prime Minister’s statement this evening gave us a starting point and a methodology for how we will come out of lockdown. We need to see the detail of which sectors are included within ‘step 3’ but at this stage […]

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Government has less than 24 hours to suspend beer duty payment

The Government has less than 24 hours left to defer this month’s beer duty payments amid concerns that the time to pay arrangements are not working for many brewers. The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has been calling on the Treasury to suspend beer duty payments due on 25 April and for the next quarter to […]

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