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Best Independent Craft Beers in the South West are a German Style ‘Dunkelweizen’ and American-Hopped ‘Session IPA’

A German-style dark wheat beer, traditionally known as a ‘Dunkelweizen’, and an American hopped ‘Session IPA’ have taken home the two top spots in the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards, showing just how exciting and vibrant the brewing scene is in the South West in 2018. The awards took place prior to the famous […]

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SIBA respond to Cambridge University Study into the dangers of moderate alcohol consumption

Commenting on today’s Cambridge University Study into the dangers of moderate alcohol consumption, which asserts that as little as one alcoholic drink a day could shorten your life, James Calder, Head of Communications at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said; “This study completely overlooks the well documented health benefits light to moderate enjoyment of […]

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SIBA comment on move to introduce a deposit scheme for plastic, aluminium and glass drinks containers

Commenting on the Government announcement to introduce a deposit scheme for plastic, aluminium and glass drinks containers, James Calder, SIBA Head of Public Affairs & Comms said: “Small brewers are conscious of their environmental impact and moves to encourage recycling, reduce waste and pollution are welcome. But SIBA members, as relatively small businesses when compared […]

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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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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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Craft Brewing’s Best: SIBA Business Awards 2018 Finalists revealed

The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been named as Finalists in the SIBA Business Awards 2018, with winners due to be announced on the 14th March at BeerX in Liverpool. The prestigious awards received a huge 60% increase in entries this year and include a wide range of categories across Marketing Implementation, […]

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SIBA moves forward with code of practice for offensive beer marketing

Following a recent Board meeting of independent brewers in Burton on Trent, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is moving forward with plans to create a marketing ‘Code of Practice’ for its members. SIBA members and a panel of experts will be discussing the issues around offensive marketing and the best way to develop the code with an […]

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