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SIBA welcomes new Government following landslide General Election

The Society of Independent Brewers and Associates (SIBA), has this morning welcomed the new Government following a decisive win for Keir Starmer’s Labour Party. “The people of the UK have clearly spoken for the need for change. SIBA stands ready, and looks forward to working with the new Government in Westminster and across the U.K. […]

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UK Champion Homebrewer’s Beer to go on sale in Bundobust bars

A ‘New England White IPA’ by the UK’s Champion homebrewer is set to go on sale across all five Bundobust bars following a collaboration with Bundobust Brewery in Manchester. The beer was named best in the UK at the prestigious SIBA Homebrew Beer Awards 2024, a competition judged by professional brewers and experienced beer judges from […]

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Is this Scotland’s best value craft beer festival? Indie Beer Scotland returns to Glasgow for 2024

Tickets are now on sale for Scotland’s biggest craft beer festival; Indie Beer Scotland returns to Clyde Rooms at Edmiston House in Glasgow on the 6th & 7th September 2024, with ticket and beer prices frozen from 2023. Featuring over two hundred different cask and craft keg beers from some of Scotland’s best independent craft breweries, plus cider & […]

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Jamie Delap of Fyne Ales named ‘Brewer of the Year 2024’ by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group

The UK’s biggest All-Party Parliamentary Group have named Jamie Delap of Fyne Ales as the 2024 Brewer of the Year at their annual awards dinner. The All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) named Delap as the winner not only for Fyne Ales’ brewing achievements, but for Jamie’s voluntary work on the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) […]

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Beer from independent breweries returns to pre-pandemic levels after 4 tough years of recovery for the sector 

A new report published today shows average beer production volumes amongst independent breweries have risen by 14% compared to 2023, returning to pre-pandemic levels for the first time in 4 years. Cask beer has also seen a big increase, with volumes up 10% year-on-year, according to the SIBA Independent Beer Report 2024.  New surveying data […]

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SIBA responds to latest Deposit Return Scheme announcement

Responding to the announcement by DEFRA on the Deposit Return Scheme fro drinks containers, Richard Naisby, Chair of SIBA, said: “To make the Deposit Return Scheme work for small independent breweries and consumers we need one scheme that is introduced with the same materials, the same rules and on the same day across the UK. […]

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New ‘Indie Beer Bar’ to showcase independent breweries at UK’s biggest drinks exhibition – Imbibe Live 2024

The Society of Independent Brewers and Associates (SIBA) have agreed a partnership with Imbibe Live for their July 2024 show, taking place at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre. SIBA represent independent craft breweries and supplier companies across the UK and are the Big Voice of Independent Beer – fighting for a fairer deal for independent brewers in Government and showcasing their […]

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SIBA launches manifesto ahead of next General Election

Independent breweries are putting fairness at the heart of its policy platform for the next Government in a document launched last night in Parliament. In its manifesto, the Society of Independent Brewers and Associates (SIBA), which represents the UK’s small and independent breweries, has outlined the policies that could boost the sector over the next […]

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