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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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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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SIBA response to Heineken announcement regarding SIBA Beerflex

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, has welcomed the announcement by Heineken, that in the event that its bid for 1900 pubs from Punch Taverns is successful, it will continue to work with SIBA to ensure Punch licensees have access to beers from many of Britain’s independent craft breweries via its Beerflex scheme. Mike Benner, […]

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SIBA MD Mike Benner to speak at Brewers’ Association ‘Craft Brewers Conference’

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Mike Benner, the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) MD, has been invited to speak at the Brewers Association ‘Craft Brewers Conference & BevExpo’ in Washington DC. Focusing on SIBA as the UK’s independent craft brewing trade association, Mr Benner will be discussing his vision for the future of British beer and the challenges facing the […]

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