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Bedlam & Hammerton Brewery named best in the South East at SIBA Independent Beer Awards

Bedlam Brewery’s ‘Phoenix’ and Hammerton Brewery’s ‘CRUNCH’ have been named the top beers in the SIBA South East Independent Beer Awards. Bedlam took home Overall Gold in the cask competition with their American hopped ‘Phoenix’ Pale Ale, whereas it was Hammerton’s ‘CRUNCH’ Peanut Butter milk stout that beat the competition to be named the Overall […]

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Navigation & Thornbridge Brewery named best brewers in Midlands at Independent Beer Awards

Navigation Brewery in Nottingham and Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell have taken home the two top spots at the SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards, taking home overall Gold in the cask and small pack competitions respectively. The prestigious awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), held at Nottingham Rugby Club prior to their beer […]

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SIBA publishes its proposals for Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) reform and issues rallying cry for industry backing

Today, Wednesday 27th June the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) sets out its proposals for how Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) can be enhanced to encourage job creation, investment and growth in British independent brewing whilst protecting our flourishing small craft brewers. SIBA is calling on brewers of all sizes, publicans, pub companies and lovers of […]

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Ian Fozard of Rooster’s Brewery named SIBA National Chairman

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), have today announced Ian Fozard of Rooster’s Brewery as the organisations new National Chairman, with immediate effect. Ian, who has run Rooster’s brewery in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire  together with his sons Tom and Oliver since 2011,  has been a SIBA Board member for over 4 years.  Prior to purchasing […]

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Brentwood Brewing Co wins SIBA’s Brewers in the Community award as part of SIBA’s Brewers in the Community initiative

Brentwood Brewing wins SIBA ‘Brewers in the Community’ award 2018 Brentwood Brewing in Essex has won SIBA’s (Society of Independent Brewers) national ‘Brewers in the Community’ 2018 award. ‘Brewers in the Community’ is an initiative run by SIBA, a trade association represent 835 independent craft breweries. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the fantastic but often […]

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Untapped Brewing Company & Stonehouse Brewery named best brewers in Wales & West at SIBA Independent Beer Awards

Untapped Brewing Company and Stonehouse Brewery took the top awards in SIBA’s Wales & West Independent Beer Awards with their excellent session IPAs, which took place at Ludlow Festival. “Whoosh” by Untapped Brewing Company based in Raglan, Monmouthshire took home the overall Gold medal in the cask beer competition. Whoosh is seasonal hoppy pale ale […]

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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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