FAQ for brewers
Where can I find a list of SIBA competitions and entry deadline dates?
For real time information the competitions are on our facebook page (society of independent brewers) and the events calendar on the main website www.siba.co.uk
24.05.2013 – SIBA South EastRegion Competition – Entry deadline
12.07.2013 – 14.07.2013 SIBA South East Region Festival
18.09.2013 – SIBA North East Region Competition Arranged by SIBA National email@example.com
28.06.2013 – SIBA Eastt Region Competition – Entry deadline
12.07.2013 - SIBA East Region Competition Arranged by SIBA National firstname.lastname@example.org
08.08.2013 – SIBA Midlands Region Competition – Entry deadline
10.10.2013 – 13.10.2013 – SIBA Midlands Region Beer Competition – CAMRA Robin Hood Beer FestivalFestival arranged by CAMRA email@example.com
01.09.2013 – SIBA North West Region Competition – Entry deadline
24.10.2013 - SIBA North West Region Competition Arranged by SIBA National firstname.lastname@example.org
24.10.2013 – 27.10.2013 – SIBA North West Beer Festival
Am I eligable to enter?
To enter the competition you must;
- Be a SIBA Brewing Member. If your provisional year is not yet up or you haven’t attended a meeting, it doesn’t matter.
- Be from the region hosting the competition.
- The beer must be brewed by the brewer entering the competition.
- Any beers delivered in containers belonging to other brewers or ecask without written consent will be automatically disqualified.
- The beer entered must be available for March (National Beer Competition) and August (GBBF).
Where can I find the cask category guidelines?
Here or go to www.siba.co.uk/events and click on Cask Category Guidelines
How many beers can we enter?
Each region differs, the details should be on your invitation to enter. The form asks you to prioritise, so we will cut back if we are over subscribed according to your priorties.
Wales & West allow 7 cask and 7 bottle entries
South East no more than 1 entry per category
Do I need to complete a separate form for each beer?
No. You can add all of your entries to one form. There is a button to add another entry. Unfortunately it only appears in the box for the first entry. Some scrolling is required.
Can I enter the same beer in cask and bottle?
Is there an entry fee?
The form won’t submit
Check that the form is not indicating to you any areas that need changing or deleting. If it is stuck entering the “proof that you’re a human” letters at the bottom, ring or email us and we’ll finalise the form from our end.
You may be trying to upload a file that is too big. Try to keep them to 1mb
Can I print off the form?
Yes, but don’t do it until you have pressed the intial SUBMIT button or you will get reams of pages coming off. After you press submit it will take you to a review of your entry page. You can print from here. Don’t forget to press confirm or we won’t get it.
Can I enter a seasonal beer?
Yes, but it must be available for March and August
Can I invite judges?
Yes, but the invitation must come from the SIBA National invitation list*. Please send in their name and email to email@example.com. Places cannot be guaranteed.
Where can I reorder crown clips and medals?
Here or go to www.siba.co.uk/events and click on point of sale for winners