The Future of Small Breweries’ Relief
SIBA launches its proposals for SBR and issues a ‘rallying cry’ to industry to back SIBA’s policies for positive reform.
SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.
SIBA launches new Brewers in the Community Report & announces its Brewer in the Community winner
An ‘Assured Independent British Craft Brewer’ is a brewery which has agreed to abide by SIBA’s Food Safety & Quality standard – meaning you get a beer of the highest quality, crafted with the utmost care.
Lincoln Green Brewing Co Ltd
Lincoln Green Brewing Company Limited is a 10bbl microbrewery that was founded in May 2012 by husband and wife team Anthony and Lynette Hughes.
Lincoln Green takes its name from the colour of dyed woollen cloth associated with the legend of Robin Hood.
Proud to be brewing in Nottinghamshire and proud of the county’s strong brewing heritage, the company aims to operate in an environmentally aware manner, with a controlled delivery radius and sourcing goods and services from local businesses whenever possible.
Forming Lincoln Green Public House Company Limited, The Robin Hood (AND) Little John in Arnold opened in August 2014 as a joint venture between Lincoln Green Brewing Company and Everards Brewery in Leicestershire under their ‘Project William’ scheme. The scheme sees Everards purchase the freehold on a closed pub and then lease, on a free of tie basis, to the microbrewer. In May 2015, Lincoln Green took its’ second ‘Project William’ pub, The Sir John Borlase Warren and now has plans to increase the total portfolio to five outlets over the next five years.
Draycott Brewing Co Ltd
Greg is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA and has lived in the UK for 20 years. Greg became a UK citizen in 2014 and is very proud to be a part of such a great country which has offered him more opportunities to succeed than anywhere else. Greg started Draycott Brewing Company in September 2013 and business partner Pat Bevan joined the Company in August 2014. Together Greg and Pat opened up the micro pub The Draycott Tap House in Draycott, Derbyshire in March 2017. The Tap House has become very well known in the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire area and the Brewery recently won a Bronze Award at the Rail Ale Festival, Barrow Hill 2017.
Greg has brewed in the USA as well as here in the UK and enjoys making American and traditional English Ales. Greg is also big into marketing, market research and finding inventive ways to move product forward in a very competitive environment. Greg looks forward to representing, listening and working with all brewers in the Midlands region and will try to stop in and visit members and their breweries in the not to distant future.
I commenced employment in the late 1950,s at Worksop and Retford Brewing Co who were merged with Tennant Brothers of Sheffield in the 1960,s and subsequently were taken over by Whitbread and Co who at the latter I held a variety of positions one being on the Executive board as Director Technical Service and Beer Quality working alongside Barry Gibbons who later became CEO Burgher King USA and UK. In 1984 I was appointed Quality Director on the Whitbread Breweries Board which included control of the five micro brew pubs in their portfolio. I ceased employment with Whitbread in 1990 as a result of them winding down their brewing operations I then joined Marston of Burton on Trent as Trade Quality Director Northern Region responsible for all trade quality including complaints.
After the merger of Marston with Wolverhampton and Dudley in 1999 I decided self-employment was the way forward and my wife and I purchased two pubs and started Grafton Brewing Co in an old stable block at the Packet Inn at Retford in 2006, also in that year we became a member of SIBA we have won many awards both SIBA and CAMRA for our beers since our inception. In 20015 I joined the SIBA board as a Director, 2016 saw us gain the SIBA FSQ Certificate. We also moved our brewery operation into Worksop up sizing because of demand to a 15 barrel plant.