The Future of Small Breweries’ Relief

The Treasury announced a review of Small Breweries Relief in October 2018. Read SIBA’s proposals for reform here:

Read SIBA's proposals


SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.

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Community Report

SIBA launches new Brewers in the Community Report & announces its Brewer in the Community winner

Brewers in the community


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.

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SIBA Scotland Region

Representatives to SIBA Scotland Region:

Stuart Cail

Stuart Cail (Chair)

Harviestoun Brewery

Born and raised in Yorkshire I moved to Scotland in 1995. Having tried to stay a student as long as possible I started my brewing career at Vaux Brewery in Sunderland in 1985. This provided a good grounding in a variety of brewing styles and the opportunity to be involved in all aspects from brewing to packaging. From there I had brief spells at Butcombe in Bristol and Daleside in Yorkshire before joining Harviestoun Brewery in 1996. Originally in the grounds of an old farm with a 10brl brewkit Harviestoun moved to Alva in 2003/4 and moved up to an ex St Austell 60 brl brewplant.

Gerald Michaluk

Gerald Michaluk

Arran Brewery

Gerald Michaluk is the Managing Director of Arran Brewery. He studied Chemistry at Herriot Watt University before doing a Masters in Management. He entered the brewing industry after a successful career in Management Consultancy purchasing the Isle of Arran Brewery in 2008. He is dedicated to producing high quality Premium Ales with traditional ingredients and using traditional methods.