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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  • 28Jun

    SIBA welcomes Brewers Association's independent craft brewers seal

    "We are aligned with the Brewers' Association that independence is a hallmark of craft brewing with our own 'Assured Independent British Craft Brewer' seal and welcome their commitment to driving forward beer from independent craft brewers with this new certification. Now, whether beer drinkers are in the UK or the

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The launch of SIBA’s first ever strategic plan in 2015 set a road map for the Society for the next three years. The primary objective of this annual report is to set out the impact of the many projects and activities we have carried out in the last twelve months to give members a clear view of the work we have been doing on their behalf.



An ‘Assured Independent British Craft Brewer’ is a brewery which has agreed to abide by SIBA’s Manual of Good Brewing Practice – 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:

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.

Stuart Cail

Stuart Cail

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.

Andrew Richardson

Andrew Richardson

Black Wolf Brewery

I have worked in commercial roles in the food and drinks industry for 20 years, and in the brewing industry for over 12 years, with spells with Courage, Guinness and for the last three years as a Director of Black Wolf Brewery. Most of my work has been in the UK but I have also worked overseas for Guinness.