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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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BeerX 2018

SIBA’s BeerX, the UK’s independent craft brewing trade show, has moved venue and will take place in Liverpool at the Exhibition Centre, 14th & 15th March 2018.

SIBA BeerX18

ASSURED INDEPENDENT BRITISH CRAFT BREWERS

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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ANNUAL REPORT 2017

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.

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SIBA Beerflex

WINNER OF BEST NATIONAL RETAIL INITIATIVE
BBC RADIO 4 FOOD AND FARMING AWARDS 2007

SIBA Beerflex, the Society’s main commercial venture, is a major success story.

Background
Since its inception in 2002, SIBA Beerflex (formerly DDS) has grown into a business which, in its latest financial year, achieved a turnover of more than £12 million.

Beerflex currently buys over 3500 draught and bottled beers from around 600 participating SIBA brewers and sells them on to 17 national pub companies and off-trade retailers – companies with which, until the establishment of Beerflex, brewers of local beers found it extremely difficult to trade.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Society, Beerflex operates without profit and ensures that its customers – over 2300 pubs and stores around the country – receive the best possible choice of ales at the lowest possible prices, delivered in the freshest, most cost effective and environmentally friendly way.

How does it work?
The operation is, like most great ideas, essentially very simple – Beerflex receives orders (via EDI, e-mail, telephone or text) at its office in North Yorkshire, either from the company or direct from the outlet, and distributes them on a daily basis to Beerflex member brewers all over the country.

Brewers access their orders via a secure intranet facility, delivering the required products directly to the outlet according to the SIBA Delivery Charter.

SIBA Beerflex reports centrally on all deliveries made and provides consolidated invoices to the company head office, which will then produce any appropriate documentation for the individual outlet.

Like to know more?
Whether you are –

A company seeking competitive advantage from the range of local beers and distinctive support, or

A brewing member of SIBA needing more information on the opportunities offered by Beerflex:

(please note that Beerflex is only available to existing SIBA Brewing Members, a separate application is required, and there are a number of fees to be paid)

Please contact SIBA Head Office, at riponoffice@siba.co.uk.

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