'Outstanding age of growth against the global odds' – verdict on small breweries
THE state of the economy is casting a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ shadow over the British pub and brewing trade, an influential industry figure has claimed.
Julian Grocock, chief executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), based at the National Brewery Centre in Horninglow Street, Burton, made the statement in the 2013 Local Beer Report.
Mr Grocock said in the report that SIBA members brewed 30 million pints more in 2011 than in 2010, and he described brewing as ‘British manufacturing at its very best’.
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