SIBA’s Mike Benner comments on Q4 beer sale figures from BBPA
Commenting on the Q4 beer figures from the BBPA, SIBA Chief Executive Mike Benner said:
“The 0.7% increase in overall beer sales is good news for the craft beer sector. Bottles and cans continue to be strong and these figures are a timely reminder to our members who are considering canning and bottling.
But the continued on-trade decrease in sales is difficult news for craft brewers who rely on cask ales as their primary product. The headline rate of beer duty and business rates on pubs remain two critical issues for the on-trade which SIBA will be campaigning hard on over the course of 2018”
Mike Benner went on to say: “recognising the contribution the Treasury made back in November to help the sector keep ticking over, SIBA commissioned a one off beer to toast the Chancellor, HMT and Mps who campaigned for a beer duty freeze.” (Pictured right)