Craft Brewing’s Best: SIBA Business Awards 2018 Finalists revealed

The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been named as Finalists in the SIBA Business Awards 2018, with winners due to be announced on the 14th March at BeerX in Liverpool.

The prestigious awards received a huge 60% increase in entries this year and include a wide range of categories across Marketing Implementation, Green Business, Business Innovation and Commercial Achievement, as well as design awards and industry awards which highlight the best pubs, bars, restaurants and retailers for independent craft beer in the UK.

“I would like to congratulate all of the finalists that have been shortlisted for the SIBA Business Awards 2018, making it this far is a huge achievement as the quality and quantity of entries this year was extremely high. The brewery awards name the very best brewing businesses – whether it is fantastic can or bottle design, efforts to be more environmentally friendly or innovative – and the industry awards were introduced to congratulate those companies doing the most in the UK to sell, promote or serve fantastic independent craft beer. This year’s awards are set to be our biggest ever and take place in our new home at Exhibiton Centre Liverpool.” Mike Benner, SIBA Chief Executive

The SIBA Business Awards 2018 will be presented at an evening ceremony on the 14th March 2018 at BeerX UK 2018, the UK’s biggest beer and brewing trade event, being held in its new home at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

The awards are being presented by Radio 2 broadcaster and resident foodie Nigel Barden (above) and are set to be one of the highlights of SIBA’s flagship event, alongside their Independent Beer Awards which take place the next evening, Thursday 15th March.


Business Awards 2018 Finalists

Marketing Implementation

Fourpure Brewing Co.

Signature Brew

Wood’s Brewery

Green Business

Bun Dubh


Farr Brew


Business Innovation

Clarkshaws Brewing Co.

North Brewing Co .

Veterans Brewing

Commercial Achievement

Boss Brewing

Fourpure Brewing Co.

North Brewing Co.

Best Individual Design

Brick brewery

Loch Lomond

Signature Brew

Best Concept Design

Boss Brewing

Fyne Ales

Leigh-on-Sea Brewery

Signature Brew


Supplier Associate of the year

Beer Box Shop

Byworth Boilers

Brewing Services & Consultancy

Lemon Top Creative

Saxon Packaging

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple


Real Ale


UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single

Beer 52

Hop Burns & Black

House of Trembling Madness

The Epicurean

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant

Ceabhar, Isle of Tiree

Pavement Vaults, York

The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – On-trade

Beer Day Britain


UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – City

North Bar, West Yorkshire

The Box Social, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Wigan Central, Lancashire

Sheffield Tap, South Yorkshire

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural

The Bailey Head, Shropshire

The Cove, Devon

Geese & Fountain, Lincolnshire

Red Lion Inn, Wiltshire


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