2019

Gloucester, Swannay, and Wibblers Brewery take overall UK Gold

SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2019 Gloucester Brewery and Swannay Brewery have taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask and Keg Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2019, with Wibblers Brewery being named the best bottled or canned beer. Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) […]

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SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2019: Industry growth, new jobs, fresh challenges

Today SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, publishes the SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2019, a ground-breaking new report providing insight into the industry as a whole for the first time ever. The British Craft Beer Report brings together the views and opinions from Britain’s independent craft brewers, industry insight and consumer polling to provide […]

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New Portman Group Code guidance will damage the market for specialty beers like Imperial Stouts, Porters and IPAs

Today, the Portman Group have published the sixth version of the Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks. SIBA say that whilst much of the updated code is sensible and includes new measures to prevent alcohol packaging causing serious or widespread offence, protection for the vulnerable in society and preventing […]

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Beer writer of the Year Emma Inch to deliver keynote speech at SIBA BeerX UK

The current British Guild of Beer Writers’ “Beer Writer of the Year” and creator of award-winning Fermentation Radio Emma Inch has been announced as the keynote speaker for BeerX UK 2019. Organised by the Society of Independent Brewers, BeerX UK is the UK’s biggest beer and brewing trade event, attracting thousands of visitors and featuring a packed […]

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SIBA comments on DEFRA consultations on waste

Commenting on the consultations published today by DEFRA on tackling Britain’s waste, SIBA’s Head of Public Affairs and Communications James Calder said: “Britain’s small independent brewers want to see the amount of recycled and re-used material go up, litter go down and the costs of new cans and bottles to drop through increased use of […]

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BFBi launch new logo following their Engage to Change initiative

BFBi, the trade association formed in 1907 to represent the supply chain into the brewing and beverage industry, is launching its new logo, strapline, newsletter format and website. The Association’s strapline “Union is Strength” has been updated to “Stronger Together” representing the ethos of BFBi as much in 2019 as it did in 1907. The […]

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Am I a ‘buyer’ or ‘supplier’ on BrewBroker?

Article by BrewBroker BrewBroker are the largest marketplace for contract brewing, connecting breweries to brewers, brands to beers. Our platform is split for two audiences, buyers and suppliers. Here’s where you fit… What is a ‘supplier’ on BrewBroker? Simply put a supplier is someone with capacity to brew. If you’re a brewery with spare space and have […]

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