2019

SIBA comments on Scottish Government announcement on DRS

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcement, made today by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham on introducing Deposit Return Schemes for drinks containers in Scotland, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs said: “Whilst craft brewers are keen to do their bit for the environment, this announcement is worrying for small independent brewers who sell beer in Scotland. […]

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Cullercoats Brewery and Ossett Brewery awarded best independent craft beers in the North East

Cullercoats Brewery in North Shields and Ossett Brewery in West Yorkshire have taken the two top spots in the Society of Independent Brewers’ SIBA North East Independent Beer Awards, which took place yesterday (3rdMay), with beer judging taking place throughout the day until the awards presentation at Gateshead Beer & Music Festival, which continues today. Cullercoats Brewery […]

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Statement regarding Nick Stafford – SIBA Operations Director

“I would like to advise that Nick has resigned from his role as SIBA’s Operations Director with effect from 30th April 2019 after over ten years as an employee and a long-standing association with SIBA. I would like to thank Nick for his hard work and commitment to SIBA over the years. Following Mike Benner’s resignation from his […]

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Ninkasi Open Day – 22nd May

Ninkasi are hosting an open day to show off their full tank range as well as the additional services we offer. “Please come on down for a beer and a bite and to talk to one of the team about what Ninkasi can do for you. The open day gives the chance to see our tanks working […]

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Yeovil Ales and Palmers Brewery win in the South West

“Tally Ho” by Palmers Brewery and “YPA” by Yeovil Ales have taken home the two top spots in the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2019. The awards took place prior to the famous Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival in Newton Abbot and are run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). The trade association represents independent […]

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Benner to leave SIBA to take up new post

Mike Benner is to leave his post as Chief Executive of SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, at the end of June after five years. He has accepted a new role as Chief Executive of APIL, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, representing and campaigning for the rights of injured people. Mike said, “I am […]

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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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