February, 2019

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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Eight things brewers need to do to prepare for a no deal Brexit

Political instability has never been higher, and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely. Parliament’s failure to vote through the deal, the EU’s unwillingness to re-open negotiations means the default option, which is written into law – is a no deal. If a deal is done in time, then a ‘transition period’ […]

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Wellhopped World Series 2019 at BeerX

  The Wellhopped World Series is Charles Faram’s new industry competition with some exciting twists. The annual three phase competition is set to establish the best sample of new and commercial varieties from the Worldwide Charles Faram Hop Development Programme. Phase one, the Wellhopped World Series AromaFest, is to give growers of Charles Faram Hop […]

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Entry deadline extended for SIBA Business Awards 2019

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2019 has today been extended to the 15h February 2019 to allow the maximum amount of entries from businesses across the beer and brewing industry. The SIBA Business Awards 2019 seek to highlight the UK’s best independent craft beer businesses, retailers, pubs and restaurants across a broad […]

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Open letter to brewers on SBR review from HMT Minister Robert Jenrick

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Robert Jenrick MP sets out his thoughts to brewers on the review of SBR There can be no doubt about the contributions of British beer makers to our communities and economy. In my own constituency of Newark, beermakers like Pheasantry Brewery are one of the 2,000-strong businesses across the country […]

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