March, 2019

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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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 (PDF link), 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 […]

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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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