SIBA Business Awards Finalists revealed: Independent craft beer industry set to battle it out at BeerX UK

The finalists of the SIBA Business Awards 2019 have today been revealed, highlighting the very best craft beer brewers, retailers, restaurants and pubs.

The awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers and judged by a panel of industry experts, are set to take place a week today on the 13th March at BeerX UK 2019 – the trade association’s flagship beer and brewing event in Liverpool.

“The SIBA Business Awards 2019 represent our biggest competition ever, with a twenty five percent increase in entries on last year, which was in itself a record breaking year for the awards. What has been particularly impressive though was the standard and quality of entries, with judges having a really difficult task separating an over-achieving pack!” Neil Walker, SIBA Business Awards Judges Chair.

The awards congratulate excellence across the beer and brewing industry – from independent craft breweries making efforts to improve their green credentials or business efficiency, to bars, retailers and restaurants who have shown a talent for supplying the best beer in the UK.

“These really are the top craft beer businesses around, with those crowned overall winners at BeerX UK set to be acknowledged as the very best of the best.”Neil added.

The SIBA Business Awards 2019 take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday the 13th March at the BeerX UK beer and brewing trade event at Liverpool Exhibition Centre. The trade-only event continues for a second day on Thursday 14thMarch and more information can be found via

The SIBA Business Awards 2019 Finalists

Marketing Implementation

Black Sheep
Wye Valley
Seven Brothers
Gipsy Hill

Green Business

Good Things Brewing Co
Reunion Ales
Bluestone Brewing Co
Bun Dubh

Business Innovation

Big Drop Brewing Co
North Brewing Co
Ascot Brewing Co
Gipsy Hill

Commercial Achievement

Boss Brewing Co
Stewart Brewing
Gipsy Hill
North Brewing Co

Best Individual Design

Two Tribes – Blitzed
Redcat – Mosaic
West Berkshire – Milk & Bone
Brass Castle – Hygge Figgy
Cheshire Brewhouse – Funny Bunny

Best Concept Design

Stewart Brewing
Good Things Brewing Co
Brick Brewery – Sour Range
Abbeydale Brewery – Collaboration Series
Gipsy Hill

Supplier Associate of the year

Advanced Packaging Materials
Beer Box Shop
Charles Faram
Kemtile – Hygienic Flooring & Drainage
Musk Process Services
Peter Lynn Ltd
Premier Systems Ltd

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single

The Epicurean
Wee Beer Shop
Bottle & Jug Dept.

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple

Lincoln Green
Hop Burns & Black
Real Ale

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant

Curry Leaf Cafe
Hood Streatham

Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – On-trade

Beer Day Britain
Norwich City of Ale

Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – Off-trade

Beer Day Britain

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub (City)

The Copper Bar, Swansea
The Turkshead at Whitelocks, Leeds
The Box Social, Newcastle
Heaton Hops, Stockport

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub (Rural)

Kirkstall Bridge Inn, Leeds
The Star Inn, Halesworth
Bowland Beer Hall, Clitheroe
The Harvester, Southam

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