Good Things Brewing snatch top business award with eco brewing techniques

Good Things Brewing Co have been named SIBA’s Brewery Business of the Year 2019 at the prestigious SIBA Business Awards, which names the UK’s best brewing businesses across a wide variety of categories.

The awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers and judged by a panel of industry experts, were revealed in an awards ceremony last night at BeerX UK 2019 – the trade association’s flagship beer and brewing event in Liverpool.

As well as winning the overall top award for Brewery Business of the Year, the brewery also won the Green Business Award for their unique process of drying the grain that is left over after the beer brewing process is finished,

“Good Things Brewing Co impressed judges with their unique approach to all aspects of their business and how their core beliefs as brewers shone through not only in their branding but in their actions as an independent craft brewer. Their truly innovative process for drying and repurposing spent grain as flour that could then be used for baking. Not only does this solve a common problem for all breweries, but the unique solar powered process showed a broader respect for the environment.” Neil Walker, SIBA Business Awards Judges Chair.

“We want to be the world’s first self-sustaining brewery. One thing that isn’t really tackled in the beer industry is spent grain.” Sam Robinson, Co-Founder of Good Things Brewing Co.

The company’s ethos is “We’re on a journey to make the craft of brewing the beers we love, better for the world we love”and since their launch just two years ago they have made a name for themselves as innovators in eco-brewing, culminating in this recent industry award.

The SIBA Business Awards also congratulate excellence across the beer and brewing industry – from independent craft breweries making efforts to improve their green credentials such as Good Things Brewing, to bars, retailers and restaurants who have shown a talent for supplying the best beer in the UK.

Black Sheep won the Marketing Implementation award for their ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ marketing campaign, Big Drop Brewing Co – who specialise in low and no alcohol beers – took home the Business Innovation category, Boss Brewing won the Commercial Achievement, Two Tribes’ ‘Blitzed’ was named the Best Individual Design, Stewart Brewing won Best Concept Design, Charles Faram were named by brewers as the best industry Supplier, The Epicurean in Stockport was named best single independent retailer, Lincoln Green took home the best multiple retailer, The Curry Leaf Café in Brighton was named best Craft Beer Restaurant, Beer Day Britain won best on-trade promotion, Waitrose won Best off-trade promotion, The Copper Bar in Swansea won best city craft beer bar or pub and the Bowland Beer Hall won best rural craft beer bar or pub.

The SIBA Business Awards 2019 took place yesterday evening at the BeerX UK beer and brewing trade event at Liverpool Exhibition Centre. The trade-only event continues for a second day today, Thursday 14th March and more information can be found via


Full Winners List
Marketing Implementation

Black Sheep WINNER
Seven Brothers FINALIST

Green Business

Good Things Brewing Co WINNER
Reunion Ales FINALIST
Bluestone Brewing Co FINALIST

Business Innovation

Big Drop Brewing Co WINNER
North Brewing Co FINALIST
Ascot Brewing Co FINALIST

Commercial Achievement

Boss Brewing Co WINNER
North Brewing Co FINALIST

Best Individual Design

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

Best Concept Design

Stewart Brewing WINNER
Good Things Brewing Co HIGHLY COMMENDED
Brick Brewery – Sour Range FINALIST
Abbeydale Brewery – Collaboration Series FINALIST

Supplier Associate of the Year

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

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single

The Epicurean WINNER
Wee Beer Shop FINALIST
Bottle & Jug Dept. FINALIST

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple

Lincoln Green WINNER
Hop Burns & Black FINALIST

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant

Curry Leaf WINNER
Quilon Highly Commended
Zerodegrees FINALIST
Hood Streatham FINALIST

Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – On-trade

Beer Day Britain WINNER
Norwich City of Ale FINALIST

Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – Off-trade

Waitrose WINNER
Beer Day Britain FINALIST

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

The Copper Bar, Swansea WINNER
The Turkshead at Whitelocks, Leeds HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Box Social, Newcastle FINALIST
Heaton Hops, Stockport FINALIST

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

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

Brewery Business of the Year 2019

Good Things Brewing Co WINNER

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