July, 2019

SIBA writes to new Chancellor and SBR Minister

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP & Simon Clark MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (responsible for SBR policy) Today (30 July) SIBA Chief Executive James Calder has written to the newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP and SBR Minister Simon Clarke MP outlining why they should support small brewers through […]

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Preview: SIBA Journal ‘Diversity Issue’

Editor’s Comment, by Caroline Nodder Welcome to the first ever edition of the SIBA Journal dedicated to celebrating diversity in beer. When I started writing about beer and pubs back in the mid-1990s I was often struck by how few women, and even fewer people of colour and representatives from the LGBTQ community there were […]

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SIBA comments on new health prevention strategy

Commenting on the publication of Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, the Department of Health’s consultation on strategy for prevention, James Calder, Chief Executive of SIBA said: “It is great to see that the Department of Health recognise that for the vast majority of people who drink, they do so responsibly. More needs to […]

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Session IPAs take the two overall top spots at SIBA South East Independent Beer Awards

Two session strength beers have surpassed stronger rivals at a flagship beer competition in the South East. Signature Brew’s ‘Roadie’ has been named the best cask beer in the South East, with West Berkshire Brewery’s ‘India Session Ale’ being awarded best bottle and can beer, at the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) South East Independent […]

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Independent Brewers call on Tory leadership contenders to back craft on beer duty reform

Today, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has written to the two Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt calling on them to back small British independent brewers. SIBA has written to the contenders asking them to rule out any reductions in Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) and back positive reform, which is currently being […]

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