November, 2019

SIBA publishes its manifesto for small independent brewers

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has today set out its manifesto to turbocharge independent brewing in the UK. Ahead of the General Election on 12 December 2019, SIBA urges the next Government to adopt 15 policies, covering five key areas, which will encourage growth and sustainability for the UK’s craft brewers. The UK has […]

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Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) responds to the Conservative manifesto

The Conservative party has committed to review alcohol duty, review business rates and extended the relief to pubs and to introduce a deposit return scheme to incentivise people to recycle plastic and glass. Responding to the publication of the Conservative party manifesto, SIBA Chief Executive James Calder said: “It is vital that the Conservative Party’s […]

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SIBA responds to Labour and Liberal Democrat Manifestos

Responding to the publication of the Liberal Democrat party manifesto, SIBA Chief Executive James Calder said;  “Any targeted support for the alcohol sector needs to consider the UK’s national drink, beer, and the people who make and serve it. All parties need to commit to fair and positive review of small breweries relief and at […]

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SIBA respond to Boris Johnson and the Conservatives pledge to keep pubs open

SIBA respond to the news that Boris Johnson and the Conservatives pledge to “save our high streets, keep pubs and post offices open and re-connect places to the rail network half a century after they were cut off”. “It is great that the Conservative Party recognise the vital contribution pubs make in our communities. Taking business rate […]

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British Guild of Beer Writers Awards Dinner 2019: SIBA Beer List revealed

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) will be bringing award-winning independent craft beers to this year’s British Guild of Beer Writers Annual Awards Dinner 2019 as part of their sponsorship and support of the event. SIBA, who sponsor the ‘Brewer of the Year’ award, will be bringing their beer bar to the awards and have […]

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Love Beer London: A new craft beer festival aiming to be a force for good in the capital

A new beer festival in London King’s Cross is setting out to ‘Brew good and do good’, bringing together beer donated from over a hundred of the best breweries in London and the South East, being staffed entirely by volunteers, and with proceeds going entirely to charity. ‘Love Beer London’ is a first time ever collaboration between […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2020 to include “UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Taproom” Award

The SIBA Business Awards 2020 will for the first time ever feature an award for theUK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Taproom, following huge growth in the number of breweries opening their doors and serving beer on-site. Over a quarter of independent craft breweries* now have Taprooms on-site, serving the freshest possible beer and engaging with […]

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