January, 2020

Small brewers campaign group calls for changes to outdated alcohol laws

Small brewers from across Northern Ireland have come together to call for changes to outdated and unfair alcohol laws which prevent them selling beer directly to the public.   Meeting in Belfast on Monday (27 January 2020) the 11 brewers attending discussed forming a new campaign group to make the case for independent beer in […]

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Get involved with resilience beer for Australian bushfire relief

As part of the local and international beer community’s ongoing support for bushfire relief efforts in Australia, brewers the world over are invited to join in a fundraising brew. Any brewing company that wants to take part in brewing the Resilience Beer is asked to register their interest now at resilience.beer. Resilience Beer is a […]

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Scottish brewers petition for changes to Deposit Return Scheme

Small independent brewers in Scotland have called on the Scottish Government to make changes to the proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), expected to be introduced next year. Meeting in Edinburgh on Thursday (16 January 2020) to discuss the issue, small brewers from across Scotland signed a petition urging the Scottish Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham to […]

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SIBA Chief Executive writes to key ministers on issues facing independent craft brewers

After the recent General Election, SIBA’s Chief Executive, James Calder, has written to key ministers in the new Government outlining the challenges and opportunities for independent craft brewers over the next year. Alongside the letters, each minister was sent a copy of SIBA’s latest manifesto which outlines 15 policies to turbocharge independent brewing in the […]

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UK’s independent brewers will be “under one roof” as Chancellor Sajid Javid expected to deliver news on future of Small Breweries’ Relief

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has today responded to the news that Chancellor Sajid Javid’s first budget will take place on the 11th March, a day when around a thousand representatives from the beer and brewing industry will be together waiting to hear the ruling on the future of Small Breweries’ Relief. “The timing could […]

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