Brewers need further support and certainty on when and how pubs can open, because opening alone won’t secure the future of the UK’s breweries


In a new survey of small independent brewers in the UK, conducted by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), 84% expect the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures to have a lasting negative impact on their business and 80% believe the Government are not doing enough to support small breweries. The survey found a […]

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Special ‘digital-only’ edition of SIBA Independent Brewer Magazine launches

Introduction by Caroline Nodder, Editor SIBA Independent Brewer Magazine. Link to full magazine below and here. Welcome to this special digital-only edition of SIBA’s Independent Brewer Magazine. As I sit down to write this column, I can’t believe it has only been two months since we launched the first issue of our newly renamed Independent […]

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SIBA urge consumers to ‘Support small breweries, buy independent craft beer’ with new social media campaign

Building on the success of their independent craft brewer seal SIBA have today launched a brand new consumer-focussed campaign that asks people to support the future of small breweries by opting for independent craft beer. It’s the first consumer-focussed advertising campaign undertaken by the trade association, and comes as online beer sales and local delivery […]

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SIBA responds to the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown

Responding to the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said: “The Prime Minister’s statement this evening gave us a starting point and a methodology for how we will come out of lockdown. We need to see the detail of which sectors are included within ‘step 3’ but at this stage […]

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Government has less than 24 hours to suspend beer duty payment

The Government has less than 24 hours left to defer this month’s beer duty payments amid concerns that the time to pay arrangements are not working for many brewers. The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has been calling on the Treasury to suspend beer duty payments due on 25 April and for the next quarter to […]

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