Society of Independent Brewers Chief Executive James Calder responds to reopening of pubs indoors

“Publicans and brewers across England will today be able to let out a sigh of relief when the Prime Minister confirms pubs will be allowed to open indoors from 17th May.

The majority of pubs simply do not have the outdoor space to make opening outdoors commercially viable, meaning most have remained closed. Now as pubs are able to invite customers back inside the industry is finally able to begin on its road to recovery.

In the week ahead beer from local breweries will be making its way to pub cellars – as landlords prepare to let customers back inside Britain’s Public Houses and serve them a pint of fresh independent beer. Thousands of people across the U.K. have already been sharing photos on social media of them enjoying a pint of cask beer – which is only available in pubs – using the #CaskIsBack hashtag and now with pubs reopening proper this can continue with gusto.” James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive

Find out more about the Cask is Back campaign via or follow the hashtag #CaskIsBack on twitter, instagram and facebook.

Related posts

SIBA launches Beerflex

Direct Delivery Scheme evolves in response to growing demand for quality independent beers The...

Robert Humphreys awarded MBE

All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and SIBA praise his achievements Robert Humphreys, formerly the Honorary...

SIBA supports Tryanuary

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is supporting Tryanuary, the new initiative that encourages...