June, 2021

Cask Ale Week: the Big Cask Comeback

Industry bodies are making a clarion call to pubs, bars, pubcos and breweries for this year’s Cask Ale Week, 23rdSeptember to 3rd October, to be part of their comeback strategy. “It’s not enough for pubs to be the hot topic now as they re-open their doors,” says Paul Nunny of Cask Marque. “To survive, they […]

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Roy Allkin of Boss Brewing elected new SIBA National Chair as Ian Fozard steps down at end of three year term

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have today named their new National Chair, Roy Allkin of Boss Brewing in Swansea, following the organisation’s outgoing Chair Ian Fozard of Roosters Brewery in Harrogate stepping down by rotation at the end of his three year term. Ian Fozard was thanked for his outstanding contribution to the organisation over his term […]

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Independent Brewers welcome step forward for opening of brewery taprooms in NI

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has welcomed changes to the Licensing Bill which would allow the opening of brewery taprooms as a ‘positive step forward’ for NI’s craft brewers. Currently NI’s 30 small and independent brewers are not permitted to open onsite taprooms to sell their beer directly to consumers, unlike breweries in GB […]

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MPs says urgent help is needed to save UK breweries and pubs

A new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) has today been published, click here to read Caskenomics: Cask beer’s COVID crisis and the impact on people, pubs and places. MPs says urgent help is needed to save UK breweries and pubs A new report, issued by the All–Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) of MPs, […]

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SIBA statement following conclusion of competitive tender for supply to Stonegate Pub Partners

Following a competitive tender process for the supply of independent keg and cask beer to the Stonegate Group SIBA have today responded to the news that Stonegate will be working with the Beer Company. James Calder, Chief Executive of SIBA said: “SIBA’s bid focussed on the diverse and high-quality range of beers available from independent […]

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SIBA AGM & Members’ Conference 2021 to be held virtually for first time in the association’s history

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) are following up their successful BeerX Online event with a virtual AGM & Members’ Conference taking place on the 8th June, in association with Napthens Solicitors who join SIBA as Headline Sponsors. With many trade event spaces still closed SIBA have taken the decision to host their first ever […]

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