SIBA say new restrictive Covid measures in Wales will ‘particularly harm small brewers’
“Today the Welsh Government has brought in the most restrictive measures in the UK, which will severely hit community pubs and small brewers at this critical time of the year. Table service and a reliance on ordering apps particularly harms small brewers as their beers are often hidden away compared to big brands, discouraging consumers from trying local Welsh craft beers.
The Welsh Government has announced a new £120m package of support and it is vital that small brewers are included in this. The Economy Minister should follow the Scottish model and introduce a Brewers Support Fund that ensures direct and meaningful support to prevent these businesses from going under.”
Joint statement from James Calder, SIBA CEO & Roy Allkin, SIBA National Chairman and Owner of Boss Brewing (Swansea)