2022

Bewdley Brewery and DEYA take Overall Champion Golds at the SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards 2022

Bewdley Brewery in Bewdley, Worcdestershire, and DEYA in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, have taken home the two top awards in SIBA’s Wales & West Independent Beer Awards, winning the “cask” and “bottle & can” competitions respectively – making them officially the best independent craft beers in the Wales & West region. The awards are run by the Society […]

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Revolutions Brewing ‘Swoon’ named Champion Beer of the North East at revamped SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2022

Revolutions Brewing in Castleford have taken home the Overall Champion award in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) North East Independent Beer Awards, which took place at Gateshead Rugby Club over the bank holiday weekend. The awards are judged by beer industry experts including master brewers, beer sommeliers and experienced beer judges, with only the […]

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Quantock Brewery and Cheddar Ales named Champions of the South West at new-look SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2022

Quantock Brewery and Cheddar ales have taken home the two Overall Champion awards in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) South West Independent Beer Awards, which took place last night at the MaltingsFest beer festival in Newton Abbot. ‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat’, a modern 6.3% New England style hazy IPA took home the […]

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SIBA respond to announcement of details on England, Wales and NI’s Deposit Return Scheme

Responding to the announcement of details on England, Wales and NI’s Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers, James Calder SIBA Chief Executive said, “Independent brewers sell their beer all over the UK and NI. They sell directly to consumer, to supermarkets, to small bottle shops, online and to wholesalers. The news today that glass will […]

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Struggling independent brewing businesses need support now, not aspirations for the future say Society of Independent Brewers in response to Chancellor’s Spring Statement

“Today the Chancellor announced plans to help businesses in years to come, but these aspirations for the future are not the immediate support that struggling businesses facing closure need right now. The energy and supply crunch are an urgent and potentially devastating situation, with most small brewers seeing energy rising between two and three hundred […]

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SIBA Craft Beer Report shows traditional cask beer sales under serious threat due to huge shift to online sales and at-home drinking

SIBA member breweries saw average production recover in 2021, after a dramatic fall in 2020, but it remains below 2019 levels. The volume of SIBA members’ beer going into cans has more than tripled since 2019. Cask volumes were decimated in 2020 and 2021 and are unlikely to recover in the short to medium term, […]

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Brew York named SIBA Brewery Business of the Year 2022

SIBA Business Awards Winner Revealed The winners in the SIBA Business Awards 2022 have today been revealed – highlighting the very best businesses from across the beer and brewing industry in a diverse range of awards categories. Last night’s big winners were Brew York – who were named Brewery Business of the Year 2022 – and Charles […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2022 Finalists: The UK’s best independent beer businesses revealed

The Finalists in the SIBA Business Awards 2022 have today been revealed, highlighting the very best breweries, taprooms, retailers, pubs and beer industry businesses from across the UK. The SIBA Business Awards seek to congratulate excellence in the brewing industry across a variety of categories, from pump clip, can and bottle design, to efforts taken […]

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SIBA Role: Public Affairs and Policy Officer

Job summary Position: Public Affairs and Policy Officer Location: London/South East preferred as regular availability at Westminster is essential Home-based role with regular UK and some overseas travel Reports to: Head of Public Affairs and Policy Salary: £30-32,000 depending on experience Closing date: 5pm on Friday 18 March 2022 SIBA background The Society of Independent […]

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