March, 2022

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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