November, 2022

SIBA International Beer Awards 2023 opens for entries

The SIBA International Beer Awards 2023 open for entries today, welcoming breweries from across the Globe to enter beer across a variety of internationally recognised style categories – all judged by some of the UK’s most experienced beer judges, Beer Sommeliers, and Master Brewers. Entry into the awards is included as part of the Society […]

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New “Empowering People” award aims to highlight the UK’s best independent craft brewery to work for

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have today announced a new “Empowering People” Award which seeks to highlight the best breweries in the UK to work for. The award is the newest category in the SIBA Business Awards 2023, which open for entries today. The new award will put a spotlight on independent craft breweries who […]

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SIBA appoints Andy Slee as Chief Executive as he bids to ‘create an environment in which independent breweries of all sizes can thrive’

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have appointed former Black Sheep Chairman Andy Slee as their new Chief Executive, bringing a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the role. “I am of the passionate belief that small independent breweries are a force for good in the communities they serve – they are the vibrant […]

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Brewery Apprenticeships 

Along with the fantastic range of benefits you’d expect from an apprenticeship it is a great opportunity to learn new skills, develop professional careers and earn a salary from day one. Apprentices are supported to gain qualifications to help them advance in their career and gain support from a training provider and line manager, supporting […]

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New nationwide homebrew competition to be judged by professionals at UK’s biggest brewing event

For the first time ever, homebrewers can compete in the SIBA National Homebrew Beer Awards – a new annual competition run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and have the chance to see their beer professionally brewed at an award-winning brewery.  Free to enter for SIBA Homebrewer members, the competition opens for registration today […]

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SIBA responds to the Scottish Government’s Emergency Budget Review

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government’s Emergency Budget Review and the announcement on the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme, SIBA Scotland Director Jamie Delap said: “Scotland’s small independent brewers are currently operating on a knife edge trying to survive the combined impacts of energy bill increases and a cost of living crisis. They haven’t […]

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