April, 2023

Eight Arch Brewing Co & Yonder Brewing named Champions of the South West in SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2023

Eight Arch Brewing Co and Yonder Brewing 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. Square Logic by Eight Arch, an aromatic and fruity pale ale using buckets of American […]

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Breweries invited to sign up to Women On Tap Showcase

WOTFEST SEVEN will take place 24th to 28th May 2023 and the Women On Tap team is asking UK breweries to celebrate the women in their workforce. In the lead up to the annual festival, venues always ask for a list of breweries they can refer to when planning tap takeovers to run across the […]

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New SIBA Independent Beer Award winners medals introduced for 2023 season

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have today launched new-look Independent Beer Awards 2023 winners medals, including an option for Gold medal winners to use medals featuring their 90+ winning score. The badges were developed by SIBA Head of Comms & Marketing Neil Walker with design partner MA, in consultation with the SIBA Competitions Committee […]

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Get ready for the new alcohol duty rates and reliefs introduction on 1 August 2023

Guest article from HMRC This year will see the biggest reform of alcohol duties for more than 140 years. The government will introduce a new, simplified alcohol duty system based on the principle of taxing alcoholic drinks by their alcohol content (ABV).  This will modernise the existing alcohol duty system, reduce administrative burdens on businesses, […]

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UK Brewery numbers relatively stable despite industry challenges – with some regions seeing growth

The total number of breweries in the UK has remained ‘relatively stable’ in the first quarter of 2023 according to figures released today from the SIBA UK Brewery Tracker – which tracks new brewery openings and closures across the UK to give net numbers both regionally and Nationally.  Covering the period from the start of January 2023 […]

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