Licensees to get a taste of the Nation’s best independent craft beers at Great British Pub Awards 2023

In a partnership between the Morning Advertiser and the Society of Independent Brewers, licensees and pub industry professionals will get a chance to taste some of the UK’s best independent craft beers at the Great British Pub Awards 2023.

The Great British Pub Awards, which are taking place this evening in Manchester, will include an Independent Craft Beer Bar featuring 6 breweries with 7 GOLD winning beers on draught, plus a wide selection of Gold-medal winning bottle and canned beers too. 

“The SIBA Independent Beer Awards seek to highlight the very best beer from UK independent breweries, and part of this is giving these award-winning breweries the opportunity to showcase their brews at a variety of events. We are delighted to be working with the Great British Pub Awards to present our members beers, and I look forward to inviting this year’s pub winners for a celebratory beer at our bar.” Andy Slee, SIBA Chief Executive

SIBA will also be presenting a Masterclass for attendees on IPA style varieties, the tasting session, titled “Beer Masterclass: Understanding modern IPA beer styles” will be led by SIBA Head of Comms and Beer sommelier Neil Walker. 

The Masterclass will include a tasting of three popular IPA styles, their unique aromas, flavours and appearances – and how you should describe them to your customers. From aromatic, soft, fruity New England IPA which is super hazy and super hoppy, to West Coast IPAs which are all about high bitterness and big citrus flavours, as well as the one which started it all… English IPA – typified by classic English hop flavours balanced by a sturdy backbone of malt.

If you’re attending the awards then be sure to join the Masterclass to understand three of the biggest IPA styles in the UK right now, and why the IPA style helped launched the craft beer revolution.

GBPA x SIBA Independent Craft Beer Bar: 

Neckstamper – Mizzle 6% NEIPA
Gold winner, best kegged IPA.  

Neckstamper – Swankey Swipes 2.8% Table Beer
Gold winner, best kegged no and low ABV.

Hops Union – Bloody Nora 4.7% Blood Orange IPA
Gold winner, best kegged specialty IPA. 

Geipel Brewing – Pilsner 4.6%
Gold winner, best kegged lager. 

Geipel Brewing – Hefeweizen 5.2%
Gold winner, best kegged wheat beer.  

Salt Beer Factory – Ikat 8% DDH Double IPA
Gold winner, best kegged double/ triple IPA.  

Loch Lomond – Silkie Stout 5%
Gold winner, best kegged stout/ porter.

Big Trip Brewery – Beautiful Things 4.2% Session NEIPA
A brand-new Manchester brewery SIBA are showcasing!

Plus even more independent craft beers in bottle and can.

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