SIBA Business Awards 2024 Finalists: The UK’s best independent beer businesses revealed

Finalists in the SIBA Business Awards 2024 have today been revealed, highlighting the breweries, taprooms, retailers, pubs and beer industry businesses in the running to be named the best in the UK.

The SIBA Business Awards presentation takes place in Liverpool next month and seeks to congratulate excellence in the brewing industry across a variety of categories, from pump clip, can and bottle design, to efforts taken by brewers to make their business more sustainable, innovative or successful, as well as naming the UK’s best pubs, bars and retailers of craft beer from independent breweries. 

“It has been a huge year for entries into the awards, with a 43% increase in entries in 2024 compared to 2023, making the achievement of being named a finalist all the tougher. It was also great to see such a huge response to new categories such as the Collaboration and Brewers’ Brewer of the Year Awards.” Neil Walker, Chair of Judges SIBA Business Awards.

The SIBA Business Awards this year included three brand new categories for Best Collaboration, Best New Brewery, and a Brewers’ Brewer of the Year award.

The new collaboration award seeks to highlight collaborations which amplify the reach of the businesses involved, appeal to new audiences, or create a commercial success to the mutual benefit of all involved. This could be a beer collaboration, product line, new business venture, festival or event partnership, and judges will be looking for innovative, exciting collaborations that capture the imagination of their target audience.

The second new category for 2024 is the UK’s Best New Independent Craft Brewery. This award aims to highlight the year’s most exciting and successful new brewery; whose impact on the industry, critical acclaim, or popularity with beer drinkers belies their short time in operation. 

2024 also sees the introduction of a brand-new member voted Brewer of the Year Award. The “Brewers’ Brewer of the Year” seeks to highlight the brewer who has had the biggest positive influence on our industry in the last twelve months, either through producing truly outstanding beers, delivering change for the industry, or giving back to the brewing community.

Joining the expert judging panel for 2023 were Andy Slee, SIBA Chief Executive; Steve Alton, Chief Executive of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII); Ellie Hudspith, Senior Campaigns Manager at CAMRA; Jo Hunter, Interior & Architectural Design expert and founder of Hunter’s Daughter; Robyn Black, Head of Content at Fleetstreet Communications; Pete Brown, Broadcaster and author; and Neil Walker, SIBA Head of Comms & Marketing, who chaired the panel.

The SIBA Business Awards 2024 will be presented on Wednesday 13th March at BeerX UK in Liverpool by acclaimed beer author, journalist, broadcaster and consultant Pete Brown. Named British Guild of Beer Writers’ “Beer Writer of the Year” in 2009, 2012, 2016 and 2021, Pete has won three Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, been shortlisted twice for the Andre Simon Awards, and in 2020 was named an “Industry Legend” at the Imbibe Hospitality Awards.

SIBA Business Awards 2024 Finalists

Finalists listed A-Z

Marketing Implementation 

40ft + East London Liquor Co 

Bundobust – Python

Siren – 10th Anniversary

Wye Valley – Nightjar

Sustainable Business 

Barney’s Beer

Hog’s Back


Northern Monk


Community Engagement

Bristol Beer Factory 




Best Individual Design

40ft – Smokestack

40ft – Death by a thousand brews

Northern Monk – Pilgrimage

Signature Brew – Riot Grrrl

Best Concept Design

Good Chemistry



Stay Wild

Business Innovation


Crafty Brewing

Three Brothers Brewing 

Commercial Achievement 

Full Circle



Wye Valley

Empowering People



Tap Social

Best Collaboration

Indie Rabble x Various

Signature Brew x We Serve Humans

Thornbridge x Budvar

Moongazer x Belgian Brewers

Northern Monk x Aunt Bessies 

UK’s Best New Independent Craft Brewery

Indie Rabble Brew Co

Moot Brew Co

Not That California Brew Co

Tucks Brewery

UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Taproom




Signature Brew

UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Webshop


Full Circle




UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer

Beer Dad

Brewery Market

Nearest Beer Shop 

Stirchley Beer & Wine

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – City

Candid Beer, Stafford

Craft Republic, Barry

Dead Crafty Crafty Beer Co., Liverpool

Green Goddess, Blackheath

Vocation & Co., Sheffield

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural

The Bailey Head, Oswestry

Royal Barn, Kirkby Lonsdale 

Vocation & Co., Hebden Bridge

Brewers’ Brewer of the Year 2024

Andy Parker, Elusive

Gareth Moore, DEYA

Georgina Young, St Austell 

Jamie Delap, Fyne Ales

Supplier Associate of the Year 2024

Charles Faram

Festival Glass

Loughran Brewers Select

Murphy & Son

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