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Jamie Delap of Fyne Ales named ‘Brewer of the Year 2024’ by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group

The UK’s biggest All-Party Parliamentary Group have named Jamie Delap of Fyne Ales as the 2024 Brewer of the Year at their annual awards dinner. The All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) named Delap as the winner not only for Fyne Ales’ brewing achievements, but for Jamie’s voluntary work on the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) […]

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The very best “Wales & West” beers revealed in cask, keg, and bottle in region’s last ever competition

Salopian Brewery, Stroud Brewery, and Vale of Glamorgan Brewery (VOG) have taken home the three top spots in one of the UK’s biggest beer competitions – the SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards 2024.  Salopian Brewery was named the best of the best in the cask beer competition, taking the Overall Champion Gold Award, […]

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Ossett Brewery’s ‘White Rat’ pale ale takes the Overall Gold in the SIBA North East Independent Beer Awards 2024

Ossett Brewery in West Yorkshire have taken home the Overall Champion Gold Award in the SIBA North East Independent Beer Awards, which took place at Gateshead Rugby Club over the bank holiday weekend. The Overall Champion is the ‘best of the best’ and selected in a final round judging against all of the other style […]

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Beer from independent breweries returns to pre-pandemic levels after 4 tough years of recovery for the sector 

A new report published today shows average beer production volumes amongst independent breweries have risen by 14% compared to 2023, returning to pre-pandemic levels for the first time in 4 years. Cask beer has also seen a big increase, with volumes up 10% year-on-year, according to the SIBA Independent Beer Report 2024.  New surveying data […]

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Stannary Brewing Co & Hop Union Brewery named Champions of the South West at SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2024

Stannary Brewing Co and Hop Union Brewery have taken home the two Overall Champion awards at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) South West Independent Beer Awards, which took place last night at the MaltingsFest beer festival in Newton Abbot. ‘Winnemucca’ by Stannary Brewing Co, a hazy double dry hopped New England Pale Ale, was named […]

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New ‘Indie Beer Bar’ to showcase independent breweries at UK’s biggest drinks exhibition – Imbibe Live 2024

The Society of Independent Brewers and Associates (SIBA) have agreed a partnership with Imbibe Live for their July 2024 show, taking place at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre. SIBA represent independent craft breweries and supplier companies across the UK and are the Big Voice of Independent Beer – fighting for a fairer deal for independent brewers in Government and showcasing their […]

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A closer look at the SIBA Rebrand

Article by Neil Walker, SIBA Head of Comms & Marketing Those of you who came to this year’s BeerX in Liverpool may have attended the Official Opening with SIBA CEO Andy Slee and myself, in which I introduced the new SIBA rebrand and organisational name change. But for those of you not in attendance I […]

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UK’s best beers revealed: Breweries take home the Gold in the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2024

The results are in for the UK’s biggest independent beer competition, with three breweries taking the Overall Gold across the Cask, Keg, and Bottle/Can competitions at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2024. It was Hammerton Brewery’s ‘City of Cake’ Stout that took home Gold in the Cask competition, Harrogate Brewing Co’s ‘Nidd Mild’ won the […]

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