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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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SIBA responds to Government’s announcement on energy

In response to today’s announcement by the Government of the Energy Price Guarantee, Chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Roy Allkin said: “Small independent breweries have faced some of the most challenging circumstances in the past few months with energy prices skyrocketing, CO2 costs rising and shortages of supplies along with a cost […]

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SIBA’s BeerX 2017 records biggest attendance yet!

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, has today announced that its BeerX 2017 event, which took place 16th-17th March at iceSheffield in Sheffield, recorded its biggest attendance since the event was launched in 2013. BeerX, SIBA’s flagship event, hosts both SIBA’s Trade Show, which consists of the association’s AGM, a brewing supplier exhibition, a programme […]

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Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars is to join the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA’s) Beerflex* scheme offering licensees a wider choice of local cask ales. Under the agreement, Star licensees with Cask Marque* accredited pubs will be able to order local cask ales brewed by Beerflex participants within a 30-mile radius of their pubs. With […]

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SIBA response to Heineken announcement regarding SIBA Beerflex

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, has welcomed the announcement by Heineken, that in the event that its bid for 1900 pubs from Punch Taverns is successful, it will continue to work with SIBA to ensure Punch licensees have access to beers from many of Britain’s independent craft breweries via its Beerflex scheme. Mike Benner, […]

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Norfolk Brewhouse: Brewing up Expansion Plans

The appointment of a new brewery manager looks set to bring added innovation and variety as The Norfolk Brewhouse celebrates five years in business and embarks on the next stage of its development. Although a relative newcomer, The Norfolk Brewhouse, an award-winning brewery based in Hindringham, North Norfolk has established itself a reputation not only […]

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Beer Now Speakers Confirmed

Line up from US, Belgium and UK includes two national association leaders Beer Now is a new conference that focuses on marketing, tourism, and communications for today’s beer industry. The conference will take place during SIBA’s BeerX at iceSheffield from March 17-19. The Keynote speaker is Bob Pease, President & CEO of the US-based Brewers […]

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SIBA MD Mike Benner to speak at Brewers’ Association ‘Craft Brewers Conference’

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Mike Benner, the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) MD, has been invited to speak at the Brewers Association ‘Craft Brewers Conference & BevExpo’ in Washington DC. Focusing on SIBA as the UK’s independent craft brewing trade association, Mr Benner will be discussing his vision for the future of British beer and the challenges facing the […]

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