Free Beer brings out an exceptional turn out!

The inaugural Chiltern Samaritans Charity Cycle Ride took place on Saturday 3rd July. Organisers were thrilled with the turnout. Over 400 cyclists left the start line, some 60% more than had been anticipated. Perhaps it was the offer of a Free Pint by Malt The Brewery for all who took part! Malt The Brewery agreed […]

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SIBA toast BeerX 2016 as the biggest so far!

• 40% increase in BeerX trade attendees • More than 20% increase in BeerX exhibitors • SIBA launches new research at BeerX that highlights new hospitality markets for independent craft brewers • SIBA to review the use of Cyclops Beer tasting notes as part of their national BeerFlex scheme • Scotland & Wales brewers win […]

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Independent brewing in full flow, as new research shows four out of five brewers predict increase in turnover for 2016

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual members’ survey, the results of which are being presented at SIBA’s BeerX today in Sheffield, paints a confident picture for the brewing industry, with four out of five brewers expecting their turnover to increase in 2016 and one out of six breweries making ambitious plans to double turnover […]

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Scotland and Wales edge out England in the UK’s National beer awards as husband and wife team take Gold

Scottish and Welsh breweries have beaten out England in SIBA’s National Beer Awards competition. Loch Lomond Brewery’s Southern Summit took home Gold in the cask Supreme champion category of the competition, seen by many as the pinnacle of brewing excellence in these ‘brewers choice’ awards, with Wales’ The Waen Brewery Lemon Drizzle winning Silver and […]

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Global interest in UK Independent Craft Beer at an all-time high

British independent craft beer is in high demand on the global market according to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Yorkshire and the Humber and the Society for Independent Brewers (SIBA). UKTI, the government department that helps UK companies succeed abroad and supports overseas companies wanting to invest in Britain, has organised fully-booked ‘Meet the Buyer’ […]

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SIBA Responds to Beer Duty Freeze in Budget 2016

Press Statement For immediate release “It’s very good news for the UK’s independent craft brewers that the Chancellor has frozen beer duty. The end of the duty escalator and three cuts in beer duty since 2013 have helped to revitalise British beer and around 300 new craft breweries have opened since 2013 bringing thousands of […]

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