Industry News

Brewers need further support and certainty on when and how pubs can open, because opening alone won’t secure the future of the UK’s breweries


In a new survey of small independent brewers in the UK, conducted by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), 84% expect the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures to have a lasting negative impact on their business and 80% believe the Government are not doing enough to support small breweries. The survey found a […]

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Special ‘digital-only’ edition of SIBA Independent Brewer Magazine launches

Introduction by Caroline Nodder, Editor SIBA Independent Brewer Magazine. Link to full magazine below and here. Welcome to this special digital-only edition of SIBA’s Independent Brewer Magazine. As I sit down to write this column, I can’t believe it has only been two months since we launched the first issue of our newly renamed Independent […]

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SIBA urge consumers to ‘Support small breweries, buy independent craft beer’ with new social media campaign

Building on the success of their independent craft brewer seal SIBA have today launched a brand new consumer-focussed campaign that asks people to support the future of small breweries by opting for independent craft beer. It’s the first consumer-focussed advertising campaign undertaken by the trade association, and comes as online beer sales and local delivery […]

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Following Government advice to avoid pubs and other social venues during the Coronavirus outbreak, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has partnered with CAMRA and Crowdfunder to help pubs, clubs, breweries, taprooms and cider producers during these difficult times. The #PullingTogether campaign aims to publicise innovative ways that pubs, breweries, cider makers and taprooms are […]

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Tonight’s statement raises more questions than it answers for the UK’s small independent brewers

Commenting on tonight’s (17th March) Covid 19 press conference James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said: “This evening the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £330bn of guaranteed loans to help business through the Covid 19 pandemic. Part of these will be delivered through the new Business Interruption Loan Scheme and small businesses […]

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SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2020 Highlights

Highlights from the SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2020 show increase in women drinking beer more often, growth in ‘no and low alcohol’ beers, and increase in independent brewery taprooms across UK The SIBA British Craft Beer Report 2020 unveils a raft of data about the craft brewing sector and how it is adapting for […]

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