Industry News

i-Keg to unveil groundbreaking IOT Technology at BrauBeviale 2023

After years of designing and testing, i-Keg will unveil their patent-pending line of polymer Kegs, Casks and IOT spear at this years’ world trade show. Each Keg and Cask in our range is not only individually numbered for absolute traceability, but also comes equipped with optional state-of-the-art global tracking with i-spear. The i-Keg patented design […]

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How my entry into the SIBA survey prize draw led to a subsidised place on an excellent training course

Guest post by Karl Stevens, Hwgga Brew, Wales In January of this year (2023) I received notification by email of SIBA’s annual survey for the Craft Beer Report. This Survey is a vital resource for SIBA in planning its activities but also forms the key basis of the SIBA Craft Beer Report launched at BeerX.  The email told me the survey had […]

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New partnership announced to help independent breweries move to Net Zero

A new partnership which aims to help independent breweries move towards Net Zero has been announced. The Society of Independent Brewers, which is the voice of small and independent breweries in the UK, has partnered with Zevero to help breweries to measure and reduce their environmental impact. Zevero, a leading carbon measurement and reporting platform, […]


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Breweries invited to sign up to Women On Tap Showcase

WOTFEST SEVEN will take place 24th to 28th May 2023 and the Women On Tap team is asking UK breweries to celebrate the women in their workforce. In the lead up to the annual festival, venues always ask for a list of breweries they can refer to when planning tap takeovers to run across the […]

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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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Independent Brewers call on Chancellor to ‘invest in Britain’s pubs’ by increasing new draught drinks duty discount to 20%

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has today called on the Chancellor to expand the draught duty relief to 20%, throwing a lifeline to the struggling pubs and hospitality sector. Under changes set to come into effect on the 1st of August draught pub products such as beer and cider will receive a 5% duty discount […]

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SIBA responds to announcement on registration and new producer fee for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme

Today Circularity Scotland (CSL) has announced a new producer fee and opened registration for producers for the new Deposit Return Scheme being introduced in August 2023. In response, SIBA’s Scottish Regional Director Jamie Delap said: “Over the last three months small brewers have been calling for a number of changes to the scheme to reflect […]

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SIBA welcomes new Homebrewer members

Budding brewers now have their chance to join the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) as the organisation extends its membership to include Homebrewer members.  Homebrewer membership is open to all amateur brewers across the UK who want to improve their brewing skills. On offer is entry to SIBA’s brand new Homebrew Beer Awards, judged by […]

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Call for urgent support on energy bills for independent brewers

Organisations representing the UK’s independent brewers and beer consumers have called for urgent action on energy and support for the sector. The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have jointly signed a letter to the Chancellor highlighting the challenges which are putting the future of the UK beer industry […]

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