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Indie Beer Shop Day

Inspired by Record Store Day, an annual celebration to showcase the independent beer shop sector in the UK: Indie Beer Shop Day, Sat 17th July 2021 www.indiebeershopday.uk A group of independent UK beer shops have forged a path together to highlight their sector and host an annual celebration. In 2020 during the global pandemic over 40 independent beer […]

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“Your beer is always on tap, why should access to cashflow be any different?”

Clear Factor are delighted to join the SIBA supplier network for Independent Brewers. As independent brewing continues to grow in popularity, accessing affordable finance is seen as one of the main challenges when scaling a business. Clear Factor believes every business should have access to affordable working capital solutions and the positive benefits that come […]

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MPs says urgent help is needed to save UK breweries and pubs

A new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) has today been published, click here to read Caskenomics: Cask beer’s COVID crisis and the impact on people, pubs and places. MPs says urgent help is needed to save UK breweries and pubs A new report, issued by the All–Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) of MPs, […]

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SIBA statement following conclusion of competitive tender for supply to Stonegate Pub Partners

Following a competitive tender process for the supply of independent keg and cask beer to the Stonegate Group SIBA have today responded to the news that Stonegate will be working with the Beer Company. James Calder, Chief Executive of SIBA said: “SIBA’s bid focussed on the diverse and high-quality range of beers available from independent […]

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SIBA AGM & Members’ Conference 2021 to be held virtually for first time in the association’s history

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) are following up their successful BeerX Online event with a virtual AGM & Members’ Conference taking place on the 8th June, in association with Napthens Solicitors who join SIBA as Headline Sponsors. With many trade event spaces still closed SIBA have taken the decision to host their first ever […]

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Pub is The Hub: New research highlights the social value publicans and pubs create by providing local services

The social value that pubs and publicans created by providing local services during the first Covid-19 lockdown has been unveiled in a new report from Pub is The Hub, the not-for-profit organisation that helps pubs to diversify and provide essential local services. The report called ‘The Social Value of Pubs and Publicans providing Services in their […]

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Deposit Return Schemes are coming and small brewers need to be ready

In this article, SIBA Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Barry Watts explores the forthcoming Deposit Return Schemes and the impact on small brewers Over the next decade or so, governments across the UK have ambitious plans to introduce measures which aim to tackle climate change. With the COP26 conference taking place later this year […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2021 Winners revealed: Signature Brew named Brewery Business of the Year for the second time

The SIBA Business Awards 2021 last night awarded the very best businesses from across the beer and brewing industry, highlighting businesses who have not just survived but excelled across a range of awards categories – during what has been quite possibly one of the toughest 12 months the brewing, beer and pubs sector has ever […]

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Obituary: Mark Wallington 1944-2021

The SIBA team was greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of long-serving SIBA Member and colleague Mark Wallington earlier this month. Mark was the Finance Director for SIBA from 2001-2009 and a familiar figure at SIBA events and competitions, and our thoughts are with his wife Wendy, family and friends. He will be greatly […]

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