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SIBA named as ‘Official Partner’ of Craft Beer Rising London

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), has today been named as the Official Partner of the Craft Beer Rising beer festival in London. The highly successful craft beer festival is now in its third year and has partnered with trade organisation SIBA, who represent Britain’s independent craft brewers, to deliver another fantastic event in the […]

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SIBA Members Invited to Enter Imbibe Live's Wheat Beer Challenge

Following its successful debut in 2015, Imbibe Live’s beer competition will return in June 2016 with a Wheat Beer Challenge competition. Imbibe Live’s beer ambassador, Mark Dorber, founder of Boudica Inns, is inviting brewers large and small to enter for their chance to win a seasonal listing at a selection of Mitchells & Butlers’ leading […]

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Beavertown’s Jenn Merrick wins British Guild of Beer Writer’s ‘Brewer of the Year’

Photo: Logan Plant (Founder) and Jenn Merrick (Head Brewer) of Beavertown Brewery. Jenn Merrick the head brewer of Beavertown Brewery, based in Tottenham Hale, North London, last night walked away with the prestigious British Guild of Beer Writer’s ‘Brewer of the Year’. The award, chosen by a panel of judges from the British Guild of […]

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Thinking Drinkers Do Movember

Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale, keen sponsors of Movember for the last five years, have released a hair-in-cheek You Tube video. The Spitfire Guide to ‘Growing Your Own Moustache’ is filmed and acted by www.thinkingdrinkers.com, award-winning drinks writers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. They demonstrate the hair-raising potential of applying prime Kentish hops, a dark barley […]

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‘Understanding and insight’ at IBD Symposium

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling’s 2015 UK Symposium, held recently in Harrogate, drew more than 100 delegates from across the brewing world for two days of thought-provoking speeches and debate on some of the industry’s hottest topics. Entitled ‘The Business of Brewing’, the symposium examined a number of issues and opportunities throughout the beer […]

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It’s party time as Titanic Brewery celebrates 30 years of success with a charity fundraising extravaganza

Titanic Brewery is to throw a huge party in aid of local charities as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Funfair rides, charity stalls, musicians and a beer tent will take over the brewery’s site in Callender Place, Burslem, on Saturday, November 14. From humble beginnings behind the Travellers’ Rest pub, Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent, Titanic Brewery has […]

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BrauBeviale 2015: Innovations stimulate

Beer sales in Germany on the increase once again According to the Statistisches Bundesamt (Federal Statistical Office), beer sales in Germany increased once again last year for the first time since 2006 – and they did so by no less than 1,000.000 hL. The German brewers produced 95.6 million hectolitres of beer. Alcohol-free beers, malt […]

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Indie Beer Can Festival Returns With Competition to Find the Nation's Best Independent Beer – in a Can

The award-winning Indie Beer Can Festival: 2016, the world’s first UK and Eire-wide competition to crown the very best independent beer in cans is back by popular demand. Launched by the Can Makers in partnership with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), the event will be judged by four industry experts including rising star, Ben […]

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