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SIBA comments on threat to high gravity beers from Portman Group code review

Commenting on the proposed addition of guidance within the Portman Group code review which would limit beers to a maximum of 4 units per non-resealable container, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) said; “This new proposed guidance is rightly designed to help capture the ‘problem products’ […]

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Watchdog launches wide review of alcohol marketing rules

Banning marketing that causes serious or widespread offence and increasing protection for vulnerable people are two of the proposals being put forward in an ambitious new review of the industry’s marketing regulation code. The Portman Group, which regulates the promotion and packaging of alcoholic drinks sold or marketed in the UK, has launched a fifth […]

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Beyond the Pales: How the UK’s independent craft brewers are embracing the thirst for hazy IPAs and Sour Beers

The consumer thirst for craft beer is showing no signs of wavering, with hazy New England style IPAs and tart, sour beers in the style of Belgian brews becoming commonplace not only in specialist craft beer bars, but pubs and even supermarkets across the UK. The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) represent around 830 independent […]

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Beviale Family – SIBA’s BeerX: Here’s to a great partnership!

·       BeerX becomes part of the Beviale Family network ·       Collaboration now in place SIBA’s BeerX, Britain’s largest trade fair for all aspects of beer and brewing, is now an official partner of the Beviale Family. After five successful events in Sheffield, BeerX took place in Liverpool for the first time on 14 and 15 […]

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John Keeling of Fuller’s awarded SIBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Fuller’s Brewery’s John Keeling has been awarded SIBA’s ‘Silver Tankard’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the organisation’s flagship event, BeerX in Liverpool. The former Head Brewer and now Global Ambassador at the much-loved Chiswick brewery was presented the award by Buster Grant, Chairman of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). Introducing the award he was full […]

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Wolf Brewery, North Brewing Co and Tring Brewery named best in the UK at SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2018

Wolf Brewery and North Brewing Co have taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask and Keg Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2018, with Tring Brewery being named the best bottled or canned beer. Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) at their flagship BeerX […]

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‘Brewing with Music’ strikes a chord with judges as Signature Brew named SIBA Brewery Business of the Year 2018

The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been revealed at the SIBA Business Awards 2018, with East London’s Signature Brew taking the coveted top spot and being named SIBA Brewery Business of the Year 2018. Signature Brew, who’s tagline is ‘Brewing with Music’ and specialise in collaboration beers with musical artists, impressed judges […]

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SIBA moves forward with code of practice for offensive beer marketing

Following a recent Board meeting of independent brewers in Burton on Trent, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is moving forward with plans to create a marketing ‘Code of Practice’ for its members. SIBA members and a panel of experts will be discussing the issues around offensive marketing and the best way to develop the code with an […]

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Call for brewers to join in with ‘Independents Day’

The Cheshire Brewhouse, led by brewer and SIBA North West Director Shane Swindells, will this February 24th be running ‘Independents Day’ at the brewery and is encouraging other independent craft brewers across the UK to join in with the event by running brewery tours and open days. The Cheshire Brewhouse will be running an open day […]

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