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Preparing brewers for a no deal Brexit

The Government has said that the UK will be leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 October 2019. They have produced an online guide on how to get ready for Brexit, which provides advice on how you and your business can prepare. There is still a good chance that the UK could leave the EU […]

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SIBA to give Michelin Star Chefs a taste for independent craft beer

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is partnering with the Michelin Guide to bring an exciting range of independent craft beers to the exclusive Michelin Star Revelation event next month. SIBA, which was invited to partner on the event by Michelin, will be pouring twenty-five different craft beers to the some five-hundred chefs and restaurant […]

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SIBA announces new Head of Public Affairs

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has appointed Barry Watts as its new Head of Public Affairs and Policy. Barry joins SIBA from the Royal Economic Society and brings to the role significant public affairs and communications experience having worked in Parliament and financial regulation. He also ran his own brewing company. Welcoming Barry’s appointment, […]

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SIBA Chief Executive writes open letter to J D Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin over beer prices

Dear Tim Beer Pricing Your commitment to deliver value to your customers is admirable. Making quality independent beer accessible to the widest range of people is something we should all strive towards. As a category, you are a huge supporter of cask beer. SIBA and J D Wetherspoon have worked successfully together on ensuring quality beer […]

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SIBA writes to new Chancellor and SBR Minister

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP & Simon Clark MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (responsible for SBR policy) Today (30 July) SIBA Chief Executive James Calder has written to the newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP and SBR Minister Simon Clarke MP outlining why they should support small brewers through […]

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Preview: SIBA Journal ‘Diversity Issue’

Editor’s Comment, by Caroline Nodder Welcome to the first ever edition of the SIBA Journal dedicated to celebrating diversity in beer. When I started writing about beer and pubs back in the mid-1990s I was often struck by how few women, and even fewer people of colour and representatives from the LGBTQ community there were […]

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Independent Brewers call on Tory leadership contenders to back craft on beer duty reform

Today, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has written to the two Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt calling on them to back small British independent brewers. SIBA has written to the contenders asking them to rule out any reductions in Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) and back positive reform, which is currently being […]

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