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Roy Allkin of Boss Brewing elected new SIBA National Chair as Ian Fozard steps down at end of three year term

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have today named their new National Chair, Roy Allkin of Boss Brewing in Swansea, following the organisation’s outgoing Chair Ian Fozard of Roosters Brewery in Harrogate stepping down by rotation at the end of his three year term. Ian Fozard was thanked for his outstanding contribution to the organisation over his term […]

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Independent Brewers welcome step forward for opening of brewery taprooms in NI

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has welcomed changes to the Licensing Bill which would allow the opening of brewery taprooms as a ‘positive step forward’ for NI’s craft brewers. Currently NI’s 30 small and independent brewers are not permitted to open onsite taprooms to sell their beer directly to consumers, unlike breweries in GB […]

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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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Are independent brewery ‘tap yards’ the new ‘beer garden’? Breweries busier than usual as pubs unable to open indoors until next week

Data released today shows the outdoor spaces at brewery taprooms across the UK, often referred to as ‘tap yards’, have beaten expectations and traded strongly since outdoor hospitality was allowed to resume across the UK. A survey by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) found that on average brewery taprooms were around 73% busier over […]

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SIBA responds to news reports Prime Minister is to scrap Covid passports for pubs and hospitality

Responding to news reports that the Prime Minister is to scrap covid status certification (passports) for pubs and hospitality, James Calder, SIBA Chief Executive said:  “With cases now as low as they were last Summer and the extraordinary progress of the vacation programme it is sensible and welcome that the Prime Minister is moving away […]

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SIBA responds to Government calorie count on pints proposals

Responding to the proposals for calorie counts on pints as reported in The Sun, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers, James Calder said: “Just when we are starting on the long road to recovery from the devastating impacts of Covid, the Government is planning another costly and complicated hit to struggling pubs and […]

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SIBA responds to the Government announcement that new £1.5bn pot of business rates support will include breweries

Responding to the Government announcement of a new £1.5bn pot of business rates support for those which have not previously benefitted, including breweries, SIBA Chief Executive James Calder said;  “It is hugely positive news that Government has finally recognised that many sectors, including brewing have been left behind over the last 12 months and are […]

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