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SIBA respond to announcement of details on England, Wales and NI’s Deposit Return Scheme

Responding to the announcement of details on England, Wales and NI’s Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers, James Calder SIBA Chief Executive said, “Independent brewers sell their beer all over the UK and NI. They sell directly to consumer, to supermarkets, to small bottle shops, online and to wholesalers. The news today that glass will […]

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Struggling independent brewing businesses need support now, not aspirations for the future say Society of Independent Brewers in response to Chancellor’s Spring Statement

“Today the Chancellor announced plans to help businesses in years to come, but these aspirations for the future are not the immediate support that struggling businesses facing closure need right now. The energy and supply crunch are an urgent and potentially devastating situation, with most small brewers seeing energy rising between two and three hundred […]

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SIBA Craft Beer Report shows traditional cask beer sales under serious threat due to huge shift to online sales and at-home drinking

SIBA member breweries saw average production recover in 2021, after a dramatic fall in 2020, but it remains below 2019 levels. The volume of SIBA members’ beer going into cans has more than tripled since 2019. Cask volumes were decimated in 2020 and 2021 and are unlikely to recover in the short to medium term, […]

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Brew York named SIBA Brewery Business of the Year 2022

SIBA Business Awards Winner Revealed The winners in the SIBA Business Awards 2022 have today been revealed – highlighting the very best businesses from across the beer and brewing industry in a diverse range of awards categories. Last night’s big winners were Brew York – who were named Brewery Business of the Year 2022 – and Charles […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2022 Finalists: The UK’s best independent beer businesses revealed

The Finalists in the SIBA Business Awards 2022 have today been revealed, highlighting the very best breweries, taprooms, retailers, pubs and beer industry businesses from across the UK. The SIBA Business Awards seek to congratulate excellence in the brewing industry across a variety of categories, from pump clip, can and bottle design, to efforts taken […]

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SIBA Role: Public Affairs and Policy Officer

Job summary Position: Public Affairs and Policy Officer Location: London/South East preferred as regular availability at Westminster is essential Home-based role with regular UK and some overseas travel Reports to: Head of Public Affairs and Policy Salary: £30-32,000 depending on experience Closing date: 5pm on Friday 18 March 2022 SIBA background The Society of Independent […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2022 entry deadline extended to 13th February

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2022 has been extended to the 13th February to ensure a broad variety of businesses from across the beer, brewing, retail and hospitality industry are able to enter. Following a tough year for brewing and hospitality the 2022 awards include three new categories in response to shifting […]

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Scottish brewers welcome Brewers Support Fund

Today the Scottish Government has announced new funding to help small brewers impacted by the restrictions introduced to control the omicron variant. The Brewers Support Fund will provide direct support to small breweries in Scotland. Responding to the announcement, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), James Calder said: “Small brewers have been […]

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SIBA respond to ‘restrictive’ hospitality measures which will remain in place until the end of January

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have responded to the Scottish First Minister’s announcement that ‘restrictive’ hospitality measures will remain in place until the end of January: “It is disappointing the First Minister has kept the restrictive table-service only and one-metre distancing measures in place for Scottish hospitality businesses – measures which make profitability impossible for […]

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