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Join team SIBA: Head of Public Affairs and Policy vacancy

Are you a committed campaigner? Do you have the fight, attitude and drive to stand up for independent craft brewers? Do you have proven public affairs and policy experience? A vacancy has arisen to join SIBA as our Head of Public Affairs and Policy. In this exciting role you will lead SIBA’s campaigning activities across taxation, sustainability […]

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James Calder to become SIBA Chief Executive

SIBA’s board has today (13th June) announced the appointment of James Calder as its new Chief Executive. He will officially take the role up on the 1stJuly, replacing Mike Benner who is leaving to become Chief Executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. James, who is currently SIBA’s Head of Public Affairs and Communications […]

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Are Generation Z the future of craft beer? Report says they’ll drink less, but better

The consumer love affair with craft beer appears far from over, with industry experts predicting the next generation will be “drinking less, but better” – choosing quality products such as local independent craft beers over mainstream, mass-produced brews. As the Millennial generation (currently aged 23-38) gives way to Generation Z (currently aged under 22) more […]

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SIBA comments on Scottish Government announcement on DRS

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcement, made today by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham on introducing Deposit Return Schemes for drinks containers in Scotland, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs said: “Whilst craft brewers are keen to do their bit for the environment, this announcement is worrying for small independent brewers who sell beer in Scotland. […]

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Statement regarding Nick Stafford – SIBA Operations Director

“I would like to advise that Nick has resigned from his role as SIBA’s Operations Director with effect from 30th April 2019 after over ten years as an employee and a long-standing association with SIBA. I would like to thank Nick for his hard work and commitment to SIBA over the years. Following Mike Benner’s resignation from his […]

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Yeovil Ales and Palmers Brewery win in the South West

“Tally Ho” by Palmers Brewery and “YPA” by Yeovil Ales have taken home the two top spots in the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2019. The awards took place prior to the famous Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival in Newton Abbot and are run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). The trade association represents independent […]

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Benner to leave SIBA to take up new post

Mike Benner is to leave his post as Chief Executive of SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, at the end of June after five years. He has accepted a new role as Chief Executive of APIL, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, representing and campaigning for the rights of injured people. Mike said, “I am […]

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Gloucester, Swannay, and Wibblers Brewery take overall UK Gold

SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2019 Gloucester Brewery and Swannay Brewery have taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask and Keg Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2019, with Wibblers Brewery being named the best bottled or canned beer. Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) […]

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