SIBA National

Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) respond to PM’s statement on removal of remaining Covid hospitality measures

“Brewers and publicans across England will this evening breathe a small sigh of relief as PM Boris Johnson confirmed the remaining Covid hospitality restrictions will be lifted as part of the planned 19th July easing of Covid rules across England, but that a final go-ahead would be given on the 12th July. Between now and then we […]

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Cask Ale Week: the Big Cask Comeback

Industry bodies are making a clarion call to pubs, bars, pubcos and breweries for this year’s Cask Ale Week, 23rdSeptember to 3rd October, to be part of their comeback strategy. “It’s not enough for pubs to be the hot topic now as they re-open their doors,” says Paul Nunny of Cask Marque. “To survive, they […]

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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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