SIBA National

VOG and Geipel Brewery take Overall Champion Golds in cask and bottle at SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards 2023

The Vale of Glamorgan Brewery (VOG), and Geipel, based in Pant Glas, Gellioedd have taken home the two top awards in Wales & West biggest beer competition – the SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards 2023.  Vale of Glamorgan was named the best of the best in the cask beer competition, taking the Overall Champion […]

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New SIBA Independent Beer Award winners medals introduced for 2023 season

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have today launched new-look Independent Beer Awards 2023 winners medals, including an option for Gold medal winners to use medals featuring their 90+ winning score. The badges were developed by SIBA Head of Comms & Marketing Neil Walker with design partner MA, in consultation with the SIBA Competitions Committee […]

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UK Brewery numbers relatively stable despite industry challenges – with some regions seeing growth

The total number of breweries in the UK has remained ‘relatively stable’ in the first quarter of 2023 according to figures released today from the SIBA UK Brewery Tracker – which tracks new brewery openings and closures across the UK to give net numbers both regionally and Nationally.  Covering the period from the start of January 2023 […]

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UK’s best beers revealed: The craft breweries who are taking home the silverware from the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2023

Grainstore Brewery’s ‘Nip’ and North Brewing Co’s ‘Triple Fruited Gose – Mango Guava Guava’ have taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask and Keg Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2023, with Abbeydale being named the best bottled or canned beer with their ‘Black Mass’ black IPA  – making their three beers officially the […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2023 Finalists: The UK’s best independent beer businesses revealed

The Finalists in the SIBA Business Awards 2023 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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Scottish small producers say the welcome cashflow measures announced for the Deposit Return Scheme don’t solve its fundamental flwas and urgent Gateway Review needed

Jointly issued by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), and Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) Scottish small producers say the welcome cashflow measures announced for the Deposit Return Scheme don’t solve its fundamental flaws and urgent full Gateway Review needed Small producers and importers including independent craft brewers, distillers and […]

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