Ossett Brewery’s ‘White Rat’ pale ale takes the Overall Gold in the SIBA North East Independent Beer Awards 2024

Ossett Brewery in West Yorkshire have taken home the Overall Champion Gold Award in the SIBA North East Independent Beer Awards, which took place at Gateshead Rugby Club over the bank holiday weekend. The Overall Champion is the ‘best of the best’ and selected in a final round judging against all of the other style […]

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SIBA launches manifesto ahead of next General Election

Independent breweries are putting fairness at the heart of its policy platform for the next Government in a document launched last night in Parliament. In its manifesto, the Society of Independent Brewers and Associates (SIBA), which represents the UK’s small and independent breweries, has outlined the policies that could boost the sector over the next […]

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Going Green with SSV Limited – CO2 Recovery

In today’s business landscape, prioritising sustainability and curbing carbon emissions is critical across all sectors. With heightened consumer awareness and more stringent regulations, businesses face challenges in implementing changes that reduce their environmental impact. For the brewing industry, a substantial contributor to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is the fermentation process, significantly impacting the carbon footprint […]

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New report shows hugely positive effect of independent breweries felt by communities across the UK

Eight out of ten people in the UK believe that a well-run independent brewery has a positive effect on its local community, according to a new report published today. The SIBA Craft Beer Report 2023 – which features new brewery survey data, industry analysis and commentary, as well specially commissioned consumer research via YouGov – shows […]

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Leading industry figures that collectively represent the majority of Welsh pubs, hospitality, drinks producers and glass manufacturers have joined forces to urge the Welsh Government to avoid risking a trade barrier with the rest of the UK through the design of its forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). DRS applies a deposit to drinks containers sold […]

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SIBA writes to new Chancellor and SBR Minister

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP & Simon Clark MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury (responsible for SBR policy) Today (30 July) SIBA Chief Executive James Calder has written to the newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP and SBR Minister Simon Clarke MP outlining why they should support small brewers through […]

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