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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SIBA response to Heineken announcement regarding SIBA Beerflex

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, has welcomed the announcement by Heineken, that in the event that its bid for 1900 pubs from Punch Taverns is successful, it will continue to work with SIBA to ensure Punch licensees have access to beers from many of Britain’s independent craft breweries via its Beerflex scheme. Mike Benner, […]

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Norfolk Brewhouse: Brewing up Expansion Plans

The appointment of a new brewery manager looks set to bring added innovation and variety as The Norfolk Brewhouse celebrates five years in business and embarks on the next stage of its development. Although a relative newcomer, The Norfolk Brewhouse, an award-winning brewery based in Hindringham, North Norfolk has established itself a reputation not only […]

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Beer Now Speakers Confirmed

Line up from US, Belgium and UK includes two national association leaders Beer Now is a new conference that focuses on marketing, tourism, and communications for today’s beer industry. The conference will take place during SIBA’s BeerX at iceSheffield from March 17-19. The Keynote speaker is Bob Pease, President & CEO of the US-based Brewers […]

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