8 things brewers should do to prepare for a no deal scenario
The Treasury have launched a questionnaire to all brewers, reviewing SBR.
SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.
An ‘Assured Independent British Craft Brewer’ is a brewery which has agreed to abide by SIBA’s Food Safety & Quality standard – meaning you get a beer of the highest quality, crafted with the utmost care.
Born and raised in Yorkshire I moved to Scotland in 1995. Having tried to stay a student as long as possible I started my brewing career at Vaux Brewery in Sunderland in 1985. This provided a good grounding in a variety of brewing styles and the opportunity to be involved in all aspects from brewing to packaging. From there I had brief spells at Butcombe in Bristol and Daleside in Yorkshire before joining Harviestoun Brewery in 1996. Originally in the grounds of an old farm with a 10brl brewkit Harviestoun moved to Alva in 2003/4 and moved up to an ex St Austell 60 brl brewplant.
Gerald Michaluk is the Managing Director of Arran Brewery. He studied Chemistry at Herriot Watt University before doing a Masters in Management. He entered the brewing industry after a successful career in Management Consultancy purchasing the Isle of Arran Brewery in 2008. He is dedicated to producing high quality Premium Ales with traditional ingredients and using traditional methods.
Loch Leven Brewery
Christie joined Scottish & Newcastle in 1983 as a maintenance engineer in Newcastle Brewery before helping to set up and run their new keg hall in Manchester. He then worked in the On Trade in a number of roles (Logistics, Technical Services), before moving to the Off Trade for several years, where he worked in Operations and Customer Services. Following this, Christie moved abroad to Belgium and France, working in Distribution for Alken Maes and Kronenbourg. He returned to the UK as the S&N Group Technical Director and has since completed consultancy roles for Heineken, Tennents and EBF as well as for various equipment manufacturers. In 2017, 33 years after starting in the brewing business, he became the co-owner and founder of a small craft brewery in Kinross, Loch Leven Brewery.