After the sale of Fourpure and Magic Rock to Odyssey Inns in 2022 from Australian giant Lion, the breweries are now part of a new independent brewing group – In Good Company – allowing it to be reinstated to SIBA.
In Good Company chief executive Steve Cox said: “As independent breweries, Magic Rock and Fourpure value the support SIBA provides.
“We believe it’s important for them to be reinstated as members of SIBA because it allows us to connect with like-minded brewers and access valuable resources.”
Cox continued: “We’re continuing to look at ways of how contribute to the vibrant craft beer community and it’s a step in the right direction to do it as a SIBA member.”
SIBA chief executive Andy Slee said: “SIBA is delighted to welcome back former members Fourpure and Magic Rock who, under their new ownership, are now once again eligible for membership and for entry into SIBA competitions.
“I want to wish them both a warm welcome back to the fold and to congratulate Magic Rock, which picked up two gold awards at its inaugural SIBA North-East Independent Beer Awards last week.”
Following its recent reinstatement, Yorkshire-based Magic Rock also won silver in the overall Champion of the Cask competition for its Ringmaster Pale Ale.
Huddersfield-based Magic Rock was founded in 2011 by Richard Burhouse (aided by head brewer Stuart Ross). Its noted beers include Saucery (3.9% ABV), Salty Kiss (4.1% ABV) and High Wire Grapefruit (5.5% ABV).
Fourpure was launched in 2013 and is recognised as being the first (or last) stop on the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile in south London. Its noted beers include Lager (4.2% ABV), Citrus IPA (5.9% ABV) and Hazy Pale Ale (4.7% ABV).