Exciting opportunity: SIBA chief executive Mike Benner

SIBA purchases majority shareholding in Flying Firkin

By Nikkie Sutton

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has purchased a major stake in beer supplier Flying Firkin as part of its commercial strategy to develop routes to market opportunities for its members.

Accolade: Moor was recently named brewery of the year by the British Guild of Beer Writers

Moor Beer to open London venue

By James Beeson

Bristol-based brewery Moor Beer has acquired a new 2,000sq ft premises in London, in close vicinity to the area known as the ‘Bermondsey Beer Mile’.

Hot topic: sexist beer marketing has been a long-standing contentious issue

CAMRA and SIBA look to ban sexist beer

By Nikkie Sutton

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have laid out plans to ban sexist beers at their festivals.

Come together: (l-r) local Government minister Marcus Jones, BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds and APPBG former chair Andrew Griffiths celebrated the duty freeze

Celebrations for beer duty freeze

By Nikkie Sutton

Government ministers and brewing industry campaigners celebrated the freeze in beer duty in London this week (27 November).

Young Beer Writer of the Year: Beeson (third from the left, front) takes home the coveted award

MA’s Beeson takes home coveted beer award

By Nicholas Robinson

The Morning Advertiser’s (MA) food and drink reporter James Beeson was awarded the prestigious title of Young Beer Writer of the Year at last night’s British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards.