Drinks

Claim: the Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition has accused the Society of Independent Brewers of omitting its recommendations for reform of small breweries relief

Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition rejects SIBA proposals

By James Beeson

The Small Brewers Duty Reform Coalition has rejected proposals by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) for reform of beer duty, and once again called for a Treasury led review of small breweries relief (SBR).

Endless combinations: most plants can be used in a gin mix so it offers creativity (image credit: DrPASk/CuCuRemus/iStock/Thinkstock.co.uk)

What is the future of gin?

By Nikkie Sutton

The gin bubble has been afloat for a while now and while some experts say it’s time to burst will come, others state that gin is here to stay.

Cheers: whisky can be young and fun

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How can we increase whisky sales?

By Nicholas Robinson

Dark, moody and complex are three words few would deny succinctly describe the whisky category. However, though seemingly innocuous, such an ‘inoffensive’ handful of words is actually detrimental to whisky’s ability to step up its performance.

Call to arms: SIBA is calling on brewers, publicans and beer lovers to back its proposals

SIBA sets out Small Breweries’ Relief reform proposals

By James Beeson

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has set out its proposals for reform of the Small Breweries’ Relief Scheme (SBR), as it seeks to encourage growth and investment in British independent brewing, while protecting smaller craft producers.

Open and approachable: Ian Fozard has run a brewery and has experience in the pub trade

SIBA announces new chairman

By Nikkie Sutton

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has announced Rooster’s Brewery’s Ian Fozard as the organisation’s new national chairman.

The knowledge: The Beer & Cider Academy has various different levels of training available

How to become a Beer Sommelier (Part One)

By James Beeson

With the number of breweries in the UK now around the 2,000 mark, and beer imports showing no signs of slowing down, it’s more important than ever for bar staff to be educated about the different types of beer on the marketplace.