Society Of Independent Brewers

Champions of cask and keg: the winners at MaltingsFest – Eight Arch and Yonder Brewing

Eight Arch and Yonder win best cask and keg SIBA titles

By Gary Lloyd

Eight Arch Brewing Co and Yonder Brewing have taken home the two Overall Champion awards in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) South-West Independent Beer Awards, which took place last night (Thursday 20 April) at the MaltingsFest beer festival...

Cheers: plenty of beers, ciders and spirits will be available at MaltingsFest

SIBA launches renewal of MaltingsFest

By Gary Lloyd

The south-west of England will be home to a giant beer festival featuring 300 cask ales, craft beers, lagers and ciders from Thursday 20 April until Saturday 22 April.

Brewery relief: the scheme was first introduced 20 years ago (image: Getty/Lingbeek)

MPs to debate small breweries’ future

By Nikkie Thatcher

The future of small breweries is being debated today (Tuesday 6 September) as the Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) marks 20 years since it was announced and the sector is battling the energy crisis.

Time of tenure: James Calder was appointed chief executive in 2019, replacing Mike Benner

SIBA boss Calder to step down

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) chief executive James Calder is stepping down after three years at the helm and five years with the trade body in total.

Information provided: the SIBA Craft Beer Report 2022 is being launched today (Thursday 17 March) at BeerX UK 2022 in Liverpool

Cask sales ‘under serious threat’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Traditional cask beer is “under serious threat” due to consumer drinking habits changing to ordering online and drinking more at home, according to a new report.

SIBA Business Awards 2022: Entry deadline extended to 13 Feb

SIBA Business Awards 2022 entry deadline extended

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2022 has been extended to Sunday 13 February to ensure a wide variety of businesses from across the beer, brewing, hospitality and retail sectors are able to enter.

Government briefing: the PM is expected to confirm inside service will be permitted from next Monday (17 May) at a press conference later today (image: Getty/Leonid Andronov)

Trade awaits PM announcement about inside service

By Nikkie Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the next stage of relaxation of coronavirus restrictions including allowing pubs to reopen indoors, later today (Monday 10 May).

SIBA’s pledge to deliver better deal

SIBA’s pledge to deliver better deal

By Michelle Perrett

Beerflex, the rebranded delivery scheme from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), will provide a better deal for licensees, Nick Stafford commercial director at SIBA has insisted.