Best independent breweries and pubs sought for Liverpool-based awards

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2017 winners Fourpure Brewing Co with SIBA Chairman Buster Grant (centre)
2017 winners Fourpure Brewing Co with SIBA Chairman Buster Grant (centre)

Liverpool is to host The SIBA Business Awards 2018, which will take place during the Society of Independent Brewers  flagship event BeerX UK.

This will take place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool in March 2018.

The awards, which have a fast approaching entry deadline of the 31st January, seek to congratulate excellence in the brewing industry across a variety of categories, from pump clip, can and bottle design, to efforts taken by brewers to make their business more eco-friendly, innovative or successful. The awards also have categories for bars, restaurants, retailers and companies promoting independent craft beer in the UK.

Mike Benner, SIBA Chief Executive says: “The SIBA Business Awards have gone from strength to strength in recent years with winners getting real value from being able to promote themselves as the best in the UK. As independent craft beer continues to grow in popularity we’ve also seen a huge surge in the number of retailers, bars and restaurants selling quality beer – making those awards more important than ever. The awards ceremony will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 15th March, the first day of the UK’s biggest beer and brewing event – BeerX UK 2018.”
The SIBA Business Awards are unique in being both free to enter and judged by a panel of independent industry experts. The craft beer retailing, promotion, restaurant and bar categories were introduced in 2016 to highlight the fantastic work being done to promote British independent craft beer, are open for entry by businesses across the UK.
This year SIBA are taking this one step further and partnering with Inapub for the UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub categories (‘City’ and ‘Rural’) in order to encourage a wider range of pubs to enter the awards in 2018.

SIBA Business Awards 2018: The Categories

  • Marketing Implementation
  • Green Business
  • Business Innovation
  • Commercial Achievement
  • Best Individual Design
  • Best Concept Design
  • Supplier Associate of the year
  • UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple
  • UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single
  • UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – City (in Association with Inapub)
  • UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural (in Association with Inapub)
  • UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant
  • Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – On-trade
  • Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – Off-trade

To enter the SIBA Business Awards 2018 please visit www.siba.co.uk/business-awards/

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