May 22, 2018

Craft brewing’s best: SIBA Business Awards 2018 Finalists revealed

The UK’s top craft beer and brewing businesses have been named as Finalists in the SIBA Business Awards 2018, with winners due to be announced on the 14th March at BeerX in Liverpool.

The prestigious awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), received a huge 60% increase in entries this year and include a wide range of categories across Marketing Implementation, Green Business, Business Innovation and Commercial Achievement, as well as design awards and industry awards which highlight the best pubs, bars, restaurants and retailers for independent craft beer in the UK.

“I would like to congratulate all of the finalists that have been shortlisted for the SIBA Business Awards 2018, making it this far is a huge achievement as the quality and quantity of entries this year was extremely high,” says Mike Benner, SIBA Chief Executive. “The brewery awards name the very best brewing businesses – whether it is fantastic can or bottle design, efforts to be more environmentally friendly or innovative – and the industry awards were introduced to congratulate those companies doing the most in the UK to sell, promote or serve fantastic independent craft beer. This year’s awards are set to be our biggest ever and take place in our new home at Exhibiton Centre Liverpool.”

Nigel Barden

The SIBA Business Awards 2018 will be presented at an evening ceremony on the 14th March 2018 at BeerX UK 2018, the UK’s biggest beer and brewing trade event, being held in its new home at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

The awards are being presented by Radio 2 broadcaster and resident foodie Nigel Barden and are set to be one of the highlights of SIBA’s flagship event, alongside their Independent Beer Awards which take place the next evening, Thursday 15th March.

Business Awards 2018 Finalists

Marketing Implementation

Fourpure Brewing Co.

Signature Brew

Wood’s Brewery

 

Green Business

Bun Dubh

Clarkshaws

Farr Brew

Hobsons

 

Business Innovation

Clarkshaws Brewing Co.

North Brewing Co .

Veterans Brewing

 

Commercial Achievement

Boss Brewing

Fourpure Brewing Co.

North Brewing Co.

 

Best Individual Design

Brick brewery

Loch Lomond

Signature Brew

 

Best Concept Design

Boss Brewing

Fyne Ales

Leigh Brewery

Signature Brew

Stewarts

 

Supplier Associate of the Year

Beer Box Shop

Byworth Boilers

Brewing Services & Consultancy

Lemon Top Creative

Saxon Packaging

 

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple

Pivovar

Real Ale

Waitrose

 

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single

Beer 52

Hop Burns & Black

House of Trembling Madness

The Epicurean

 

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant

Ceabhar, Isle of Tiree

Pavement Vaults, York

The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

 

Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – On-trade

Beer Day Britain

Wetherspoons

 

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – City

North Bar, West Yorkshire

The Box Social, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Wigan Central, Lancashire

Sheffield Tap, South Yorkshire

 

UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural 

The Bailey Head, Shropshire

The Cove, Devon

Geese & Fountain, Lincolnshire

Red Lion Inn, Wiltshire