When is the registration deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2022?

The SIBA Business Awards are organized by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and aim to recognize excellence in the brewing industry, from pump clip to bottle design, to sustainability efforts. The awards also crown the UK’s best craft beer bars, restaurants and shops from independent breweries.

The 2022 awards include new categories to meet the growth of e-commerce. These are called ‘Best Independent Craft Beer UK Retailer – Online’, ‘Best Independent Craft Brewery UK Online Store’ and ‘Community Engagement’; the latter award is given to breweries that engage with and benefit from their communities.

The biggest and best of all time

The award for ‘Best Independent Craft Brewery in the UK’ will return in 2022, following huge interest since its launch in 2020.

SIBA Business Awards Chairman Neil Walker said: “Judged by a panel of industry experts and presented to the largest gathering of beer and brewing professionals in the UK, the SIBA Business Awards 2022 are truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get your beer or brewing business going. the recognition it deserves”.

According to Walker, the awards were to be “our biggest and best ever”: a live show will take place at the Liverpool Exhibition Center on Wednesday March 16 as part of the UK’s biggest beer trade event, BeerX UK 2022.

Neil Walker will chair the jury. Among other industry experts, the panel is expected to include the publisher of Independent BrewerCaroline Nodder, editor-in-chief of BII News​ Kate Oppenheim and Barry Watts, SIBA Public Affairs and Policy Manager.

All categories of the SIBA Business Awards 2022:

Marketing implementation

Development of sustainable enterprises

Community involvement

Best Individual Design

Best Concept Design

Business innovation

commercial achievement

The best independent craft brewery in the UK

The UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Online Shop

UK’s Leading Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple

UK’s Leading Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single

The UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Online

Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub in the UK – City

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

The UK’s best independent craft beer restaurant

Promoting the UK’s best independent craft beer

Associate Supplier of the Year (Named Brewer)

Brewing company of the year (the jury is rewarded)

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