You may have noticed that we have had a change in some of our Ale supplies, focusing more on Ales that are locally brewed while still retaining some of your Regular favorites. This is because The Drummond Arms has been lucky enough to strike a deal with our PubCo to allow us to access a wide range of local ales through SIBA.
SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.
SIBA currently represents more than 825 independent craft breweries and our vision is ‘to deliver the future of British beer and become the voice of British brewing.
What is SIBA trying to achieve?
SIBA launched a three year Strategic Plan in March 2015. To help achieve the vision ‘to deliver the future of British beer and become the voice of British brewing’, SIBA highlighted four strategic aims:
- Promote and campaign for our members
- Provide and enhance commercial opportunities
- Grow and develop our membership
- Develop our capability
It is paramount for SIBA to increase its number of brewing members. This improved representation of the independent beer market will help the association have more influence when lobbying politicians.
SIBA BeerFlex scheme creates and manages flexible solutions for the on and off-trade that achieve access to market for the SIBA membership. This includes working on solutions for pub cos, online retailers and the export market.