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Calder named new SIBA chief executive

The Society of Independent Brewers is looking from within to find its next leader. James Calder, currently SIBA’s head of public affairs and communications, is to be the organisation’s new chief executive. READ MORE


Big Smoke expands brewery, enters canning 

Big Smoke Brew Co is in export talks after expanding onto new premises near Esher, Surrey, and installing a canning line. READ MORE


Unity Brewing plans to relocate, attract Southampton FC fans 

Southampton’s Unity Brewing Co is planning to relocate within the city, quadruple production capacity and create a destination tap room. READ MORE


OPINION: Will Portman’s revised code threaten stronger craft beers?

The Brewery Manual’s Phil Mellows weighs in the latest attempt by the Portman Group to pinpoint a specific societal drinking issue with a sledgehammer. READ MORE


Stroud stays the course with organic brewing operations

Stroud Brewery founder Greg Piley has affirmed his commitment to organic brewing as the company officially opened its new brewery and tap toom on the outskirts of the Gloucestershire town. READ MORE


Saltaire enters contract packaging market 

Saltaire Brewery is opening its doors to other brewers, offering a full recipe-to-label tailored service following the installation of a state-of-the-art bottling line. READ MORE


Lion makes second UK acquisition, acquires Magic Rock 

Australia’s largest brewer, Lion, has acquired Huddersfield craft brewer Magic Rock. READ MORE


SIBA chief executive Benner to depart organisation 

Mike Benner, chief executive of the Society of Independent Brewers, is leaving the organisation at the end of June. READ MORE


Good things happening at Good Things Brewing

SIBA’s Brewery Business of Year has collected its award in the same week it got production under way at its own brewery. READ MORE


SIBA AGM: duty reform, big brewers top concerns 

Calls for unity and a strategy for clawing market share from the global brewers were the key themes at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual general meeting. READ MORE


Carlsberg radically rethinks its standard lager

Carlsberg Pilsner is being dry-hopped for the first time as part of a radical recipe change that aims to steer the brand out of a declining standard lager market. READ MORE


INTERVIEW: Fuller’s chief executive Simon Emeny 

In the days following the sale of their beer business to Asahi Breweries for £250 million, Fuller’s chief executive Simon Emeny was interviewed by The Brewery Manual regarding the rationale for the transaction that caught virtually everyone in the industry by surprise. READ MORE



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