We've joined forces with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) to find the UK's best craft beer pub or bar, as part of its 2018 Business Awards.

The deadline for entries is fast approaching (January 31), so if you've got a beer offering worth shouting about don't miss out.

There are two categories (city and rural) and it's free to enter, just visit:

www.siba.co.uk/business-awards

"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," said Mike Benner, SIBA chief executive.

"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."

 

 

SIBA Business Awards 2018

 

The winner will be revealed at BeerX UK, which will take place this March at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool.

Last year's brewer Fourpure (pictured above) took home the top gong – Brewery Business of the Year, while Booma in Brixton won Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant.

The judges were, "unanimous in their praise of Booma's commitment to making the pairing of craft beer with Indian food central to their menu in a simple yet engaging way. With easy to follow suggestions of which beers worked well with different dishes, backed up by an exciting range of independent craft-brewed beers, Booma was a clear winner in an extremely strong category."

Other award categories to enter include:

 

  • 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/