Julian Grocock, SIBA chief executive, with Nigel and Vanessa Williams, licensees of The Ranmoor Inn, Sheffield

SIBA Locals pub scheme reaches 100 members

By Luke Nicholls

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has reached 100 members for its SIBA Locals scheme, which launched this summer in a bid to help licensees capitalise on growing demand for locally-sourced food and drink in pubs.

Colin Wilde (left) and Charlie Bromeley (right) of Castle Rock Brewery collected their Overall Winner award from SIBA chairman Keith Bott

Castle Rock named best UK brewer at SIBA Business Awards

By Luke Nicholls

Nottingham-based brewer Castle Rock was announced Overall Winner at the SIBA Business Awards 2011, while a further eight brewers were recognised for their business development skills last night in London.

Red Stripe will be distributed by Diageo as of 1 August 2011

Diageo to distribute Red Stripe from August

By Becky Paskin

Drinks distributor Diageo is to take over the marketing and distribution of lager brand Red Stripe from Wells & Young’s as of 1 August this year.

Pearl Patrons Only Here for the Beer

Pearl Patrons Only Here for the Beer

By Claire Miller

Londons Pearl restaurant has launched a tasting menu specifically designed for beer lovers. Pearl was recently voted Best London Restaurant in the Visit London awards.