SIBA North East Winners

The SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) judged their North East regional beer competition at the York CAMRA beer festival in September, with the winners going forward to the national final held at BeerX in Sheffield next March.

Three breweries from our area came away with bronze awards in various categories with Sheffield Brewery Company’s Sheffield Porter, Geeves Brewery’s Captain Gingerbread and Acorn’s Darkness Mild being the award winning beers.

Talking of BeerX, this event which consists of a national conference, trade show and public beer festival is back at Ice Sheffield from 17th to 19th March and will have a new conference attached called ‘Beer Now’ which is all about marketing, tourism and communication in the beer industry.

Hopefully Sheffield will benefit from some beer tourism with lots of people visiting for BeerX, Beer Now and Sheffield Beer Week and enjoying our great beer scene.


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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