The finalists of the SIBA Business Awards 2019 have been revealed, with winners being announced next week at the association’s BeerX show, in Liverpool.

Neil Walker, chair of the judges, said: “The SIBA Business Awards 2019 represent our biggest competition ever, with a 25% increase in entries on last year, which was in itself a record breaking year for the awards. What has been particularly impressive, though, was the standard and quality of entries, with judges having a really difficult task separating an over-achieving pack!” 

The awards recognise excellence across the beer and brewing industry, from independent craft breweries making efforts to improve their green credentials or business efficiency, to bars, retailers and restaurants who have shown a talent for supplying the best beer in the UK. 

The finalists

Marketing implementation
Black Sheep
Wye Valley 
Seven Brothers 
Gipsy Hill
Green business
Good Things Brewing Co
Reunion Ales
Bluestone Brewing Co
Bun Dubh
Business innovation
Big Drop Brewing Co
North Brewing Co
Ascot Brewing Co
Gipsy Hill 
Commercial achievement
Boss Brewing Co
Stewart Brewing
Gipsy Hill
North Brewing Co
Best individual design
Two Tribes – Blitz 
Redcat – Mosaic
West Berkshire – Milk & Bone
Brass Castle – Hygge Figgy
Cheshire Brewhouse – Funny Bunny
Best concept design
Stewart Brewing
Good Things Brewing Co
Brick Brewery – Sour Range
Abbeydale Brewery – Collaboration Series
Gipsy Hill
Supplier associate of the year
Advanced Packaging Materials
Beer Box Shop
Charles Faram
Kemtile – Hygienic Flooring & Drainage
Musk Process Services
Peter Lynn Ltd
Premier Systems Ltd
UK’s best independent craft beer retailer – single
The Epicurean
Wee Beer Shop
Bottle & Jug Dept.
UK’s best independent craft beer retailer – multiple
Lincoln Green 
Hop Burns & Black
Real Ale
UK’s best independent craft beer restaurant
Curry Leaf
Hood Streatham
Best independent craft beer promotion – on-trade
Beer Day Britain
Norwich City of Ale
 Best independent craft beer promotion – off-trade
Beer Day Britain
UK’s best independent craft beer bar or pub (city)
The Copper Bar, Swansea
The Turkshead at Whitelocks, Leeds
The Box Social, Newcastle
Heaton Hops, Stockport
UK’s best independent craft beer bar or pub (rural)
Kirkstall Bridge Inn, Leeds
The Star Inn, Halesworth
Bowland Beer Hall, Clitheroe
The Harvester, Southam

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