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22nd March 2022


HonestBrew proudly walked away as the first-ever winner of this category at this year’s SIBA Business Awards 2022. A nod to the shift in consumer behaviours because of the pandemic, the ‘UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Online’ category was one of three created especially for 2022 by SIBA, the society of small independent brewers.

Judged by an esteemed panel of industry peers that included Caroline Nodder, editor of Independent Brewer and the SIBA British Craft Beer Report, Kate Oppenheim of KO Media and Editor of BII News, as well as Ellie Hudspith, Senior Campaigns Manager at CAMRA, winning the category’s maiden award has re-established HonestBrew’s position as an industry leader in the market. Other companies that vied for this category included A Hoppy Place and Beer Ritz.

CEO of HonestBrew, Michael Alcock commented on the recognition: “To win the inaugural Best Online Retailer award is such a fantastic accolade, especially given the strength of the shortlist. I’m really proud of how hard the team has worked to overcome the challenges of the last couple of years, and it’s great to see those efforts being recognised by the industry too. Whilst there is still a lot of uncertainty ahead, we look forward to doing our bit to support breweries, whilst continuing to showcase the strength and vibrancy of the sector to our wonderful customers.”

HonestBrew fervently believes that there is a craft beer for everyone, regardless of budget. This has culminated in their latest ‘Taste of Craft’ case which offers an astounding saving of over £18 for: nine delicious craft beers, a tasty snack, exclusive glassware, discounts and other perks with 1 month’s free membership and delivery included. Constantly on the lookout for ways to deliver better beer to UK households, HonestBrew will continue to innovate, expand their 300+ selection of beers and they look forward to coming back to the awards next year.


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About HonestBrew

HonestBrew is the UK’s leading online direct to consumer craft beer retailer and a champion of independent breweries. In addition to the online bottle shop,  HonestBrew’s subscription brings personalised bundles of beer right to the doorsteps of homes. To sweeten the deal, HonestBrew’s free membership gives members access to many benefits such as 15% off all shops. Believing that craft beers should not break the bank, the brand curates a range of craft beer boxes that suits any beer lover ranging from the casual drinker to the experienced aficionado. In 2022, HonestBrew was awarded the inaugural ‘UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Online’ by SIBA Business Awards. Explore your taste buds and enjoy the extensive variety of craft beer with HonestBrew.

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