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21st March 2023

Hoptamistic awards finalist

The Charles Faram team was honoured to be announced as a finalist in the SIBA Business Awards as Supplier Associate of the Year 2023, having won the award three years in a row. The SIBA Business Awards seek to congratulate excellence in the brewing industry across a variety of categories and is a highly prestigious and desirable award to be eligible for.

The SIBA Business Awards 2023 were presented on Wednesday 15th March at BeerX in Liverpool by acclaimed beer author, journalist, broadcaster, and consultant Pete Brown. Festival Glass was announced as the winner of Supplier Associate of the Year 2023, which have supplied glassware for Charles Faram events for many years. “We may not have won the trophy for Supplier Associate of the Year, but it is still amazing to have been a finalist and to have had brewers take the time to submit written votes and nominations. We are so pleased for Festival Glass as they provide quality products and are helpful and lovely people” Charlie Gorham – Charles Faram PR & Marketing Manager.

As avid annual attendees at SIBA BeerX in Liverpool, the UK’s biggest beer and brewing trade event, Charles Faram were excited to hold an interactive session with a panel of esteemed brewers to discuss how you can utilise Charles Faram brand varieties in highly flavoured, bold and modern beer styles. They showcased how British hops are a cost-effective and environmentally favourable move for UK breweries and how this doesn’t come at the expense of high impact flavour and aromas. The brewers also demonstrated how British hops can stand shoulder to shoulder with notorious big hitters from other countries to complement each other.  As big supporters of the event they sponsored the Hop Yard stage which hosted 2 days of industry talks, initiative launches, tasting sessions and their own oversubscribed panel session.



  • Charles Faram have been hop suppliers for over 150 years, so they’ve got a lot of hop history.  Charles Faram Hop Merchants and Factors has one of the largest range of hop varieties available from stock in their temperature-controlled hop storage warehouses in both nitrogen-flushed leaf hops and Type 90 (T90) pellets.

Varieties come from the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, New Zealand and the USA. Faram’s provides an artist’s palette of flavours to create every type and style of beer from the traditional varieties to exciting new developmental varieties from Faram’s own breeding and development programme.

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  • SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain. SIBA currently represents around 830 independent craft breweries and our vision is ‘to deliver the future of British beer’ as the ‘voice of British independent Brewing’.

As well as representing our independent craft brewing members in the press and lobbying the government on behalf of brewers, SIBA also run regional and national independent beer awards for cask, keg, bottled and canned beers, host regional meetings for the benefit of members as well as the UK’s biggest beer & brewing trade event BeerX UK in Liverpool.

    • The team – Back row Will Rogers, Beth Eaton, Jon Stringer, Ben Adams, Rich Davies and Paul Corbett. Front row Jamie MacLellan and Charlie Gorham.

Press release from Charles Faram.

Contact Charlie Gorham,