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29th November 2023

SIBA to showcase Brave Noise collaborations at British Guild of Beer Writers Awards 2023

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) will tomorrow present a ‘first of a kind’ beer showcase at the much-anticipated British Guild of Beer Writers Annual Awards Dinner 2023.

SIBA will be pouring beers from award-winning independent breweries and presenting a showcase of ‘Brave Noise’ beers, brewed in support of the project which describes itself as “A collaboration with a big goal: A safe and discrimination-free beer industry.”

The Brave Noise showcase represents a first of its kind in the UK, with a trio of collaboration beers being poured by SIBA including a draught NEIPA from Hand Brew Co and two canned beers; a hop-forward Pale Ale from Attic Brew Co, and a delicious Dark Mild from Merakai. The showcase was brought to the fore by Pip Young, Founder of The Coven (a four times beneficiary and collaborator in the Brave Noise project) and SIBA’s Event and Marketing Officer.

“It is extremely important to champion projects that aim to create a more inclusive and safer beer industry, especially a global initiative like Brave Noise. At THE COVEN we have worked with amazing breweries on now 4 Brave Noise beers, and our gratitude to do so is endless. It’s great to be able to now work with the SIBA Team here to showcase the project at such a prestigious event.” Pip Young, The Coven + SIBA Events & Marketing Officer.

The SIBA bar will be pouring draught beer from Anspach & Hobday, Eko Brewery, Hand Brew Co, Hop Union, Neckstamper, Rooster’s, Salt Beer factory, Signature Brew and Wildcard, a range of bottled and canned award-winners, as well as the UK-first showcase of three Brave Noise collaboration beers.

“SIBA is proud to be showcasing a selection of Brave Noise beers at the British Guild of Beer Writers Award’s and dinner, an ideal event to highlight the importance of creating a safe and discrimination-free beer industry. Brave Noise is contributing to deliver a more welcoming and respectful culture within the beer community, something which SIBA whole heartedly supports.” Neil Walker, SIBA Head of Comms & Marketing.

Brave Noise is a project which has an emphasis on fostering transparency and long-term commitment from breweries to align themselves with the broader movement towards inclusivity and diversity in craft brewing. By advocating for safe spaces and inclusive environments, raising awareness and funds, they support organisations and charities that are practically helping employees and the beer community.

The Hand Brew Co – Brave Noise NEIPA 6.3%, was brewed in association with Loughran Brewers Select and Indie Hops, and is described as “A thick, juicy and intense NEIPA. Hyper indulgent oat levels in the grist give this beer a full creamy finish, while generous dry hopping with Citra, Mosaic and Indie Hops Strata (R) sponsored by Loughran Brewers Select bring big tropical aromas, punctuated by unctuous red berries and a dank hint of hemp.”


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