Welcome to SIBA's BeerX 2018, the UK's independent craft brewing trade show.
SIBA is very pleased to host BeerX UK in a new city following five successful years in Sheffield. This year's two day event will take place in Liverpool at the Exhibition Centre, 14th & 15th March 2018.
BeerX UK 2018 promises to be the biggest and very best yet with the Exhibition Centre offering SIBA state of the art exhibition facilities, hosting the seminars, key note speakers, trade exhibition, AGM and award-winning beer in one massive space.
Its location in Liverpool gives easy access to more than 5,000 hotel rooms within a 20 minute walk of the Exhibition Centre, good transport links from most major cities in Britain & across the world and plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants to socialise in after a hard, but enjoyable, day's work at BeerX UK.
Plans are accelerating quickly behind the scenes and we hope to bring you more information on what will be happening at the show as soon as possible.
Take a look at the new venue for BeerX 2018, the Liverpool Exhibition Centre.
See what happens at BeerX.
SIBA's Independent Beer Awards between April 2017 and March 2018. Each of SIBA's 8 regions hosts its own regional beer competitions to find the very best independently brewed cask, craft keg and small pack (bottles and cans) beer.
The Gold winners of each category qualify for the national finals, which are judged at BeerX UK.
Here are the Regional Gold Winners:
|Category||South West||Wales & West||Scotland||Nort East||North West||Midlands||East||South East|
|Overall Champion of the Competition||Dawkins Ales - Ultra - 6.6%||Grey Trees Independent Craft Brewery - Afghan Pale Ale - 5.4%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Standard Mild Ales & Brown Ales||CountryLife Brewery Ltd - Reef Break - 4.0%||Corvedale Brewery - Katie's Pride - 4.3%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Langham Brewery - Triple XXX - 4.4%|
|Standard Bitters & Pale Ales||CountryLife Brewery Ltd - Old Appledore - 3.7%||Wyre Valley Brewery - The Hopfather - 3.9%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||White's Franklins - English Garden - 3.8%|
|Best Bitters & Pale Ales||Forge Brewery - Litehouse - 4.3%||Ludlow Brewing Company - Blonde - 4.0%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Truman's Brewery - Lazarus - 4.2%|
|Premium Bitters & Pale Ales||Coastal Brewery - Poseidon Extra - 4.5%||Big Hands Brewing Co Ltd - Appaloosa - 4.5%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Dark Star Brewing Co Ltd - American Pale Ale - 4.7%|
|Strong Bitters & Pale Ales||Stonehenge Ales Ltd - Danish Dynamite - 5.0%||Grey Trees Independent Craft Brewers - Afghan Pale Ale - 5.4%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Hammerton Brewery - N7 - 5.2%|
|Premium Strong Beers||Dawkins Ales - Ultra - 6.6%||Brecon Brewing - Mind Bleach - 10.0%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Big Smoke Brew Co - The Judge DIPA - 8.5%|
|Porters, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds & Strong Brown Ales||Moor Beer Company - Stout - 5.0%||Cwrw lal Community Brew Co - Imperial Tan Halen - 7.0%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Bedlam Brewery Ltd - Porter - 5.0%|
|Speciality Light Beers||Gyle 59 - Caribbean Cocktail - 4.5%||Mumbles Brewery - Mumbles Weiss - 5.8%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Red Cat Brewing - Tellicherry Wit - 5.4%|
|Speciality Mid to Dark Beers||Dawkins Ales - Foresters Black - 4.8%||Mantle Brewery - Dark Heart - 5.2%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Big Smoke Brew Co - Underworld Vanilla Milk Stout - 5.0|
|Champion Small Pack Beers||Exmoor Ales - Exmoor Beast - 6.6%||Purple Moose Brewery Ltd - Chocolate Moose - 4.5%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Small Pack Standard Mild & Brown Ales||-||Hillside Brewery - Over The Hill - 3.5%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Wantsum Brewery - Black Prince - 3.9%|
|Small Pack Standard Bitters & Pale Ales||Glastonbury Ales - American Pale - 4.2%||Hobsons Brewery - Old Prickly - 4.2%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||The Crafty Brewing Company - Hop Tipple - 4.2|
|Small Pack Premium Bitters & Pale Ales||Exeter Brewery - County Best - 4.6%||Bewdley Brewery - Sir Keith Park - 4.5%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Brick Brewery - Peckham Pale - 4.5|
|Small Pack Strong Bitters & Pale Ales||St Austell Brewery - Proper Job - 5.5%||Bewdley Brewery - Worcestershire Sway - 5.0%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Windsor and Eton - Uprising's Treason - 5.8%|
|Small Pack Premium Strong Beers||Exeter Ales - Exmoor Beast - 6.6%||Geipel Brewing - Zoiglator Bock - 6.7%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Old Dairy Brewery - Dark Side of the Moo - 7.0%|
|Small Pack Standard Lager & Pilsners||Gold - Red Rock Brewery Ltd - Pilsner - 4.1%||Mumbles Brewery - Murmelt 4.4%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Whitstable Brewery Co Ltd - Kentish Lager - 4.1|
|Small Pack Porters, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds & Strong Brown Ales||Kettlesmith Brewing Company - Rideline - 5.0%||Stonehouse Brewery - Off The Rails - 4.8%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Big Smoke Brew Co - Underworld Milk Stout - 5.2|
|Small Pack Speciality Light Beers||Skinner's Brewing Co Ltd - Hops 'n' Honey - 4.0%||Salopian Brewery - Lemon Dream - 4.5%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Flack Manor Brewery Ltd - Romsey Gold - 4.5%|
|Small Pack Speciality Mid to Dark Beers||Electric Bear Brewing Co - Cherry Blackout - 8.0%||Purple Moose Brewery Ltd - Chocolate Moose - 4.5%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Gun Brewery - Imperial Whisky Stout - 7.4|
|Small Pack Premium Lagers & Pilsners||Powderkeg Brewery Ltd - Cut Loose - 4.7%||Stroud Brewery - Premium Organic Lager - 4.9%||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Whitstable Brewery Co Ltd - Whitstable Pilsner - 4.9|
Scotland – Drygate Brewery, Glasgow – 7th September
North East – York Barbican, York – 18th August
North West – Macron Stadium, Bolton – 4th October
Midlands – TBC
East – Elgoods, Wisbech – 21st September
South East – Tonbridge Judeans Rugby Club, Tonbridge – 7th July
BeerX provided a number of opportunities for different members of the brewery team: our brewer found the technical seminars useful, our sales team made useful contacts at the Meet the Buyer session and we all enjoyed the informal networking with other brewers and industry peers.Paul MullinerNobby's Brewery
We invested time in BeerX this year, with four people attending the event. I found the Industry Day speeches excellent, covering a variety of subjects and giving me ideas that I'll take back to the brewery. It was definitely worth attending.Helen TeasdaleSpringhead Brewery
As a bar owner with a passion for beer and ambitions to brew at some point, BeerX had a lot to offer. The seminars were what encouraged me to attend and they didn't disappoint: Ali Capper's talk on British hops was a 'standout' speech and it was good to meet Roger Protz after reading many of his books. And the trade show helped me make a great contact for putting our beer into a format for takeout sales.Lee ArmstrongPave Bar, Hull
BeerX 2018 moves to Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.