London breweries dominate at SIBA Business Awards 2023 with Wild Card Brewery taking home top honours
The SIBA Business Awards 2023 winners have been announced, recognising the best breweries, taprooms, retailers, pubs, and beer industry businesses from across the UK. Among the winners are several London-based breweries, including Hackney Church Brew Co., Anspach & Hobday, Brewhouse & Kitchen, and Wild Card Brewery.
Hackney Church Brew Co. took home the award for UK's Best Independent Craft Brewery Taproom, highlighting their exceptional venue for craft beer lovers. With its unique atmosphere and high-quality beer, Hackney Church Brew Co. is a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike.
Anspach & Hobday won the award for Best Individual Design, recognising their creative and visually striking campaign for their highly-praised Nitro Porter, London Black. Their distinctive branding for this campaign has really helped to elevate the beer and set it apart from the competition.
Brewhouse & Kitchen was the winner of the Empowering People award, (an award which also saw London's Signature Brewery highly commended). The judges especially praised Brewhouse & Kitchen's efforts to create a positive working environment for their employees. By championing inclusivity and diversity, Brewhouse & Kitchen has created a supportive and welcoming workplace culture that encourages their team to achieve more in their professional careers.
Wild Card Brewery had an exceptional night, taking home three awards, including UK's Best Independent Craft Brewery Web Shop, Best Concept Design, and Brewery Business of the Year. These awards recognise Wild Card Brewery's commitment to innovation, creativity, and business success. Their webshop, concept design, and overall business strategy are all emblematic of their dedication to crafting high-quality, unique beers that stand out in a crowded market. The Brewery Business of the Year award is particularly significant, and is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the high quality of their beers.
Overall, the SIBA Business Awards 2023 winners demonstrate the strength and vibrancy of the UK brewing industry. With their exceptional beers, innovative business strategies, and commitment to sustainability and inclusivity, these breweries are leading the way in the UK's craft beer revolution.
The full list winners of the SIBA Business Awards 2023 are as follows:
- UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer - Single: Brewery Market
- UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer - Multiple: A Hoppy Place
- UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer - Online: A Hoppy Place
- UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub - City: Bullhouse Brew Co
- UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub - Rural: Elephant & Castle in Wheathampstead
- UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion: Hop Forward
- UK's Best Independent Craft Brewery Webshop: Wild Card Brewery
- Marketing Implementation: Black Sheep Beer
- Community Engagement: Full Circle Brew
- Best Individual Design: Anspach & Hobday
- Best Concept Design: Wild Card Brewery
- Business Innovation: Lincoln Green Brewing
- Commercial Achievement: Hobsons Brewery
- Empowering People: Brewhouse & Kitchen
- UK's Best Independent Craft Brewery Taproom: Hackney Church Brew Co
- Sustainable Business: Double Gold Winners: Bluestone Brewing Co and Ramsgate Brewery
- Supplier Associate of the Year: Festival Glass
- Brewery Business of the Year: Wild Card Brewery