Thanks to the support of BeerX UK’s Headline Sponsor Kegstar and official event partners, SIBA is making the first ever online version of its premier annual event completely free to attend.
With the UK’s small independent brewers facing their most challenging year ever, SIBA wanted to give something back to the sector by opening the event up to the whole industry to attend free of charge.
BeerX Online will feature all the great content attendees have come to expect from BeerX, with three days of virtual seminars, workshops and tastings which will take place from the 16th to the 18th of March and be delivered via a new online portal at www.beerx.org.
Topics on the agenda for the event include optimising online sales, no and low beer production, blending and barrel-ageing and classic lager brewing as well as updates on Small Breweries’ Relief and Deposit Return schemes. A live tutored beer tasting will take place each afternoon featuring a wide range of beer styles with boxes of the selected beers available to order through the BeerX Online portal. For 2021 SIBA is also partnering with the team at Brewers Journal, who will be helping deliver World-Class content, with SIBA likewise involved in their Brewers Congress event in December.
James Calder, SIBA’s Chief Executive, said: “With many small brewers struggling to make ends meet, and no sign as yet of an end to lockdown, it is more important than ever that we come together as an industry to support each other.
“BeerX UK will look very different this year, but by opening it up to everyone in the sector free of charge we hope it brings the opportunity for brewers and suppliers to exchange experiences, learn from some of our expert speakers and, of course, taste some great beers.
“Without the generous support of our Headline Sponsor Kegstar and our event partners Brewers Select, Close Brothers, Muntons and Vigo we could not put on events like BeerX Online and I would like to say thank you to the team at Kegstar and all our sponsors who have made it possible to launch this online version of BeerX in just a few short months.”