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Good Things Brewing snatch top business award thanks to eco brewing techniques


Good Things Brewing Co have been named SIBA’s Brewery Business of the Year 2019 at the prestigious SIBA Business Awards, which names the UK’s best brewing businesses across a wide variety of categories. 


The awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers and judged by a panel of industry experts, were revealed in an awards ceremony last night at BeerX UK 2019 – the trade association’s flagship beer and brewing event in Liverpool.

As well as winning the overall top award for Brewery Business of the Year, the brewery also won the Green Business Award for their unique process of drying the grain that is left over after the beer brewing process is finished,


“Good Things Brewing Co impressed judges with their unique approach to all aspects of their business and how their core beliefs as brewers shone through not only in their branding but in their actions as an independent craft brewer. Their truly innovative process for drying and repurposing spent grain as flour that could then be used for baking.  Not only does this solve a common problem for all breweries, but the unique solar powered process showed a broader respect for the environment.” Neil Walker, SIBA Business Awards Judges Chair.


“We want to be the world’s first self-sustaining brewery. One thing that isn’t really tackled in the beer industry is spent grain.” Sam Robinson, Co-Founder of Good Things Brewing Co.


The company’s ethos is “We’re on a journey to make the craft of brewing the beers we love, better for the world we love”and since their launch just two years ago they have made a name for themselves as innovators in eco-brewing, culminating in this recent industry award.

The SIBA Business Awards also congratulate excellence across the beer and brewing industry – from independent craft breweries making efforts to improve their green credentials such as Good Things Brewing, to bars, retailers and restaurants who have shown a talent for supplying the best beer in the UK. 


Black Sheep won the Marketing Implementation award for their ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ marketing campaign, Big Drop Brewing Co - who specialise in low and no alcohol beers – took home the Business Innovation category, Boss Brewing won the Commercial Achievement, Two Tribes’ ‘Blitzed’ was named the Best Individual Design, Stewart Brewing won Best Concept Design, Charles Faram were named by brewers as the best industry Supplier, The Epicurean in Stockport was named best single independent retailer, Lincoln Green took home the best multiple retailer, The Curry Leaf Café in Brighton was named best Craft Beer Restaurant, Beer Day Britain won best on-trade promotion, Waitrose won Best off-trade promotion, The Copper Bar in Swansea won best city craft beer bar or pub and the Bowland Beer Hall won best rural craft beer bar or pub.


The SIBA Business Awards 2019 took place yesterday evening at the BeerX UK beer and brewing trade event at Liverpool Exhibition Centre. The trade-only event continues for a second day today, Thursday 14th March and more information can be found via beerx.org 



Chris Drummond of Good Things Brewing Co accpepting their award from Mike Impson of sponsor Saxon Packaging.

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Full Winners List

Marketing Implementation Result  

Black Sheep WINNER Wye Valley FINALIST Seven Brothers FINALIST Gipsy Hill FINALIST Titanic FINALIST  

Green Business   Good Things Brewing Co WINNER Reunion Ales FINALIST Bluestone Brewing Co FINALIST Bun Dubh FINALIST  

Business Innovation   Big Drop Brewing Co WINNER North Brewing Co FINALIST Ascot Brewing Co FINALIST Gipsy Hill FINALIST  

Commercial Achievement   Boss Brewing Co WINNER Stewart Brewing HIGHLY COMMENDED Gipsy Hill FINALIST North Brewing Co FINALIST Beartown FINALIST  

Best Individual Design   Two Tribes - Blitzed WINNER Redcat - Mosaic FINALIST West Berkshire - Milk & Bone FINALIST Brass Castle - Hygge Figgy FINALIST Cheshire Brewhouse - Funny Bunny FINALIST  

Best Concept Design   Stewart Brewing WINNER Good Things Brewing Co HIGHLY COMMENDED Brick Brewery - Sour Range FINALIST Abbeydale Brewery - Collaboration Series FINALIST Gipsy Hill FINALIST  

Supplier Associate of the year   Charles Faram WINNER Advanced Packaging Materials FINALIST Beer Box Shop FINALIST Kemtile - Hygienic Flooring & Drainage FINALIST Musk Process Services FINALIST Peter Lynn Ltd FINALIST Premier Systems Ltd FINALIST  

UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer - Single   The Epicurean WINNER Wee Beer Shop FINALIST Beer52 FINALIST Bottle & Jug Dept. FINALIST  

UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer - Multiple   Lincoln Green WINNER Hop Burns & Black FINALIST Waitrose FINALIST Real Ale FINALIST  

UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant   Curry Leaf WINNER Quilon Highly Commended Zerodegrees FINALIST Hood Streatham FINALIST Nanban FINALIST  

Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion - On-trade   Beer Day Britain WINNER Norwich City of Ale FINALIST  

Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion - Off-trade   Waitrose WINNER Beer Day Britain FINALIST  UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub (City)   The Copper Bar, Swansea WINNER The Turkshead at Whitelocks, Leeds HIGHLY COMMENDED The Box Social, Newcastle FINALIST Heaton Hops, Stockport FINALIST  

UK's Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub (Rural)   Bowland Beer Hall, Clitheroe WINNER Kirkstall Bridge Inn, Leeds FINALIST The Star Inn, Halesworth FINALIST The Harvester, Southam FINALIST  

Brewery Business of the Year 2019   Good Things Brewing Co WINNER