Alcoholic drinks industry


Beermad
Has international coverage and includes links to websites for breweries, pubs., pub guides, beer festivals and online retailers. It is also possible to search the site for particular types of real ale.
http://www.beermad.org.uk/

Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers' Association
Gives addresses of relevant associations, describes the various services available from the BFBI and provides an events calendar. There is also a bulletin board where questions can be posted. Some of the information on the site is accessible only by members of the Association (contact details for
membership are given).
http://www.bfbi.org.uk/

British Beer and Pub Association (formerly the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association)
Includes information about the history and different types of beer, brewing/sales/export statistics (for the UK and the rest of Europe), UK beer exporters, the brewing process and visits to breweries. There are also links to web sites covering 'Careers in Brewing and Licensed Retailing' and relevant
press releases.
http://www.beerandpub.com/

CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)
Includes news, information about real ale, details of campaigns and listings of beer festivals. There are also descriptions of pubs which serve real ale and have historic interiors.
http://www.camra.org.uk/

Cask Marque
Gives details of the 2,458 pubs which display the Cask Marque sign as an assurance that they supply quality cask beer. Also included are guidelines for serving beer, an events diary and the text of a series of regional guides.
http://www.cask-marque.co.uk/

Gin and Vodka Association
Trade association representing the UK’s gin and vodka industry. Non-profit and non-trading their remit is to promote the image of UK produced gin and vodka at home and overseas.
http://www.ginvodka.org/

Great British Beer
This is the 'web directory of British beer and brewing'. There are 3 searchable databases - 'Brewery and Beer Information', 'Companies Providing Beer Related Services and Allied Trades' and 'Home Brew Shops and Suppliers'. Each database entry contains contact information and product names.
http://www.greatbritishbeer.co.uk/

Independent Family Brewers of Britain
As well as giving statistics relating to the Independent Family Brewers of Britain organisation and to the British beer market this site provides links to members' websites and to the latest news stories.
http://www.familybrewers.co.uk/

Institute Brewing and Distilling
Membership organisation. Site gives information of careers, publications, events, learning resources etc.
http://www.ibd.org.uk/

Just Drinks
Online portal for beverage industry professionals around the world.
http://www.just-drinks.com/

Maltsters' Association of Great Britain
Includes information about the UK malting industry (including exports), a list of members of the Association, a description of how malt is made, links to articles discussing food safety aspects and a map showing malting sites in the UK.
http://www.ukmalt.com/index.asp

Cider UK
Association that promotes the interests and good practice of cider producers in the UK.
http://www.cideruk.com/index.htm

The Publican
This is a trade web site for the UK pub industry. It includes a directory of suppliers which can be searched by company name or by using structured subject headings amongst which 'beer (ales and stouts)' and 'beer line cleaning' are included. There is also a brands directory (for example, 96 types of bottled lager are listed) and details of the contents of the 'special reports' published by 'The Publican'.
http://www.thepublican.com/

Send A Friend A Beer
This site is much more comprehensive and serious than the title suggests. Searches can be done for particular types of beer, bars and related places in specific locations and information about home brewing. There is also a 'knowledge page' which gives the history of beer and a detailed description of the brewing process.
http://www.sendafriendabeer.com/b.asp

Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA)
Sets out to be a 'web resource for brewers, retailers and drinkers'. It covers news, information about awards/competitions/events, details of SIBA campaigns (including Kegwatch) and links to breweries which are SIBA members.
http://www.siba.co.uk/

Wine and Spirit Association
UK trade association representing the whole wine and spirit industry including producers, importers and wholesalers.
http://www.wsta.co.uk/

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