Star Pubs and Bars Headline Sponsor of BeerX UK 2018


Star Pubs & Bars has been announced as one of the Main Headline Sponsors of the UK’s biggest craft brewing trade show, SIBA BeerX UK 2018, along with smart keg and cask rental company Kegstar.

Organised by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), the event last year recorded its biggest attendance ever and will this year take place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool on 14th and 15th March.

With over 2,500 delegates expected from the UK’s best independent craft brewers and the rest of the beer industry, BeerX 2018 is set to be the biggest craft brewing trade event ever seen in the UK.

Tony Jerome, SIBA's Membership & Marketing Director said: "SIBA would like to thank both Star Pubs & Bars and Kegstar for agreeing to be Main Headline Sponsors at BeerX this year."

Star Pubs & Bars this year joined the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA’s) Beerflex scheme in order to offer their licensees a wider choice of independently brewed cask ales and are keen to engage with independent craft brewers at this years’ BeerX.

Zara Costello, Lessee Recruitment Manager for Star Pubs & Bars, said, “as a passionate supporter of the Great British Pub, we’re in the perfect position to be a craft brewery's new business partner. We believe in working closely with our licensees, offering industry-leading retail support and advice whenever you need it.”

BeerX 2017 saw an impressive turnout with delegate attendance up by 59% compared to 2016 and trade stand sales increasing by 19% with 148 exhibiting businesses present.

SIBA BeerX 2018 promises a packed agenda hosting a trade exhibition seminars, panel discussions, brewing and business seminars debates, SIBA's Business and Retail Awards, SIBA's National Independent Beer Awards and its AGM.

For up to date information of the programme of events please visit