The Society Of Independant Brewers has today appointed a new Chief Executive. He is Julian Grocock, who worked for pub group Tynemill rising from director in 1985 to Managing Director until his redundancy in 2006.
Eager readers will recall that I am a big fan of the Tynemill group which would certainly win my Pub Chain Of The Year Award every year.
I feel that Julian's pedigree, background, and obvious care for real ale and independant breweries can only help SIBA reach its goals to "actively raise the profile of genuinely independent breweries so as to provide a greater choice of craft beer to the public".
Long may they continue to flourish alongside the more well known CAMRA