– Indie Beer Can Festival

In 2014 Can Makers in partnership with SIBA, launched the Indie Beer Can Festival the world’s first UK and Eire-wide competition to crown the very best independent beer in can. The competition was such a success, it was held for a second time in 2016.

The events were judged by industry experts – Tesco’s beer buyer (2014) and Lidl’s beer, wine and spirits buyer (2016). Independent brewers entered the competition at www.indiebeercan.co.uk and vied for the unique opportunity to showcase their brews in a canned packaging format at a festival final event.


Indie Beer Can festival 2016 winners and finalists:

Best in Show:

  • Uprising Treason, Windsor & Eton

Best Ale:

  • Uprising Treason, Windsor & Eton

Best Lager:

  • Brotherhood Lager by William Bros. Brewing Co.

Best ‘Other’:

  • Fireweisse by Firebird Brewing Co.

Best Design:

  • Steam Lager by Redwell Brewery

Full list of Finalists:

  • Leaping Legend by Hall & Woodhouse
  • Uprising Treason by Windsor & Eton Brewery
  • Blonde Bird by Greyhound Brewery
  • New World IPA by Northern Monk Brew Co
  • Brotherhood Lager
  • William Bro’s Brewing Company
  • Liberty Pils by Freedom Brewery
  • 1917 by The Little Beer Corporation Ltd
  • Steam Lager by Redwell
  • Spicy Weiss by Earth Ale Brewery
  • Bad Kitty by Brass Castle Brewery
  • Fireweisse by Firebird Brewing Company
  • Oatmeal Stout by FourPure
  • Northern Star Mocha Porter by Northern Monk Brew Co

Indie Beer Can festival 2014 winners and finalists:


  • Ghost Ship by Adnams


  • 13 Guns by Thwaites


  • Breakfast Stout by Arbor Ales

Full list of finalists:

  • Ghost Ship by Adnams
  • Breakfast Stout by Arbor Ales
  • Orange Barley by Bateman’s Brewery
  • Kinsale Pale Ale by Blacks of Kinsale
  • Butcombe Gold by Butcombe Brewery
  • Dirty Cow by Concrete Cow Brewery
  • Sanda Blonde by Fyne Ales
  • Longhorn IPA by Purity Brewing Company
  • Roaring Meg by Springhead Brewery
  • 13 Guns by Thwaites
  • Beer Kitchen Orange Peel by Wadworth & Co
  • Republika by Windsor & Eton Brewery