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The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) is the world’s leading professional body for people working in brewing and distilling. As an international professional and educational body the IBD promotes “The advancement of the education and professional development in the science and technology of brewing, distilling, and related industries.” The IBD offers a range of examinations and qualifications in brewing, distilling, malting and packaging, ranging from the Fundamentals of Brewing and Packaging and of Distilling for nontechnical personnel, through General Certificates in Brewing, Distilling, Malting or Packaging, to Diplomas in Brewing, Distilling, or Packaging. The ultimate accolade is the Master Brewer or Distiller qualification, which assesses levels of both competence and knowledge in the technical management of the production process.

Membership Opportunities, Award and Qualifications

As a Member of The Institute of Brewing & Distilling you can...

1. Our monthly members magazine delivers the latest industry news and analysis, supported by technical articles with updates on the latest innovations, together with focused highlights in brewery/distillery techniques and management. It provides a mix of essential intelligence for brewing and distilling professionals worldwide. 

2. All sections of the IBD arrange regular technical meetings, plant visits and other member interactive activities within the regions. These are in addition to the larger Conferences, Conventions and Symposia (IBD members are given special rates), all providing fantastic networking opportunities with like-minded people.

3. The IBD provides internationally recognised qualifications for brewers, distillers, maltsters and packagers. IBD membership allows access to learning resources useful for both exam candidates and practicing brewers, distillers, maltsters and packagers.

4. IBD Membership provides the opportunity to benefit from the many scholarships and awards on offer. These include the JJ Morison Scholarship, Cambridge Prize and many more…

Website and Contact Information
Tel: 44 (0) 207499 8144
Email any enquiries through their website.


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