The Institute of Brewing & Distilling offers the following categories of membership:
Fellowship is the highest membership grade of the IBD. Fellows are nominated and will be distinguished IBD members with substantial experience and responsibility in the field of brewing, fermentation, distilling or associated activities. They are likely to have shown dedicated service to the IBD and associated industries over a number of years. Fellows may use the post nominals FIBD.
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Honorary Member/Honorary Fellow
Available to persons determined through Council, according to merit.
2013 - £115 (GBP)
Persons associated with the scientific and technical aspects of brewing, fermentation, distillation and related/allied industries. Within this category, certain members may use IBD post nominals:
Dipl.Brew - Any member who has completed the Diploma in Brewing Qualification.
Dipl.Distil - Any member who has completed the Diploma in Distilling Qualification.
Dipl.Pack - Any member who has completed the Diploma in Packaging Qualification.
M.Brew - Any member who has completed the Master Brewer Qualification.
2013 - £40 (GBP)
Members in full time study in the brewing, fermentation, distilling, or associated industries or in academic study related to those industries, who can verify their full time student status from their place of learning.
An IBG grade maintained as a closed membership.
2013 - £230 (GBP)
Available to companies, firms, establishments and individuals involved in business relevant to the brewing, distilling and associated industries.
Member in Retirement
2013 - £40 (GBP)
Retired persons with 20 years or more service to the IOB, IBG, IGB or IBD who have reached the age of 55 may apply for a reduced membership rate.
Alternatively retired members can pay a one off retirement fee of £280, which will give them IBD life time Membership.
2013 - £84 (GBP)
A reduced rate is offered to those who pass the Fundamentals of Brewing & Packaging Beer (FBPB), Fundamentals of Distilling (FD), General Certificate in Brewing (GCB), General Certificate in Packaging (GCP) or General Certificate in Distilling (GCD) and then apply for membership. The reduced rate is available for the first three years of membership, after that time, the subscription level is automatically raised to full rate. Existing members of the IBD who apply to sit the GCB, GCP or GCD and pass are not eligible for the discounted rate.
Membership is free after 40 consecutive years of service to the IOB, IBG, IGB or IBD.
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- Student Rate
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