The IBD is the world's leading professional body for people working in brewing and distilling. The organisation originated as the "Laboratory Club" in 1886 and now has an international membership of over 5,000 members spanning 100 countries, it is the largest global professional body for brewers and distillers and the only one that has a worldwide footprint.
The Institute brings many advantages to individual members and their employers. Association with an internationally recognised professional body enhances a person's standing in his or her profession and provides opportunities for contact with professional colleagues in brewing, distilling, fermentation and allied industries
The examinations of the IBD are recognised worldwide throughout the professions of brewing and distilling, with over 3,000 exams taken annually.View Member Benefits
Committee Meeting/Social - Event: Younger Member Evening
Date: 14 Oct 2016
Venue: Drouthy Cobbler
Address: 48A High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BU, Scotland
A social gathering of young distillers and brewers from across Scotland.
Plant Visit/s - Event: Glowing in the Glass or is Hazy Lazy” by Justin Hawke of Moor Brewery and Aaron McClure of Sharp’s Brewery
Date: 17 Oct 2016
Venue: Moor Brewery, Days Road, Bristol, BS2 0QS
Address: Days Road, Bristol
An evening featuring a presentation and debate with guest speakers Justin Hawke from Moor Beer Company and Aaron McClure from Sharp’s Brewery.
Lecture - Event: Cereals Day
Date: 25 Oct 2016
Venue: Balmenach Distillery
Address: Cromdale, Grantown-On-Spey, PH26 3PF, Scotland
Listen to the latest Harvest Review and a talk from Professor & IBD President Charlie Bamforth.
Africa Document - IBD Africa Section Committee Nomination Form AGM 2016
1 January 2016
IBD Africa Section Committee Nomination Form AGM 2016
Asia Pacific Document - IBD Asia Pacific AGM minutes 16th October 2014
16 October 2014
IBD Asia Pacific AGM minutes October 2014
Irish Event - Irish Section Annual Dinner
21 October 2016
Irish Section Annual Dinner
UK Great Northern Event - Great Northern Section Annual Dinner
7 October 2016
Great Northern Section Annual Dinner
UK Midland Document - IBD Midland Section AGM Meeting Minutes 21st March 2014
21 March 2014
AGM Meeting Minutes 21st March 2014
UK Scottish Document - WDSC 2002 Part 1 Review
1 January 2003
WDSC 2002 Part 1 Review
Calls to action
JIB PUBLICATION - Brewery Water Sources
Not only is water the main constituent of beer, but its availability has become more and more a location criterion, especially for large-capacity breweries. This indicates the importance of water supply and treatment. Fortunately progress in water treatment technology has allowed the use of water sources previously not regarded as suitable for brewing purposes.