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The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD)

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 value of membership

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.

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