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Benefits of joining the Institute of Brewing & Distilling
All of our members receive these great benefits!
Industry news and technical innovations
Brewer & Distiller Magazine
Delivered to your door every month, The Brewer & Distiller International magazine is packed with the latest industry news and analysis and provides technical information on key innovations. The magazine will keep you up to date with developments in techniques and management in the world of brewing and distilling. You will also hear about the conferences, seminars and meetings the IBD organises.
Groundbreaking Scientific Research
The Journal of the Institute of Brewing
The quarterly Journal of the Institute of Brewing publishes original research from the malting, brewing, distilling and fermentation industries. The JiB receives an astonishing half a million hits a year on the web, which reflects the wealth of scientific papers relating to our industry.
Universities, research institutes and industrial labs from around the world submit papers, which are reviewed by our International Editorial Board before publication. You can view the Journal online or in print and discover more about brewing, distilling and fermentation techniques, as well as raw materials and by-products.
Online Educational Events
Online Educational Events
We provide qualifications for brewers, distillers, maltsters and packagers that are internationally recognised. Through your IBD membership, you can access our whole range of online events and help you develop your knowledge and expertise.
Events, Conferences and Symposia
Network and learn from your peers in the industry
Whether it is a plant visit, a technical meeting or a larger conference or international convention, the IBD has a wealth of opportunities for members to get together and share knowledge and expertise. You will benefit from special rates and will find that there are events planned that are specific to your region – with great opportunities to network.
Extra support for members starting their career in the drinks industry
Early Career Network
The IBD runs a special network of events, visits, lectures, networking opportunities and competitions for its members who are beginning their careers in the industry. Designed to help maximise your professional and personal development, this is a key stepping stone to career success.
Support and recognition for your learning
Scholarships and Awards
As a member, you can benefit from support with your learning and a range of awards that recognise achievement and innovation. For details of how to apply, please click below.
Discounts and Tickets
Thanks to our partnerships with the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA), as well as Astutis and BrauBeviale, we can offer you discounts for courses, tickets, literature and memberships, with more discounts being added all the time.
Exclusive fortnightly content just for our members. Videos, podcasts and more to help with your education and continuing professional development.