Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A tribute to our beloved Queen

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The world has lost an exceptional statesperson who led her people with extraordinary commitment, integrity and dignity.

It is with great sadness that we, at the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD), have received the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.

We pay tribute to a remarkable leader who personified the ideal of constant learning. She navigated her life and led her people with extraordinary dedication through some of the most difficult global and local challenges.

A steadfast presence on the throne over the past 70 years, Her Majesty has been a beacon of unity, hope and pride for generations across the world.

It is our aim to live by her inspirational stance to contribute to the better world she envisioned for us:

“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together”.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Bhavya Mandanna                                                                                   Douglas Murray

IBD President                                                                                             IBD Interim Chief Executive Officer

IBD at the The International Brewing & Cider Awards 2024

07 May 2024

Thirteen brewers and cidermakers from four different continents across the globe have been awarded the highest recognition for their outstanding beers and ciders at the world’s most historic international beer and cider competition – The International Brewing & Cider Awards.