Press Releases

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling launches the No and Low Alcohol Beer Production Course

08 November 2023

The No and Low Alcohol Beer Production Course is the latest in a hugely popular series of IBD continuing professional development courses for brewers. This also meets the IBD strategic objective to grow our educational offering so our portfolio reflects changes in the industry, enabling our members and students to have access to courses that will keep their skills and technical skills and experience in line with present day trends.

Megan Sheehy as a New President

15 September 2023

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling is delighted to announce Dr Megan Sheehy as the new President.  Megan is taking on the role from Bhavya Mandanna and will become the IBD’s second successive female President and the fourth woman in this role in the history of the organisation. 

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling has achieved chartered status

30 August 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) has been granted chartered status. From 1st January 2024, when the Institute will be incorporated as a chartered organisation, the IBD will be named the Chartered Institute of Brewers and Distillers.

The 8th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference brings the global distilling industry to Edinburgh

25 April 2023

With the central theme of ‘Sustaining Future Reality: Delivering Distilling Excellence and Developments’, distillers, research scientists and suppliers to the spirits sector will come together to discuss current challenges, find ground-breaking solutions and learn from and connect with each other at the 8th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference (WDSC). The conference takes place in Edinburgh from the 9th to the 11th May.