FAQs


A: The IBC is open to anyone who produces, markets or sells beer from any country, including brewers, distributors, agents, PR agencies, independent retailers, retail chains, supermarkets and wholesalers.

All beers must be entered with the permission of the brand owners. Please check that your agent or producer has not already entered the same product as you.

A: Please refer to the list of categories which you can locate from the main menu. If you have a rare or unique product and need advice, please contact the sales team:

Please contact:

Email: samantha.halliday@agilemedia.co.uk

A: Yes, entries can be saved in your basket to be completed at a later date.
A: Discounts for multiple entries apply to online bookings only and will adjust automatically once entered.
A: Yes. Just enter further bookings in the online entry process. Discounts for multiple entries will adjust automatically.
A: Yes, simply log into your account and request for changes to be made.

A: Please send samples for judging. Full information about shipping can be found here

A: Full information about shipping can be found here.

A: Entries may be cancelled before the 3rd June 2019, a 50% administration fee will be charged. After this, entry fees are non refundable.

Alternatively you may replace the product with another product at no additional cost.

To cancel your order, simply log into your account and request for your entry to be cancelled. A member of the IBC team will then process your cancellation and send updated paperwork. 


To replace the product, log in to your account and update the entry information. For assistance with this please contact ibc@agilemedia.co.uk.

A: If you require an invoice and your order is less than £500 we add an administration charge to cover the extra expense we incur in ensuring that all payments are received before judging takes place. The administration fee can be avoided by paying by credit card at time of entering.
A: Yes, but you will have to pay the administration fee of £20 to cover this.

A: Entrants will be informed by email. Results from the initial tasting will be sent out by Friday 2nd August 2019. The trophy tasting results will be revealed at the awards evening on Monday 2nd September 2019.

A: Entrants reserve the right to withhold the results from being published. Entrants must contact us within three days of receiving notification of your results.

Please contact: ibc@agilemedia.co.uk

A: The results will be published online at www.internationalbeerchallenge.com  as well as printed in Drinks Retailing News Magazine and published on www.drinksretailingnews.co.uk.

Please note: The details we publish will appear as they are submitted during the entry/registration process. Please take care to ensure details, especially brand and product names, are entered correctly, as we cannot accept responsibility for errors. 

A: Yes you can use electronic medal award artwork to showcase your success. You will be sent high resolution artwork and you can also purchase high quality stickers to help promote your products. Medal artwork is valid for three years from date of issue.

Please note: In the case your invoice has not been paid in full, competition results and medal artwork will not be issued until full payment has been received.