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: No, currently the UK government has imposed a range of sanctions measures, including trade and financial sanctions, under The Russia (Sanctions) EU Exit 2019 Regulations.

A: Please click on the links below to see our lists of categories and descriptions;

Taste categories

Design categories 

If you have a rare or unique product and need advice, please contact the sales team IBC@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, you can make changes up until entries close on 31st May 2024. Simply log into your account and make the necessary amends.

If changes are required after this then please contact ibc@agilemedia.co.uk 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 can be cancelled before the 14th June 2024, but 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. Please note that results will only be issued if payment has been received in full

Results will be sent by the following dates at the latest:

Results from the main round of judging: 23rd August 2024

Results from the trophy tasting: 6th September 2024

Full results announced online: 12th September 2024

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  and highlights printed in Drinks Retailing magazine  and 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.