Jeff Evans, Chair of judges

''Do you brew great beer? Would you like the endorsement of some of the world’s leading beer experts?

In an increasingly competitive market, that endorsement could make all the difference. The International Beer Challenge has changed the fortunes of many beer brands. Our judges include retailers, supermarket beer buyers, flavour analysts and award-winning beer writers. By entering your beers, you can place your beer in front of these experts and stand a chance of winning a medal – invaluable when marketing your products.

Your beer could even win a trophy, as one of our ‘best in class’ beers, and the highest honour goes to the very best beer across all classes – our Supreme Champion. If you enter a selection of beers, you could even win one of our champion brewer awards.

As chairman of the judges, I've witnessed many outstanding beers receive the credit they deserve through the competition. This year, some of these beers could be yours.''

Meet our Table Captains

The International Beer Challenge table captains are experienced beer professionals who are responsible for leading a team of judges to assess the beers entered into the challenge. They collate the scores, manage the debates and provide essential feedback for entrants. 

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of over 60 judges are tasked with evaluating the beers for their aroma, taste, appearance, and overall quality. The International Beer Challenge judges have extensive knowledge of beer styles and brewing techniques, and are able to provide an informed and unbiased assessment of each beer.

John Porter

Melissa Cole

Mark Dredge

Judith Boyle

Nigel Sadler

Peter Haydon

Sarah Hyde

Paul Davies

Bill Simmons

Susan Boyle

Des De Moor

Emma Inch