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KIBA is the first international beer competition to be held in Korea, and it aims to promote the development of the Korean craft beer industry and to improve the competitiveness of the industry through the competition with international beers.

The qualified judges giving out gold, silver, and bronze awards for the beers which satisfy not only the requirements of the 111 beer styles from the “Beer Style Guideline” but also the comprehensive evaluation such as balance, drinkability, and overall impression. It makes the awards more valuable and capable of effectively appealing to the consumers.

Korea International Beer Award is expecting more than 200 beers from 10 countries and will be judged by more than 30 international judges. The judging sessions will be held spring, 2022, in Seoul. The winners will be announced on the second day of KIBEX which will be co-located with KIBA.

Thank you for your attention, and we look forward to meeting you in Seoul.

KIBA 2022 Major Schedule

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Sep. 06 - Oct. 31 , 2021 Brewery application begins
Jan. 01 – Feb. 13, 2021 Beer Registration (for breweries who have applied)
Mar. 01 – Mar. 25, 2022 Beer judge samples deliver to Seoul
Apr. 17 - Apr. 18, 2022 Judging Sessions
Apr. 19 - Apr. 21, 2022 KIBEX 2022(Exhibition) and Conference begin
*Apr. 20, 2022 Korea International Beer Award Ceremony at KIBEX 2022.
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Award Mission
This is the first international beer competition to be held in Korea, You can be judged from prominent international and domestic judges for improvement beer quality. It aims to promote the development of the Korean craft industry and to improve the value and status of Korean craft beer through competition with Korea and Pan-Asian countries, and ultimately to promote the development of the Korean craft industry.
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