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About Competition

Welcoming Message

KIBA, the first international beer competition in Korea, aims to promote the development of the Korea beer industry and increase the competitiveness of the industry through fair competition with international beer.

Furthermore, as a beer cultural exchange ambassador, KIBA aims to provide an opportunity to promote the excellence of Korean beer and the potential of the Korean beer market abroad, and to introduce excellent foreign beers to Korea.

Our judging team awards gold, silver, and bronze to beers that have received outstanding evaluations for criteria such as balance, drinkability, and overall impression, as well as the 111 beer style requirements of the Beer Style Guidelines. KIBA’s awards of excellence will increase a brewery’s brand recognition and commercial appeal to consumers.

At least more than 500 beers from many countries are expected for the Korea International Beer Awards 2022, and about 50 renowned international judges will evaluate your beer. The judging session of KIBA 2022 will be held in Seoul in the spring of 2022. The winners will be announced on the award ceremony, 2nd day of KIBEX, which will be held together with KIBA.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to entering as many beers as possible at KIBA 2022!

KIBA 2022 Major Schedule

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Nov. - Dec. 2021 Brewery application begins
Jan. - Feb. 2022 Beer Registration (for breweries who have applied)
Mar. 2022 Beer judge samples deliver to Seoul
Mar. 2022 Judging Sessions
Mar. 2022 KIBEX 2022(Exhibition) and Conference begin
TBD 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.