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 103 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 2024, and about 40 renowned international judges will evaluate your beer. The judging session of KIBA 2024 will be held in Seoul in the spring of 2024. The winners will be announced on the award ceremony, 2nd day of KIBEX(DRINK SEOUL), 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 2024!


KIBA 2024 Major Schedule

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 110 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 2024, and about 50 renowned international judges will evaluate your beer. The judging session of KIBA 2024 will be held in Seoul in the spring of 2024. The winners will be announced on the award ceremony, 2nd day of KIBEX(DRINK SEOUL), 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 2024!


KIBA 2024 Major Schedule
~ Feb. 29, 2024
Brewery application begins
~ Feb. 29, 2024
Beer Registration (for breweries who have applied)
Mar. 08 ~ 13, 2024
Delivery of beer labels
Mar. 25 ~ Apr. 03, 2024
Beer judge samples deliver to Seoul
Apr. 10 ~ 11, 2024
Judging Sessions
Apr. 11 ~ 13, 2024
DRINK SEOUL(KIBEX) 2024(Exhibition) and Conference begin
Apr. 12, 2024
Korea International Beer Award Ceremony at KIBEX(DRINK SEOUL) 2024.

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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.


Award Logo

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.