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The International Brewing Awards
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About the Awards
The International Brewing Awards, previously known as the Brewing Industry International Awards (BIIA), has been held since 1886 and included, for many years, not only beer but cider. At some time in the past cider was removed from the competitions but, due to demand, we are reinstating the International Cider Awards in recognition of its strong global growth and wish to raise the profile within what is deemed to be the “Oscars” of competitions. Our Awards are unique, judged only by professional working cider makers. Judging is made by consensus, not by scoring and in the judging for a Champion Cider, only by voting. The judges’ remit is to reward the quality and commercial worth of the cider.
In the past, the Competition has received entries from all sizes of breweries around the globe. It is known as the “Brewing Oscars” and provides an opportunity for winning brewers and cider makers to market their products as the best as judged by their peers.
Addition for 2013
In response to requests from cider makers, two cider categories/4 cider classes have been incorporated into the Competitions.
The two cider categories are for apple cider and for cider incorporating other fruit, juices or flavours. Both are divided into classes based on ABV. Bill Taylor, Chairman of Judges, says, “The judging committee thought long and hard before introducing the cider categories. We believe the introduction of cider reflects market changes and maintains links with the traditions of the competition, which originally included beverages other than beer.”
If you have any queries regarding the categories please do not hesitate to contact us organisation/brewingawards,org or +44 (0)1902 795742