The IBD is a members organisation which aims to provide the most respected and most widely recognised qualifications, training and development in Brewing and Distilling globally. Global membership is administered on a geographic basis, with sections around the world. Governing the IBD is its Council, which comprises; Officers of the Institute, its committees and representatives of each IBD section. Councillors are both trustees of the educational charity, and directors of the business.
The Institute of Brewing was founded in 1886 and merged with the Brewers' Guild in 2001 to form the IBD.
Read more about the IBD on their website.