Meet Our Judges

The New York International Beer Competition is the only International Beverage Competition judged by trade buyers who assess the product by category as well as actual price. If you’re looking to break into the New York Market and have your products tasted by multiple trade buyers, this competition is for you.

This Year's Judges Panel:

Cesar Andrade
Craft Culture
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Sadaf Asmolova
Owner/Buyer at "Beer Town"
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Anne Beccera
Buyer at Treadwell Park
Kendall Alvarez Eskew
Owner at The Thirsty Quaker
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Chris DeCicco
Buyer at DeCicco & Sons
Julio Galarza
Craft Culture
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Ryan Kubek
Craft Beer & Cider Buyer

Certifications, Awards & Credentials
Cicerone Level 1- Certified Beer Server

What was the last boozy gift you bought for someone you cared about?
Ommegang Brewery- "The Royal Reserve Collection"
Hand of the Queen- Barleywine Ale
Queen of the Seven Kingdoms- Sour Blonde Ale Blend
Mother of Dragons- Smoked Porter & Kriek Ale Blend
King in the North- Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Zach Mack
Owner/Buyer at ABC Beer Co. + Taco Vista + Governor's Beer Co.
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Joel Suarez
Founder at Uptown Beer Society and Buyer at Brooklyn Beer Barrel
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James Tai
Beverage Director
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David Urbanos
Bar Owner at Ciceone
Joe Vicidomini
Owner at Craftsman Ale House
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Brian Winget
Beer Consultant + Bartender at Someday Bar
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Meet The Judges!

Hear from some of our past judges about what makes our beer competition so unique:

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