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. 

Below is our current roster of judges. Check back often for updates! 

Cesar Andrade
Craft Culture
Sadaf Asmolova
Owner/Buyer at "Beer Town"
Anne Beccera
Buyer at Treadwell Park
Kendall Alvarez Eskew
Owner at The Thirsty Quaker
Chris DeCicco
Buyer at DeCicco & Sons
Julio Galarza
Craft Culture
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.
Joel Suarez
Founder at Uptown Beer Society and Buyer at Brooklyn Beer Barrel
James Tai
Beverage Director
David Urbanos
Bar Owner at Ciceone
Joe Vicidomini
Owner at Craftsman Ale House
Brian Winget
Beer Consultant + Bartender at Someday Bar