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! 

Joel Suarez

Buyer at Brooklyn Beer Barrel and Founder at Uptown Beer Society

Zach Mack

Owner/Buyer at ABC Beer Co., Taco Vista, Governors Beer Co.

Joe Vicidomini

Owner at Craftsman Ale House

Kendall Alvarez Eskew

Owner at The Thirsty Quaker

Anne Becerra

Cicerone, Consultant, and Beer Director at Treadwell Park

David Urbanos

Bar Owner at Ciceone

Brian Winget

Beer Consultant + Bartender at Someday Bar

Sadaf Asmolova

Beer Consultant + Bartender at Someday Bar

James Tai


Ryan Kubek

Front-End Manager + Craft Beer and Cider Buyer


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