The Brewers Association has opened the nomination process to award industry members who “inspire, defend, and innovate within the craft brewing industry.” Industry members are invited to nominate their peers for the following awards:
Brewers Association Recognition Award
Awarded each year to an individual or company whose inspiration, enthusiasm, and support have contributed to the craft brewing movement.
F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award
The F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award was established in memory of the late F.X. Matt, president of the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. in Utica, New York from 1980-1989, and a tireless and outspoken champion for the small brewing industry.
Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing
The Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing was established in memory of the late Russell Schehrer, a founding partner and the original brewmaster of the Wynkoop Brewery in Denver, Colorado. Russell was one of the pioneers in the craft brewing industry and one of the industry’s earliest innovators.
You can make your nomination here.