News Beer Institute Honors Top Industry Employees with ‘Best in Brew Award’

The Beer Institute has recognized 12 beer industry employees with its inaugural Best in Brew Award, which honors exceptional employees from Beer Institute member companies. The awards are given to beer industry workers who go above and beyond, demonstrating outstanding dedication and contributions to their respective companies and the beer industry.

The awards were handed out at an award gala in Washington, D.C.

“These employees have consistently set the highest example at their respective companies, and their dedication to the art of brewing and selling beer exemplifies what makes beer America’s favorite beverage alcohol,” said Brian Crawford, president and CEO of the Beer Institute.

The Beer Institute honored the following industry employees with a Best in Brew Award:

Ksenia Adams, MicroStar Logistics, Denver, CO

Natalie Burbidge, Constellation Brands, Chicago, IL

Justin Burden, Pabst Brewing Company, San Antonio, TX

John Doolan, HEINEKEN USA, White Plains, NY

John Geist (retired), Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA

Brice Hiatt, John I. Hass, Inc., Yakima, WA

Robert Kunkle, O-I Glass/Rocky Mountain Bottle Company, Wheat Ridge, CO

Missy Raver, Yakima Chief Hops, Yakima, WA

Scott Smith, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO

Dan Voce, FX Matt Brewing Company, Utica, NY

Jamie Westfahl, Molson Coors, Milwaukee, WI

Bill Young, Beer Institute, Washington, DC

This is the first year the Beer Institute has recognized exceptional beer industry employees with the Best in Brew Award.

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