Brewers Association


Since 1987, the Brewers Association (BA) has been recognizing individuals who inspire, defend and innovate within the craft brewing inudstry. In addition to the individual awards for brewers, the BA also conducts two prestigious national and international brewing competitions:

Brewing Competitions

Great American Beer Festival®
World Beer Cup® (biannual)

Individual Awards

Brewers Association Recognition Award
Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Distributor of the Year
F.X. Matt Defense of the Small Brewing Industry Award
Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing


More than 4,600 members - owners, CEOs, brewers, marketers, distributors and managers have made the investment.

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