Submit Your Nomination for the 2019 F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award

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Each year the Brewers Association presents the F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award at the annual Craft Brewers Conference. Brewery members are invited to submit nominations for this award.

Past recipients can be found on the Press Room Awards page.


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, N.Y. from 1980-1989, and a tireless and outspoken champion for the small brewing industry.


Nominations are open to individuals who have given aid and support to the causes of small and independent craft brewers, and by doing so, supported the Brewers Association’s goal of vigorously defending our industry.

Submitting Nominations

The Brewers Association will accept all nominations for the F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award submitted by 5:00 p.m. MT on February 13, 2019. Nominations for this award may come from any current brewery member of the Brewers Association. The award recipient will be chosen by a vote of all available past recipients of the award. In the event that fewer than 2/3 of the past recipients are available, the Brewers Association Board of Directors will also be asked to vote on the award recipient.

Please submit your nominations, along with a brief explanation of your nominee’s achievements, using the form below.

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