During the Wednesday and Thursday general sessions at the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference, several awards were presented, recognizing different contributions to the industry.
Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Brewery | Brewers Association Recognition Award
The Brewers Association Recognition Award is presented each year to an individual or company whose inspiration, enthusiasm and support have contributed to the craft brewing movement.
Nick Matt, F.X. Matt Brewing Co. | F.X. Matt Defense of the Craft Brewing Industry Award
This award is named for the late F.X. Matt, president of the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. in Utica, N.Y. The award is presented to recognizes an individual for vigorously supporting and defending the American craft brewing industry.
Jason Perkins, Allagash Brewing Co. | Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing
Russell Schehrer was a founding partner and the original head brewer at Denver’s Wynkoop Brewing Company. The award is presented to an individual for demonstrating creativity, excellence in brewing and substantial contributions to the craft brewing community.
Odom Corporation – Coeur d’Alene, ID | Brewers Association Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year
The Brewers Association Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year award recognizes an American beer distributor who goes above and beyond in their efforts to actively market, sell and promote beer from small and independent brewers.
View previous winners in the Press Room area of BrewersAssociation.org