Since 1987, the Brewers Association has been recognizing individuals who inspire, defend, and innovate within the craft brewing industry. We invite you to nominate your peers for the following awards, to be presented at the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®.
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.
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, N.Y. 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, Colo. Russell was one of the pioneers in the craft brewing industry and one of the industry’s earliest innovators.
Brewers Association Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year Award
The Brewers Association Craft Beer Wholesaler of the Year Award recognizes a U.S. distributor that is committed to selling and promoting beer from small and independent craft brewers.