Each year the Brewers Association (BA) presents the F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award at the annual Craft Brewers Conference. BA members are invited to submit nominations for this award.
Past recipients can be found on the Press Room Awards page.
The award is named for the late F.X. Matt, President of the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. in Utica, New York from 1980-1989 and a tireless and outspoken champion for the small brewing industry.
The nominations are open to individuals who have given aid and support to the causes of small, independent brewers and by doing so supported the Brewers Association’s goal of vigorously defending our industry.
The Brewers Association will accept nominations for the Defense of the Industry Award submitted by 5:00 p.m. MT on February 16, 2017. Nominations may be submitted by any current Brewers Association member. Please submit your nominations, along with a brief explanation of your nominee’s achievements using the form below.