Congratulations, 2017 Awardees!

Awards will be presented during the Closing Session & Award Ceremony at the 2017 Master Brewers Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Award of MeritAlex Speers 
  • Brewery Award of ExcellenceKona Brewing Company 
  • Distinguished Life ServiceMike Sutton 
  • Inge Russell Best Paper AwardLeo Chan
  • In addition, Presidential Awards will be presented to the best paper and poster presented at the 2017 Master Brewers Conference

Award Descriptions and Past Recipients

Brewery Award of Excellence

The purpose of the Brewery Award of Excellence is to promote the profession of brewing and to be the source for brewers to network and improve their craft. Through this award program, Master Brewers is able to promote significant contributions breweries make to better our industry, community, and environment. The Brewery Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievements by a single brewery in the area of community involvement. 
The award was retired in 2017.

Nominated Awards

Master Brewers honors its members through the following nominated awards. To nominate a fellow member for one of these prestigious awards, contact the Master Brewers Executive Committee.

Award of Honor

Award of Merit 

Distinguished Life Service

Technical Quarterly Best Paper Award

Presidential Awards

The Presidential Awards are presented to the best oral and best poster presentation that were presented during a Master Brewers Conference. Awardees are selected onsite and recognized during the closing session/award ceremony.