Recognition Service Awards
MBAA honors members that have made oustanding committee or service to the Association.
Jim Kuhr is brewmaster and director of brewery operations at the Matt Brewing Company in Utica, NY. Jim began his brewing career in 1984 with the G. Heileman Brewing Company in Frankenmuth, MI, where he worked in the Quality, Packaging and Brewing Departments. Jim has been with Matt Brewing since 1991. He and his team are responsible for the brewing and packaging of more than 65 recipes and producing nearly 5 million cases per year. Jim has been active in MBAA for more than 20 years, serving as District Western New York president and BOG representative, as well as head of the MBAA Food Safety Subcommittee.
MBAA honors its members through the following nominated awards. To nominate a fellow member for one of these prestigious awards, contact the MBAA Executive Committee.
Award of Honor
Award of Merit
Distinguished Life Service
Honorary Life Member
Best Paper Award
Inge Russell Best Paper Award
MBAA Brewery Award of Excellence
The purpose of the MBAA Brewery Award of Excellence is to promote the profession of brewing and to be the source for brewer's to network and improve their craft. Through this award program MBAA will be able to promote the scientific contribution breweries make to better our industry, community, and environment.
The scope of this award program is to deliver the MBAA Brewery Award of Excellence in 2014 and provide national public relations media for the breweries who best service the industry via sustainability.