Dr. Tom Shellhammer is the Nor’Wester Professor of Fermentation Science and a Professor of Food
Science in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University where he carries out research, teaching and outreach activities focused on beer and raw materials quality with particular attention paid to hops. Throughout his 23-year academic career he has taught a wide range of courses from brewing science to brewing/food engineering, beer packaging, and the history, business, and technology of the fermentation industries. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, technical reports and patents and delivered over 300 professional presentations on 5 different continents. From 2010 – 2020 he served on the Executive Board of the Master Brewers District Northwest. He is a member of the Board of Examiners for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists and the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.
The Award of Merit may be given
annually to an individual (or individuals if they have worked as a team) who,
in the opinion of the Executive Committee, has made an outstanding contribution
to the brewing industry. Nominations may be made by any Master Brewers member
and are reviewed by the Nominations Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.
How to Nominate
Nominations are due each year by March 31. An online form will be available in January of each year.