Award of Merit​​


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.


  • Invited talk at Master Brewers Conference (length of presentation to be determined by the Technical Committee)
  • $500 award honorarium
  • Recognized during the Award Ceremony at the Master Brewers Conference 
Nominate a colleague for this prestigious​ Master Brewers Award. Deadline to submit is March 31.​

Past Recipients

​2017 ​Alex Speers
2015​ ​Mustafa Rehmanji
​2013 ​Gary Luther
​2011 ​Karl Seibert
​2010 ​Graham Stewart
​2009 ​Bill Ladish
​2007 ​Frank Kirner
​2005 ​Finn Knudsen
​2003 ​Nick Huige
​2001 ​Inge Russell
​1999 ​William Coors
​1998 ​Klaus Zastrow
​1997 ​Takashi Inoue
​1996 ​Egbert Pfisterer
​1995 ​Walter Swistowicz
​1994 ​Joseph Owades
​1993 ​Fritz Maytag
​1992 ​Ludwig Narziss
​1991 ​John Ladish
​1990 ​Morten Meilgaard
​1989 ​Charles Lieberman
​1987 ​Robert Halcrow
​1985 ​Michael Lewis
​1983 ​Mirsolav Dadic
​1982 ​Arnulfo Canales
​1981 ​Karl Strauss
​1980 ​Moritmer Brenner
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