Distinguished Life Service Award​


The Distinguished Life Service Award recognizes members of the Master Brewers who have provided sustained and exceptional lifetime commitment and service to the association. The award is not automatically given each year, only in the years when there is an exceptional member who fits the criteria.

2019 Awardee

Inge Russell
Professor Inge Russell is a brewing scientist, writer and editor. She is a past-president of both Master Brewers and the ASBC. Over the years she has been active in Master Brewers in various roles relating to educational initiatives, including temporary editor of the Master Brewers Technical Quarterly. She is retired from research in fermentation science (Labatt/InBev) and is currently the editor of the JASBC, as well as co-editor of Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. She is also the previous editor of the J. Inst. Brew. She holds a D.Sc. and Ph.D. in fermentation science (Strathclyde University, Scotland) and an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot Watt University, where she is a Professor. She is the author/co-author of over 150 publications consisting of papers, patents, books, and review articles, in the area of yeast, biotechnology and fermentation. A large portion of her time is spent mentoring young scientists in the brewing/fermentation industry.   

Recipients of this award receive the following:
  • One (1) complimentary registration to the Master Brewers Conference
  • Award plaque
  • Recognized during the award ceremony at the Master Brewers Conference

Award Nominations

Nominate a colleague for this prestigious​ Master Brewers Award. Deadline to submit is March 31.

Past Recipients

​2019 ​​Inge Russell
​2018 ​Graham Stewart
​2017 ​Mike Sutton
​2012 ​Jerrold Hilton
​2011 ​Ray Klimovitz
​2003 ​Karl Strauss


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