Inge Russell Best Paper Award


The Inge Russell Best Paper Award is presented to a Master Brewers member(s) who have authored the year's best paper in the Technical Quarterly. The award was created to honor Dr. Russell, a former editorial board chair, who over the years gave invaluable technical assistance to Technical Quarterly and to the Master Brewers.

2019 Awardee

Aaron Justus
was born and raised in Kansas City. He attended the University of Kansas and received a BS in Atmospheric Science. After graduation, Aaron worked in television for nearly thirteen years as a meteorologist. During this time, he was an avid homebrewer and eventually decided to change careers. He packed his bags and moved to San Diego to pursue a career in brewing. Aaron started at Ballast Point in summer of 2011. He worked as a keg washer and quickly ascended the ranks to brewer, specialty brewer, and Director of Brewing. Currently he is the Director of R&D and Specialty Brewing. Aaron also teaches the Raw Materials class for the UCSD Brewing Certificate Program. Aaron is a graduate of the American Brewers Guild and has passed the IBD Diploma in Brewing.​

Winning Paper

Recipients of this award receive the following:
  • Engraved plaque
  • Complimentary registration to the Master Brewers Conference
  • Recognized during the Award Ceremony at the Master Brewers Conference

Past Recipients

TQ Year​ ​Authors
2018​ ​Aaron Justus
​2017 ​Eric Samp and Dana Sedin
​2016 ​Leo Li-Yang Chan, Dan Driscoll, Dimitry Kuksin, Stephanie Saldi
​2015 ​Graham Stewart
​2013 Acacia Cooper, Steven Petrovic, Larry Chase
​2010 ​Benjamin Bailey, Christina Schonberger, Georg Drexler, Andreas Gahr, Rebecca Newman, Mortiz Poschl, Eberhard Geiger
​2009 ​David Kapral
​2008 ​Elke Arendt, Almudena Soriano, Beatus Schehl
​2007 ​Inge Russell


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