These Are The Winners Of The Brewer’s Association’s 2020 Industry Awards

These Are The Winners Of The Brewer’s Association’s 2020 Industry Awards

The Brewer’s Association announced the recipients of its 2020 Industry Awards today. This year’s awards honor three different members of the brewing community for their dedication and service to the industry. Recipients were first nominated for their respective awards by their peers. The awards were then determined by a vote from committees made up of members of the Brewers Association board of director as well as past winners of the innovation award. Here are this year’s winners: This award is presented each year to an individual or company whose inspiration, enthusiasm, and support have contributed to the craft brewing movement. In 1994, Oscar Wong founded Asheville, North Carolina's first craft brewery, Highland Brewing Co., kicking off a craft beer renaissance that took the city from sleepy mountain town to the craft beer capital of the Southeast. Wong is widely recognized as the “Father of Asheville Craft Beer.” In 2019, the brewery celebrated 25 years of quality craft beer and independent family ownership. This year, the brewery will celebrate Wong’s 80th birthday and his pioneering spirit, which continues to inspire the local brewing community to this day. Watch Wong accept his award here. “This is over the top. I am so proud and humbled to be in the ranks of this distinguished group of honorees,” said Oscar Wong, founder of Highlands Brewing Co. and recipient of the Brewers Association Recognition Award. “It means the world to me that our little brewery from a sleepy mountain town could be recognized for our ...
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