Announcing the 2018 Brewbound Award Winners

Brewbound has announced the winners of its 2018 Brewbound Awards, which recognize the business efforts of beer companies across the United States.

First launched in 2014, the Brewbound Awards acknowledge breweries for their execution of various business and philanthropic initiatives. The awards recognize large and small beer companies, as well as notable industry figures, for their impact on the category.

“The 2018 Brewbound Awards recipients each demonstrated a unique ability to continue finding success in an increasingly more competitive beer category,” Brewbound editor Chris Furnari said. “This year’s winners exemplify creativity in business, philanthropy, partnership, and product innovation.”

Winners of the fifth annual Brewbound Awards were named during the Brewbound Live business conference, which took place on November 27 and 28 in Santa Monica, California.

Cause of the Year: Russian River Brewing, Sonoma Pride

Brand Expression of the Year: New Belgium Brewing, The Hemperor HPA

Beer Product of the Year: Sierra Nevada Brewing, Hazy Little Thing IPA

Collaboration of the Year: Harpoon Brewery + Dunkin’ — Dunkin’ Coffee Porter

Rising Stars:

  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids
  • Tree House Brewing
  • New Realm Brewing
  • Braxton Brewing Company
  • Fort Point Beer Company

Craft Brewery of the Year: CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective

Large Brewery of the Year: Craft Brew Alliance

Person of the Year: Rob Sands, Constellation Brands

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