Brewbound today announced the winners of its 2017 Brewbound Awards, which recognize the business efforts of beer companies across the U.S.
First launched in 2014, the Brewbound Awards acknowledge breweries for their execution of various sales, marketing, and philanthropic initiatives. The awards also recognize large and small beer companies, as well as notable industry figures, for their impact on the category.
“The Brewbound Awards shine a spotlight on the businesses and individuals behind some of the country’s most successful beer brands,” Brewbound editor Chris Furnari said. “The awards are less about identifying the ‘best’ beers in America – something that is very subjective – and more about acknowledging some of the creative ways these companies are trying to differentiate themselves in an incredibly competitive category.”
Winners of the fourth annual Brewbound Awards were named during the Brewbound Session business conference, which took place on November 29 in Santa Monica, California. They are
- Cause of the Year: Creature Comforts Brewing, Get Comfortable Campaign
- Brand Expression of the Year: Lagunitas Brewing Company, SuperCritical Ale
- Beer Product of the Year: Dogfish Head, SeaQuench Ale
- Collaboration of the Year: Forbidden Root and Fernet-Branca, Fernetic
- Breakout Brewery of the Year: Melvin Brewing
- Craft Brewery of the Year: Modern Times Beer
- Large Brewery of the Year: Constellation Brands
- Person(s) of the Year: Eric & Robin Ottaway, Brooklyn Brewery
Published by BevNET.com Inc., Brewbound is a leading industry trade publication providing comprehensive information about the beer space, analysis of industry trends and in-depth interviews with industry leaders. In addition to providing daily news, Brewbound also gathers entrepreneurs and executives to exchange ideas, discuss the state of the industry and hear strategies for succeeding in the alcohol beverage segment via a series of nationwide meetups and full-day business conferences.
About Brewbound Session
Focused on the business side of brewing, the Brewbound Session is an intimate conference for serious beer industry professionals interested in hearing growth strategies while networking with emerging and established players alike. The full-day program features a hand-selected roster of industry experts and innovators who, through presentations and panel discussions, touch on topics including investment, emerging trends, distribution strategies and more. Marketing, merchandising, and the overall state of the craft market are looked at as opportunities for brewers to improve revenue and profitability, and to build the capital structure that will allow them to weather any future storms.