New Brewery Award to Recognize Sustainability in Brewing

St. Paul, MN — The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) has launched a new award designed to recognize outstanding achievements by a single brewery in the development and implementation of an innovative process (or processes) that supports sustainability in brewing. Breweries that have completed a sustainability project from January 2011 to present are encouraged to apply for the award.

The MBAA Brewery Award of Excellence in Sustainability is open to breweries of all sizes and will recognize a single manufacturing site based on a single project. Award applications will be submitted anonymously to the judges so that judging will be blind. Applications will be accepted beginning now through February 14, 2014. Winners will be notified by April 1, 2014.

The winning brewery will be announced and recognized at the MBAA Annual Conference and will receive two complimentary conference registrations, an honorarium, a plaque of recognition, announcement in the MBAA Communicator, and on the MBAA website. The winning application will also be published in the MBAA Technical Quarterly and announced through media public relation outlets.

MBAA President Mary B. Pellettieri said the Brewery Award of Excellence is an opportunity to encourage, support, and advance sustainability in brewing. “We understand that companies will always struggle to balance the financial impact of a sustainability objective while building customer value at the same time, “said Pellettieri. “We believe that those who attempt this balance and do so successfully, deserve the recognition that MBAA can provide.” Pellettieri said the award will also serve as a vehicle for others to gain knowledge from the real world examples of the award recipients.

More information on the award and how to apply is available online at

Master Brewers Association of the Americas was formed in 1887 with the purpose of promoting, advancing, and improving the professional interest of brew and malt house production and technical personnel. Today, MBAA is a dynamic, global community working to advance the brewing, fermentation, and allied industries by: advocating the exchange of knowledge; creating, assembling, interpreting, and disseminating credible and beneficial information; developing world-class education offerings; and providing valuable personal and professional development opportunities. MBAA has more than 3,000 members in 23 different districts from more than 55 countries throughout the world.