John Harris receives Schehrer award

Full Sail brewer among those honored by IBS

Apr 14, 2001 - The Institute for Brewing Studies honored several of its members during the National Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America earlier this month in Portland, Ore.


The IBS Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing was presented to John Harris of Full Sail Brewing Co., while the IBS Recognition Award was awarded to Jim and Bobbie Kennedy of Columbia Distributing.

IBS Board Chair Larry Bell also presented a Special Thanks award to Ken Allen of Anderson Valley Brewing Co. for his contributions to the craft brewing industry as chair of the IBS Board of Advisors during 1998 and 1999. At the end of those presentations, Association of Brewers president Charlie Papazian and vice president Bob Pease paid tribute to outgoing IBS director David Edgar's 14 years of service to the craft-brewing community.

The conference drew 1,400 attendees and exhibitors to the conference at the Oregon Convention Center, including industry professional from more than 200 brewing companies in the U.S. and 17 other countries.

"The increase in attendance, almost a 10 percent jump from last year, reflects the confident optimism running through the industry," said Paul Gatza, recently appointed to succeed Edgar as IBS director. "Attendees came to Portland to develop long-term success strategies that will help their brands, their companies and the entire industry remain profitable for many years to come."

"The CBC is a gathering of some of the best technical information available for brewers," said Daniel Bradford, president of the Brewers' Association of America.

The 19th annual Craft Brewers Conference is scheduled for April 10-13, 2002, in Cleveland.

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