The Brewers Association recognized the work of three journalists for outstanding coverage of the flavor and diversity of American craft beer. The awards, sponsored by Rogue Ales and Samuel Adams were given to Don Russell for his Joe Sixpack Beer Reporter column in the Philadelphia Daily News, Carolyn Smagalski for work that appeared in the Beer & Brewing section of BellaOnline and Tony Galea for an article in Yankee Brew News.
The awards were handed out at the Great American Beer Festival.
â€œAs craft beer continues to grow, consumers look to the media to explain and explore the diverse culture of American beer,â€ said Ray Daniels, director of Craft Beer Marketing for the Brewers Association. â€œThanks to Rogue Ales and Samuel Adams, we are able to both recognize and reward the work that these journalists have done.â€