NAGBW announces 2017 awards in beer journalism

06 Oct 2017 10:14 AM | Bryan Roth (Administrator)

The North American Guild of Beer Writers held its annual awards ceremony Oct. 6. Congratulations to all our winners:

Best Beer Book

  1. Jeff Alworth - Secrets of Master Brewers

  2. Ron Pattinson - Scotland! Vol. 2

  3. Jeff Cioletti - Beer FAQ

Best Beer Podcast

  1. The Beer Temple Insiders Roundtable

  2. Experimental Brewing

  3. Steal This Beer

Honorable Mention: Drinking on the Last Frontier

Best Beer Blog

  1. Breandan Kearney - Belgian Smaak

  2. Jeff Alworth - Beervana

  3. Robin Shepard - Beer Here

Best Beer and Food Writing

  1. Jesse Friedman - Brewers' Almanac — On Beer & Nosh in the Year 2017

  2. Bo McMillan - Liquid Bread: Brewers Experiment with Kvass

  3. Nicole Garneau - Science Says You’re Wrong About Pairing IPAs and Spicy Foods

Best Beer and Travel Writing

  1. Brian Spencer - At Bionic Brew, That Which Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger

  2. Robert Kidd - Not (Just) for Tourists: Patagonia’s Beer Boom

  3. Brian Yaeger - Beer at the End of the World

Honorable Mention: Blake Tyers - GBH in Residence — A Camping Coolship Adventure

Best Local Reporting

  1. Josh Noel - Your next beer may taste like a cocktail, as craft revolution pushes on

  2. Andi Prewitt - Brewers Make Foray into New Areas of Fungi Kingdom

  3. Austin L. Ray - Critical Drinking — Georgia’s Race to the Bottom

Best National/ International Reporting

  1. Matthew Sampson - Just to Live This Here Lifestyle (Scratch Brewing)

  2. Gail Ann Williams and Steve Shapiro - Feral Ones:The Unlikely Origins Of Firestone Walker's Barrelworks

  3. Joshua Bernstein - Second Acts: As the beer industry matures, brewers ponder their next steps

Honorable Mention: Crystal Luxmore - What is wild yeast and why is it all the rage in beer, wine and cider?

Best Short Form Writing (fewer than 600 words)

  1. Tom Wilmes - When "Local" Isn't Enough

  2. Rebecca Kirkman - Brewers Showcase Hoppiness Without Bitterness in Zero IBU IPAs

  3. Dan Rabin - On Location: TRVE Brewing Co. in Denver

Best History Writing

  1. Breandan Kearney - Once a Trappist — St. Bernardus Brewery in Watou, Belgium

  2. Arnie Meltzer and Steve Frank - The Evolving Role of Women’s Contributions to Brewing Beer

  3. Jeff Alworth - Bourbon County Brand Stout: The Original Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Beer

Honorable Mention: Ezra Johnson-Greenough - An Oral History of the Horse Brass

Best Technical Writing

  1. Stan Hieronymus - From Bees to Beers: Exploring the Links Between Bees and Beers Brewed with Honey

  2. Brian Yaeger - Savoring Acidity: The Quest to Explain Sourness in Beer

  3. Randy Mosher - Hot Process: Exploring the Role of Heat in Brewing

Best Beer Criticism or Commentary

  1. Andy Sparhawk - A Sour Beer Pickle: Can American Brewers Better Define this Beer Style?

  2. Lew Bryson - Beer Criticism: Are You Doing it Wrong?

  3. Chris Herron - Watch the Hands, Not the Cards — The Magic of Megabrew

Honorable Mention: Tomm Carroll - Anthony Bourdain: The Donald Trump of the Anti-Craft Beer Set

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