Recognition Award

Each year, your American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Governing Committee selects a recipient for the annual AHA Governing Committee Recognition Award. The award honors outstanding service to the community of homebrewers, and is announced during the National Homebrewers Conference.

2016 AHA Governing Committee Recognition Award Winner

Janis Gross accepting the Recognition Award during the 2016 Homebrew Con.

  • Janis Gross | Lakewood, CO
  • National Homebrew Competition Director (2006-2016)

Past Recipients

2015 Stan Hieronymus Saint Louis, MO
2014 Ken Schramm Troy, MI
2013 Chris White San Diego, CA
2012 Gordon Strong Beavercreek, OH
2011 John Maier Newport, OR
2010 Randy Mosher Chicago, IL
2009 Ray Daniels Chicago, IL
2008 Jim Koch Boston, MA
2007 John Palmer La Crescenta, CA
2006 Ralph Olson Yakima, WA
2005 Joan Basham and Ed Basham Fort Worth, TX
2004 Dan Listermann Cincinnati, OH
2003 Russ Wigglesworth Petaluma, CA
2002 Mary Anne Gruber Chilton, WI
2001 Scott Birdwell Houston, TX
2000 Pat Babcock and Karl Lutzen Canton Township, MI Rolla, MO
1999 Alberta Rager Shawnee, KS
1998 Charlie Olchowski Greenfield, MA
1997 Greg Noonan Burlington, VT
1996 Dave Miller Nashville, TN
1995 Dave Line England
1994 Jim Homer Boulder, CO
1993 Dave Logsdon Mount Hood, OR
1992 Ed Busch Somerville, NJ
1991 George Fix Arlington, TX
1990 Byron Burch Santa Rosa, CA
1989 Pat Baker Keene, NH
1988 Fred Eckhardt Portland, OR