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Matt McLaughlin receives 2017 F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award

▶ "This year's winner [of the F.X. Matt Defense of the Craft Brewing Industry Award] brought together a coalition of beer distributors, a hospitality and restaurant group, a manufacturers' association, and Mississippi's brewers, earning a significant win just last month with the signing of House Bill 1322, which allows on-site sales at [Mississippi] breweries."

 

▶ "Often times, 'positive change' and 'Mississippi' are mutually exclusive terms, but I think that we've proven this year that craft beer can cut against that trend."

—Matt McLaughlin

President of the Mississippi Brewers Guild; winner of the 2017 F.X. Matt Award.

 

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▶ Since 2000, the [U.S.] Brewers Association has awarded the F.X. Matt Defense of the Craft Brewing Industry Award to...

 

"individuals who have given aid and support to the causes of small, independent brewers, and, by doing so, have supported the Brewers Association’s goal of vigorously defending the craft beer industry. The award is named for the late F.X. Matt, president of the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. in Utica, N.Y., from 1980-1989, and a tireless and outspoken champion for the small brewing industry."

 

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The 2017 Craft Brewers Conference

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Washington, D.C.

12 April 2017

 

▶ The conference extended over four days, 10-13 April 2017.

▶ More photos: here.

 

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