The Eric Kneen Memorial Award is presented to author(s) of the two most outstanding papers (review and original research paper) in the Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (JASBC). The award recipients are selected from the past year's JASBC articles. Note this includes published in the paper journal for that year (if not included in the previous year's competition) as well as any online articles uploaded before December 31 of the competition year and not yet placed into the paper journal for that year). Papers can only be considered once. 

  • One award for best review paper
  • One award for best original research paper
  • Engraved plaque and award honorarium​ is presented to the corresponding author and printed certificates to the co-authors 
  • The award need not be awarded every year if no articles fit the selection criteria
  • In World Brewing Congress years, where there is no award ceremony, the awardee(s) will be recognized at the next convenient opportunity. 

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee consists of the ASBC Editorial Board and Technical Committee. 

Any single published paper, including online submissions, from the Journal of ASBC, from the preceding year is eligible for consideration. 

Criteria for the selection of “best” publication would include:

  • Clarity of exposition
  • Contribution to technical understanding
  • Technical rigor
  • Originality
  • Overall industry relevance 

Previous Award Recipients

​Journal Year ​Awardee Author(s)
​2018 ​Jeroen Baert, Jessika De Clippeleer, Paula Jaskula-Goiris, Gert De Rouck, Guido Aerts, Luc De Cooman
​2017 ​Elke Arendt, Lorenzo Peyer, Martin Zarnkow, Fritz Jacob, David P. De Schutter
2016 Andrew J. MacIntosh, Maria Josey, and R. Alex Speers
​2015 ​Christina Schmidt, Martin Biendl, Annika Lagemann, George Stettner, Christian Vogt, Andreas Dunkel, Thomas Hofmann
2014​ Tinne Dekoninck, Tom Mertens, Filip Delvaux, and Freddy Delvaux ​
​2013 ​Eric Johann Samp
​2012 ​Daan Saison, David De Schutter, Filip Delvaux, and Freddy Delvaux
​2011 ​Cynthia Edelen, Robert Foster, Eric Samp
​2010 ​Hidetoshi Kojima, Hirotaka Kaneda, Junji Watari, Yasuo Nakamura, and Teruhiko Hayashi
​2009 ​Evan Evans, Doug Stewart, M. Sheehy, L. H,. Robinson, and A. Surrel
​2008 ​David Ryder, Susan Kay, and Patrick Ting
​2007 ​Paul Hughes
​2006 ​Mark Goldsmith, Peter Rogers, Ken Ghiggino, Nuno Miguel Cabral, and Felicity Roddick
​2005 ​Barry Axcell, Sandra van Nierop and Anna Cameron-Clarke
​2004 ​Karl J. Siebert and Penelope Y. Lynn
​2003 ​Paul Sadosky, Paul Schwarz, and Richard Horsley
​2002 ​Robert T. Foster II, Eric J. Samp, and Hugo Patiño
​2001 ​M. Uchida and M. Ono
​2000 ​J. P. Maye, S. Mulqueen, S. Weis, J. Xu, and M. Priest
1999​ ​K. J. Siebert and P. Y. Lynn
​1998 ​K. J. Siebert and P. Y. Lynn
​1997 ​M. Uchida, S. Suga, and M. Ono.
​1996 ​L. Lusk, H. Goldstein, and D. Ryder
​1995 ​H. Kaneda, N. Kobayashi, Y. Tsuchiya, M. Munekata, and S. Koshino
​1994 ​S. Gares, M. Whiting, M. Ingledew, and B. Ziola
​1993 ​I. McMurrough, R. Kelly, J. Byrne, and M. O’Brien
​1992 ​A. J. Irwin, R. L. Barker, and P. Pipasts
​1991 ​B. W. Drost, R. van den Berg, F. J. M. Freijee, E. G. van der Velde, and M. Hollemans
​1990 ​B. J. Clarke, R. D. Jones, and T. E. Kavanagh