The James Beard Foundation announced nominees for the 2013 James Beard Awards. Notable for our industry is the “Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional” award. This is the second year that the award includes ‘Beer’ in the title after years of omission.
While Sam Calagione and Garrett Oliver are more or less perennial nominees, if not finalists, others seem to rotate each year. Three Floyds actually appeared to find out from a fan tweeting them.
Here are the beer people BeerPulse spotted (apologies if we missed you):
-Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
-Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield, Vanberg & Dewulf, Cooperstown, NY
-Mike Floyd, Nick Floyd and Simon Floyd, Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, IN
-Garrett Oliver, The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
-Tom Peters, Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
-Sean Lilly Wilson, Fullsteam, Durham, NC
You can view the full list here (PDF).