Today’s ever-evolving beverage landscape new challenges and opportunities constantly are emerging. The Beverage Forum is proud to recognize individuals and organizations that have made a real impact on the beverage industry in 2018. These awards celebrate innovation and spotlight best practices within the beverage space. Please join Beverage Industry Magazine and Beverage Marketing Corporation in honoring the recipients of the prestigious Beverage Forum Awards.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Anthony von Mandl, O.C., O.B.C., Founder & CEO, The Mark Anthony Group of Companies
Anthony von Mandl is a ground-breaking alcohol beverage industry pioneer. As founder and CEO of The Mark Anthony Group of Companies, he began in 1972 in a 10-foot-by -10-foot office in Vancouver as Canada’s first wine merchant. Since those humble roots, he’s had a string of remarkable accomplishments: his company was the first in the world to develop flavored hard ciders, and the first in Canada to create the RTD FMB category with the launch of Mike’s Hard Lemonade in 1996, which was then launched in the U.S. in 1999 to immediate and enduring success. With the 2016 introduction of hard seltzer brand White Claw, the company’s dominance of today’s FMB category was further solidified. These are just a few of the many achievements that Anthony has realized during tenure. Please join all of us in congratulating Anthony as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Large Company of the Year
Jim Koch, Brewer & Founder, The Boston Beer Company
Small Company of the Year
Mike Repole, Founder & Chairman, BODYARMOR
Brent Hastie, President, BODYARMOR