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Frank Appleton in the running for National Book Award

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:48pm

Frank Appleton, author of Brewing Revolution: Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement, is one of the front-runners for Canada's prestigious National Business Book Award. The award is given to the author of the most outstanding Canadian business-related book published in 2016.

Brewing RevolutionBrewing Revolution details the life of English-trained brewmaster Frank Appleton and looks at the inspiring story behind today's craft beer revolution. Appleton, who is considered by many to be the father of Canada's craft-brewing movement, chronicles fifty years in the brewing business, from his early years working for one of the major breweries, to his part in establishing the first cottage brewery in Canada, and a forward look at the craft-beer industry in an ever more competitive market.

Appleton has been consultant brewmaster to twenty brewing operations, including work in brewery design, start-up and brewer training. In 2009, Appleton received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Craft Brewing from CAMRA Victoria Chapter. 

This year's submissions covered a range of topics reflecting the conversations that are going on in Canadian businesses including family business, leadership, the proliferation of misinformation, the economy and technology. The winner of the National Business Book Award will be announced on April 24, 2017 at an event in Toronto hosted by award sponsors PwC Canada and BMO Financial Group.