Honoured Members

As a volunteer run organisation, SOBA relies heavily on the time and effort put in by people throughout the beer industry. From our Regional Coordinators, Committee Members, Event Organisers and System Developers to the Publicans, Bar Owners & Operators, Educators, Homebrewers and our Membership base – thank you.

To honour those who have made significant contributions to the SOBA Mission, in 2013 we started acknowledging Honoured Members each year in our Annual SOBA Awards.

2013 Honoured Members

  • Charles Swettenham – for service to Canterbury SOBA
  • Geoff Griggs – for service to SOBA & Beer Writing
  • Jonathan Day – for service to SOBA & Beer Education
  • Richard Emerson – for Craft Beer Leadership

View the full 2013 SOBA Awards Results

2014 Honoured Members

  • Grieg McGill – for service to SOBA & the Craft Beer Community
  • Alex McGill – for service to SOBA & the Craft Beer Community
  • Stephanie Coutts – for service to SOBA & the Craft Beer Community

View the full 2014 SOBA Awards Results

2015 Honoured Members

  • Ted & Frances Verrity – for service to the beer industry & community
  • Paul Wicksteed – for service to home brewing
  • Martin Bridges – for service to SOBA

View the full 2015 SOBA Awards Results

2016 Honoured Members

  • David Wood – for services to SOBA
  • Denise Garland – for services to SOBA

View the full 2016 SOBA Awards Results

2017 Honoured Members

  • Annika Corley – for services to SOBA and the Craft Beer Community
  • Michael Donaldson – for services to SOBA and the Craft Beer Community
  • Mike Elwood – for services to SOBA and the Craft Beer Community

View the full 2017 SOBA Awards Results

2018 Honoured Members

  • Maree Shaw – for service to SOBA
  • Mike Stringer – for service to beer education & home brewing
  • Ed Briem – for service to beer education & home brewing
  • Karl Summerfield – for service to beer education & home brewing
  • Tom Coleman – for service to SOBA & home brewing
  • Phil Murray – for service to SOBA & home brewing

View the full 2018 SOBA Awards Results