February 22nd, 2017
Craft beer pioneer Frank Appleton, author of Brewing Revolution: Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement (Harbour Publishing, 2016), has been longlisted for for the National Business Book Award, a $30,000 prize which is given to the author of the most outstanding Canadian business-related book published in 2016.
English-trained brewmaster Frank Appleton of Edgewood, B.C., has been a consultant brewmaster for twenty brewing operations, including consultant 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. His memoir, Brewing Revolution: Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement (Harbour $24.95) recounts 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, to B.C.’s thriving craft-beer industry.
The other books on the National BusinessBook Award longlist are Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball, and Philanthropy by Charles Bronfman with Howard Green (HarperCollins), A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age by Daniel J. Levitin (Allen Lane Canada/PenguinRandom House Canada), Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland by Greg Marquis (Nimbus Publishing), A Tale of Two Countries: How the Great Demographic Imbalanceis Pulling Canada Apart by Richard Saillant (Nimbus Publishing), A Blockchain Revolution:How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and theWorld by Don Tapscott & Alex Tapscott (Portfolio Canada), and Bet On Me: Leading and Succeeding in Business and in Life by Annette Verschuren with Eleanor Beaton (HarperCollins).
The winner of the National Business BookAward will be announced on April 24, 2017 at an event in Toronto hosted by award sponsors PwCCanada and BMO Financial Group.