The Beer Judge Certification Program awarded the first Pat Baker Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing significant and sustained service to the BJCP, to Pat Baker on Saturday October 21, 2017. Northeast Regional Representative Scott Bickham and Grand Master judges Jay Hersh and Dan Hall presented the award to Pat at a reception at Great North Aleworks in Manchester, NH following the New England Regional Homebrew Competition.
Pat (Judge Number E0001) was the driving force behind the organization’s founding in 1985 as a joint venture between the American Homebrewers Association and the Home Wine and Beer Trade Association. He was the Co-Director of the BJCP from its start until 1995. During his term as Co-Director, 2,034 people took the BJCP exam.
The BJCP extends its deepest thanks to Pat for years of service and dedication to the organization. Please join us in raising a glass to recognize Pat’s contributions and achievements!