Joseph L. Owades is a US brewer.
1919 – Born on the 9th of July in Manhattan.
Graduated from City College of New York (undergraduate) and Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (Master’s and PhD in biochemistry, with a dissertation on cholesterol).
Went on to Fleischmann’s Yeast, Schwarz Labs, and Rheingold Breweries in Brooklyn.
Became Vice President-Technical Director.
Owades went to work in Greece for the K. Fix Brewery, then to Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, and then to Carling Breweries in Boston.
1994 – Received the Award of Merit from the Master Brewers Association of America.
Awarded the Sesquicentennial Medal as a distinguished alumnus by Polytechnic University.
1999 – Wrote the articles on beer and alcohol metabolism for the Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology.
– Named to the Board of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
– Endowed the Joseph and Ruth Owades Chair in Chemistry.
2005 – Owades died at his home in Sonoma, California on 16th of December.