Beer Bible Wins an IACP Award

I'm far enough out of the foodie loop that I'm not sure this is even a big deal--though my normally quiet editor sent me an email with the news, decorated with a number of exclamation points. (It's from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and they hand out awards for cookbooks and food writing each year.) Here's her photo:

Anyone out there know how happy I should be about this? If a Beard award is akin to the Oscar, an IACP award is ...? (The Corvallis Board of Film Reviewers Awards, probably.)

(And yes, I will knock off the self-promotion already.)