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Apr
9
Sibyl Perkins
Jessica Heidrich wins first PBS scholarship
Scholarship Recipients, Women In Beer
The Pink Boots Society, in association with our schlolarship partner, the Siebel Institute for Brewing Technology, are proud to announce the recipient of Pink Boots Society’s first scholarship: Jessica Heidrich of Stockholm, Sweden. Jessica will be taking Siebel’s WBA web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology on May 5, 2013. Please see www.siebelinstitute.com for information about this course.
 
The PBS Scholarship Selection Committee is made up of five very experienced women beer professionals, currently brewers, beer educators and beer writers. Here is the Scholarship Selection Committee’s statement about chosing Jessica Heidrich:
 
“For our first scholarship, the committee was impressed with the number of applicants and the quality of those applications. Honestly, we wish would could have given a scholarship to each of our applicants, as they were all deserving. In the end, however, we felt Jessica Heidrich’s years of experience and her tenacity in becoming a brewer impressed us. Here’s Jessica’s story in a nutshell:
 
“Her brewing career started as a homebrewer more than 20 years ago, and her experience earned her the title of Swedish brewing champion — four times! Three years ago, she quit her previous career and began brewing professionally, reviving an old Swedish beer brand that had become extinct. Since then, she has become Head Brewer at St. Erik’s Bryggeryi in Stockholm. But Jessica feels her lack of formal brewing education puts her at a disadvantage among her male counterparts, and her salary is suffering because of it. Because there are no brewing schools in Sweden, the online Siebel course is a perfect fit for her!”
 
We thank everyone involved with our very first Pink Boots Society scholarship. It was a rewarding and learning experience for us. Please stay tuned for other new scholarships that we are working to set up and administer. We appreciate your support!

 



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