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May
22
Kris McDowell
Business of Craft Beer Education Camp Scholarship Recipient Announced
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The Pink Boots Society is proud to announce that Alejandra Abeijon of Cataluña, Spain is the recipient of the 2018 Brewery Start-Up Camp – Craft Beer Education Camp scholarship, a partnership with San Diego State University College of Extended Studies and Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

Chosen by the PBS Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC), five very experienced women beer professionals who hold positions as brewers, educators and writers, they chose Alejandra to receive this scholarship because she “is stoked on the idea of disseminating the information she learns throughout her beer community in Spain and is infectiously excited about the potential of growth for the beer scene there.”

Alejandra holds a degree in chemistry, is interning as an assistant brewer at Cerveses La Pirata and pursuing her Master’s Degree in Fermented Beverages with a specialization in brewing science and technology. She believes excellent brewers are those that learn every day and says, “I know this course will be one more step in this continuous professional learning, it will help me to expand my knowledge, it will provide me with new competences and consequently it will improve my brewing skills by giving me a broader view of the whole craft beer industry, from manufacturing to distribution and sale.” Acknowledging that the craft beer sector in Spain is relatively young, she feels this will be a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the more mature American craft beer industry.

The nine-day on-site intensive Brewery Start-Up Camp – Craft Beer Education Camp is designed for brewery owners, brewery managers, bar/pub managers, sales representatives and those studying for Ciceroneⓒ or BJCP exams. The program will look at everything needed to launch a brewery with over 55 hours of intensive instruction covering finance, marketing, draught systems, tasting room management and distribution. Courses taught by craft beer industry experts will take place at San Diego State University and local breweries. After the intensive study attendees will also have a day to explore all that beautiful San Diego has to offer.

In addition to attending the course, Alejandra will receive a pair of pink steel-toe rubber boots when she fulfills the Pay It Forward requirement associated with the scholarship.



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