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2021 Q2- Yuengling Sponsored: Women in Brewing Scholarship Recipient Announced

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Pink Boots Society and D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. are excited to introduce the 2021 recipient of the Yuengling Women in Brewing Scholarship: Stephanie Miracle! Stephanie has selected the Siebel Institute’s WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology and will be attending in-person this fall.

Stephanie Miracle is the first female brewer of Lexington, KY! She is active at both Country Boy Brewing locations; in Georgetown as a Cellarperson and in Lexington as a Brewer, where she has hosted three Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Days® creating Pink Brut: Strawberry/Hibiscus Brut IPA, Girls Just Wanna Have Plumb: NEIPA with Plumb, and most recently Kentucky Girls: Hoppy Lager. Stephanie was featured on the Boys Are From Marzen: A Women in Beer Podcast as well as an article in Lexington Herald Leader focusing on her recent collaboration with Nappy Roots of Atlantucky Brewery. When Stephanie isn’t busy at the breweries, she enjoys homebrewing and is a member of Brewers of Central Kentucky (BOCK). Stephanie’s main career goal right now is to dig into the minutiae of brewing and fermentation process, and hopes to make a life for herself in the fermented beverage industry. She believes this course will give her a greater, in-depth look at the sciences involved in the brewing process, increasing her knowledge as both a brewer and a cellarperson. Stephanie considers herself a dry sponge, wanting to soak up as much information as she can.

The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology covers a similar range of topics as those presented in our advanced-level programs, but at a depth which allows those with only moderate understanding of brewing science and technology to participate in the course. This is an ideal course for those considering entry into the brewing industry, as well as those pursuing a wider knowledge of the business in order to improve their skills and advance in their brewing careers. The course also offers the best way to prepare for our advanced-level programs should you decide to take them at a later date.

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2021 Q2- White Labs Scholarship Recipients Announced

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Pink Boots Society is proud to announce the recipients for the White Labs scholarships: Reggie Gallo, Monique Gray, and Olive Overmoyer.

Reggie Gallo is the Brand Manager and Production Assistant at Chuckanut Bay Distillery in Bellingham, WA. Reggie is interested in expanding her knowledge about the beverage industry as much as possible to gain new perspectives on the creation of alcohol. She believes the White Labs – The Many Flavors of Fermentation Course will help her better understand what makes every beverage so different. As a beverage enthusiast, she loves and appreciates all beverages, and hopes to educate others about them as well. The ultimate goal in Reggie’s career as a beverage specialist is customer appreciation and engagement; this course will give her the knowledge to communicate the various beverages to consumers. Coming from a distillery, Reggie has a unique beverage background, different than many Pink Boots members and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge as a new member of the Bellingham Chapter. 

 

Creative entrepreneur, Monique Gray is a Massage Therapy Instructor and the owner of Mo Betta Brews LA. Being one of Long Beach, CA’s few black owned, woman owned craft brewers, Monique was recently featured in Shoutout LA highlighting the creation of her 3 ingredient all-natural ciders. Monique’s goals are to make better tasting ciders and sour beers, and eventually open a cidery in her hometown. She believes the White Labs – Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques Course will help further her knowledge and insight as a home brewer, perfecting her craft of making sour beers and ciders. Being relatively new to Pink Boots, Monique has already attended multiple LA Chapter meet ups and even shared some of her ciders.

 

Olive Overmoyer is a Quality Assurance Technician in the lab at Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, GA. On her first day as a brewer at Terrapin Beer Co., she was featured on the Bitch Beer Podcast with their all-women brewing team. Olive enjoys learning everything she can about brewing and the science behind it; she even designed her own major in college to incorporate everything needed to be a contributing member of the beer industry. Olive believes the White Labs – Reusing Yeast Course will help her hon in on her yeast management skills, which has been a huge goal of hers since starting as Quality Assurance Technician. She is excited to learn more about yeast storage, selection, and health as Terrapin continues to grow and expand. Olive is very passionate about the brewing industry and hopes to eventually advance her career to a leadership role, passing on her knowledge and lifting up other women and non-binary people.

White Labs – Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques: From traditional spontaneous fermentation to inoculation techniques and overviews of the major organisms used and found in sour beer we’ll review the behavior of select organisms and how to best utilize them in a sour program.

White Labs – The Many Flavors of Fermentation: The ability to effectively communicate fermentation attributes is crucial in brewing business. Through the use of video, slides, narration, and quizzes, this online class will explore ways to describe yeast-influenced flavor/aroma compounds, how yeast can manipulate other ingredients, and ways to establish brand identity through sensory. Students will develop a comprehensive vocabulary and the ability to clearly communicate fermentation profiles to staff and customers alike.

White Labs – Reusing Yeast: Getting the Most from Your Culture: Consistent fermentations and high-quality beer begin with healthy yeast and consistent pitch-rates. Join Joe Kurowski, White Labs head of brewing operations, in this course, which offers an in-depth look at how to best harvest and store yeast for optimal performance. Explore various fermentation-related topics such as pitch rates, best practices when looking at yeast health and ideal conditions for yeast storage. Ideal for staff who works in the cellar, this course also provides content that everyone working in a brewery setting should understand.

 

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2021 Q2- Crafting A Strategy Scholarship Recipient Announced

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Pink Boots Society in partnership with Crafting A Strategy is excited to announce the recipients for the one-year membership to Crafting A Strategy scholarship: Marion Prevot.

Marion was born in France and went to Belgium to finish her master’s degree in Multilingual Communication where she found her vocation and became a brewer. While finishing her master’s degree, Marion was also working in a taproom and as an assistant brewer for separate breweries, plus completed 2 years of evening brewing courses to follow her dream of becoming a brewer, being the only woman everywhere she went. She joined Pink Boots to find solidarity and learn from other women in the fermented beverage industry, and is a member of the Benelux Chapter. Marion believes the Crafting A Strategy membership will help with her ambition to learn from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, possibly Canada or the United States, and eventually open her own brewery.

Crafting A Strategy (CAS) is a global online learning platform that will be available to the scholarship recipients from August 15, 2021 – August 15, 2022. Used in universities and breweries all over the world, CAS has over 150 digital content pieces specific to the business needs of brewing entrepreneurs. These include podcasts, webinars, case studies, white papers, instructional videos, blogs, and a professional forum. Scholarship recipients will receive access to all CAS content and forums for one calendar year and they will also receive a weekly CAS newsletter with industry analysis, advice, and links to new content and forums. This scholarship is designed for those owning or planning a brewery, company presidents, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, marketing professionals, head brewers, and sales strategists. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

Oct
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2021 Q2- Cicerone Beer Savvy Scholarship Recipient Announced

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The Pink Boots Society is excited to announce Nancy Etzkorn as the recipient of the Cicerone Beer Savvy scholarship!

Nancy was recently promoted to General Manager at the soon-to-open Rockwell Beer Garden and was featured in the St. Louis Magazine highlighting the new location. She was previously the Tasting Room Manager and Tap Room Manager at Rockwell Beer Company in St. Louis, MO. Nancy became a Pink Boots member earlier this year after Rockwell Beer Company hosted a Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® supporting the St. Louis Chapter. As a first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with an emphasis in Culinary Arts, Nancy seeks professional experiences that combine the careful calculation of a Dietitian and the creativity of a Culinarian; her experiences in food production taught her that bringing the two together requires an appreciation of both the process and the product. She believes the Cicerone Beer Savvy scholarship will help expand her beer style and service knowledge, pursue her career goal of becoming a brewer and increase the representation of female-identifying leaders in the fermented beverage industry.

Cicerone Beer Savvy is a comprehensive self-paced online beer training course that can be started whenever and wherever. This scholarship is perfect for any brewery owner, beer bar manager, bartender, server, beer writer, beer educator, beer distributor, brewery sales representative, or beer chef.