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2021 Pink Boots Exclusive Yakima Chief Hops Experiential Trip Scholarship Recipients Announced

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In partnership with Yakima Chief Hops, Pink Boots Society is very excited to announce the recipients for the special Pink Boots Exclusive Yakima Chief Hops Experiential Trip scholarship: Katie Beaucage, Sharron Bockman, Erica DeAnda, Stephanie Hernandez, and Sarah Real!

Katie Beaucage recently became a Brewer at her dream brewery, Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, Maine. Since joining Pink Boots in 2017, she has participated in three Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Days®, two arm wrestling competitions, and hosted a malt workshop with maltress Andrea Stanley. She was also featured in a “Women of Beer” article in Yankee Brew News. Katie has also recently joined the Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® Committee and believes this scholarship will help give her a deeper understanding of hops and the harvesting process to help breweries around the world planning to participate in the 2022 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day®. She hopes the information she learns from this trip advances her skillset in the brewery, specifically for the pilot program and recipe development team.

Sharron Bockman is an Assistant Brewer at True Respite Brewing Company, a women owned brewery in Derwood, MD. Although she has only been a Pink Boots member for a year, Sharron has already participated in her first Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® where she conceptualized, designed, and brewed the juicy, pink dyed and glitter stuffed “Pink Glittery Boots” Hazy IPA. Sharron is researching and learning about sensory programs, and working to revamp the dry hopping program at her brewery. She believes this scholarship opportunity will provide her with the knowledge to implement sensory and dry hopping best practices for her local beer community. Sharron’s favorite part of the industry is the collaborative and supportive environment, and she is looking forward to the Yakima experiential trip.

As the Head Brewer and sole brewery employee at Tumbled Rock Brewery and Kitchen in Baraboo, WI, Erica “Dee” DeAnda handles every aspect of the brewery including recipe development, brew schedule, cellaring, and everything in between. She has been a Pink Boots member for six years and has hosted four Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Days®. Originally from California, Erica has been extremely active in both the Wisconsin and California Chapters. She believes that continuing her education with this experience will not only benefit her and Tumbled Rock, but also teach the local community about growing, producing, and enjoying the bounty of hops. She looks forward to bringing this knowledge back to their recently planted first small crop of hops near the brewery. Erica is known for advocating for under-represented groups within the beer industry and has been featured in Courage and Other C Words, Madison Magazine, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Stephanie Hernandez embraces their role as Cellarperson at Federation Brewing in Oakland, CA with joyful enthusiasm and professionalism. Stephanie recently joined the San Francisco Chapter and is very excited to participate in the 2022 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® for the first time. They find joining other women all over the world to create something different together inspiring and empowering. Stephanie believes that anyone can accomplish anything once they set their minds to it and hopes to help other underrepresented people be a part of something bigger. Stephanie is looking forward to getting their hands in the field with farmers at Yakima, face-to-face, to learn more about hops, and dreams of opening their own small brewery and eventually, growing a hop farm to support it.

Sarah Real is a co-founder of the brewery-in-planning, Hot Plate Brewing Co. She recently moved to Berkshires, MA from New York and has joined the Boston Chapter. While living in NY, she participated in the 2018 and 2019 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Days®, where multiple local breweries worked together to brew on the same day. Sarah placed first in the Bitter British Beer category in the 2021 New York City Homebrewers Guild Homebrew Alley XV for the Easy-Listening Favourites brew. She was also featured on the Brews with Broads, Beer 101: Brewing Process Podcast. Sarah thrives on digging right into every aspect of brewing; she is very interested in how things work and the science behind it. She believes the knowledge gained from this invaluable experience will help advance her education exponentially, not only impacting the brewery she is starting as a solid building block, but will also help her transition into a full-time brewer.

Yakima Chief Hops is excited to offer an exclusive opportunity for five (5) Pink Boots Society members to travel to Yakima Valley for a three (3) day visit hosted by their very own Kelly Lohrmeyer. This trip includes a $500 airline stipend to offset travel costs, three (3) nights of lodging, three (3) lunches, transportation, and Meet & Greet Happy Hour/Dinner at Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Plus, tours of the Brewing, R and D, and Pellet Plant in Yakima as well as tours of the farm and of the new YCR Research Facility. But wait, there’s more! The five recipients will also experience sensory and PBS Hop Rub and Brew a Fresh Hop Beer with Single Hill Brewing!!

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – 21st Amendment Brewery Sponsored: eCornell Women in Leadership Certificate Scholarship Recipient Announced

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Pink Boots Society in partnership with 21st Amendment Brewery is proud to announce the recipient for the  eCornell Women in Leadership Certificate scholarship: Jade Leder!

Like many Pink Boots members, Jade wears many hats at St. Elmo Brewing Company. When she is not running the tap room, training employees or planning brewery events, she’s hosting book clubs for staff to bring awareness about inequality and racial injustice – a benefit her local Chapter in Austin receives as the Diversity and Inclusion Liaison. Jade has been a long time PBS member, participating in three Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Days® and attended both conferences in San Diego and Austin. The challenges of last year inspired Jade to seek ways to become a better leader to her staff, skills she is looking forward to developing from this certificate. What she won’t learn from this scholarship will be supplemented from life lessons of being a mom to two amazing girls! The work life balance is a challenge, but one that is giving her the confidence to take on more. Jade believes our industry needs more women in leadership roles and is anxious to share her experience from this scholarship with the Austin Chapter and PBS members.

This five-course certificate program examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. Professor Deborah Streeter balances academic research regarding social norms and expectations with practical strategies for operating effectively within the workplace. She discusses how to outmaneuver the “double bind” dilemma, showing strong leadership qualities without being penalized for it. Topics discussed by Professor Streeter within the Women in Leadership program include how women can best negotiate in the workplace, ways to effectively provide both positive and negative feedback and how they can strengthen their emotional intelligence to stand out as a leader among both men and women.

This Women in Leadership program positions women who are in leadership positions to recognize when there is a gender dimension at work and how they can out strategize gender bias and their own habits to achieve better results.

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – 21st Amendment Brewery Sponsored: Cicerone Level 2 Scholarship Recipients Announced

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Pink Boots Society in partnership with 21st Amendment Brewery is delighted to announce the recipients for the Cicerone Level 2: Certified Cicerone Exams scholarship Kate Conway, Caroline Gilmer, and Kata Kiss.

Kate Conway is Co-owner and Director of Business Operations at Pickett Brewing Company, set to open at the new location in Baltimore, Maryland’s Pigtown neighborhood later in 2021. Although they are not officially open yet, they are still brewing small batches and brewed a golden ale for the 2021 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day©. While Kate has extensive experience in operations and development, she believes the knowledge gained from the Cicerone Level 2: Certified Cicerone course will help her to optimize the brewery by building strong connections and opportunities well into the future. Kate is the Finance Liaison of the newly established Greater Maryland Chapter, which was recently featured on the Brewer’s Association of Maryland’s Fermented Friday Chat

 

Shortly after starting as an unpaid apprentice, Caroline Gilmer was promoted to Assistant Brewer at Platt Park Brewing Company in Denver, CO. Her responsibilities include managing the quality control standard operating procedures, creating recipes, and brewing 1-barrel batches on the experimental kit, and reviving and managing the barrel program. Caroline’s goal is to one day become a Brew Master. She believes the Cicerone Level 2: Certified Cicerone course will advance her towards her goals faster and increase her involvement within Pink Boots Society. She also believes together, we can keep transforming the industry, starting with education and gaining new experiences.

 

 

Entrepreneur, Kata Kiss, is the Founder and CEO of Craftlabs, the only craft laboratory, and brewery consultant company of its kind in Hungary, where she provides analytical and microbiological testing for craft breweries. A majority of her work is devoted to troubleshooting, managing issues, and dealing with potential process improvements. Kata thinks the Cicerone Level 2: Certified Cicerone program is a unique opportunity to improve her performance and provide the best possible service for her clients. She believes it will allow her to gain more expertise and become a specialist in her field. 

Certified Cicerone is the second level of certification. Those who achieve this certification have a solid and well-rounded knowledge of beer and beer service as well as basic competence in assessing beer quality and identity by taste. The four-hour exam includes a written portion, tasting, and demonstration portions. It is given more than 100 times each year at sites across the US, Canada, and other international sites.

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – Barth Haas Hops Academy Scholarship Recipient Announced

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Pink Boots Society is proud to announce the recipient for the Barth Haas Hops Academy scholarship Lillian Schulz.

Lillian Schulz recently became a brewer at Right Proper Brewing Company in Washington, D.C. She also was the 2020 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® Coordinator for the Washington, D.C. Chapter and was featured on the Beer Me! Podcast where she and another D.C. member promoted the brew, the Chapter and shared their experiences as women in production. The collaboration event offered her the opportunity to elevate and engage with other women in brewing, encouraging her to now be a Co-Leader. Lillian believes learning from the experts at Barth Haas Hops Academy will help build upon her own experiences to become a more capable brewer, innovator, and problem-solver.

Barth Haas Hops Academy course is a two-day on-site course consisting of presentations by hop and brewing experts in September 2021 (dates TBD) at Haas Innovations center in Yakima, WA, USA. This course will cover topics including new trends in hop breeding, hop chemistry and brewing techniques. Guest speakers include top researchers and growers presenting on new hop varieties, products, usage, and analytical and sensory evaluation techniques to gauge hop and beer quality. In addition, the course includes tours of the Haas hop farm and production facility, where attendees will experience the hop fields and witness all components of hop production from whole hops to CO2 extract, as well as a guided tour of Haas Innovations Research Brewery.