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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
1
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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.

Oct
1
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2021 Q2 – Brew Pipeline Sponsored: Portland State University’s Business of Craft Brewing Certificate Scholarship Recipient Announced

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In partnership with Brew Pipeline, Pink Boots Society is excited to announce the Portland State University’s Business of Craft Brewing Certificate scholarship recipient, Gabriel Clarke.

Gabriel Clarke is a Tasting Room Team Member at Maine Beer Company in Freeport, ME. She recently joined Pink Boots Society and the Maine Chapter where she has been a highly valued member in her short time with the Chapter. Gabriel recently brewed her first beer “Trans Rights” with Belleflower Brewing Company. Gabriel considers the Portland State University’s Business in Craft Brewing Certificate an opportunity to prep herself as a transgender individual to take on leadership and production skills within the fermented beverage industry. She believes that taking these courses will provide her with the tools to help other trans/non-binary people with confidence as well as sharing the knowledge from these courses. Gabriel intends to create a space not only for herself, but for other LGBTQ+ members and beer enthusiasts who are prepared and eager to help redefine what craft beer is and can be for the next generation and on.

This fully online Business of Craft Brewing Certificate program, taught by industry experts, provides the knowledge and resources for aspiring and established craft brewing professionals to develop fully actionable business plans to launch new craft breweries or optimize existing business operations. While brewing is emphasized, distillery and cidery business models are also included.

Aug
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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!!