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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.

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – Deliria Brew Day Experiential Scholarship Recipient Announced
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In partnership with BBL, Inc. USA Delirium, Pink Boots Society is excited to announce the recipient for the 2022 Deliria Brew Day Experiential Scholarship, Becky Peppelman.

Becky Peppelman is currently the head brewer and consultant at Conflux Brewing Company in Missoula, MT. Along with helping to reset the brewery, she dedicates much of her time to training, educating, and working with staff on lesser-known beer styles and food pairings. Becky has hosted Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Days® in the past, but 2021 was the first team consisting of almost solely production workers, making the uplifting experience one she will remember for the rest of her life. Becky has been a Pink Boots member for six years and has been the Montana Chapter Finance Liaison for the last 2 years, where she frequently helps lead and organize Chapter events as well as promotes education and inspiration to her fellow members. Becky is looking forward to her next venture of opening a new brewery as head brewer in her hometown of Helena, MT., focusing on classic European beer styles. She believes the Deliria Brew Day Experiential Trip scholarship will not only give her the opportunity to brew a once-a-year beer with passionate females, but it will also broaden her understanding of traditional Belgian brewing and beer styles. 

BBL, Inc. USA Deliria Brew Day Experiential Scholarship is an onsite experience in January 2022 in Ghent, Belgium where the recipient will participate in Delirum’s annual Deliria Brew Day. This beer is made by women every year to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. Local travel, hotel accommodations, beer, and meals are provided by Delirium as well as a travel stipend from PBS.

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – Yakima Chief Hops and Brew School
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Pink Boots Society in partnership with Yakima Chief Hops is excited to announce the recipients for the Yakima Chief Hops and Brew School scholarship, Susie Bennett and Elizabeth Good.

Susie Bennett is the Quality Assurance Analyst and Microbiologist at Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton, FL. She became interested in the complex science behind craft brewing while studying as a biology undergraduate. Susie brought her experience and skills she learned as a biotechnologist and researcher when she made the jump to the brewing industry making herself useful in nearly every aspect of the brewing process. Susie thinks the Yakima Chief Hops and Brew School will allow her to educate and empower underrepresented groups by eliminating barriers by means of making the language and resources accessible. Check out her blog Susie on Tap where she shares what navigating the craft beer world is like through the eyes of a scientist.

Elizabeth “Betsi” Good is the Head Kombucha Brewer at Four Corners Brewing Company in Dallas, TX. As the head brewer, she is responsible for many aspects of the brewing process, including her most recent project of creating a kettle sour recipe for the 2021 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® along with several other collaborations supporting the North Texas Chapter and other local breweries. She enjoys the opportunity to educate others about brewing and believes the Yakima Chief Hops and Brew School will expand her ability to help her do just that. Betsi was recently a guest on the Craft Beer Professionals’ Tuesday Talks focusing on supporting parents in the workplace.

Hops and Brew School® is an annual event offering craft brewers the opportunity to personally experience the thrill of the American hop harvest in Yakima and see exactly where your great beer begins. Led by industry experts, multi-generational hop growers, and our technical solutions specialists, this multi-day event includes technical seminars on product usage, recipe formulation, experimental varieties, brewing practices, and more.

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – Briess Malt and Brew Workshop Scholarship Recipient Announced
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Pink Boots Society is excited to announce the recipient for the 2021 Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., Malt and Brew School scholarship Kimberly Pollock.

Kimberly Pollock is the Head of Production at Camino Brewing Company in San Jose, CA where she is responsible for all aspects of production including, but not limited to recipe development, ordering ingredients, brewing, cellar work, and packaging. On top of all that, she is also responsible for training two aspiring brewers while developing an educational sensory program and standard operating procedures for all brewing and cellaring tasks. Kimberly believes the knowledge and understanding from the Briess Malt and Brew Workshop will give her the tools needed to create quality beers. She looks forward to sharing this knowledge with her community of women in fermentation. 

 

Briess Malt & Brew Workshop is an onsite course in October 2021 in Chilton and Manitowoc, WI. The Malt & Brew Workshop kicks off with a welcome reception followed by two days of seminars and hands-on learning at various facilities. Attendees can look forward to focused workshops on-base grains, specialty grains, sensory evaluation, malt house tours, and brewery tours. This scholarship is designed for brewhouse production staff wishing to understand further working with malted barley and other grains to create beer.  

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – Road to Cicerone Scholarship Recipient Announced
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Pink Boots Society in partnership with Cicerone is excited to announce the recipient for the Road to Cicerone® scholarship Isabella Perez.

Isabella “Bella” Perez is a Cellar Person and Canning Line Operator at Device Brewing Company in Sacramento, CA. This year she led their first Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® supporting the Sacramento Chapter by brewing a Hazy IPA named The Real Boss released in April. Bella hopes to open a farmhouse brewery with fresh fruits and vegetables that will provide fermentables and fresh produce for patrons as well as local microflora. She dreams to support events such Tap Takeovers by local LGBTQ+ community members, hosting open mic nights, and provide summer internships for females who are interested in learning more about mixed fermentation, hard work, and their own passion for creating new recipes.

The Road to Cicerone® course is a collection of beer styles and processes that will help the reader prepare for the Certified Cicerone® exam. The course is a mixture of books and quizzes. The course books will teach and lend insight into reasons and processes. For example, the brewing process of the course book will help brewers to better understand the brewing process and how brewers come to their decisions. The keeping and serving beer course will help with the front of house, ensuring nothing is being improperly handled between the brewery and the taproom.

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – White Labs Scholarship Recipients Announced
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Pink Boots Society is proud to announce the recipients for the White Labs scholarships: Annamaria Deganutti, Jodi Hunter, and Ann Sandbrook!

After attending a Women In Beer panel in 2019, Annamaria Deganutti, Assistant Brewer at Brasserie BLEUE, was inspired to organize a special International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day in 2020. Unfortunately, the co-organized International Women’s Day event was canceled due to COVID-19 and local restrictions, but the delicious beer, Les Parleuses, remains a headliner to this day. Annamaria also organized the 2020 Home Brewing Competition in Alpes-Maritimes, France, and is excited to have been selected to organize the 2021 competition by the local brewers’ association, Brasseurs Indépendants des Alpes-Maritimes. She believes the White Labs – Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques course will provide her with the knowledge of wild and non-traditional yeast so she could eventually brew her own sour beers. 

Since October 2019, Jodi Hunter has been the Assistant Brewer at CCVK – Compañia de Cervezas Valle del Kahs in Madrid, Spain where she has faced several challenges since the beginning with a language barrier, but that hasn’t stopped her from learning the many aspects of brewing Spanish style craft beers. She feels that identifying and communicating fermentation is invaluable and essential, and is very excited about the White Labs – Many Flavors of Fermentation course. Jodi hopes to bring this knowledge and apply these principles within the American craft beer industry upon her return to the United States. She believes the key to success is through education and knowledge.

 

Ann Sandbrook, currently a Lab Specialist, has been working at Virginia Tech Analytical Services Lab in Blacksburg, Virginia since 2011. In addition to using TTB and AOAC testing methods on fermented beverages and working daily to troubleshoot quality problems with members, Ann also supports educational workshops both independently and in partnership with MBAA and ASBC. While she is familiar with analytical and sensory testing, she is looking forward to expanding her knowledge to brewing production. She plans to use her experience from White Labs – Reusing Yeast: Getting the Most from Your Culture course to elevate within the brewing industry and continue to provide educational opportunities by sharing her knowledge through industry workshops and events.

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.

Jul
20
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2021 Q1 – Crafting A Strategy Scholarship Recipients Announced
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Pink Boots Society in partnership with Crafting A Strategy is excited to announce the recipient(s) for the one year membership to Crafting A Strategy scholarship: Cindy Le, Kayley Weston, Sierra Sininger, Lucia Carillo, and Elle Thomas.

Cindy has come a long way in the industry and is now the Director of Operations at Almanac Beer Co. in Alameda, CA. After building out the production facility from the ground up, Cindy learned that she could achieve more when feeling supported by her supervisors that foster a healthy workplace culture. It is a dream of hers to do the same for others in the industry, to create a space that is inclusive and safe, “and to become a voice for those who don’t have a seat at the table yet.” She hopes to open a brewery that actively invites and welcomes those who are not represented enough in the industry. Cindy coordinated a fundraiser at Almanac to benefit Asian community organizations in a stand against anti-Asian bigotry and urged local business to join in. 

Kaley is a manager and assistant brewer at Spark Beer in Ontario, Canada. Even though she is a new PBS member, her involvement has been substantial starting with being the team lead for her first Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® and she also created the video highlighting the 2021 brews. Kaley has her Cicerone Level 1: Certified Beer Server certification and is actively preparing for Cicerone Level 2: Certified Cicerone. She has coordinated virtual tastings for the Canada Chapter which has helped spark her growing interest in brewing science with aspirations of becoming a head brewer. When she is not on the hot side of production, Kaley is running the taproom at the microbrewery.

Sierra wears many hats as the Taproom Manager at Snake Lake Brewing Company in Alberta, Canada. She began her beer journey at Snake Lake as a beer tender, receiving her latest promotion in November of last year. In her new role she shares her beer and brewing knowledge with fellow employees and customers, in addition to running the social media platforms and conducting brewery tours. Sierra is not afraid to get her hands dirty by stepping up and helping in the cellar and packaging. She has also test batched and brewed a full scale batch for the 2021 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day. She has had the honor of brewing and serving some of her own beer recipes on tap, most notably a Pina Colada IPA which sold out in less than 24 hours. With a background in Anthropology, her passion for brewing and beer as an artform drives her desire to learn everything she can. Sierra is actively seeking to expand her knowledge in beer history and hopes to travel to these noteworthy destinations.

Lucia is the Brew Master at Cerveceria 100 Octanos in Mexico City. When Lucia is not writing recipes and perfecting her craft, she is actively seeking to grow awareness of craft brewing and of women in beer, and more specifically of Pink Boots Society in Mexico. She has a passion for the diverse dynamic of brewing ingredients and wants to keep improving her skills as a brewer to make the best beer. One of her many goals is to let women know that beer is not only for men and that they can excel in all aspects of the industry. ¡Salud y buena suerte en lograr tus metas!

 

Gabrielle’s “Elle” curiosity of beer began in Germany, saying at the time she did not realize she was tasting some of the best brews in the world. This experience has led her down a road to learn as much as possible about the science of beer. Elle is the founder of AirBrewNB. If you’re finding yourself in the Austin, TX area and not quite sure what to do or where to go Elle is your go to for the best Austin has to offer. A driving force behind her company was to make the beer scene inclusive and diverse, not all beer tours have to be a wild party bus. Elle incorporates educational components of beer such as history and tasting guides – some tours offered in Spanish and Sign Language. 

 

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.