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Jul
5
Kris McDowell
Barth-Haas Hops Academy Scholarship Recipient Announced
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The Pink Boots Society is proud to announce that Mallorie King of Temescal Brewing is the recipient of the 2018 Barth-Haas Hops Academy scholarship.

Chosen by the PBS Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC), five very experienced women beer professionals who hold positions as brewers, educators and writers, they felt Mallorie  “had the best preliminary experience with hops as well as the educational background to understand the technical components of the course.” In addition, it would be an invaluable experience to help her achieve her long term goals.

Mallorie comes from a food system background and worked with the Food Craft Institute to plan and facilitate educational programs which included their five-week Business of Beer course. She also spent nine months in Slovenia designing research projects to assess the international craft brewing and hop-growing communities through the lens of Slovene markets.

Since returning to the United States she has taken a cellar/brewery operations position with Temescal Brewing where her time is split between managing the cold side of the brewery and overseeing the tasks that take the beer from mash tun to distribution. Mallorie is facing new hop-related challenges and says, “As a first-time cellar person who is also responsible for brewery operations, it’s integral that I understand hops on a process level. My agricultural knowledge of hops is helpful, but it’s necessary that I understand what happens once they hit the kettle.” She is looking forward to the material in this course providing the missing link to round out her hop knowledge and further fueling her long term goal of starting a consulting business to assist smaller breweries in developing a hop sourcing strategy that balances contracts and spot hop purchases.

Barth-Haas Hops Academy is a two-day onsite course in Yakima, WA during hops harvest season consisting of presentations by hop and brewing experts and top researchers and growers that will cover topics including new trends in hop breeding, hop chemistry, hop quality and brewing techniques as well as new hop varieties, products, usage and analytical and sensory evaluation techniques to gauge hop and beer quality. The course also 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.

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

Aug
8
Kris McDowell
Jackie Beard Scholarship Recipient
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Barth-Haas Yakima Hops Academy Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Pink Boots Society is proud to announce that Jacqueline (Jackie) Beard of Bale Breaker Brewing is the recipient of the 2017 Barth-Haas Yakima Hop Academy scholarship.

Chosen by the PBS Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC), five very experienced women beer professionals who hold positions as brewers, educators and writers, they chose Jackie to receive this scholarship because they feel it would increase her hop knowledge, an area that in an overall impressive collection of knowledge she lacks due to being a recent transplant from the wine world. With her strong science background they feel she “is capable of soaking up every word from the class and really doing some great things with it.”

Jackie’s science background is strong indeed – a B.S. in Environmental Science and a Certificate in Winery Technology as well as positions with Cascade Analytical as a chemist and at Chateau Ste Michelle, Canoe Ridge Winery as a laboratory supervisor. She made the move to beer in October 2016 as the sensory and microbiology lead at Bale Breaker. It’s a multi-faceted role in which she coordinates beer tastings, trains the employee panel, analyzes the impact of numerous brewing process changes, completes routine microbiology and chemistry analysis, analyzes data trends and is in charge of developing a wastewater treatment plan to reduce the brewery’s water impact.

Jackie describes the curriculum of the Barth-Haas Hops Academy as “having me pretty much drooling over the “Hopsessed” hop-specific sensory training, the chemistry knowledge imparted in the “Hops” and “Hops in the Brewing Process” curricula, and the sustainability section.” She’s also looking forward to learning more about the science and business of hops to maximize their use in Bale Breaker’s beers and to apply to sensory trainings for the staff.

Barth-Haas Yakima Hops Academy is a two-day onsite course in Yakima, WA consisting of presentations by hop and brewing experts and top researchers and growers that will cover topics including new trends in hop breeding, hop chemistry, hop quality and brewing techniques as well as new hop varieties, products, usage and analytical and sensory evaluation techniques to gauge hop and beer quality. The course also 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.

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

Jul
14
Kris McDowell
Scholarship Recipient Heather Holland
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Barth-Haas Yakima Hops Academy Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Pink Boots Society is proud to announce that Heather Holland of Maine is the recipient of the Barth-Haas Yakima Hop Academy scholarship.

Chosen by the PBS Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC), five very experienced women beer professionals who hold positions as brewers, educators and writers, they chose Heather to receive this scholarship because as a hop farmer they feel the academy would help “to further her business and increase the hop concentration in her community.” In addition, “Her passion for agriculture and enthusiasm for the craft make her the ideal candidate.”

Heather attended an agricultural high school, holds a degree in horticulture and with her husband currently runs a small company that manufactures brewing equipment. They also own a working farm whose hop yard will undergo its first phase of planting next spring. Of the farm she says, “Our focus will be to utilize as many farm grown ingredients as well as educating our customers that beer is an agricultural product.”

Living on the east coast, where hop farms operate on a much smaller scale, Heather is excited about experiencing the hop harvest from one of the leading hop suppliers. In reviewing the the agenda for the two-day academy she found it to be “packed full of information and tours that do not compare to what I can attend here.” The opportunities for learning in the classroom as well as the field experience she feels will be invaluable to her career.

Barth-Haas Yakima Hops Academy is a two-day onsite course in Yakima, WA consisting of presentations by hop and brewing experts that will cover topics including new trends in hop breeding, hop chemistry, hop quality and brewing techniques. Guest speakers include top researchers and growers from around the world speaking on new hop varieties, products, usage and analytical and sensory evaluation techniques to gauge hop and beer quality. The course also 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.

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

Aug
1
Kris McDowell
Recipient Cheyenne McCarthy
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Cheyenne McCarthy - headshot with photo credit

Barth-Haas Hops Academy Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Pink Boots Society is proud to announce that Cheyenne McCarthy is the recipient of the 2015 Barth-Haas Hops Academy scholarship. Cheyenne works for Fallbrook Brewing Company in San Diego County, CA.

The PBS Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC), five very experienced women beer professionals who hold positions as brewers, educators and writers, chose Cheyenne to receive this scholarship due to her eagerness to learn and the value she places on education, from both the teacher and student sides.

Cheyenne, in addition to being a beertender at Fallbrook, is also a teacher and tutor. Having previously conducted lectures and Q&A sessions specializing in community outreach and education, she is looking forward to doing her part to, “contribute to the brewing industry’s cohesive partnership of men and women collaboratively producing our favorite social elixir,” and, “directly encourage, engage, and empower other women in the industry.”

In her youth Cheyenne often accompanied her grandfather when he had his growler filled with a new craft beer. “He was always exhilarated, and by extension so was I,” she said. Those experiences have stayed with her and inspired her to delve into brewing. A self-described novice homebrewer, she is looking to take her experience to the next level by gaining hands-on experience at the Hops Academy “to better understand the underlying chemistry and flavors” of the beers she serves at Fallbrook and ultimately become the next female Master Cicerone.

Barth-Haas Hops Academy is a two day, on-site course in Yakima, WA that will cover topics including new trends in hop breeding, hop chemistry and brewing techniques. Top researchers and growers from around the world will speak on new hop varieties, products, usage, and analytical and sensory evaluation techniques to gauge hop and beer quality. There will be 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, and a guided tour of Haas Innovations Research Brewery.

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