American Brewers Guild

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Latest Guild News

2016 GLEN HAY FALCONER FOUNDATION BREWING SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED

Posted by Ron Cotti on Wednesday 19 August 2015 at 10:24 AM

About the Brewing Scholarship

In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that begins on January 25, 2016 and runs through July 1, 2016.

The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering (“IBS&E”) course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction in Middlebury, Vermont.  The IBS&E course is specifically designed for professional and aspiring craft brewers seeking formal training in brewing science.  The program provides a comprehensive learning experience that focuses on the technical, scientific, and operational matters and issues that brewers face in a craft brewing environment. 

The scholarship is open to professional brewers and homebrewers from the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, and California’s northern geographic region (San Francisco Bay/Monterey Bay areas and north).  The scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses for the final onsite week in Middlebury, Vermont.

The selection committee is comprised of professional craft brewers and brewing industry experts. The full application must be received no later than November 9, 2015.

To learn more about available scholarship programs, visit our scholarship information page.


Falconer Foundation Scholarship Awarded!

Posted by Christine McKeever on Thursday 14 August 2014 at 10:20 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 2014

 ** MATT COOK NAMED RECIPIENT OF COVETED FALCONER FOUNDATION AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD SCHOLARSHIP **

From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Matt Cook of Odin Brewing Company (Seattle, WA) has been named recipient of the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship to the American Brewers Guild.   Matt will be attending the American Brewers Guild's Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January through June 2015.  The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction.  The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.  

 In making its final decision, the Selection Committee members were impressed by Matt’s level of demonstrated accomplishment as well as his true passion for the craft brewing movement.  In the words of a committee member: "Matt really embodies what is means to be a Falconer Foundation recipient in the way he is naturally collaborative.  He realizes that brewing less about his own noteworthy accomplishments than it is about lifting everyone's skill level and infusing others with his palpable joy of brewing."  Another committee member added: "Matt clearly has superior technical aptitude in brewery engineering coupled with an innate curiosity.  He takes these talents and orients them towards the customer experience."  This year set a record for the most applications ever submitted in the history of the Falconer Foundation brewing scholarship program.  The committee noted that the applicant pool was the deepest ever in terms of qualifications, accomplishments, and talent.  Rising to the top of such an incredible group of brewers is noteworthy in itself.

The brewing scholarship is a full-tuition grant along with travel stipend that is offered in collaboration with the American Brewers Guild.  The American Brewers Guild is a premier school for the craft brewing industry dedicated to providing a comprehensive learning experience that focuses on the technical, scientific, and operational matters and issues that brewers face in a craft brewing environment. 

 The Selection Committee, consisting of Ben Dobler, Innovation Brewer at Widmer Brothers Brewing/Craft Brewing Alliance, Christian Ettinger, Brewmaster-Owner of Hopworks Urban Brewing, Alan Moen, Senior Writer and Columnist for American Brewer Magazine, Shaun O’Sullivan, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of 21st Amendment Brewery, Steve Parkes, Owner and Lead Instructor of American Brewers Guild, and Alan Sprints, Top Dog at Hair of the Dog Brewery and Tasting Room, were given the difficult decision of selecting a single recipient from a deep and talented group of deserving candidates.  

The Foundation extends congratulations to Matt and a sincere appreciation to all the applicants for their interest and enthusiasm for the Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild scholarship.  The Foundation thanks the Selection Committee for its hard work and energy and extends its gratitude to the American Brewers Guild for its long-standing support for the Foundation’s brewing scholarship program.

The Falconer Foundation has granted 28 scholarships over the past decade and is dedicated to promoting knowledge and expertise in the craft brewing industry in memory and honor of Glen Hay Falconer.

For more information on the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook.

Glen Hay Falconer Foundation

falconerfoundation@earthlink.net


Scholarship News

Posted by Christine McKeever on Thursday 5 June 2014 at 11:43 AM

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Greg Noonan Scholarship. This award was developed to continue Greg's legacy and honor his contributions to craft brewing.

Congratulations to Brett Bauer from Watertown MA.

The caliber of candidate was exceptional and all were deserving of winning the scholarship. Choosing a winner was a painstaking and incredibly difficult process. The winning candidate was chosen by a panel of experienced and credentialed brewmasters from across the country. The panel consisted of:

Dan DelGrande
Brewmaster/Owner, Bison Brewing Company, Oakland, CA
Russ Fitzgerald
Brewmaster, Vermont Pub and Brewery, Burlington, VT
Nick Funnell
Brewmaster, and Sales rep for Brewers Supply Group
Scott Shirley
Brewmaster, Harpoon Brewery in Windsor VT

The winning candidate Brett Bauer impressed several of the panel with his motivation and approach to getting into the industry. One of the panel said of Brett, "he exemplifies the characteristics that I believe would make a great brewer: he is passionate about craft beer, hard-working, enthusiastic, a continuous learner and is overall and outstanding candidate."

Congratulations to Brett Bauer, winner of the 2014 Greg Noonan Scholarship!

To learn more about available scholarship programs, visit our scholarship information page.


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