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Latest Guild News

The Greg Noonan New England Brewer’s Scholarship

Posted by Ron Cotti on Wednesday 20 January 2016 at 03:08 PM

The American Brewers Guild is proud to announce a scholarship opportunity. The 2016 Greg Noonan New England Brewer’s Scholarship is awarded for the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering class once per year. The scholarship is open to residents of New England, which includes the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Applicants must meet our prerequisites for admission into the program.

For more information, please see our scholarship page here.


JEN JORDAN RISES TO TOP FOR FALCONER FOUNDATION AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD SCHOLARSHIP

Posted by Ron Cotti on Thursday 17 December 2015 at 02:44 PM


From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Jen Jordan of Anchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA) has been named recipient of the 2016 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship to the American Brewers Guild.   Jenn will be attending the American Brewers Guild's Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January to July 2016.  The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction.  The course covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance with a special emphasis on practical issues.  
 
In making its final decision, the Selection Committee members were impressed by Jen's level of demonstrated accomplishment both as a long-time and continuing homebrewer and her notable rapid transition into the professional brewing ranks.  Perhaps the words of a committee member summarize it best: "Among a field of many fine candidates, Jen stood out for her dedication to the craft of brewing and the goals of the Glen Falconer Foundation. A passionate homebrewer, she left a long career as a public schoolteacher to pursue her dream of becoming a commercial brewer, and was the first female brewer ever hired by the Anchor Brewing Company. Jen's strong commitment to the homebrewing community and her well-expressed desire to improve her brewing skills with further professional education make her an excellent choice for the ABG scholarship."
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, 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, was given the difficult decision of selecting a single recipient from a deep and talented group of deserving candidates.  
 
The Foundation extends congratulations to Jen 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 over 30 scholarships over the past dozen years 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
 


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.


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