Because Women in Beer Matter: 5-Week Apprenticeship from Fremont Brewing and Pink Boots Society

Fremont ApprenticeshipFremont Brewing has partnered with the Pink Boots Society in order to offer a 5-week Apprenticeship Scholarship at Fremont Brewing. The scholarship is available to any Pink Boots Society member (women anywhere in the world that earn part of their income from beer qualify), who is employed in the beer industry, and has brewing experience. The apprenticeship will take place at Fremont Brewing in Seattle, WA  February 1st – March 8th, 2015 and will focus on cellar work, the brew house, beer production, lab work, yeast work, quality assurance/control, sensory analysis, packaging, and an overview of sales and marketing. In addition to the hands-on, behind the scenes experience, the selected candidate will receive a $2,500 travel and living expense stipend. For further information and to apply, visit the Pink Boots Society scholarship application page. Applications are open now and will remain open through the end of September.

Further information from The Pink Boots Society and Fremont Brewing:

In partnership with Fremont Brewing Company, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2014 scholarship opportunity:

Fremont Brewing Co. Apprenticeship Scholarship

Description: 5-week Apprenticeship in Brewing & Beer Production at Fremont Brewing Co.

Scholarship Dates: February 1 – March 8, 2015

Scholarship Application Window: September 5 – 30, 2014. Closes at 11:45 pm PDST.

Brewery Information:

Scholarship Location: Fremont Brewing Company, Seattle, WA, USA

Apply Here:

This five week long apprenticeship scholarship at Fremont Brewing Co., a family owned and operated craft brewery located in the trendy neighborhood of Fremont in Seattle, WA, will begin February 1, 2015 and is directed towards Pink Boots Members who desire to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of craft brewing.

This apprenticeship will focus on all areas of the brewing industry including: cellar work, the brew house, beer production, lab work, yeast work, QA/QC, sensory analysis, packaging, and an overview of sales and marketing.

The apprenticeship will culminate on March 8, 2015, International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, where the recipient will lead the IWCBD brew at Fremont Brewing. Please visit for information about this International PBS fundraising event.

A $2,500 USD stipend will be provided to help with travel and living expenses. The recipient will be awarded half the amount ($1,250 USD) prior to the apprenticeship to facilitate travel to Seattle and securing a place to live for five weeks. The remaining half ($1,250 USD) will be awarded upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and IWCBD brew.

YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications to see if you qualify.

Required Applicant Qualifications: Any woman, anywhere in the world, who earns income from beer as a beer professional and is a PBS member is encouraged to apply.  Women must demonstrate an interest in pursuing the brewing and beer production side of the industry and have some professional brewing education, and/or some professional brewing experience, or have completed ten solo batches of homebrew. You will be asked to describe your professional brewing education, experience and ten solo homebrew batches in detail in the following application.

Any woman who earns income from the beer industry is eligible to apply for any Pink Boots Society scholarship and is automatically qualified for Pink Boots Society membership. Click here to join or to connect with us.

As a condition of accepting the scholarship, a deposit in the amount of $1,250 USD will be held until successful completion of the apprenticeship and IWCBD brew. The recipient will then receive the remaining portion of the stipend ($1,250 USD) from Pink Boots Society. This deposit ensures participation, completion and 100% passing rates for all our scholarship recipients.

All PBS scholarships have a “Pay It Forward” requirement, where our scholarship recipients pay forward the knowledge they gained in their scholarship course. This is accomplished through either publishing an article or giving a speech at a national professional seminar or conference. Many recipients choose to Pay It Forward (PIF) at our highly anticipated PBS Great American Beer Festival (GABF) meeting & Education Seminar in Denver each autumn.

Best wishes to all applicants!

* Please note that Scholarship Recipients are announced approximately six weeks after the scholarship application window closes. In this case, the recipient will be announced approximately November 15, 2014.


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