Brewery News: WA: Seattle: "Fremont Brewing Partners with Pink Boots Society to Offer Apprentice Scholarship"

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Fremont Brewing Partners with Pink Boots Society to Offer Apprentice Scholarship 
5-Week Hands-On Experience Plus $2,500 Stipend

SEATTLE -- Fremont Brewing Company is partnering with Pink Boots Society to offer a 5-week Apprenticeship in Brewing and Beer Production to a qualified female in the brewing industry. The apprenticeship will take place at Fremont Brewing in Seattle, WA from February 1st through March 8th, 2015 and will focus on cellar work, the brew house, beer production, lab work, yeast work, QA/QC, 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. Half of the stipend will be awarded after the recipient is selected in order to facilitate travel to Seattle, and the second half will be awarded upon successful graduation. The “Final Exam” will take place on International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day and will consist of the scholarship recipient leading the brew at Fremont Brewing.

"Craft brewing is about making the best beer everyday, and that means having the best team brewing the beer. We can't really fulfill that promise until we have the best applicants across all gender lines, and this scholarship is designed to open the door to brewing a little wider to the largest segment of our population, women. Quality beer is the standard and quality applicants for brewing is the goal,” said Matt Lincecum, Founder/Owner of Fremont Brewing Company.

“We also want to offer a friendly challenge to other breweries to pick up the banner and encourage more female applicants for brewing jobs. The Pink Boots Society is leading the call and we have heard the future calling. Have you?"

Candidates must be registered Pink Boots Society members (women anywhere in the world that earn part of their income from beer qualify), employed in the beer industry, and have brewing experience. The application will be open to all qualified candidates from September 5th-30th, and the scholarship recipient will be notified in early November with a public announcement on November 15th. 

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship page of the Pink Boots Society website.

About Fremont Brewing Company

Founded in 2008, Fremont Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Home to maritime industries, artists, and free thinkers. Fremont is the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe.”
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