Congratulations to the folks who have been awarded scholarships to attend the NC Craft Brewers Conference in November! Brandon Booker, Ari Sanders, Mario Espinoza, Nicole Preyer, Erin Flora, Rita Welder, and Dani Bearss are our 2016 Brewers of Color and Women in Brewing scholars.
2016 is the first time that the Guild is offering scholarships to promote increased participation by women and people of color in the conference. The Education Committee received far more applications than they could honor. We are excited and challenged to find more ways to support the growth and professional development of women and people of color in North Carolina’s craft beer industry.
Our sincere gratitude goes out to the brewery members who made these scholarships possible: New Belgium Brewing, Bull Durham Beer Company, Fullsteam, NoDa Brewing, Rocky Mount Mills Brewmill, and Sierra Nevada Brewing.
You can meet all these great scholarship winners in person at the 2016 NC Craft Brewers Conference on November 1-3 in Winston-Salem. Hope to see you there!