The Pink Boots Society Scholarship Selection Committee has just announced the recipient of Karl’s 2018 scholarship, and they’ve chosen Alejandra Abeijon from Cataluña, Spain to attend the nine-day on-site intensive Brewery Start-Up Camp taking place this August at San Diego State University.
Alejandra has a degree in chemistry, and she’s currently interning as an assistant brewer at Cerveses La Pirata while pursuing her master’s degree in fermented beverages with a specialization in brewing science and technology. She is looking forward to learning from experts in the more mature American craft beer industry and using that information to help further the growth of the relatively young, up-and-coming craft beer sector in Spain.
“I know this course will be one more step in this continuous professional learning, it will help me to expand my knowledge, it will provide me with new competences and consequently it will improve my brewing skills by giving me a broader view of the whole craft beer industry, from manufacturing to distribution and sale,” says Abeijon.
In addition to the scholarship fund, Karl Strauss is also making a donation to the organization on behalf of the beers brewed for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day this past March. They’ve had such a great turnout from team members traveling from all over California to participate in this annual tradition, that they decided to hold two different brew days this year to accommodate more of their team and raise further awareness of the initiative. One brew day took place at their original Brewpub in downtown San Diego, and another up north at their Anaheim Brewpub.
Both of Karl’s 2018 Pink Boots beers were Hazy IPAs, each brewed with the same custom “Pink Boots Blend” hops from YCH Hops. All the Single Hazies (brewed in Anaheim) and These Pink Boots Are Made For Hoppin’ (brewed in San Diego) were both released in April in support of the Pink Boots Society and their efforts to help more women further their careers in craft beer.
To learn more about Karl Strauss and their ongoing support of the Pink Boots Society and various other nonprofits, visit karlstrauss.com.