Why was the Pride In Brewing Scholarship established?
Craft beer has a diversity problem. Members of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities are underrepresented across the industry—from customers to employees and ownership. In 2018, Beer Dabbler decided to take positive action by establishing a scholarship for a brewing program with the mission to help members of the LGBTQ+ community break into the brewing industry. Now, our nonprofit Dabbler & Friends 501(c)(3) awards a full-ride scholarship plus $1,500 travel stipend for the Siebel Institute WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology on-campus course in Chicago, Illinois. In partnership with Brewers Supply Group, Pride in Brewing scholars get the opportunity to lead recipe development and brew a collab with each other and The Rahr Technical Center in Shakopee MN.
What is Siebel Institute’s Concise Course in Brewing Technology?
The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology covers a similar range of topics as those presented in our advanced-level programs, but at a depth that allows those with a moderate understanding of brewing science and technology to participate in the course. This is an ideal course for those considering entry into the brewing industry, as well as those pursuing a wider knowledge of the business in order to improve their skills and advance in their brewing careers. The course also offers the best way to prepare for our advanced-level programs should you decide to take them at a later date. The on-campus program allows students to participate in vibrant classroom discussions and develop close networks with fellow students.
Our current scholarship process is for students to attend the in-person course at the Siebel Institute in Chicago, Illinois from November 6–17, 2023. In addition to covering the cost of tuition, this scholarship will cover and provide a $1,500 stipend to offset travel costs incurred while attending the program.
I’m interested! What’s Next?
All applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have prior knowledge of the brewing process basics through either home brewing or employment (minimum 1 year).
The application for the Fall 2023 scholarship can be found here and will be open June 4–August 15, 2023. All application decisions will be communicated shortly after August 15, 2023.
How can I support the Pride In Brewing initiative?
Want to support the Pride In Brewing Scholarship Fund? Make a financial donation to Dabbler & Friends, which raises funds for the scholarship.