Falconer Foundation Offering Two Full Scholarships To Siebel Institute

Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2014.  Both scholarship are full tuition grants and come with generous travel/lodging stipends.

The first scholarship is to the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago in October 2014. The Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The program is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques in order to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. Read More…

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A Q&A With Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild Scholarship Winner Daniel Russo

Glen Hay Falconer Foundation

The recipient of the 2014 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship to the American Brewers Guild has been announced and this year’s recipient is Daniel Russo from Oakshire Brewing of Eugene, OR. Dan will be attending the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January through June 2014. The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction. The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.

In making its final decision, the Selection Committee members were impressed by Dan’s passion, dedication, and work ethic. They cited his roots as an innovative homebrewer, tireless contributions to the broader brewing community and genuine interest in living the ideals of the Falconer Foundation. In the words of a committee member: “Dan possesses a great combination of brewing talent, diligence, and understanding of the many disciplines of running and promoting brewery operations.  With the ABG education and his front-of-the-house experience, Dan will be an enormous asset to the success of the overall brewery.” The mission of the Foundation resonated in Dan, as another committee member highlighted: “What struck me about Dan was that he took the time and energy to learn about Glen and the Foundation.” Read More…

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Widmer Brothers Brewing Releases Four New Beers

Widmer Falconers IPA

Widmer Brothers Brewing is set to launch four new beers for the fall season. Returning to their Rotator IPA Series is Falconer’s IPA along with Old Embalmer Barleywine, Barrel-Aged Old Embalmer, and Downward Spiral Imperial IPL.

The Falconer’s IPA, the latest addition to the Rotator IPA Series brewed in tribute to Glen Hay Falconer. This marks the third and final time that this beer has been released from Widmer. This year’s vintage of Old Embalmer Barleywine was brewed with the new and unnamed  X-431 hops. Then the barrel-aged version of Old Embalmer was aged in a pinot noir barrel. And finally their Downward Spiral is an imperial India-style Pale Lager (IPL) aged on new oak spirals.

Here are more complete details from the Widmer Press Release:

PORTLAND, Ore. – September 26, 2013 –Widmer Brothers Brewing has introduced four new limited release beers as part of the brewery’s fall lineup. Just in time for the cooler fall months ahead, the Portland-based brewery has released: Falconer’s IPA, the latest addition to the Rotator IPA Series; this year’s vintage of Old Embalmer Barleywine and a pinot noir barrel-aged version of Old Embalmer as part of the Brother’s Reserve Series; and Downward Spiral, an imperial India-style Pale Lager (IPL) aged on new oak spirals.

The release of Falconer’s IPA, a beer brewed in tribute to the late Oregon brewing legend Glen Hay Falconer, represents the third time this beer has been available as part of the Rotator IPA Series. Falconer’s IPA is an aggressively hopped Northwest IPA that features Falconer’s namesake hop blend from HopUnion: Falconer’s Flight. Widmer Brothers has brewed the beer annually since 2011 and it has become a favorite in the series, but this release will be the last as the Falconer’s Flight hop is being retired after this year. Read More…

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VIDEO: Blast from the Past – BoozeWeek TV Episode 1 – Sasquatch Brewfest 2011

Eugene libations icon and beer trivia tippler Eliot Martinez provides us with an exclusive and humorous peek into his town’s famous Sasquatch Brew Festival. Here Martinez samples a smorgasbord of wonderful Oregon-crafted brews and injects his unique brand of humor into the festivities.

Boozeweek International's Elliot Martinez2013′s Eugene Beer Week kicks off on May 4 with the Sasquatch Brew Fest at the Eugene Hilton and runs through May 11. The Sasquatch Brew Fest is a benefit for the Glen Hay Falconer Memorial Fund and helps to raise money to further promote, educate, and assist aspiring craft brewers from the Pacific Northwest. Find out more about all of this fun stuff at the official Read More…

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This post was written by admin on May 2, 2013

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Acacia Cooper Named Recipient of Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild Scholarship

Acacia Cooper of Anderson Valley Brewing
Press release:
From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Acacia Cooper of Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, CA) has been named recipient of the 2013 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship to the American Brewers Guild.  Acacia will be attending the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course which runs from January through June 2013.  The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction.  The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.  
 
In making its final decision, the Selection Committee members were impressed by Acacia’s dedication, passion, and contributions to the broader brewing community.  In the words of committee members: “We were impressed by Acacia’s commitment to craft brewing as demonstrated both by her work as a brewer and her use of her chemistry background to produce an original study of green beer analysis that was presented to the MBAA.”  Adds another Read More…
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Video: Falconer’s IPA Returns to Widmer LineUp

Widmer Brothers Brewing returns another popular handle from their Rotator IPA Series. Falconer’s IPA is a flavorfully hopped ale featuring a unique hop pellet, Falconer’s Flight™, an exclusive proprietary hop blend developed by Hopunion LLC. According to Hopunion, “This novel proprietary pellet blend is comprised of many of the Northwest’s most unique hop varieties and is perfect for any Northwest-style IPA. Each hop has been hand selected for its superior aromatic qualities, imparting distinct tropical, citrus, floral, lemon and grapefruit tones.” To honor Glen and support his legacy, Hopunion will be contributing proceeds from each Falconer’s Flight™ hops purchase to the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation.

What began as a one-time brew has blossomed into a popular mainstay with Widmer and now, folks nationwide can enjoy Falconer’s IPA. Here’s more information from Widmer on this grubbin’ brew: Read More…

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Apply Now For Falconer Foundation Scholarship To American Brewers Guild

Glen Hay Falconer Foundation

Good news for Pacific Northwesterner craft brewers who are seeking assistance in furthering their experience and education in the field. The Falconer Foundation has recently announced that they are now accepting applications for a full-tuition scholarship to the American Brewers Guild‘s Intense Brewing Science and Education program. This 22-week course “designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.”  Here’s the full details from the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation: Read More…

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Ninkasi Releases Sasquatch Legacy Project Wheatwine

Sasquatch Legacy Project Wheat Wine
The Sasquatch Legacy Project, started by Walking Man Brewing and recently transitioned to Ninkasi Brewing, invites each year’s Glen Hay Falconer Scholarship recipients to collaborating on a beer together at Ninkasi Brewing. This year the Legacy beer is a Wheatwine.

Proceeds from this beer will go to support the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation and the Northwest Legends Foundation, whose mission is to educate brewers and support the community in memory of our lost brewing friend Glen Falconer. Read More…

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8th Annual Sasquatch BrewAm @ McMenamins Edgefield Pub Course

Glen Hay and friends on the linksMark you calendar because the Sasquatch BrewAm is taking place again next month!   The 8th Annual BrewAm will be on Friday, July 27th. Sign-up now!!
The BrewAm is your chance to rub shoulders with your favorite brewers and enjoy a great day of fun, beer, and golf on grounds of the beautiful McMenamins Edgefield.  Come join the fun!!

Proceeds from the Sasquatch BrewAm go to support the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation brewing scholarship program.


When & Where?

Date:  Friday, July 27, 2012
Place:  McMenamins Edgefield Pub Course
Time:  8:00am check-in
How Do I Sign-up and Pay?

Sign-up is really easy.  Just follow this Online Registration link:  www.glenfalconerfoundation.org/brew_am.html

Cost includes golf, beer, logo shirt, lunch, prizes, and raffle
$80 General Public
$55 Professional Brewers
Payment: You must pay in advance.  We offer two payment options:
**PayPal: Simply follow the Online Registration link to sign-up and pay using the PayPal button.
**Check: Make check payable to “Glen Hay Falconer Foundation” and mail to Quentin Falconer; 5555 Balboa Drive; Oakland, CA  94611

Sign up now as spots are going fast!!

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This post was written by admin on June 7, 2012

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Eugene Beer Week Returns for Second Year

2012 Eugene Beer Week May 7-13, 2012

Eugene, Oregon hosts its 2nd annual Beer Week May 7-13, 2012. Eugene Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer culture in the Willamette Valley.

Venues and Breweries include Ninkasi, Oakshire, Hop Valley, Falling Sky, 16 Tons, The Bier Stein, Izakaya Meiji, Rogue, Cornucopia, Hot Mama’s Wings, the Eugene Hilton, Cascade Brewers Society, Boneyard Beer, Brewpublic, Sasquatch Brew Fest, Deschutes, Hopworks, and others.

Beer week will feature beer tastings, brewer’s dinners, special bottle releases, a home brew competition, and other events celebrating craft beer. Breweries, retailers, bars, restaurants, and beer writers join together helping bring Read More…

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