Falconer Foundation Announces Recipient for 2012 Scholarship to American Brewers Guild

Anthony Stone (from fermentedbrainwaves)

** ANTHONY STONE PREVAILS IN LARGEST APPLICANT GROUP EVER FOR FALCONER FOUNDATION AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD SCHOLARSHIP **

This year’s scholarship attracted the largest group of applicants since the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship program began in 2004.  From a truly outstanding group of talented applicants, Anthony Stone of Boundary Bay Brewing Company (Bellingham, WA) has named recipient of the 2012 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild scholarship.  This scholarship attracted a very strong group of highly qualified applicants from throughout the Pacific Northwest region.

Anthony will be attending the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course which runs from January through June 2012.  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.

The brewing scholarship is a full-tuition grant along with travel stipend that is offered with the generous co-sponsorship of the American Brewers Guild.  The American Brewers Guild is a premier school for the craft brewing industry dedicated to providing a comprehensive learning experience that focuses on the technical, scientific, and operational matters and issues that brewers face in a craft brewing environment.

The Selection Committee, consisting of Scott Frietas, Head Brewer at Maui Brewing, John Maier, Brewmaster at Rogue Ales, Alan Moen, Editor of Northwest Brewing News, Shaun O’Sullivan, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of 21st Amendment Brewery, and Steve Parkes, Owner and Lead Instructor of American Brewers Guild were given the difficult decision of selecting a single recipient from a deep and talented group of deserving candidates.

In making its final decision, the Selection Committee members were impressed by Anthony Stone’s hard work ethic, passion, and contributions to the broader brewing community. In the words of committee members, Anthony “embraces his homebrewing roots in the truest sense, even teaching homebrewing at a local college.”  Anthony “continually demonstrates his hunger for knowledge” and “dedication to improving his knowledge base and to sharing this with others.”

The Foundation extends congratulations to Anthony and a sincere appreciation to all the applicants for their interest and enthusiasm for the inaugural Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild scholarship.  The Foundation thanks the Selection Committee for its hard work and energy and extends its gratitude to the American Brewers Guild for its co-sponsorship and support for the Foundation’s brewing scholarship program.

For more information on the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org.

If you haven’t yet, visit us on our “Glen Hay Falconer Foundation” Facebook page!!

For information on the American Brewers Guild, visit www.abgbrew.com.

Also, don’t forget to mark you calendars for May 11-12, 2012 for the 10th Annual Sasquatch Brew Fest in Eugene, Oregon, which is sure to be the biggest and best ever!  Come join us for what will be a very special event and celebration of the brewing education, craft brewing, and Glen!!  Visit www.northwestlegendsfoundation.org for more information.

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