• 2024 Siebel Scholarship Recipients

    From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Holly Trujillo of Base Camp Beer Works (Grand Junction, CO) and Jorge Cervantes of ShaKa Brewing (Sunnyvale, CA) have been named recipients of the 2024 Siebel Institute scholarships.  Our scholarship program encompasses over half of the United States geography and the scholarships drew candidates from throughout that region.  Both scholarships are to the WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology that takes place this November in Chicago.  The Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations.  

    Holly Trujillo

    Holly had a diverse and rewarding career before committing to a career in craft brewing. In her own words, “I never felt the passion, enjoyment and satisfaction I feel while brewing”. One of the many things that impressed the Selection Committee is Holly’s strong sense of community. “She is deeply involved in the Colorado brewing scene. Holly goes out of her way to collaborate with other breweries across the entire state and is particularly active in the Colorado Brewers Guild.” Holly has been on the Guild’s Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion committee for several years. Noted the Selection Committee, “her mentorship and dedication to ensuring that the brewing industry is an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone is impressive. She is emblematic of the continuing evolution of the future landscape of brewing.” Holly brings a wealth of non-brewing experience and maturity to her brewing experience. Summarized well by the Selection Committee, “with her depth of resourcefulness, creativity, and steadfast dedication to the craft, the Siebel education is aptly timed to take Holly to the next level.”

    Jorges Cervantes

    Jorge worked at Faultline Brewing and Fox Tale Fermentation Project before joining ShaKa Brewing. Jorge has worked his way through virtually every position and contributed to all facets of the overall business at these breweries. Noted the Selection Committee,” it takes a certain type of dedication and intellectual curiosity to make a brewery run successfully. One has to play many positions well and simultaneously. Jorge has learned what it takes not only to brew great beer but also to successfully operate a brewery from multiple angles.” A number of Selection Committee members noted Jorge’s Mexican American heritage and what Jorge wrote resonated with them all: “I want to be the bridge that brings more people like me to the industry, spreading knowledge that crosses borders, languages, and cultural barriers.” Jorge is at a perfect phase of his career for some formal learning, and he’ll bring back to the brewery knowledge and perspective that will benefit everyone.

    On both Holly and Jorge, the Selection Committee stated that “the pool of candidates this round was exceptional, one of the strongest ever. While Holly and Jorge did rise above the rest, there were so many great brewers to choose from. Ultimately, their abilities to express what they already are doing to create community coupled with their passion to bring beer to underserved communities were some of the reasons these two stood out.”

    Selection Committee

    Join us in thanking the Selection Committee of Jamie Floyd (Ninkasi Brewing), Keith Lemcke (Siebel Institute), John Maier (Rogue Ales), Lisa Morrison (Belmont Station Bottle Shop & Biercafé), Shaun O’Sullivan (21st Amendment Brewery), and Cat Wiest (Yakima Chief Hops). This year also marks the first time the Foundation has included a prior scholarship recipient (Cat Wiest 2019 Siebel International Diploma program) on the Siebel Selection Committee. We are committed to continuing to include prior scholarship recipients on our Selection Committees for all future scholarships.  

    20 years & 56 Scholarships

    This is a special year as it represents the 20th year of our brewing education scholarships and collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology. Our deepest thank you and heartfelt appreciation goes to everyone at Siebel for their years of enthusiasm, dedication and encouragement.

    To date, the Foundation has granted a total of 56 brewing education scholarships and currently offers three scholarships annually. For more information on the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, our brewing scholarship program, and related activities, visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org.

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  • Falconer Foundation Offering Two Concise Course Scholarships to Siebel Institute

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    In collaboration with the Seibel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering a TWO full tuition brewing education scholarship in 2024. Each scholarship is a full tuition grant and comes with a travel/lodging stipend.

    The scholarships are for the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago, November 4-15, 2024. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The course is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. Each WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses

    Applicants must be from the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. The scholarships are open to both homebrewers and professional brewers.

    Note that the full application must be received no later than April 22, 2024.

    Complete details and scholarship application is available at https://www.siebelinstitute.com/about-us/studying-at-siebel/scholarships/glen-hay-falconer-foundation-brewing-scholarship


  • Craig MacLellan Wins 2024 American Brewers Guild Scholarship

    Craig MacClellan portrait showing head and shoulders emerging from a brew vessel.

    From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Craig MacLellan of Barebottle Brewing Company (San Francisco, CA) has been named recipient of the 2024 American Brewers Guild scholarship. Craig will be attending ABG’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering (IBS&E) course that runs from January to June 2024. The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22‐week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction in Middlebury, VT. The course covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance with a special emphasis on practical issues.

    “One of the things that made Craig a standout is his commitment to his communities.

    Craig came to brewing from a decade‐long career working in marketing and public relations. His passion for craft brewing and desire for greater personal and professional fulfillment drove his career shift. And Craig has never looked back. Largely self‐taught, Craig has a tremendous appetite for knowledge, reading widely, listening to podcasts, and consulting his fellow brewers on recipes, brewing techniques, and technical know‐how. In his own words, “every day is a learning day.” Craig is a board member of the San Francisco Bay Area Brewers Guild and has been instrumental in raising its profile in the area. Craig has a number of professional goals and among those is inspiring other members of the LGBTQ+ community to seek out brewing as a career option. Noted a Selection Committee member: “One of the things that made Craig a standout is his commitment to his communities. He has demonstrated a background and willingness to give back and also has solid future plans in sharing his knowledge and experience with others, especially lesser‐represented communities.”

    Craig encompasses the essence of the Foundation. A desire to learn and a desire to give back, not only to the Foundation but the community around him; brewing and beyond.”

    The Selection Committee also highlighted “Craig’s passion for craft brewing along with his strong record of giving back to the community making him a worthy winner of the scholarship among some very strong competition. The opportunity to increase his brewing knowledge will allow him to contribute even more than he obviously does already.” Added another member: “Craig encompasses the essence of the Foundation. A desire to learn and a desire to give back, not only to the Foundation but the community around him; brewing and beyond.” Craig has no shortage of creative ideas and recently developed an Irish coffee nitro stout at Barebottle, pulling from his Scottish heritage to put his own spin on the industry. Craig is at that stage of his brewing career where to really propel forward, he would greatly benefit from the strong technical foundation that the ISB&E course offers. As Craig was a prior applicant for a Foundation scholarship, the Selection Committee noted that they “were able to see Craig grow over that period of time showing his readiness for the classwork and his commitment to the industry.” Another member summed it up so well saying that “Craig sets himself apart from the other applicants in that his goals are clearly defined, displays a refreshing level of humility, and a has a strong desire to further the objectives of the Foundation.”

    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. We offer our deepest gratitude to American Brewers Guild for its long‐standing and continuing support for the Foundation’s brewing education scholarship program. Join us in thanking the Selection Committee of Jamie Floyd (Ninkasi Brewing), Lisa Morrison (Belmont Station Bottle Shop & Biercafé), Steve Parkes (American Brewers Guild), Dan Russo (Oakshire Brewing), and Brett Thomas (Sunriver Brewing) who were given the difficult decision of selecting a single recipient from a deep and talented group of deserving candidates. This year also marks the first time the Foundation has included prior scholarship recipients (Dan 2013 ABG and Brett 2010 ABG) on the Selection Committee. Dan and Brett’s long‐standing commitment to the goals and ideals of the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation are notable and much appreciated. We are committed to continuing to include prior scholarship recipients on the Selection Committees for all future scholarships.

    The Falconer Foundation has granted 54 scholarships since 2004 and is dedicated to promoting knowledge and expertise in the craft brewing industry in memory and honor of Glen Hay Falconer.


  • Full Ride Scholarship to American Brewers Guild – APPLY NOW

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 3RD, 2023

    In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.

    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 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 American Brewers Guild is now accepting applications for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation slot in the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January 22, 2024 through June 28, 2024 with the final week of onsite instruction in Middlebury, Vermont.

    The full application must be received no later than November 3, 2023.

    Note: This class is full except for this Glen Falconer Foundation scholarship slot.

    The scholarship is open to professional brewers from the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, and California’s northern geographic region (San Francisco/Monterey Bay areas and north). This full-tuition scholarship also includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses for the residential week in Middlebury, Vermont.

    The American Brewers Guild has waived their application fee for our scholarship applicants. In addition to the application, there are two essay questions:

    1. Relate how your accomplishments have demonstrated your dedication to the art of craft brewing.
    2. Discuss how you will help further the goals of the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation.

    Full details for applying are found at www.abgbrew.com.
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