One of the most common emails I receive from readers is along the lines of, “Any suggestions on how to get experience with a local brewery?” Well, Bellevue Brewing is looking for six people to join them for a week-long “Beer Camp” from August 18-22. This would be a great way for anyone looking for commercial experience to at least get their feet wet. Bellevue Brewing has a 20-BBL system, which is probably just a little bit larger than the homebrewing setup you are used to.
Here are some details about what to expect:
Come and join head brewer, Tony Powell, and assistant brewer, Matthew Sherman, as they walk you through an in-depth, week-long course in commercial brewing. Tony is an award-winning brewer having achieved multiple medals and honors including gold and silver medals at the GABF. He’s been brewing professionally for more than 10 years and lives and breathes beer! Matthew’s skill sets and command of the brewing process as the BBC’s assistant brewer combined with his simpatico personality will help you learn the ins-and-outs of brewing on a 20-BBL system. These two guys are cranking out some of the best beers in the PNW, come join them and up your brewing chops while having a darn fun time!
The coursework will include recipe formulation, ingredient selection, wort transfer, chemical safety, cellar management, bottling and packaging and much more.
The camp fee is $200 and includes all learning materials, a custom brewer’s shirt, logo glass, certificate of completion, a folio to keep all your stuff organized, daily lunch and beer sensory training.
To apply, you must send a 60 second video to Bellevue Brewing telling them why you would be the perfect candidate. They will choose the 6 strongest applicants from the bunch. Send all applications and questions to them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by August 11, 2014.