The Brewers Association Mentorship and Professional Development Subcommittee is now accepting applications for the fall 2022 cohort of the Brewers Association Mentorship Program. This will be the program’s fourth cohort and is anticipated to be its largest.
The 12-week virtual program provides mentoring from knowledgeable craft brewing industry leaders in three different tracks. The aspiring professional’s track is for those who have never worked in the industry and would like to enter it professionally. The advancing professional’s track is for those who have worked in the industry and are looking to advance or redirect their careers. The brewery start-up track will appeal to people intent on starting a brewery and who have taken tangible steps toward doing so or breweries that have operated for less than one year.
Former cohorts have included a number of members from the homebrew community looking to go pro. Camille Payne, book lover, homebrewer, and host of Brewzandbooks, appreciated the availability of mentors with so many backgrounds in beer, the chance to gain a diverse set of educational information and professional perspectives, and the opportunity to network. “I have gained more courage to continue in my pursuit to own a brewery.”
Applications for participants will be accepted until July 4, 2022, and the cohort will begin on September 12, 2022.
- Meet the spring 2021 mentorship cohort
- Meet the fall 2021 mentorship cohort
- Meet the spring 2022 mentorship cohort
Homebrewers seeking more information or assistance with the application process should plan to attend Hopportunity Knocks: Brewers Association Mentorship Program Information Session, a Collab Hour webinar featuring members of the Mentorship and Professional Development Subcommittee, former program participants, and former mentors will be on hand to talk about their experiences in the program.
Whether you are interested in the aspiring professional’s track, advancing professionals track, or brewery start-up track for participants, this BA Collab Hour will provide helpful tips for completing your application. You’ll also get a sense of what you can expect during the 12-week virtual experience and learn about ongoing professional development opportunities for those who complete the program.
You do not have to be a Brewers Association member to attend, so register today.
The 12-week virtual mentorship program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage with seasoned professionals from every corner of the brewing industry.
Brewers Association Collab Hour Webinar
Hopportunity Knocks: Brewers Association Mentorship Program Information Session
- Alana Koenig-Busey – Mentorship Program Director and DEI Project Coordinator, Brewers Association
- Kate Conway – Co-Owner, Pickett Brewing Company
- Frank Green – Territory Sales Manager, Modern Times Beer
- Dwight Ho-Sang – COO, Hip Hop Heads Brewery
- Laura Lodge – Owner & Strategic Advisor, Customized Craft Beer Programs
- Ashlie Randolph – Founder, Brawta Craft and Brews