CAS AWARDS ADDITIONAL PINK BOOTS SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP TO ALYSSA SHOEMAKER (PENNSYLVANIA, USA)
It is with great pride that I introduce our community to our newest Pink Boots Society Scholarship recipient, Alyssa Shoemaker. Alyssa is a highly trained pharmacist, brewer, and entrepreneur with ambitions to open her own nano brewery in Pennsylvania in the very near future. I asked Alyssa about her journey in beer and her answer tells me everything I need to know to understand her ambition and talent. I can't wait to try her beer!! Welcome to CAS, Alyssa!
(Photo credit: Alyssa Shoemaker)
I dreamed up Alicorn Brewing Company in 2017, with the goal of opening a nanobrewery and taproom in Pennsylvania. My vision is to focus on beers and fermented products that appeal to the female craft beer consumer as well as the men! My background is in science, having earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012, and working as a Pharmacist since then. Being simply an enthusiastic home brewer and craft beer consumer, I recognized that I would need more experience and knowledge in brewing in order to make my dream a reality. I completed the Intensive Brewing Sciences and Engineering Program from American Brewers Guild in 2018. Since then, I've been working diligently on the Alicorn Brewing Company business plan, financing, and searching for a suitable location. In 2019, I also decided to further my education, earning a Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship from Cornell University. In 2020, receiving a scholarship for Crafting a Strategy from the Pink Boots Society is a great opportunity for me to tie it all together and make a truly cohesive plan for a successful brewery. I am very grateful for the opportunity and look forward to joining the CAS community!