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7/17/15
Press Release: Fermenta Announces Its Third Collaboration Project at Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Fest

Fermenta, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit trade group initiated by Michigan women, committed to diversity, camaraderie, networking and education within the craft beverage industry, announces its third time being involved in a collaboration project alongside the breweries of the Michigan Brewers Guild. In 2014 at the Summer Beer Festival, Fermenta premiered ten collaboration brews with Michigan breweries. At the Winter Beer Festival this past February 2015, they premiered 19. July 24th and 25th at the upcoming Summer Festival in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Fermenta will premiere 26 new collaborations.

Participating breweries have offered hands-on education and the opportunity to work with different brew systems and processes. In addition to creating a collaboration brew, many breweries have agreed to donate certain amounts of their proceeds directly to the Fermenta scholarship fund. This new development highlights the importance of education in the Michigan craft industry and the support it offers for future pioneers.

The breweries participating are as follows: Arbor Brewing Co., Batch Brewing, Beards Brewery, Blue Tractor, Boatyard Brewing Co., The B.O.B., Brewery Ferment, Cotton Brewing Co., Eternity Brewing Co., Fenton Winery & Brewery, Founders Brewing Co., Gravel Bottom Brewery, grizzly peak, Liberty Street Brewery, Mitten Brewery, New Holland Brewery, One Well Brewing Co., Ore Dock Brewing Co., Our Brewing Co., Pike 51 Brewery, Pleasant House Brewery, Saugatuck Brewing Co., Short’s Brewing Co., Tapistry Brewing Co., Unity Vibration.

In addition to creating a collaboration brew, many breweries have agreed to donate certain amounts of their proceeds directly to the Fermenta scholarship fund. This new development highlights the importance of education in the Michigan craft industry and the support it offers for future pioneers.

Fermenta will also be celebrating its one-year anniversary this summer. To toast such an accomplishment, Fermenta will be hosting an anniversary party on August 23rd, 2015 at Block Brewing Company located in Howell, Michigan. Besides offering great craft beverages and delicious barbeque, there will also be membership renewals, Fermenta merchandise to buy, raffles, educational seminars, and executive board elections. For more information and how to purchase tickets, please visit www.fermenta.weebly.com.

 

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2/28/15

MLive- Michigan Winter Beer Festival 2015: Fermenta Collective a Big Hit with 19 Collaborations to Sample

 

2/10/15

Press Release: Fermenta Announces 501(c)(3) Status

Fermenta, a trade group initiated by Michigan women, committed to diversity, camaraderie, networking and education within the craft beverage industry, announces it obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status. As a result, the group looks to grow their continuing education opportunities for members.In August 2014, Fermenta officially launched at Midland’s WhichCraft Taproom. The launch event provided a taste of what the group planned to provide Michigan women: educational seminars, trade shows, quality beverages and networking. Today, the organization has 115 members and has hosted 7 large-scale events and fourteen public brew days, throughout the state of Michigan.

At the 2014 Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Fest, nine breweries brewed a beer in support of Fermenta’s launch. At the 2015 Winter Fest in Grand Rapids, nineteen breweries are brewing beers in support of the group.

The nineteen breweries participating include: 51 North Brewery., Atwater Brewery, Blue Tractor Brewery, Boatyard Brewing Company, Brewery Ferment, Cotton Brewing Company, Eternity Brewing Co., Grizzly Peak Brewing Co., Harmony Brewing Co., Schmohz Brewing, The B.O.B, Ore Dock Brewing Co., Our Brewing Co., Pike 51, Pleasant House Brewing Co., Saugatuck Brewing Co., Unity Vibration Kombucha Beer and Tea, Unruly Brewing Co., and Witch’s Hat Brewing.

Fermenta is now officially a 501(c)(3) non-profit. With this development, the group plans to grow their educational and career development opportunities for Fermenta members. A percentage of membership dues and event proceeds will be directed to an educational fund for scholarships in diverse areas of the industry. Job shadowing and short-term internships are also in the group’s plans.

“We are thrilled with the industry’s warm welcome and excited to be a resource for people who want to expand their knowledge in the fermented craft beverage industries. The talented and passionate network we are building will provide a multitude of opportunities for women and strengthen and grow the industry,” said Fermenta President Pauline Knighton.

 

2/15/15

Detroit Free Press- Ladies of Lager Gravitate to Beer Careers

 

2/18/15

BeerRadio Episode 169/February 18, 2015 – Pauline Knighton, Shorts Brewing

BeerRadio tonight welcomes Pauline Knighton, Founder of Fermenta and Beer Liberator of Shorts Brewing in the Great State of Michigan. Find out how long ago Pauline became acquainted with Shorts, why she started Fermenta and what the organization is about. Pauline’s a perfect example of education driven diplomacy within the greater beer community. Pour a fresh beer, sit back and relax into the show

 

1/19/15

Mitten Brew- We Can Brew It: Boatyard Brewing Offers ‘Fierce’ Attitude for KBW

 

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