Scholarships for District Philadelphia Members​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​District Philadelphia will award three (3) educational scholarships for the 2020 calendar​ year.

The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition (recipients will have to pay for their own travel to and from)

Applicants must chose one (1) of the following two week courses to attend when filing out their application:

Scholarship Applications are due by Sunday, January 26, 2020

Members are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a current member of the MBAA. 
  • Applicant must have been a member of the MBAA for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years.
  • Applicant must posses a minimum of two (2) years of professional brewing or allied trade experience.
  • Applicants must complete the application form and obtain the endorsement of two (2) MBAA professional members.


  • ​Ken Thorpe, Victory Brewing Company - 2019 Brewery Systems Technology & Maintenance Course​
  • Josh Wurzbacher, Yards Brewing Company - 2019 Brewing and Malting Science Course​
  • ​Jason Macias, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company - 2018 Brewery Packaging Technology Course​
  • Andrew Johnston, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - 2018 Brewing and Malting Science Course​
  • Jake Howell, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company - 2017 Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course​
  • Matt Knuttel, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company - 2017 Brewing and Malting Science Course​
  • Erik Walp, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company - 2016 Brewery Packaging Technology Course
  • Pete Kalinich, Yuengling Brewing Company - 2015 Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course
  • Richard Swanson, Yuengling Brewing Company - 2015 Brewery Packaging Technology Course
  • Andrew Rutherford, Yards Brewing Company - 2014 Brewing and Malting Science Course​
  • ​Tim Roberts, Yards Brewing Company Production Manager - 2014 Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course
  • Mitch Albach, Yards Brewing Company Lead Brewer - 2013 Brewing and Malting Science Course

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