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SOURCE North American Breweries
BUFFALO, N.Y., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The learning academy at North American Breweries, named NABrewniversity, recently announced the launch of its exclusive Mission to Become a Master Cicerone® Scholarship Program. The Program includes quarterly rotations, over two years, designed to prepare qualified candidates to take the Cicerone® Certification Program's Master Cicerone® exam. The Program provides real-world experience in beer and brewing from a process, ingredients, historical, and service point of view. Several NAB wholesaler representatives and NAB employees will be selected to participate in the Program, based on an application process that will begin in August. Applications will be available to download on http://nabscholarship.com/. Once participants are chosen, the Program begins in October. Scholarships are valued at more than $50,000 each.
According to James Pendegraft from NAB, the beer company is committed to further educating its sales and wholesale team by providing an intensive two year study program. "As a segment specialist and credible craft supplier, we are excited to offer our network this latest extension of the NABrewniversity campus and curriculum. Our knowledge center is setting the standard for the craft segment," said Pendegraft.
About The Mission to Become a Master Cicerone® Scholarship Program
Along with intensive course study, the Program will also include a variety of field opportunities for participants in order to gain first-hand experience including:
"NAB has put together an exciting learning program for the lucky scholarship winners. We always tell people that for Master Cicerone® you can't learn everything from a single source--that it takes different points of view and different experiences to garner the knowledge needed. This looks like an amazing range of experiences that would help anyone prepare for the rigorous Master Cicerone exam," said Ray Daniels, Director of the Cicerone® Certification Program.
For more details about The Mission to Become a Master Cicerone® Scholarship Program, including application information, please visit http://nabscholarship.com/.
North American Breweries is one of the county's leading beer suppliers, brewing high quality beers at its five breweries, including four dedicated craft breweries, and importing beer daily from both Canada and Costa Rica. Its diverse portfolio and world class employees have transformed NAB into a segment leader and a credible craft supplier. With Magic Hat and Pyramid being two of the most recognizable, dynamic craft brands, NAB plays a major role in driving craft segment growth. In addition to brewing high quality craft beer, NAB owns and operates four state of the art Pyramid Alehouses in the heart of the craft beer industry. The Alehouses allow NAB to focus on local craft markets by brewing unique, small batch beers for their Pacific Northwest consumers. A leading importer, NAB imports the number one Canadian beer and the number one Cerveza de Costa Rica. NAB also propelled Seagram's Escapes into the number one cooler brand in only a few short years, gaining the attention of industry analysts and earning nods such as Impact Databank's 2012 Hot Brand Award.
Cicerone®, Certified Cicerone®, Master Cicerone® and Cicerone® Certification Program are registered trademarks of Caduceus Communications, Inc. dba Craft Beer Institute.
Contact: Mary Beth Popp
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