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So Many Choices—What Academic Beer Program is Best for You?

So Many Choices—What Academic Beer Program is Best for You?

By Liza B. Zimmerman, aka Liza the Wine Chick. Liza has been writing, educating and consulting about wine and food for more than 25 years. She has also worked almost every angle of the wine and food business: from server and consultant to positions in distribution,...

Hiring a College Counselor — When Should You Start?

Hiring a College Counselor — When Should You Start?

By Beth Pickett, Director of Academic and College Advising at College Prep Counseling. Beth has been working with students as a college admissions counselor for more than a decade. Her clients have earned admission to colleges and universities across the U.S....

6 Questions to Ask When Searching for Your Perfect Beer Program

6 Questions to Ask When Searching for Your Perfect Beer Program

And when we say beer program, we’re not talking about your extracurricular activities—that’s YOUR business (wink wink). OUR business is helping you find the perfect educational program to get you started toward your desired career path. When it comes to the beer...

Heeding a Higher Calling: Insights from Brewer Larry Chase

Heeding a Higher Calling: Insights from Brewer Larry Chase

Larry Chase is an award-winning brewer living in Southern Oregon. He is a sought-after speaker, Brewers Association Board Member, and writer. His most recent article is “Rock Star Brewers: Adding Value Beyond the Brewhouse,” The New Brewer, September/October 2019 and...

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Dr. Vicki Purslow, author of Cash for College, has presented numerous workshops to assist high school students and their families locate scholarship opportunities. She has 30 years’ experience as a professor and administrator in community colleges and universities and...

Backside Brewing Company: Crafting Northwest Style

Backside Brewing Company: Crafting Northwest Style

Nancy Rodriguez is a chef and freelance writer. Originally from California, she graduated from culinary school in Portland and pursued a career in the wine industry. Having worked with wineries throughout the Willamette Valley and most recently in the Umpqua Valley...