Schedule of Events

There’s a lot going on at Betty’s and it all takes place at the Big Picture Theater & Cafe in Waitsfield, Vermont. Click here for directions.

Complete Schedule

SIMG_5393aturday, June 4, 2016

  • 1pm-6pm – Beer Tasting ($25 ticket, valid for Post Party too)
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Educational Session 1
  • 3:00-4:00pm – Educational Session 2
  • 4:30-5:30pm – Q&A with Industry Professionals
  • 6pm – Post Party Starts – (Tasting ends, full pours available at House Bar.)
  • 6-7:30pm – Post Party Live Music from Thank God For Science
  • 6:45pm – Raffle, Scholarship Award Announcement

Educational Sessions

An integral part of getting women more interested in craft beer is through education. For 2016 we will offer several different educational segments geared towards enhancing knowledge of beer, brewing and the business of craft beer.

Beer Flavors and Ingredients

Love beer but want to learn more about how to taste and what you are tasting? What makes beer, well beer? What are the best practices for tasting? The class will include a basic overview of how to taste beer, a description of the four basic ingredients of beer and their importance in the brewing process.

Beer Consumer 101

So you just go in to a bar or store and buy the beer you like? Well it’s a little more complicated than that. This class will cover the various forms and packages of beer in the marketplace. Why do some beers need to be kept fresh while others not as much. When can I age beer? How can I best take care of beer? Best practice serving techniques and worst practice techniques as well as basic identification of key off flavors and other consumer considerations.

Betty’s Scholarship

Taking our education elements a step further, Betty’s has joined forces with the University of Vermont to provide a scholarship for one woman to attend their Business of Craft Beer Certificate Program.

The Business of Craft Beer Certificate Program was developed in collaboration with the Vermont Brewers Association. It is an ideal fit if you are looking for a career change or advancement, or have dreamed about opening your own brewery and want to make it a reality. This program provides industry specific knowledge directly from craft beer experts across the country and aligns perfectly with our goal to provide an avenue through which women can reach equal ground.

Women from around the country can apply for this scholarship that will be awarded toward the end of the event.

To learn more about the program, click here. To apply, click here!

Live Interviews

In an effort to showcase women in the industry who are participating in Betty’s, local TV anchor Brittney Hibbs will conduct interviews during the event. These interviews will give the women in attendance the chance to learn more about the opportunities for women pin the industry. They will also have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals directly.