13 Sep 2017

Welcome WABA Education Coordinator

WABA is proud to welcome Steven Blaine to the committee in the newly formed position of Education Coordinator.

Steven Blaine is the national beer & cider manager for on-premise specialist 100Proof, having previously worked as the Craft Beer Ambassador for Lion’s craft portfolio. You could say that the love of good beer runs in his veins having grown up in family operated regional hotels throughout Queensland, as well as working in the hospitality industry in a variety of on & off premise roles in Australia & Canada over the last 14 years.  He is a passionate advocate for ensuring beer drinkers have the best possible experience every time they enjoy a beer.

Steven is one of 5 Certified Cicerones in WA and is the WA training consultant for the national beer training organization, the Institute of Beer and also the WA Proctor for Certified Cicerone exams.

The role will be comprised of three aspects (to begin).

  1. Helping to lead the Perth Royal Beer Awards Masterclasses (launching for the 2017 WA Beer Week) and running bi-annually.  There will be a public and industry component of the masterclasses with the industry session aimed at training and improving WA Beer Judges.

2. Formalising the Cicerone study program for WA.

3.  Coordinating the Freo Beer Fest Masterclasses.

Thank you Blainey and welcome aboard! 

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