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Brewery Operations 101: Quality Control, Environmental Best Practices & Supply Chain Management

Photo by Amber Osgood By Tera Dacek We chatted with the folks over at First Key Consulting, a leading global brewing industry consulting firm, to get the... Continue Reading

Alumni Advice: Russell Hirschorn on Technology, Meatpacking & Managing Careers

By Sarah Tuff Dunn Russell Hirschorn has plenty of talking points on his résumé—meat-packer at B. Rosen, webmaster at, and systems analyst at Hess Corporation—before his... Continue Reading

Craft Beer Sales: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage Selling Your Brand in a Saturated Craft Beer Market

By Tera Dacek What makes one craft beer or distributor better at sales than another? How do you get your brand to stand out in a sea... Continue Reading

Alumni Advice: Jessie Kalsmith Reflects on Her Global Career in Food & Agriculture

Photo: Nicolas Raymond/Flickr By Sarah Tuff Dunn Long before “farm to table” became the fashionable term du jour for dining, Jessie Kalsmith was practicing the ethos near... Continue Reading

UVM Alum Sean Lawson Finds Sunshine and the Holy Grail of Craft Beer

Photo: Sean Lawson and his wife, Karen. By Tera Dacek The name “Lawson” may make you think of Lawson’s Finest Liquids, one of Vermont’s most sought-after breweries.... Continue Reading