The John G. Doble III Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded based on the financial and technical needs of both the brewer and the brewery. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee, which is comprised of members of the Florida Brewers Guild. Think you’re deserving of a brew course scholarship? Applications are closed for 2019.

The John G. Doble III Memorial Scholarship provides:

  • Full tuition for the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology.

  • A travel subsidy of up to $800 for airfare and accommodations.

  • Opportunity to speak at the Florida Brewers Conference about your experience.

Since 2005, the Florida Brewers Guild has sponsored one deserving individual from our craft beer community.  Current and past scholarship winners include:

2019: Kreis Holland, Tactical Brewing Company
Charles Frizzell, Broken Strings Brewery
2017: Kat Castro, MIA Brewing Co.
2016: Joel Kodner, Due South Brewing Co.
2015: Steven Halford, Pinglehead Brewing Company
2014: Megan O’Boyle, 7venth Sun Brewery and Cigar City Brewing
2013: Jim Brady, Bone Island Brewing
2012: Keegan Malone, Pinglehead Brewing Company
2011: Justin Stine, Cigar City Brewing
2010: Ed Canty (FBG Founder), Sarasota Brewing Co and Orlando Brewing Partners
2009: Cody Cassidy, Bold City Brewery
2008: Tim Ogden, Hops Grill & Brewery and Cigar City Brewing
2007: Madison Roane, McGuire’s Irish Pub & Brewery, Dunedin Brewery and Cigar City Brewing
2006: Eric Lumen, Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery and Green Room Brewing
2005: Tom Anderson, McGuire’s Irish Pub & Brewery and Harbor Docks Seafood & Brewery

About John G. Doble III

John G. Doble III was born in a U.S. Military Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1965. As a soldier in the United States Army, Sergeant John Doble traveled the world as a Ranger assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (“The Big Red One”) as well as the 101st Airborne (Airmobile) Division.

After his time in the military, Doble graduated from The Siebel Institute of Technology and began to pursue his passion of brewing beer. He was the co-founder and brew-master of Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City and The Brew Shack in Tampa. His dedication to excellence in both food and beer was nationally recognized when the Tampa Bay Brewing Company was selected as one of the top four restaurants/breweries in America for beer-infused foods. The Tampa Bay Brewing Company received a bit more notoriety – with those outside the craft beer community – after being featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on Food Network.

John G. Doble III was an American hero, natural leader, tireless worker, and devoted father. His ashes were embedded in an artificial reef off the coast of Sarasota, FL. His passion for brewing beer lives on through the recipients of this scholarship.