Thanks to a good friend and old rowing teammate, The Beer Wench was informed about Tonya Cornett, the first woman to ever win the Brewmaster Award at the World Beer Cup. Listen here to the NPR podcast of her interview!!!
The Bryant Park Project, May 14, 2008 · Tonya Cornett, top brewer at Bend Brewing Co., recently won the Brewmaster Award at the World Beer Cup. She does 1,000 barrels a year, seven at a time, and the beer is only available in Bend, Oregon.
ABOUT Tonya Cornett – Head Brewmaster Bend Brewing Co.
Our brewmaster Tonya Cornett is a 2001 graduate of the World Brewing Academy, a partnership between Siebel Institute of Chicago and Doemens Academy of Munich, and holds an International Diploma in Brewing Technology. Cornett uses the highest quality ingredients available to create our five signature brews, as well as a handful of seasonals, each year. Outback X and Black Diamond Dark Lager won GOLD medals at the World Beer Cup! Also, Small Brew-pub and Brewmaster of the Year!
About Bend Brewing Co.
Bend Brewing Company overlooks the Deschutes River at Mirror Pond in Bend, Oregon. Locally owned and operated, this exceptional brewpub opened its doors in February of 1995 and quickly became a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The people of the B.B.C. take pride in creative, award-winning handcrafted brews, fresh and flavorful menu selections, a casual and friendly atmosphere and superb service.
Bend Brewing Co. is a great place to have lunch, dinner or just some hot nachos and cold handcrafted beer after a day skiing or hiking in Central Oregon’s recreational paradise. In the summer, B.B.C.’s patio is the best place in town to dine outside. In the winter, come in and warm up with a malty seasonal ale. Enjoy our daily specials and Happy Hour year-round. Come and see for yourself why we’re the locals’ favorite!