GRAND CENTRAL BREWHOUSE
KARA | BEERTENDER
My name is Kara and I was born and raised here in St. Petersburg! I am a Biotechnology Graduate Student aspiring to attend dental school next Fall. I have worked in the craft beer industry since 2018 and have learned so much, even completing my Master’s internship in Grand Central Brewhouse’s own Microbiology lab! Learning about the science, different beer styles and brewing techniques involved has continuously contributed to my thirst for knowledge in the craft beer world.
BRENDA | BEERTENDER
My name is Brenda. I moved to St. Pete in 2017 to complete my BA in Psychology at USFSP. My first job here was at a local Brass Tap and while I had frequented the one in my hometown, working in it was an eye opening experience. From there, I started at St. Pete Brewing Company and now Grand Central Brewhouse. I’ve always had love for this city but to become so immersed in the craft beer community was something I did not expect for myself. There is something special about this industry and I am so proud to be in it and continue to learn and collaborate with those in it!
AMIE | ASSISTANT MANAGER, PINK BOOTS SOCIETY FL MEMBER
My name is Amie - Mom, Wife, and Craft Beer Lover! Formerly a Teaching Assistant in Behavior/Emotional Elementary Education, I started my career in the Craft Beer Industry in 2015 in Lexington, SC at a local Craft Beer Pub.
Since moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 2016, I have had the tremendous opportunity to work at several Breweries in both Front and Back of House positions. From Beertending, Tasting Room Mgmt., and Beer Judging, to Cellaring and Brewing - I am on a journey to learn every aspect of this Industry that I can!
Joining the Grand Central Brewhouse Team has been an amazing step in my career thus far! I plan on using my time here to further my education and training and to be able to share this with fellow Women currently working in, and those seeking to join this Industry, on all levels, and in all positions.
*Pink Boots Society FL Chapter Member 2020
STACY | EVENT COORDINATOR & BEERTENDER
My name is Stacy, single mom of 1 and former banker and insurance agent. My love of craft beer started at a local craft beer bar back in 2015. Though sours are my favorite; the growth, respect, and understanding that has come with working at Grand Central and in the Craft Beer industry is amazing! My pallet for crispy lagers and pilsners along with trying many other styles of beer I never knew existed continues to grow. This industry is so family oriented, collaborative and supportive that I feel I couldn’t have chosen a better path at this point in my life to grow in different ways. I became more excited to dive deeper into the industry even before becoming an event planner at Grand Central Brewhouse! My passion is bringing people together and great beer!
*pic from left to right is Kara, Brenda, Amie, Stacy