Karen Nord-Schaar

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GBS Associate Member

Cicerone Program® Certified Beer Server

BJCP Judge

Job Title: Beer Educator

Company Details: Founded in 2009
Our Mission
The Powder Kegger's is primarily an educational group devoted to teaching women how to make their own beers, wines, ciders, and meads. While we do appreciate craft beers, wine tastings, etc., our motto is "WE Can Brew It!"

Biography: I have been involved with homebrewing and making my own wines, meads, & ciders for 15 years; some of these actually won awards! I am a Certified Beer & Mead judge through the BJCP program; and am currently studying for their Cider judge exam. I have passed the 1st level of the Beer Cicerone certification, and am in the process of completing the 1st level of the SWE’s Sommelier accreditation. I am involved with the River’s Edge Fermentation Society’s homebrew club, and am the point person for the Powder Keggers. The PK’s are a group of ladies dedicated to teaching other women how to make their own beers, wines, meads, & ciders. I am a distiller at Mississippi River Distilling Co. in LeClaire, IA

Website: The Powder Keggers