Picaroons UNB Bursary 2021

What started as our interest in learning more about the history of beer in New Brunswick has led us to support students in the History program at the University of New Brunswick. Awarded based on financial need to a Fredericton campus undergraduate student majoring in history, we are proud to be able to offer the Picaroons Brewing Company Bursary to students in partnership with UNB.

This year’s recipient is 4th year Bachelor of Arts History major Austen Jeffcoat. Austen, who hopes to become a teacher, start a family, and stay in New Brunswick, was very appreciative of the award.

“This award is going to help me take my first steps after university; it’s more money off my loans, less stress on my shoulders and a bigger smile on my face.”

Austen, who’s preferred Picaroons Ales are Irish Red and Winter Warmer, also said the news of the award brightened his day – and that perhaps some family and friends would reap some tertiary benefits.

“Thank you so much for investing in my future; this really takes a load off my shoulders. I was having a rough day before checking my email; let’s just say you turned my frown upside down, and I feel much better now. Thank you Picaroons – this summer I will pay it forward with your locally made brews by sharing them with friends and family!”

Sounds good, Austen – we hope to see you enjoying the New Brunswick summer with some local craft brews soon! Cheers and best of luck in the future!

Better Beer, Better Planet

When you buy Picaroons, you are getting more than just great beer. You are joining a culture of community that we are proud to be a part of. 

Part of that commitment is our intention to brew the best beer possible while being as environmentally conscious as we can – we strive to encourage green initiatives throughout our organization and in our communities. We have been choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power since 2012. Through this partnership we have avoided over 109 tonnes of carbon emissions.

We want to inspire sociability, honesty, creativity, and happiness, in our staff and our customers. Most importantly, we want to bring people together with good beer, good times, and good vibes and continue to be good stewards of the planet.

We invite you to celebrate Earth Day this Thursday, April 22nd – and indeed every day – in whatever fashion you feel best. We hope you’ll include enjoying a fresh, cold Picaroons and know that we will be continuing to find the best and most innovative ways to bring it to you in an environmentally responsible way. Cheers!

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