Meredith Megan Williams: Meredith Rebar Williams
has a passion for brewing and creating unique, and specialized events around beer. Meredith began her career managing and producing special events and concerts at the Abbey Bar as part of Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA. She was also part of the Tasting Room event team that opened the new Troegs Brewing Company location in Hershey, PA. After moving to Philadelphia to be a part of the burgeoning beer scene, she joined Origlio Beverage as a Corporate Communications Specialist, writing articles for the seasonal publications, Draught Lines and Heady Times. She developed background knowledge of beer wholesaler operations and craft beer sales and how to incorporate social media to develop business growth. Meredith along with her Husband Garret run Home Brewed Events, an event company focused on beer education and large scale unique events. In addition to running HBE she is brewing professionally at Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, chairs the Philly Loves Beer Education Committee and is a founding member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pink Boots Society.
Jackie brings a unique background of trade show and event management, sustainability, business operations, bartending and craft beverage operations with her. Jackie began her career as an event manager for a high end catering company and went on to be a project manager for large scale trade shows and corporate events. Jackie worked hard to translate corporate brands into 2D and 3D interpretations. After returning to school from a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Design, Jackie left the brand design world for the world of consulting and Sustainable Business Practices. It was her business background and sustainability background that brought her into the craft beverage industry where she has helped small companies achieve brand recognition, market growth and develop sustainable business practices.
What if I have a class idea?
Teaching at Alchemist Society isn't about being a world-famous expert on a topic, it's about being passionate and informed and wanted to share with others learn the things you're already excited about. That’s how AS was formed. Founders Meredith and Jackie are passionate about beer and spirits and all the great ways to experience these libations. They started off by sharing their knowledge at small classes and pop up events and now are launching a brick and mortar class rooms space that they hope to share with other Philadelphia creators, makers and like minded individuals.
Whether you're a wine geek, Philadelphia history nerd, are a grad student in something awesome, or have just read far too many books about salt, let’s create a class to share your passion. People out there are interested in everything, and when you share your knowledge, everyone benefits.
The general rule of thumb is the quirkier the better, we want classes you can't find anywhere else. If you are interested in developing a class with us or have an idea you would like us to explore please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org