Laura Ulrich oral history interview 2021-02-13
From Tiah Edmunson-Morton
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Laura Ulrich is the Small Batch Brewer at Stone Brewing Co. in San Diego. In this interview, Ulrich talks about growing up in a large German-American family in St. Louis, Missouri; attending Bishop DuBourg High School and Lindenwood University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English; her move to Fort Collins, Colorado, where she worked as a bartender at a local bar and then on the bottle line at Odell Brewing Company; and her move to San Diego to take a job at Stone Brewing Co. Ulrich was also an integral part of the Pink Boots Society; she talks about meeting Teri Fahrendorf in 2007 (Stone was Fahrendorf's first stop on her "Road Brewer" trip), the early mission and organization of PBS, her time as President (2016-2020), and milestones and changes since its founding. This interview was conducted by Tiah Edmunson-Morton on Zoom.