Although breweries and taprooms seem to be opening in more communities every year, it may be difficult for women to break into the craft beer industry.
Members of the Pink Boots Society – an organization dedicated to helping women in and into the craft beer industry – took over Final Gravity, a Roseville taproom, Sept. 22 to bring awareness of their group to Placer County. Final Gravity is located at 9205 Sierra College Boulevard in Roseville.
Lindsey Nelson, a member of the Pink Boots Society and organizer of the Final Gravity event, said her group provides networking and educational opportunities for women interested in the burgeoning field.
“It seems like there is a new brewery opening up around here every weekend,” Nelson said. “There is a beer for everyone out there. People are so passionate about it. It’s a cool industry.”
Nelson said the Final Gravity takeover was designed to introduce the Pink Boots Society to Placer County, following the Sacramento chapter’s first meeting in August.
“Our goal, as a whole, is to advance the education of women in the brewing industry,” Nelson said. “Women can get confidence from other women and it’s fun to see women networking.”