Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day was born from our members’ desire to take part in International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8th by raising the profile of women’s roles in the beer industry. Chapters and members of Pink Boots Society get together along with supporting breweries and individuals, put on their pink boots and brew their chosen beer style. Pink Boots Society splits proceeds from sales of this collaboration brew with participating chapters. The revenue is applied to educational scholarships and programming for its members.

In 2018 we forged a partnership with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) to make an exclusive Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day hops blend available. Each year our members create a new blend during the hops rub at our annual fall GABF meeting. YCH scales it up so it’s available for purchase; they also donate $3 from every pound sold to Pink Boots Society for education and programming.

Check out the 2018 video below:

How Do I Participate and Register?

Find a group to brew with. Professional brewers (and other women in the beer biz) and homebrewers alike are welcome to participate. Plan an event or find other women in your area who are already participating.

Current map of participating breweries

  1. Plan the day. Decide what style of beer you want to brew. You’ll also want to come up with a name and artwork. Download one of our handy brew day guides below:

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2. Register your team online (below)

3.  Order the 2019 Hop Blend from Yakima Chief Hops!

4. Build your event. Let others know when and where and how they can join you! If you’re registered, you can use the Pink Boots Society logo or the Big Boots/Little Boots Brew Day logos to get the word out. (Logos and images for use below under the FAQ)

5. BREW! and share your experience via social media. Post on your accounts and ours. We want to see your photos!  (Participants are encouraged to post photos of their Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day event on social media and blogs with relevant tags including #pinkbootsbrew)

6. Promote and share your Pink Boots beer. If you’re a brewery you may choose to have a release party, just promote it onsite, or get it placed in retail accounts. We will have tap handle art and other materials, but you might want to design your own. Homebrewers and clubs can share their beer with others to raise awareness. In addition, please send emails to tanya@pinkbootssociety.org to get your event posted on our calendar if you are not a member!

7. Donate the proceeds to Pink Boots Society. Fill out our our Collaboration Brew Day Donation Tool

8. Let’s do it again next year!

REGISTER HERE:

This year’s suggested style is… FREESTYLE!

Anything you like – the only recipe suggestion this year is to use our new, custom “Pink Boots Blend” hops from Yakima Chief Hops!

For the 2nd year in a row — we’re teaming up with Yakima Chief Hops to amplify the fundraising power of this year’s collaboration! The Pink Boots Society and Yakima Chief Hops are thrilled to announce the collaboration of an exciting new hop blend to celebrate women in the brewing industry. Each year, a new blend will be chosen during the harvest season by members of the Pink Boots Society. During the 2019 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Yakima Chief Hops staff and PBS members met to rub, smell and experience a selection of hop samples for the upcoming blend. This year’s blend includes Loral®, Glacier, Mosaic®, Sabro™ and Simcoe®. This exclusive hop blend will be available to commercial brewers. Pre-orders end December 3, 2018.

Pink Boots Blend will be released to commercial brewers prior to International Women’s Day on March 8th and members, participants, and brewers around the world are encouraged to create their own celebratory brews. The blend will be produced in traditional T90 hop pellets with limited availability, and $3 per pound will be donated to the Pink Boots Society Scholarship funds. If we sell through our hops blend, we can DOUBLE the impact Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day has on our programming!
For more information on Pink Boots Blend and how to order, visit yakimachief.com (and make sure to click YES! I want to use Pink Boots Blend Hops in the registration form below!)



In addition, this year, Pink Boots is also partnering with White Labs to offer strain suggestions that will work for all your Pink Boots Brew days styles needs, whether you are using the Pink Boots Collaboration Day hops blend, or choosing your own variation. Aside from helping choose the right strain for your collaboration brew, White Labs will be donating a portion of proceeds for every Core Strain yeast sold to the Pink Boots Society. Need some suggestions? Here is what we have to offer:

Recommended IPA Strains for the Pink Boots hop Blend:


White Labs is also donating a portion of the total sales from their Core Yeast Strains purchased for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day to the Pink Boots Society. Brewers who have registered to participate through our website can fill out the form on White Labs’ website to place their yeast order. The deadline to order is February 15, 2019.

To maximize participation, the official date for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day is Friday, March 8th, 2019, International Women’s Day.  If participants want to brew on the weekend before International Women’s Day, that’s cool too! We understand that breweries have production schedules, and homebrew clubs and bottle shops might not be able to host on a weekday. When March 8th is on a weekday, feel free to adjust your brew schedule accordingly – just do it the closest you can BEFORE March 8th!

Additionally, Pink Boots members find that there are opportunities throughout the year for collaboration brews within their chapters, regions, or scholarship cohort groups. We encourage collaboration anytime! If you want to brew to benefit Pink Boots, let us know! We’d be glad to help out!

Profits from Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day as well as events and fundraisers using the Pink Boots names and logos will be donated to the National Pink Boots Society, then split with Chapters in good standing to fund our scholarships and other educational initiatives

New for 2019 – Our handy dandy Brew Day User Guide!

Registration and inclusion in Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day with the use of Pink Boots logos, recipe, and fundraising materials are open to those breweries, individuals, and establishments who have pledged to donate 2019 proceeds to Pink Boots Society. Registrants can download online files of the hi-res artwork for the promotion of Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, and may request to have any PBB event listed on our events calendar and newsletter.

By registering for and participating in Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, you acknowledge that your use of Pink Boots logo/name/platform for your event is with the express intended purpose of participating in Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day. You further acknowledge:

  • Your event will go on the event calendar & your location will be pinpointed in the global map for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day Events.
  • Your information, name, photos sent to us, your logo and/or brewery name may be included in newsletter links promoting your participation in Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day.
  • Your brewery contact information may be shared with Pink Boots chapter leaders in your area.
  • You acknowledge that WE DO NOT PULL PERMITS in Pink Boots Society name. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • You acknowledge that the original intent of Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day is to foster a sense of community support, education outreach, collaboration, and charity on behalf of your community.
  • Each team must be lead by a woman and/or a majority of the participants on the team must be women.
  • Each team will brew their own variation of beer using “2019 Pink Boots Blend” hops from Yakima Chief Hops.
  • Events, tap takeovers, mini-fests with PBB beers on tap, etc. may use the PBS or PBB logo and name for promotion of the beer on labels, tap handles, menus, table tents, and any other promotional material, including websites and social media.
  • Have fun and stay safe!
  • Where media space permits, please mention that the beer is a fundraiser for PBS. (We understand there’s only room for the PBS logo on a bottle cap, but a beer label should mention the fundraiser aspect.)
  • Please list our website https://www.pinkbootssociety.org/pink-boots-brew/ on all promotional materials or online.
  • You acknowledge that use of the Pink Boots logo, platform, event title, names and intellectual property necessitates fulfillment of your donation pledge to PBS for the donations surrounding this event.
  • You acknowledge that donations to Pink Boots Society from Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day events, releases, and earmarked proceeds are due to Pink Boots for tax recording purposes no later than June 30, 2019

 

Participants are encouraged to post photos of their Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day event on social media and blogs with relevant tags including #pinkbootsbrew

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