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 version of the selected beer style. Pink Boots Society receives proceeds from sales of this collaboration brew, which it applies to educational scholarships for its members.

Check out our video of all the awesome collaborations across the world!

  1. 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.
  2. Plan the day. Decide what your variation of the beer will be.
  3. Register online (below)
  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.
  5. BREW! and then Tweet and share your experience of Big Boots Brew Day. We want to see your photos!
  6. Promote and share your Pink Boots beer. If you’re a brewery, you may choose to have a releaevent or or just promote it in your taproom or brewpub. We will have tap handle art and other materials available to help. Homebrewers and clubs can share their beer with others to raise awareness.
  7. Donate the proceeds to Pink Boots Society.
  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.

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!)

To maximize participation, the official date for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day will be March 8th, 2019 but 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 and events and fundraisers using the Pink Boots names and logos will be donated to the Pink Boots Society to fund our scholarships and other educational initiatives.

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 Big Boots Brew event is with the express intended purpose of participating inPink 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 inPink 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. 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

 

Beer Industry/Breweries (donation pledge of no less than $50; suggested donations could be all proceeds from sale of Pink Boots beer, $1 – $2 a pint, tip jar takeovers, proceeds from an all collaboration tap takeover, etc. Larger events and breweries, please pledge accordingly).

Individual/Homebrewers (flat registration fee of $25; additional donations from supporting events or “fill the boot” donations appreciated!).

 

Participants are encouraged to take photos of their Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day event, and post those online to social media by using an assortment of tags including #pinkbootsbrew

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