Collaboration Brew Day

 

Pink Boots Collaboration Brew 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.

Soon after the inception we forged a partnership with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) to make an exclusive Pink Boots Collaboration Brew hops blend available. Each year our members create a new blend during the hops rub at our annual fall GABF meeting. This year we shipped the hops to a variety of chapters to blend, vote and virtually select the 4th Annual Pink Boots hops blend for brew year 2021. YCH scales it up so it is available for purchase; they also donate $3 from every pound sold to Pink Boots Society for education and programming. Watch the virtual hops blend selection here!

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. No need to wait for the annual International Women’s Day to brew with the Pink Boots hops blend. Experiment, promote, celebrate, and collaborate all year round.

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:

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2. Register your team online (below)

3. Order the 2021 Hop Blend from Yakima Chief Hops! Pre-sale for the 4th Annual Pink Boots Blend for brew year 2021 begins October 8, 2020.

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

We want to see your photos! Send us your high resolution images with the appropriate tags and context to socialmedia@pinkbootssociety.org.

6. Promote and share your Pink Boots beer. If you are 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 PBSmeetings@scisoc.org to get your event posted on our calendar if you are not a member!

7. Donate the proceeds to Pink Boots Society:

8. Let’s do it again next year!

Suggested Donations vary based on ingredients donated, labor contributed, the size of brew and more. You may choose to donate 100% of the proceeds or $1.00 / $2.00 per pint produced. Last year, breweries and participants donated anywhere from $50 to $5000 each!

Flat Donations:  Often Breweries prefer a suggested flat fee to remove any guess work or tracking later.  Historically breweries who donate based upon a flat fee donate around $125 per anticipated bbl produced. This approximates the post-production calculations.

Per Pint Donations:  Breweries may prefer to donate based upon post-production output.  Historically breweries that calculate their donation on post-production output, donate $1 or $2 per pint. Per Pint (post production) calculated donations can be invoiced, however, the team will need to track the pints produced with the brewery and fill out the Brew Day Donation Form with total calculated donations and contact information.

4th Annual Hop Blend information coming soon

For the 2020 Collaboration Brew Day brewers are encouraged to use the 2020 Pink Boots Blend – created by our membership and produced by Yakima Chief Hops! The hops are available NOW on Yakima Chief’s spot list, login and secure your hops! They will generously donate $3 per pound directly back to Pink Boots Society. Any commercial brewery can create a #pinkbootsbrew by filling out the registration form and making a donation. All proceeds from this global event go to further our mission to assist, inspire, and encourage female beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

Login to your brewery’s Yakima Chief Hops Account and go to the spot list and select Pink Boots Blend. Quantities are limited!

To maximize participation, the official date for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew is March 8th, 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. Feel free to adjust your brew schedule accordingly – just do it the closest you can BEFORE March 8th!

Additionally, Pink Boots members and nonmembers find that there are opportunities throughout the year for collaboration brews within their chapters, regions, or scholarship cohort groups. We encourage collaboration anytime!

Profits from Pink Boots Collaboration Brew 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

Participants are encouraged to post photos of their Pink Boots Collaboration Brew event on social media and blogs with relevant tags including #pinkbootsbrew, #pinkbootsblend, #pinkbootssociety, #PBSCollab #pinkboots2021 #yakimachiefhops #yakimachief

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Thank you for the support you are giving to Pink Boots Society! Help us share that fact with the world!

 

 

Check out the previous collaboration videos below: