Collaboration Brew Day

 

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.

Soon after the inception 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. 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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                                                          Collaboration Brew Day User Guide               

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 closed on December 15th.

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 Day® 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 Day 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!






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

Popular tags are:
#collabbrewday
#pinkbootsbrew
#pinkbootssociety

You can also use:
#pinkbootsblend
#pinkboots2022
#yakimachiefhops
#yakimachief

Brewers are encouraged to use the 5th Annual Pink Boots Blend.  This blend was chosen by our members and Chapters online in our the annual hop rub (blend, vote, and final selection).

Order our 5th Annual Hops Blend on the Yakima Chief Hops website! Order through our pre-sale by December 15 to receive this blend of Idaho Gem, HBC 630, Talus, Triumph, and Loral in January 2022. You can continue to order during the regular sale period until these hops are sold out!

Yakima Chief Hops will generously donate $3 per pound directly back to Pink Boots Society. Any commercial brewery can create a pink boots brew 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 women fermented and alcoholic beverage industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

 

 

Approved CBD Logo, Information on the Hop Blend, Press Releases, and graphics

 

Purchasing Pink Boots Blend does not give a brewery or individual the right to use the Pink Boots Society logo or Collaboration Brew Day® logo in any of their marketing or promotion. In order to have the right to use the Collaboration Brew Day® logo, a brewery must register for Collaboration Brew Day®. All registered breweries are listed on this map. Please follow all requirements in the Pink Boots Society Collaboration Brew Day® User Guide.

If you want Pink Boots Society gear, you can find a variety of items in our store!

Profits from Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day®, as well as events and fundraisers that use the Pink Boots Society name and logos, are donated to the National Pink Boots Society and split with Chapters in good standing to fund our scholarships and other educational initiatives inline with our mission.

Donation amounts are left to the discretion of each participating brewery. Donations can vary based on the ingredients donated, labor contributed, the size of brew, or more. Breweries can donate either a flat rate or per barrel/pint.

Flat Donations:  Most breweries prefer a suggested flat rate to remove any guesswork or tracking efforts.
OR
Per Barrel or Per Pint: We have seen donations per barrel ($50-250 per bbl) produced or per pint produced.

Invoices can be generated upon request.  The Donation Form is available HERE.

Often breweries using the Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® logo without permission are confused about the need to officially register for this annual celebration. They may have purchased the Pink Boots Hop Blend and incorrectly assumed that they were authorized to promote beer sales using our trademarked logos. Most just need a friendly conversation and reminder that they need to register in order to participate in this fundraiser. 

If you notice a brewery continuing to use our trademarked logos without an official registration, please contact Pink Boots staff and we will communicate our trademark policy with them.

While separate actions, Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® (CBD) and the Pink Boots Hop Blend go hand-in-hand.

By participating in Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day®, a registered brewery commits to organizing and gathering a group around the brewhouse to brew beer. The registered brewery also commits to donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their beer to Pink Boots Society. This donation supports their local Chapter and funds a variety of educational activities and scholarships for women in the fermentable and alcoholic industry.

The Pink Boots Hop Blend is a community blend formulated by Pink Boots Society members through a hop rub event sponsored by our partner, Yakima Chief Hops (YCH). Purchasing the Pink Boots Hop Blend also assist Pink Boots Society in our fundraising efforts. YCH produces T-90 pellets and donates $3.00 per pound to Pink Boots Society National Chapter to fund scholarships and offset administrative fees. Any brewery or homebrewer with a YCH account can purchase this unique Hop Blend HERE and brew with it just as they would any other hop. There is no commitment to participate in the official Collaboration Brew Day or directly donate funds to Pink Boots Society if you simply buy the Pink Boots Hop Blend. In order to use the official Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® logo, our CBD promotional tools and images, or any other Pink Boots intellectual property to promote the beer you brewed with our hop blend, however, you must officially register to participate in Collaboration Brew Day. You are not automatically registered to participate in Collaboration Brew Day when you purchase the Pink Boots Hop Blend. 

To maximize participation and align with our mission of supporting women in our industry, we celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, as the annual date for the official Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day®.

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

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: