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Pink Boots Society members brewing 2020 collaborations

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Pink Boots Society members brewing 2020 collaborations

Athena Scholl at Brewers of Indiana Guild announced the 2020 Pink Boots Society collaboration brew day dates and locations in celebration of International Women’s Day [March 8] and women’s roles in the  Indiana brewing industry.

Breweries and brew dates include:

Each location will brew its unique beer style featuring Yakima Chief Hops exclusive 2020 Pink Boots Collaboration Day blend of Azacca®, El Dorado®, Idaho Gem™ and Loral®, with tropical, citrus and piney aromas. 

“Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) (out of Yakima, Washington and Pink Boots Society (PBS) had over 100 Pink Boots members up for this year’s hop selection to participate in designing this year’s hop blend,” said Ralph Woodall, senior customer liaison, in an email to, when he sent the official news release.

“The PBS hop rub meeting is an exciting event,” said Kelsi Baggarley, YCH customer service specialist. “It’s a time to connect and educate. We get to shine a light on hops and share our knowledge. We’re able to involve women who have never been part of a selection process and hear their feedback. Selecting hops for a blend is typically an exclusive occasion involving a few industry professionals. In the spirit of inclusivity, collaboration and women empowering women, the Pink Boots Blend is created by inviting a diverse group of PBS members from various professions in beer. The women stand side by side, discussing aromas and beer styles, making it a special annual gathering and a truly collaborative hop blend.

“The Pink Boots Blend has become a well-known movement in the brewing community, as brewers worldwide incorporate this blend into recipes in celebration and support of women in beer,” added Baggarley. “The blend is produced and sold by YCH as T-90 hop pellets, and $3 per pound sold is donated to the PBS scholarship fund, helping to empower women in beer with educational opportunities. So far, YCH has contributed $140,000 to PBS.”


Pink Boots Society splits proceeds from the sales of this collaboration brew with participating chapters. The revenue from this annual fundraiser is applied to educational scholarships and programming for its members.

Follow Indiana’s brew day events @pinkbootsindy on Instagram and @pinkbootsindy on Twitter. 

Check out the official hashtags #pinkbootsbrew #pinkbootsblend #pinkbootssociety #womeninbeer on social and stay tuned for beer release date updates and events.

From the website: “Founded in 2007, by brewmaster Teri Fahrendorf Pink Boots Society is an international nonprofit and USA tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. The objective of the Pink Boots Society is to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. To this end, Pink Boots Society provides scholarship opportunities, job resources and industry information to its more than 2,700+ members in the US and countries around the world. Pink Boots Society members are the beer industry leaders of tomorrow, and they inspire women consumers to choose beer as their adult beverage of choice. 

“Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day was born from our members’ desire to take part in International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8 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.

Yakima Chief Hops is a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier from the Pacific Northwest. “We are beer lovers, farmers and families who share a culture of pride, partnership and innovation. Our network of passionate farm families draw on multi- generational experience to support and inspire the future of brewing. From learning to logistics, we’re making it easier for brewers around the world to find new ways to use our hops for extraordinary results.” cites

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