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Pink Boots Society                                    May 2011 (Post-CBC)

The Pink Boots Society is an international charitable trade organization created to inspire, encourage and empower women to advance their careers in the Beer Industry through networking and education.

In This Issue
New PBS Goal
Annual Mother's Day Event
Future National Meetings
Sponsors & Donations
Membership Qualifications
Member Quick Connect
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links

This e-newsletter was supposed to go out in May. I apologize, I thought it had been emailed. Here is the "old news." New news will arrive this afternoon... 


Pink Girl with Beer 

Our Craft Brewers Conference meeting in San Francisco was fun and productive with 77 women attending.


As is our custom, every member got a chance to introduce herself and briefly tell about her role in the brewing industry.


During our giant raffle with lots of great swag, the noise got louder and louder as the newly introduced members connected and got to know each other better. We had to call attention several times just to get attendees to check their raffle tickets!


Thank you to the Brewers Association for donating the use of a conference room for our onsite meeting.



As I write this we are approaching 600 members. Thank you for spreading the word.


Beer Made With LoveNEW PBS GOAL

At the CBC meeting, we announced a new goal for PBS: To Elevate the Status of Beer in Society. That's a pretty lofty goal, but then we're a group of women with lofty dreams.

You may instantly have an idea for this, and if so please act on it.


The first thing that fermented on how to elevate the status of beer in society, was to do so through art. A visit to any poster shop or art gallery will show you oodles of beverage art concerning coffee, coffee beans and coffee cups. Or wine, grapes, grape leaves, vines, wine glasses and wine bottles, but... Show me the beer!


So a shout out to you closet artists and/or your artist friends... please create visual art about beer (and barley, hops, hop vines, hop leaves, beer glasses of all shapes, beer bottles of all shapes, etc.) As beer lovers, please support all art about beer, in any format (painting, photography, music, film, etc.)


To encourage the art-beer connection, we have a call for Beer Poetry. Any member who has written an original poem about beer, please email a copy to


We would like to open our next national meeting (Sept 30th) with a reading of the most appropriate beer poem submitted. If we get a lot of entries, who knows, we might have to publish a book of modern beer poetry written by PBS members.

BRING MOM OUT FOR A BEER - Sunday May 10th 1:00-4:00pm

Ben's Mom with BeerIt's time for our annual coordinated brewery tour and beer extravaganza: Bring Mom Out For A Beer. Mother's Day is this Sunday, and BMOFAB runs 1:00-4:00pm. Help your customers appreciate their Moms by offering something special to bring them both in.


We've got national press to help us spread the word to consumers: or You'll want to publicize your event on the calendar:


 Last year the Washington Post wrote about BMOFAB, so our grass roots effort is paying off:



Here's what others are doing for Bring Mom Out For A Beer on Mother's Day:

ˇ         Brugge Brasserie in Indianapolis is offering Moms a Nutella crepe or small cheese plate with beer purchase.

ˇ         Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, Oregon is offering Moms a brewery tour and dessert with meal purchase.

ˇ         Row House Café in Seattle is offering Moms a dessert with beer purchase.


ˇ         All three Pyramid Ale Houses have specials for Moms:
-Seattle Alehouse: $3 pints, plus a free pint glass.
-Berkeley Alehouse: $3.50 pints/$10.50 pitchers, plus a free pint glass.
-Mac's Taproom: Happy Hour prices ALL DAY.Jon's Mom with Beer


ˇ         Sprecher Brewery in Glendale, Wisconsin is offering Moms a brewery tour, gift bag of goodies, beer samples and a commemorative glass, all for $1.

ˇ         Saraveza in Portland is offering Moms a guided beer and cheesecake pairing event.

ˇ         Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colorado is offering Moms a guided beer and chocolate truffle tasting event, the truffles being filled with ganache made from Left Hand's beers.

ˇ         Nebraska Brewing in Papillion Nebraska is offering Moms a special Mother's Day Menu paired with beers.

ˇ         Stone Brewing & Bistro Gardens in Escondido, California is offering Moms a brewery tour and complementary taster, and a special brunch menu.


Please send your beer-Mom photos to our Social Media Chair, Nicole Courides
Also, please post your comments about what worked at our PBS Yahoo Forum.

 Moms Having Beers




GABF Women

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011:  11:30am-3:30pm - Meeting & Seminar during GABF, Denver, Colorado. 

Friday, May 4, 2012:  11:30am-1:00pm - at CBC, San Deigo, CA.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012: 11:30am-3:30pm - PBS Meeting & Seminar during GABF, Denver, Colorado.

Friday, March 29, 2013: 11:30-1:00pm - at CBC, Washington, DC.


Thank YouThis spot in our newsletter is reserved to shout out Thank You to our sponsors. 


We have been holding off on asking for financial donations lately because we are so close to receiving our IRS tax-exempt 501(c)3 status. We turned in our 1023 application in late April.

Luckily all previous donations will be retroactively tax-deductible, so please think about clicking our website PayPal Donate (Save your receipt) Thanks!


Barbara GerovacAre you a woman who earns income from beer? If so, you may qualify for PBS membership. Do you get paid real money for any of the following activities? (Getting paid in beer or t-shirts doesn't count):


1. Do you work for a brewery (or own one)?

2. Do you work for a homebrew shop (or own one)?

3. Do you work for a company that buys or sells beer (or own one)?

4. Do you work for a brewing ingredient or beer supply company (or own one)?

5. Do you write about beer or edit beer literature (and get paid for it)?

6. Do you consult about beer or brewing on a professional level (and get paid for it)?


If so, welcome! Please forward your completed membership application to Anita Lum


If not, we love you: You are a beer fan and you make our work possible. As a female beer fan and beer consumer you qualify to join a Barley's Angels chapter. Please see for information. In this way you could support the mission of the Pink Boots Society, and connect with other women through beer.


Four Steps to fully connect with the Pink Boots Society: If you qualify for membership as outlined above, here are 4 things you'll want to do now:

 1.       Email your completed application (see above for link) to Your contact information is for PBS use only.

 2.       Email your photo or logo to go on your Profile Page. Anything listed for your Profile (bottom half of the application) becomes public information. This includes any email and phone numbers you list. Please be specific if something should not go on your Profile.

 3.       Subscribe to the PBS e-Newsletter from the website or from any PBS e-Newsletter (see archives at

 4.       Join the PBS Yahoo Forum at We recommend you sign up for the Daily Digest.


Optional extra connections:

5.  Read archived e-Newsletters at to learn about upcoming or repeating PBS activities and plans.

6.  Follow PBS on Twitter at
7.   Friend PBS on Facebook at
8.  Pour your self a nice glass of beer and watch for your name to go up. Please allow 2-3 weeks. We all work full time jobs but volunteer here.

The Pink Boots Society began in 2007 as a list of every woman brewer I met or heard about during my 13,000-mile cross-country road trip ( We had our first meeting during the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego in April 2008, where the women on that list voted to become a membership organization, and to welcome all women who earn income from beer.


At our second national meeting we voted on Organizational Goals:


1. Encourage women consumers to taste beer and learn about the history and craft of beer.
2. Encourage women to become homebrewers.
3. Encourage women to become professionals in the beer industry.
4. Support PBS members to advance their beer careers through education.
5. Promote women in the beer industry to Media.
6. Increase the number of women beer judges at the
GABF and other competitions.

New7. Elevate the status of beer in society.


The Pink Boots Society is all about us women beer professionals teaching and helping each other. If you earn income from beer, I encourage you to attend a national or regional meeting. Our educational seminar is held each year right after our Great American Beer Festival meeting. 


You gals are making this happen, and it is exciting and rewarding to be a part of it. Cheers to you!


Teri FahrendorfTeri Fahrendorf, President
Pink Boots Society