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Pink Boots Society                                    October 2012 (Pre-GABF)

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educational opportunities to women beer professionals.


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Education & Scholarships
Are you Judge-Worthy?
Photo Gallery Page
Member Media Sales Table
T-Shirt Scholarship Fundraiser
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Just a quick note to remind you of our GABF National Meeting & Seminar:


Friday October 12, 2013

11:00am - 1:30pm (please come even if late)


Vine Street Pub
17th Avenue & Vine Street

Denver, CO   USA


Meeting will be lead by Megan Parisi

Brewmaster at Bluejacket Brewing Co. in Washington, DC.


Speakers/ Education Seminar




Carol Stoudt - Owner of Stoudt Brewing Adamstown, PA. Carol will share her experiences as a pioneer craft brewery owner in 1986 and will share her best beer-selling tips.

Technical Program: How to Become a GABF Judge:

Sue Thompson - Analytical/Sensory Services Manager for MillerCoors in Milwaukee, WI. Sue will discuss off-flavors and what you as a judge are expected to be able to identify. Depending on logistics, there should be some sensory training with this.


Tonya Cornett - Director of Research & Development for 10-Barrel Brewing Co. in Bend, OR. Tonya will talk about what she does to prepare for judging, and what a typical judge day entails.


Randy Scorby - Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Education Director, via DVD video. Randy will discuss the process of becoming a certified homebrew judge, often the first step toward becoming a professional beer judge.


Meeting & Event Details:

Door Donation is $10, which is in lieu of annual dues. It also covers the cost of the meeting space, the pitchers of beer and gratuity.


Please bring cash for the $10 Door Donation, and for a PBS t-shirt ($25) and PBS cloisonne pin ($5) that will be available for purchase. Pin and T-shirt sales fund our scholarship chest, which we are building in anticipation of our imminent 501(c)3 status.


Also please bring swag for the raffle.


Vegetarian Black Bean Chili will be available for $5, please pay at the door. 


We need volunteers for this meeting! Please arrive 10-15 minutes early and Megan will assign you a task. We sure appreciate your help!


If you are a woman beer professional, see you there! If you know a woman beer professional, please encourage her to come and meet her peers!



Friday, October 12, 2012:

11:00am-1:30pm - National Meeting & Seminar during GABF, Vine Street Pub, Denver, CO (USA).

(NOTE: This meeting starts earlier than listed in the last e-News.)


Friday, October 12, 2012:

2:00-2:30pm - Immediately following PBS meeting & seminar: Annual steering meeting. All are welcome. Debbie Cerda will lead.

Vine Street Pub, Denver, CO (USA). 


Friday, March 29, 2013:

11:30-1:30pm - at CBC, Washington, DC (USA).

Eventually PBS will have our own scholarship program, but in the meantime, please take advantage of existing scholarship programs: Don't delay!


Several scholarship deadlines are coming up quickly for these programs. Please google them for details:

Glenn Hay Falconer
 Scholarship to both the American Brewers Guild and the Siebel Institute.


Greg Noonan Scholarship to the American Brewers Guild


Master Brewers Association of the Americas MBAA has both national and regional scholarship programs.


GABF LogoIf you are a beer professional (and hopefully a PBS member), you may have the experience and chops to become a professional beer judge. The requirements are straight forward: How much professional sensory experience and training do you have? That's pretty much the bottom line: Are you Experienced?

Click here to read about what is required to become a GABF and/or WBC Judge

PBS MeetingKelsey Williams is our new Photo Gallery manager. If you have photos of previous PBS meetings, please label clearly with the Year and Meeting (and Month/Season) and send to both:

(1) Kelsey at, and to

(2) Tara Nurin, PBS Historian at


Please be patient as we attempt to document our history properly, and get our Photo Gallery page up on our website



Lucy Saunder's Beer CookbookWe invite members who are beer writers or otherwise produce beer media, to share your beer knowledge, and bring your books, CDs or DVDs to sell at a Member Media Sales Table at any meeting. You will handle your own sales.


No donation is necessary, but after we have 501(c)3 status, we would appreciate you donating a proportion of your proceeds from sales at our meeting to PBS's scholarship fund. 

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Thanks to Anita Lum's dilligence, we have full-color t-shirts for sale. These are true-to-size (not tiny or tight) women's style tees with v-neck and logo on front and back. They come in three styles, and you can see them on our website: $25 includes shipping. Support our scholarship fundraising! Buy a t-shirt today!


Click here to see the back of the shirt we can't show you.


         Black cotton Pink Boots Society tees.

         Pink cotton Pink Boots Society tees.

         Black cotton Barley's Angels tees. (These are now collectors' items with original logo, which must be phased out as per Columbia Studio's requirement.) 


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PBS Membership Qualifications

How to Connect Quickly to Pink Boots Society
How PBS Began & Organizational Goals 

Pink Boots Society in the News (click and scroll down)

Links to find Pink Boots to wear (scroll down)
E-Newsletter Archive 


The Pink Boots Society is committed to the advancement of the education of women beer professionals, either by developing educational scholarships, or by hosting educational speakers and seminars at our regional and national meetings. If you are a woman who earns income from beer, I encourage you to join us. 


Cheers to you!

Teri FahrendorfTeri Fahrendorf, President
Pink Boots Society