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Pink Boots Society                                                        October 2013 

The Pink Boots Society is an international nonprofit association and USA 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charity. We empower women beer professionals to advance their careers through the educational opportunities we provide. We encourage women beer professionals to become tomorrow's beer industry leaders. And our members are positive female beer role models who inspire women consumers to choose beer as their adult beverage of choice.


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In This Issue
GABF Meeting-Sold Out!
Denver & Tap Takeover
Next Scholarship
Collaboration Brews!
Scholarship Recipient
Beer Scribes Wanted
National Meeting Dates
Are you Judge-Worthy?
Learn More about PBS
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Autumn is here, and that means time for the USA's biggest beer festival of all, the GABF.  


Our GABF national meeting and educational seminar will be held at the Vine Street Pub in Denver on October 11th at 11:00 am. Watch for a all-female Tap Takeover at Ernie's Bar & Pizza.  


Available around Colorado this week (and hopefully next week as well), is the PBS Collaboration brew, Whackalicious. Speaking of PBS Collaboration Brews, a UK member is gathering interested members to brew a worldwide collaboration beer on International Woman's Day, March 8th. Plan now to join this lofty event. Help raise money for PBS scholarships with all of these events and beers.  


We have a second Cicerone Beer Savvy Scholarship opportunity opening on Monday October 7th at 9:00 am (PDT). The scary deadline will be Halloween night, naturally.  


Speaking of Beer Savvy, we'd like to announce our first 2013 scholarship recipient, Rachel Cleveland. Give Rachel (and our hard-working Scholarship Selection Committee) a hand! 


 See below for details on all of these events, and more... 


Sold Out!
The 50 seats for our annual GABF PBS meeting sold out last night via online registration. Thank you for making our lines at the door faster!

For those that have registered, here is the info for your records:

DATE:          Friday October 11, 2013 
WHEN:        11:00am - 2:30pm 
WHERE:      Vine Street Pub & Brewery 
ADDRESS:  1700 Vine St., Denver, CO 80206
EVENT PH:  303-388-2337
MAP (with Public Transportation): http://goo.gl/maps/Iy21J
BEER:       Included with your $15 registration fee. Feel free to bring yours to share. (Bring opener.)
FOOD:      If you paid for lunch, you'll receive a card you will redeem for a delicious bowl of vegetarian black bean chili. If you didn't, you can always pay $5 cash at the door.

SWAG:           Please bring some for the raffle.

T-SHIRTS:   $20 cash. Sales help fund our Scholarships. We have mostly Barley's Angels tees left.
PINS:           $5 cash. Sales also fund our Scholarship Program. Wear your Boot Pride!
FUTURE:       We hope to demo our new t-shirt design at this meeting; for sale at CBC-Denver in April.
RAFFLE:        Always! At the end of the official meeting, after the member announcements.

SOCIAL/NETWORKING:   During the raffle. Hopefully everybody wins a prize!
BREWERY TOUR:            Vine Street will give us a tour of their brewery at 2:30/2:45 pm.

REGIONAL MEETING & FUNDRAISER INFO SESSION: Will occur approximately 3:00 pm. Our International & National Regional Meeting Liaison (and Pacific Northwest Chapter Co-Leader), Emily Engdahl will answer questions. There will be opportunity for Chapter Leaders & potential Chapter Leaders to network, share ideas, and get help. Advice & ideas about fundraising events will also be shared.

SPEAKERS: We are not exactly sure of the order of the speakers, but they will include:
  • Kim Jordan (Keynote): New Belgium CEO, one of the first woman craft brewery owners. 
  • Jessica Heidrich: PBS Scholarship Winner, Sweden's first woman brewer & GABF Judge.
  • Jenn Coyle & Lindsey Herrema: The Can Van, America's first mobile beer canning business.
Attendees wishing to also attend the Alpha King Challenge, please note it runs 1-4 pm.

Anyone who wants to meet with Teri... I will be available about 4:00 pm, and I will stay as long as somebody wants to talk to me. (We will move to the Vine Street bar at that point.) Emily Engdahl will be available too.

Media members, be sure to bring copies of your books and DVDs to sell. You are invited to sell at any PBS meeting. We hope you will reward us with a small tax-deductible donation, a percentage of your proceeds.

We are very sorry if our first online ticketing for a national meeting caught you off guard. Here are options to connect with your fellow Pink Booters in Denver next week:

1. Visit www.pinkbootssociety.org, register if you haven't already, or Log In. Go to Activity Feed/For Members, and click on Groups or Forums. Start a meet up.

2. Visit our Yahoo Groups Forum and organize a meet up. http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/pinkbootssociety/  You can also organize a meet up via Twitter or Facebook. See left column for PBS links.

3. Come to the Vine Street Pub at 2:30pm when our meeting ends. Join the Vine Street brewery tour.

4. Join the Regional Meeting & PBS Fundraiser Info Session at 3:00 pm. Bring your questions & answers too.
5. Meet up with Teri Fahrendorf and Emily Engdahl at Vine Street Pub at 4:00 pm. If nobody wants to meet we are off for dinner and a beer before the Fest starts at 5:30pm.

Please know we will use online ticketing for all GABF and CBC meetings in the future. 140 members attended our Washington, DC Craft Brewers Conference meeting, and we can't delay the meeting while members wait in line to register. We expect an even bigger crowd at our CBC Meeting in Denver in April, so please register early in case we have a sell-out again. Help us help you avoid long lines!
Denver, Colorado USA member Ashleigh Carter is organizing a GABF week all-female Tap Takeover as a PBS Fundraiser at:
Ernie's Bar & Pizza
2915 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO 80211 USA

Ashleigh is looking for 10-15 women who can get their beer to Denver and join in on the fun. (Sorry about the late notice, but we are all volunteer here!)

If you can't get your beer to Ernie's in time, then tell Ashleigh you're willing to give it a try for the week of the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, April 8-11, 2014. Also, once Ashleigh gets this ball rolling, we should be able to knock this one out of the ballpark every GABF week, every year.

And while you are in Denver next week, be sure to visit Ernie's to enjoy some woman-brewed suds.

Contact Ashleigh at ashleigh@prostbrewing.com.
3-week Application Window opens Monday October 7th at 9 am (PDT). Visit http://pinkbootssociety.org/scholarship-application/ to apply.
Are you a woman currently earning income from beer as a Brewery Owner, Beer Bar Manager, Bartender, Server, Beer Writer, Beer Educator, Beer Distributor, Brewery Sales Representative, or Beer Chef? This online course will enhance knowledge of brewing techniques, beer styles, understanding flavors and off-flavors, food pairings, and the language to clearly discuss beer. Please see www.beersavvy.com for info or see brochure.

The Cicerone Beer Savvy scholarship is web-based and is easily available to PBS members in any country on the planet. We encourage our non-USA members to apply for all web-based courses, as that is all we can offer you until we grow large enough (and have the staff) to become tax-exempt in other nations with beer education programs. Someday we hope to offer a scholarship to a beer or brewing education program near you!  
Please note that scholarship recipients are announced approximately 6 weeks after the scholarship application deadline. The deadline for this scholarship is October 31st at 11:59 pm (PDT). Halloween deadline! 
For more information, please see the Scholarship page of our website, http://pinkbootssociety.org/scholarships/.

Coming up will be a scholarship to Portland State University's web-based Business of Craft Brewing course. We are still working out class dates so stay tuned to learn about this scholarship's application window dates.
Visit www.pdx.edu/cepe/bcb for more information on the course.

These Colorado Pink Boots members brewed a collaboration Extra Pale Ale with New Zealand Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops to raise money for our Pink Boots Scholarship Program:

Lauren Wiersma - Oskar Blues

Ashleigh Carter - Prost

Kim Collins - Epic Brewing

Jodi Whealy - Ska Brewing

Bess Dougherty - Wynkoop

Kayla Binggeli - Wynkoop

Leslie Kaczeus - Bootstrap

Kate Kingsbery - Great Divide

Tracey Kling - Great Divide

Click here to see the poster. Please patronize these fine breweries and the pubs listed below, all of which have pledged to donate $1 per pint sold of the Whackalicious!

Amado's Ale House - Denver || Colorado Plus - Wheat Ridge || Fresh Craft - Denver || West End Tavern - Boulder
Vail Ale House - Vail || Right Coast Pizza - Wheat Ridge || Chuburger - Longmont ||Tasty Weasel - Longmont

If you host a PBS Fundraiser, be sure to email all the vital info (participants, dates, beer info, graphics, posters, etc.) to teri@pinkbootssociety.org.
United Kingdom Member Sophie de Ronde is organizing an international collaboration brew for Project Venus as a fundraiser for PBS Scholarship Fund, to take place on International Women's Day (March 8, 2014). She says:

"The idea is to make it an international event for all female brewers and so it will be a PBS event as much as a Project Venus event and an event for any other (professional) female brewer who wants to be involved. As long as the event, being a single brew, takes place on the 8th March 2014 by a female brewer.

"I am sure that we can make PBS the charity of choice as we all (hopefully) have the same goal from our societies, to build awareness of women in brewing.
"What I am looking for is contact details for other groups like ours from around the world. I am more than happy to be the point of contact and try to liaise with other brewsters.
"When/if we manage to pull this off the other thing we would need to discuss is recipes. Whether we make our own ones or decide to go for a uniform recipe or style.

"I think that if this international event is marketed well, then the exposure for women brewers (and beer professionals) will be huge!

If you are a PBS member and you want to host or join this fantastic effort, please email Sophie de Ronde. Please put "International Women's Day PBS Brew" in the subject line. Send her your contact info, what your current role in the beer industry is, whether you can offer a brewery to brew this collaboration beer in, or if you just want to come and brew for the day with your PBS sisters. If you can help with the marketing effort, or any thing else to help Sophie launch this amazing project, please email sophie@brentwoodbrewing.co.uk.
Woman Chalkboard It takes us about three months to move completely through the scholarship process to the start date on a course. Please see above for current PBS scholarship opportunities. Several non-PBS scholarship deadlines are always approaching. Please google them for details:

Glenn Hay Falconer
      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.

Deadline Coming up: November 12th

In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild's Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program. 


The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction.  The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.


The American Brewers Guild is now accepting applications for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation slot in the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January 20, 2014 through June 27, 2014 with the final week of onsite instruction in Middlebury, Vermont.  The full application must be received no later than November 12, 2013.  Note: This class is full except for this scholarship slot.


The scholarship is open to professional brewers and homebrewers from the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii and California's northern geographic region (San Francisco/Monterey Bay areas and north).  The full-tuition scholarship also includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses for the residential week in Middlebury, Vermont.  Full details and scholarship applications are available at www.abgbrew.com.

The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for professional and aspiring craft brewers from the Pacific Northwest to further their knowledge and expertise.  For more information on the Foundation please visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org 


We had two Cicerone Beer Savvy scholarships to give away in 2013. The first 2013 Beer Savvy scholarship recipient is Rachel Cleveland of Fiddlehead Brewing Co in Vermont, USA. She was chosen out of 23 applicants.

Here is what the judges said about why they picked her,"Rachel has shown a commitment to educating consumers about craft beer -- from working as a bar manager curating 15 taps in college to her current role as manager at Fiddlehead Brewing. Rachel will be able to use the knowledge she receives from the Beer Savvy course to even further her outreach and education efforts."

Please see above for info on our second 2013 Cicerone Beer Savvy scholarship, which opens for applications on Monday October 7th. 
Have you been thinking about buying a pair of steel-toe pink rubber boots but never got around to it?

Christmas is coming and you already have everything you need? Then ask for something you do want: a pair of steel-toe pink work boots!

We have a new preferred supplier for steel-toe pink rubber work boots: http://www.hantover.com/cgi/hnt.wsc/product.htm?p-item-num=14964&p-callprog=cust-search  During October / Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hantover is offering a special on Onguard Lady Monarch pink steel-toe boots. See link for actual boot visual.
Plan now to write about beer this autumn and in 2014. Then get ready to submit your articles in next summer's North American Guild of Beer Writers (NAGBW) annual competition.


The NAGBW re-formed earlier this year, and held their 2013 NAGBW Beer Writing Competition in August.  


The state of beer writing is a core part of the continued success of craft beer outreach and education. NAGBW encourages all beer professionals to think about the beer articles they've read, and encourage those beer writers to submit their work. Details about the just completed competition are as follows.


Submissions: https://northamericanguildofbeerwriters.submittable.com/submit


NAGBW's awards honor the best beer and brewing industry coverage in seven categories. Journalism, feature writing, freelance authors, blogs and broadcasts, published in print or online, are eligible.


Online submissions were accepted at submittable.com, and print books (if no PDF version exists) were mailed to PBS member and beer cookbook author, Lucy Saunders. 


For next August's competition, beer writing/broadcasts dated between July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 will be eligible. Contest rules are posted on the NAGBW forum.


Questions: Contact NAGBW via the website, www.nagbw.org

This link is to a great article called, "How to Avoid Work: The Guide to Doing What You Love."


It has fantastic photos of WWII era women doing traditional men's work, like the photo at left. I love this African-American Rosie the Riveter building an airplane! 
Plan ahead to send your beer to the Good Food Awards competition next July. This year the Craft Beer judging panel was stacked with beer experts, including the competition manager for GABF, the editor-in-chef of DRAFT Magazine, the founder of RateBeer.com and many well-known brewers and beer writers. http://www.goodfoodawards.org/beer/

The entry period ends July 31; enter via an easy online form next June: http://www.goodfoodawards.org/entrants/

Awards were given to winners in beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserves, spirits and oil. Last year's winners are listed here. http://www.goodfoodawards.org/winners/

The winners be showcased in San Francisco at a "Good Food Awards Marketplace" at the iconic Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on January 18, 2014. Next summer's winners can count on a similar opportunity in January of 2015.

New PBS WebsiteIf you have not gone to our new website and input your PBS membership profile (2 pages, please input both!), please do so now.

Then once you revisit the site (the next day) and upload your photo or post next to your name, your account will show active. All members must re-sign up because our new website is social media driven. Thank you.
We're looking forward to seeing you all online!

If you have any questions or feedback, please email webmaster@pinkbootssociety.org.


Friday, October 11, 2013:

11:00am-2:30pm - National Meeting & Seminar during GABF

at Vine Street Pub, Denver, CO (USA).


Thursday, April 10, 2014:

11:00-1:30pm - at CBC, Denver, CO (USA).


Friday, October 3, 2014:  

11:00am-2:30pm - National Meeting & Seminar during GABF,  

at Vine Street Pub, Denver, CO (USA).


All PBS meetings and events, including Regional and International PBS meetings, PBS Brew Days and PBS Fundraiser events, can now be listed on our new website calendar. Please email your meeting information to our PBS Event Coordinator, Ashleigh Carter at ashleigh@pinkbootssociety.org.  


Also send your PBS-only event info to teri@pinkbootssociety.org. I especially want to invite our non-USA members to send Ashleigh and me your PBS event info. I know you're out there; we want to help you. 


No non-PBS events or press info please. My mailbox is already full so I know you won't mind if I send your non-PBS news into my junk folder automatically.  


You can learn of all upcoming PBS Events on our website, http://pinkbootssociety.org/events/.  



  PBS Pink Front    BA Black Front


Help us sell out our old t-shirts so we can order a new style shirt! Limited sizes are left, and what isn't sold prior to our GABF meeting will be sold there. Click here to see available sizes: http://pinkbootssociety.org/shop/.

Shop for Christmas! $25 includes shipping. 


T-shirt sales supports our Scholarship Fund. (We also have PBS cloisonné pins.) 


Click here to see the back of the Barley's Angels shirt we can't show you because Columbia Studios asked us to discontinue the Barley's Angels logo.


Please note these are standard size tees, not babygirl shrinky-dink sizes. 

If you are a beer professional, 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? (London PBS member Melissa Cole at left.) 

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

Looking to hire a beer professional? We have the best women in the industry! Looking for a job? Only registered PBS members have access to our Jobs Board.


Post your Help Wanted ad here: www.pinkbootssociety.org/post-a-beer-job/

And remember we have paid ad opportunities for your graphics on website.


Seek your ideal beer industry job under Activity Feed/For Members/Job Listings at www.pinkbootssociety.org.

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Donate to our PBS Scholarship Fund 

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!

Fearless Leader

Teri Fahrendorf
Founder & Co-Creator
Pink Boots Society