Brew Days

Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® is an international celebration of women and non-binary folks in the alcoholic and fermentable beverage industry. Each year, teams brew beer, cider, wine, kombucha, or a blend and participate in Collaboration Brew Day to help raise funds for Pink Boots Society scholarships. This supports our mission to assist, inspire, and encourage the professional development and education of women in our industry. Collaboration Brew Day is a movement that recognizes the impact women and non-binary folks have on our industry.

2022 CANADIAN FACTS 🇨🇦

  • 68 Pink Boots Collaboration Brews!
  • 7 provinces!
  • Of those 68 brews, we had 1 cider brew, and 1 wine, distillery, and beer hybrid brew!
  • To date THIS YEAR, we have received over $16,000 in donations that will go towards scholarships for our members 
The team from Troubled Monk, Red Deer, Alberta
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

While Collaboration Brew Day serves as our society’s largest annual fundraiser for scholarships and programs for our members and Chapters, it is not just an event for our members. We invite everyone in the industry — regardless of gender — from breweries, cideries, wineries, distilleries, and kombucha. to brew with us.

A Pink Boots collaboration at Longwood Brewery in Nanaimo, BC
HOW DO I REGISTER?

1. The first step is to register! Your official registration adds your fermented industry to the Google map so enthusiasts can find you and your finished brew! Simply register online, put together your team, then formulate your own special Pink Boots beer recipe and brew your own style.

**Registering also authorizes your team to use the trademarked Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day logo® and our media kit. Any fermented organization that does not register and uses this logo to promote sales, is in violation of trademark infringement.

 2. Get all of the materials you need to plan and organize a successful brew day. 

3. Order the Annual Hop Blend from Yakima Chief Hops! Purchasing the Pink Boots Hop Blend does not automatically register your organization. You still must fill out the registration form to earn permission to use the Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day logo and our promotional resources. You can also order previous years’ blends. They are all great!

DID YOU KNOW? Yakima Chief Hops donates $3 from every pound sold to the NATIONAL Pink Boots Society for education and programming.

Part of the team at Chapter Two Brewing Co in Windsor, Ontario

HOW IS THE PINK BOOTS HOP BLEND CHOSEN?

WHAT IS A HOP RUB SESSION ALL ABOUT?

2022 had several breweries across Canada receive hop rub kits, including Winterlong Brewing co,(top left), Niagara College Teaching Brewery (bottom left), KPU Brewing Lab,(top right), and a collaboration of breweries located in Calgary (bottom right).

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Yakima Chief Hops Pink Boots Blend has become a well-known movement in the hop community, as brewers from all over the world incorporate this hop blend into recipes each year in celebration and support of women in the brewing industry. For Pink Boots Society (PBS) and Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), creating the blend is half the fun, and quite the celebration itself.

Developing a hop blend is an art, and typically a more exclusive occasion where a small number of industry professionals gather around a table to rub, sniff and select from an array of hop varieties.

☞ YAKIMA CHIEF – HOP SENSORY 101 (with charts you can download)

☞ YAKIMA CHIEF – HOP BLENDS PRODUCT VIDEO

Here are a few articles below on experiences by fellow Pink Booters!

HOW TO DONATE?

4. Submit your donation anytime after you hold your brew day. You can easily submit any donation from the sales of your special brew to us by cheque or online. At this time, the Canadian Chapter can not provide you with an income tax receipt. If you are wishing for a receipt, it is best to send a cheque to the Pink Boots Society. Click HERE for more info on donating by cheque. And as a reminder, while buying the Pink Boots hop blend helps support the Pink Boots Society, it IS NOT considered a donation.

Please note that ordering the hop blend is not considered a donation towards the Pink Boots Society or your chapter. And don’t forget, when donating to request the funds go to the Canada Chapter 🇨🇦!

YOU CAN BREW A COLLAB ANY TIME OF THE YEAR! …

OTHER COLLABORATION BREWS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Did you know that you can purchase the Yakima Pink Boots Hop Blend to brew throughout the year? It’s not just for Women’s Day! For more information on how to get involved in brews throughout the year contact brewing@pinkbootscanada.ca

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