Pink Boots Society/Yakima Chief Hops Make Exclusive Blend Available to Commercial Brewers

Beginning in 2017 the Pink Boots Society partnered with Yakima Chief Hops to create an exclusive blend for use in the annual Collaboration Brew Day, which takes place around March 8th, International Women’s Day. The “Pink Boots Blend” is created each year by Pink Boots members who participate in a hops rub at their annual meeting at the Great American Beer Festival.

The “2019 Pink Boots Blend” is a new and exclusive hop blend available to commercial brewers. The blend includes Loral (3 parts), Glacier (2 parts); one part each Mosaic, Sabro and Simcoe hops. Aroma notes: Stone fruit,tropical and dank, allowing brewers to go a lot of different directions. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Pink Boots Society Scholarship Fund. Pink Boots Society is a non-profit organization with a mission to “assist, inspire and encourage” women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

“We’re excited to participate in this collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops. Our members really enjoy doing the hops rub, and its really cool to see a new commercial grade blend come from our collective effort. Last year sales of the hops blend raised $40,000, all of which went toward our scholarship fund to help educate women beer professionals. This year we aim to exceed that amount,” said Pink Boots Society president, Laura Ulrich, who is small batch brewer at Stone Brewing Company.

Yakima Chief Hops and Country Malt Group will take pre-orders for the hop blend through December 3, 2018. The hop blend will be released to registered brewers prior to International Women’s Day, March 8, 2109. The blend will be produced in traditional T90 hop pellets. Cost: $12.38 per pound. Available in 11 pound and 44 pound lots. Yakima Chief Hops will donate $3 per pound to the Pink Boots Society. To register and order the hops blend, and to learn more about the Collaboration Brew Day, visit Pink Boots Society’s dedicated webpage.

White Labs is a new Collaboration Brew Day partner this year. The company will offer complementary strain suggestions for each brewers’ particular brew, and will donate a portion of proceeds from the sales of Core Strain yeast sold to Pink Boots Society. Deadline to order yeast is February 15, 2019. Brewers can register and learn more about White Labs offerings on the company’s website.

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