Educational Opportunity: Pink Boots Society 10th Anniversary Conference
On June 2-3, 2017, Pink Boots Society celebrates 10 years of providing educational opportunities that assist, inspire and encourage women in the beer industry to further their careers. To honor its milestone anniversary, this international organization for women beer professionals will host its first conference and beer festival in San Diego, California.
Brewing and the Business of Beer Conference
Date: June 2, 2017
Location & Lodging: Lafayette Hotel Swim Club and Bungalows, 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego. For room reservations call 619.296.2101.
Time: 7:30am – 7:00pm.
Cost: PBS members, $99 until May 5th ($125 Conference & Beer Festival); $115 ($145 Conference & Beer Festival) May 6th on. Non-member conference tickets available starting May 6th: $135; $170 Conference & Beer Festival.
About Pink Boots Society
In 2007, brewmaster Teri Fahrendorf set out on a 139-day gypsy-brewing road trip across the United States with a pair of pink brewing boots given to her by her mother-in-law. During that trip Teri met several women brewers she didn’t know existed, nor did they know of her. Teri’s history as a brewmaster for nineteen years seemed to inspire these women, and their desire for information exchange and mentoring inspired Teri to start building a list of sixty women brewers. That list was the beginning of Pink Boots Society. The nascent organization’s first meeting was held at the 2008 Craft Brewers Conference. In the fall of 2008, the thirty five members present voted to make Pink Boots Society a 501(c)(3) open to any woman anywhere in the world who made her income from some aspect of the beer industry. Pink Boots Society currently has almost 1,100 members.
With the exception of a paid part-time executive director, Pink Boots Society is entirely volunteer run. To fulfill its mission of assisting, inspiring and encouraging women beer professionals through education, the organization provides scholarships, information and meeting opportunities to its members.