Beer industry women team up for Pink Boots Brew Day

Written by on March 8, 2018 in Beer - No comments

More than a dozen women from the Central Ohio craft beer industry came together at Phoenix Brewing Company in Mansfield today to collaborate on a beer for Pink Boots Brew Day.

This is the fifth year globally and the third year locally that Pink Boots Brew day — which coincides with International Women’s Day — has been celebrated, spearheaded by the Pink Boots Society, an organization that works to encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

This year, the Pink Boots Society worked with YCH Hops to create a unique blend of Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Loral hops, which was used in many of the international brew day recipes including the Central Ohio collaboration. The rest of the recipe for the pale ale was discussed and tweaked by the participants via email and Facebook leading up to the big brew.

“We took all of the suggestions and began looking at the grains and yeast strains that we have in-house, and we knew we wanted to use the Pink Boots hop blend,” said Phoenix Brewing Company’s Carmone Macfarlane. “Once we had a final recipe everyone added their commentary. It’s nice to have everyone’s different perspectives.”

In addition to Macfarlane from Phoenix, the team that worked on the beer included Nichole Endicott from Commonhouse Ales; Lori Wince from Weasel Boy Brewing; Mary MacDonald from the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, Jessica Byrne, Jessica Page, and Jennie Koeper from Lineage Brewing; Kelsey Stief and Emily Benson from North High Brewing; Michelle Warren from Multiple Brewing; Kam from Brewnettes and Brews; Jenne Cecilia from Catawba Island Brewing; plus Jennifer Hermann, Rachel Hatfield and myself (Cheryl Harrison, Drink Up Columbus).

The pale ale, which is called New Era, will be released at Phoenix Brewing on Wednesday, April 4; at Lineage Brewing on Thursday, April 5; at at Weasel Boy Brewing on Saturday, April 7; and at North High Brewing on Friday, April 13. 50 cents from every pint sold will be donated to the Pink Boots Society.

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Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Co-Founder of the Columbus Ale Trail.

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