Hoppy National Women’s Day

Last year's PBS Denver Chapter Collaboration Brew crew. Photo: courtesy Pink Boots Society Facebook page.

Last year's PBS Denver Chapter Collaboration Brew crew. Photo: courtesy Pink Boots Society Facebook page.

Collab beer brewed in Denver will benefit Pink Boots Society

By Natasha Lovato

What better way to celebrate women than with beer brewed by women? The Pink Boots Society and Blue Moon Brewing Company agree and decided to team up to celebrate International Women’s Day the right way. 

“When I moved to Denver, my mentor at MillerCoors, Tom Eplett, pointed me in the direction of the Pink Boots Society as a place to find some kindred spirits in my new role as a brewer at the newly minted Blue Moon Brewery in RiNo,” said Emilie Stewart, a pilot brewer at Blue Moon.

Stewart has used her brewing position to benefit others by joining forces with the Pink Boots Society.

Pink Boots Society is an international nonprofit assisting, encouraging and inspiring female beer professionals to advance their careers through education and to create beer leaders of the future. On Mar. 8 over 40 women from Denver breweries joined forces to create a special collaboration beer at Blue Moon in RiNo as part of Pink Books Collaboration Brew Day.

During the annual Pink Boots meeting held at the Great American Beer Festival, the Pink Boots membership evaluates various hops and votes on which varieties to use for a Pink Boots blend. This year’s blend will be a crowd pleaser. “With our Equal Hopportunity Pineapple IPA being such a rousing success last year, a fruited IPA was again selected this year,” Stewart said.

The beer will be available in breweries throughout Denver. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind “Equal Hopportunity 2.0” Pomegranate Key Lime IPA until the end of April. Proceeds will benefit the Pink Boots Society as they support scholarships for women across the nation. 

A link and information about the beer and ingredients can be found here.