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Fifth annual Pink Boots Blend released to support women in brewing

Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% farmer-owned global hop supplier, has announced the pre-sale of its fifth annual Pink Boots Blend in partnership with Pink Boots Society (PBS).

PBS is an international non-profit with a mission to assist, inspire, and encourage women in the fermented and alcoholic beverage industry.

The Pink Boots Blend is an annual hop blend and part of YCH’s pursuit of promoting inclusivity in the industry.

Each year, women in the beer profession across the globe collaborate with YCH on a new blend recipe through an extensive virtual selection process.

This year, the selection included women from 37 different PBS chapters across five different countries.

The blend is then released for presale to commercial brewers and a portion of the sales proceeds are contributed to the PBS scholarship fund.

This helps provide educational opportunities to women in the industry with the goal of assisting with career advancement and leadership skills.

To date, more than $381,000 has been contributed.

The deadline to order is December 15, allowing time to ship and brew by International Women’s Day on March 8, when PBS hosts their Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day.

Brewers are encouraged to register their Pink Boots Blend brew day and join the global movement in the craft beer community.

Click here to learn more and visit for brew day registration.

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