SHELBY, N.C.—The Pink Boots Society of North Carolina is partnering with All About Beer Magazine and ABS Commercial to host the first ever Biere de Femme Festival in Uptown Shelby’s City Pavilion to showcase the talented women behind North Carolina’s Craft Beer Industry. The event will be held March 11, 2017 from 1-5pm for VIP ticket holders and at 2-5pm for general admission. Festival goers can expect a dynamic experience.
“I’m just so thrilled that we have the opportunity to highlight the women throughout our state and beyond who work so hard in an industry dominated by men. This festival is a long time coming! Not only will we be showcasing the raw talent of some of the top women industry leaders, but also providing attendees with a firsthand look into the history and prevalence of women in beer. Guests will have the opportunity to meet women brewers and professionals from all over. Many of the beers being poured will have been made in part by female employees of the participating breweries especially for the event. We will have brewing demonstrations, and even a book release! This festival is about so much more than drinking beer. It’s about the education and empowerment of women within our industry. And that’s why Pink Boots Society was founded in the first place,” says Caroline Parnin, state chapter leader for Pink Boots Society North Carolina.
The Pink Boots Society is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to assist, inspire, and encourage women beer professionals through education. PBS fulfills this mission by providing scholarships for women to attend professional training. All of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the scholarship fund.
Tickets are $45 each for general admission, $75 for VIP admission and can be purchased online at https://www.pinkbootssociety.org/events/#!event/2017/3/11/biere-de-femme-festival . Guests will receive a commemorative glass from the event and will be able to sample beer from all of the participating breweries. VIP guests will have an additional hour to sample, and will also receive a copy of the book being released Brewing Ambition, a festival T-Shirt, and access to the VIP tent. Many of the women featured in Brewing Ambition will be participating in the festival, and will be on hand to autograph their pages in the book, which is a collection of stories about women in the beer industry along with their favorite recipes to brew at home.
Confirmed breweries include: New Belgium Brewing, Highland Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Wicked Weed Brewing Company, Bhramari Brewing Company, Birdsong Brewing, Blowing Rock Brewing Company, Bombshell Brewing Company, Burial Brewing, Crank Arm Brewing Co., Dreamchasers Brewing, Free Range Brewing, Fullsteam Brewery, Hi-Wire Brewing, Hillman Beer, Joymongers Brewing, Legion Brewing, Lonerider Brewing Company, Mother Earth Brewing, Mystery Brewing Co., Newgrass Brewing Co., NoDa Brewing Company, Oak and Dagger Public House, Pisgah Brewing, Ponysaurus Brewing Company, Preyer Brewing Company, Raleigh Brewing Company, Sanctuary Brewing Co., Sub Noir and Tarboro Brewing Company. VIP breweries include Zebulon Artisan Ales, Thirsty Monk and Fonta Flora Brewery. For more information please contact:
Caroline Parnin at [email protected] (336)692-1105
Jordan Boinest at [email protected] (704)477-2910
Anita Riley at [email protected] (828)424-6006
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