Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma program is teaming up with the Pink Boots Society for a collaboration brew day on International Women’s Day, March 8.
Instructors Martina Solano-Bielen and Nancy More, who was the first female brewmaster in North America, will lead a group of first and second-year KPU Brew students, as well as alumni, in creating the brew.
“After my forty years in the industry, I am so pleased to have moved from having to explain why March 8 is important to sharing the day with a group of passionate, dedicated women from the beer industry,” says More.
The KPU Brew-Pink Boots beer will feature Norwegian yeast and a special ‘Pink Boots Blend’ of hops from Yakima Hops. Members of the Pink Boots Society, an international nonprofit organization that supports female beer professionals, develop the special blend each year at their annual meeting at the Great American Beer Festival.
“We’re immensely proud of our Brewing Diploma students and alumnus, and the KPU-Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day is an opportunity to build community and celebrate women in all aspects of the craft beer industry,” says Elizabeth Worobec, dean of the Faculty of Science and Horticulture.
The KPU Brew-Pink Boots beer is expected to be released between the end of March and beginning of April. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pink Boots Scholarship/Education Fund.
For more information about the brewing program, visit kpu.ca/brew.