Pink Boots Society brings women in Durango’s beer industry together

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Pink Boots Society brings women in Durango’s beer industry together

International beer organization aims to assist, inspire, encourage industry professionals
Ashley Trusler, left, with Carver Brewing Co., and Corrie Kienast, with Ska Brewing Co., both members of the Pink Boots Society, brew a dry-hopped pale ale March 8 at Steamworks. The brew day was the first official event for the Durango chapter of the society, which includes women in the beer industry around the world.
From left, Lauren Stock, Susan Hupp, Danella Mitchell, all with Steamworks Brewing Co., and Ashley Trusler, with Carver Brewing Co., all of whom are members of the Pink Boots Society, participate in a brew day March 8 at Steamworks.
Ken Martin, master brewer with Steamworks Brewing Co., works with Pink Boots Society members as they brew a pale ale. One of the goals of the society is to educate members about brewmaking and the beer industry.
Pink Boots Society chapter co-leader Susan Hupp, left, with Steamworks Brewing Co., and chapter financial liaison Corrie Kienast, with Ska Brewing, show off their Pink Boots Society T-shirts. The shirts display Colorado’s PBS chapters, including the brand new Durango one.

Pink Boots Society brings women in Durango’s beer industry together

Ashley Trusler, left, with Carver Brewing Co., and Corrie Kienast, with Ska Brewing Co., both members of the Pink Boots Society, brew a dry-hopped pale ale March 8 at Steamworks. The brew day was the first official event for the Durango chapter of the society, which includes women in the beer industry around the world.
From left, Lauren Stock, Susan Hupp, Danella Mitchell, all with Steamworks Brewing Co., and Ashley Trusler, with Carver Brewing Co., all of whom are members of the Pink Boots Society, participate in a brew day March 8 at Steamworks.
Ken Martin, master brewer with Steamworks Brewing Co., works with Pink Boots Society members as they brew a pale ale. One of the goals of the society is to educate members about brewmaking and the beer industry.
Pink Boots Society chapter co-leader Susan Hupp, left, with Steamworks Brewing Co., and chapter financial liaison Corrie Kienast, with Ska Brewing, show off their Pink Boots Society T-shirts. The shirts display Colorado’s PBS chapters, including the brand new Durango one.
Boots and Pants Pale Ale coming April 1

The finished product of the Durango Pink Boots Society’s brew day on International Women’s Day will be the “Boots and Pants Pale Ale.”
The beer is a dry-hopped pale ale with guava, co-leader Susan Hupp said.
The pale ale was brewed using a hops blend developed by Yakima Chief Hops specifically for the Pink Boots Society. This year it is a mix of loral, mosaic, simcoe, sabro and glacier hops from the Pacific Northwest. According to Yakima Chief’s website, the blend “creates a high aroma hop blend that contributes citrus, earthy and fruity aroma and flavor characteristics.”
The beer will be tapped April 1 at Steamworks and proceeds will be donated to the Pink Boots Society.

To Join

Women in the beer industry can join the Pink Boots Society by filling out an application at www.pinkbootssociety.org/member-application and selecting the Durango chapter.

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