Canteen Brewhouse will have a lot of extra folks manning the brewhouse this Friday morning. The catch is that none of them are actually men.
The women of the New Mexico chapter of the Pink Boots Society will be gathering for their fifth annual collaboration beer day, which happens to fall just before International Women’s Day on Sunday. To get some extra details, we sent an email Q&A to chapter lead Jessica Griego of Bosque Brewing, which was the host brewery in 2019.
NMDSBC: What is the purpose of a brew day for PBS?
Jessica: This is our biggest fundraising event for PBS each year. Funds raised will go back towards both the National and New Mexico Societies to assist, inspire, and educate women in the brewing industry. Specifically for the New Mexico Chapter, funds will be invested back into our chapter to provide educational opportunities such as forklift training and certification, off-flavor and sensory panels, draft system maintenance/troubleshooting training, and more!
NMDSBC: What are you brewing this year?
Jessica: We will be brewing a raspberry-pie-inspired kettle sour. Thank you Zach (Guilmette), for the brilliant beer idea!
NMDSBC: When will it be available at breweries and which ones will sell it?
Jessica: Expect this beer sometime in late March/early April. Participating breweries will be officially solidified in the following days, however you can count on past participants such as Canteen, Bosque, Tractor, Santa Fe, Sidetrack, and a handful of other amazing breweries to join in. More to come!
NMDSBC: Who will be participating in the brewing?
Jessica: So far we have 17 women registered for the event, including our SB 413 bill Sponsor Mimi Stewart as an honorary member. Veteran members as well as newcomers and CNM students will also be in attendance. 2020’s brew day is shaping up to be made up of our most diverse group of women in the New Mexico beer industry yet. Cheers!
If anyone else out there in the beer industry is interested in attending, there is a link to which you can RSVP. This is a great event for all the women in our state’s brewing industry, whose numbers continue to grow every year. Adding in the CNM students will only help in their education.
We salute all the women in brewing in our state, and across the country.