San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Proclaims June 3, 2017 Pink Boots Society Day

Portland, OR – Pink Boots Society, an international nonprofit organization that assists, inspires and encourages women beer professionals through education, is proud to announce that San Diego’s Mayor Kevin Faulconer issued a Proclamation deeming June 3, 2017 Pink Boots Society Day.
The mayor’s proclamation makes a good day even better because June 3rd is also the day of Pink Boots Society’s 10th Anniversary Beer Festival, which will be held at Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza in San Diego. More than 35 breweries, most of which have Pink Boots members who are brewers or employed in another capacity, will serve over 70 beers at the festival. When asked about the proclamation, Laura Ulrich, Pink Boots Society President and Small Batch Brewer at Stone Brewing replied, “I think I speak for Pink Boots Society's entire membership, especially the San Diego chapter, when I say we are truly humbled and honored by this recognition from Mayor Faulconer and the City of San Diego
Mayor Faulconer’s proclamation states:
Whereas, the Pink Boots Society was formally established to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education in 2007, and in 2013 did receive nonprofit designation and has, since its inception worked tirelessly towards its mission and goals.
Whereas, the largest and most active Pink Boots Society chapter is the charter San Diego chapter, consisting of over 100 women representing regional San Diego breweries.
Whereas, Pink Boots Society has grown from one female brewmaster’s inspirational trip across the United States to encompass over 1200 members across the globe, extending diplomacy and goodwill across the world on behalf of females in the beer industry.
Whereas, with the assistance of many brewing industry partners Pink Boots Society has given away over fifty professional brewing industry scholarships since 2013, furthering education within San Diego by presenting educational opportunities, collaboration brew days, and free market thinking within its membership, and has helped generate support and excitement over local and regionally available beer within its chapter markets, including San Diego, the first chapter of Pink Boots Society.
Whereas, craft breweries and brewpubs in the center-north part of the City of San Diego (City Council District 6) annually generated over $71 million in regional economic impact,and establishments in the San Diego City Council District 6 area also produced over $102 million in sales, supported over 630 jobs, and represent about 10% of the county’s total for craft brew employment and sales, and whereas Pink Boots members make up a significant and integral portion of that economic impact.
Whereas, in honor of the important role San Diego has played in the development and growth of the Pink Boots Society, and in honor of Pink Boots Society 10th Anniversary, Pink Boots Society has chosen San Diego as the hostess city for the momentous occasion, and has chosen the Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club to further be the site of an historic event: the first ever all female beer industry professionals conference featuring all female speakers, presenters, and moderators.
Whereas, the Pink Boots Society will also host a public beer festival, further stimulating the San Diego economy and returning to San Diego some of the cheer and goodwill and thanks of support in celebration. This Pink Boots Society 10th Anniversary Beer Festival at Ingram Plaza in Liberty Station will feature 38 breweries, 20 of which are located in San Diego, and will be held June 3, 2017.
So it shall be!

Pink Boots Society 10th Anniversary Beer Festival June 3rd
Following the historic 10th Anniversary Conference on June 2nd, Pink Boots Society’s 10th Anniversary Celebration continues on Saturday, June 3rd, with a Beer Festival featuring 38 amazing breweries pouring a diverse array of 70+ beers, several rare and limited edition beers, a DJ, and a few of San Diego’s finest food trucks. All beer lovers are invited and encouraged to attend what promises to be one of the best beer festivals of 2017. Participating breweries include: Stone, Ballast Point, AleSmith, Allagash, Anchor, Avery, Belching Beaver, Benchmark, Browerji West, ChuckAlek, Eagle Rock, Eppig, Karl Strauss, Laughing Monk, Maui, Modern Times, Monkey Paw, North Park, Pizza Port, the Rare Barrel, Rock Bottom, Seabight, Second Chance, Samuel Adams, San Diego Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Ska, Societe, South Park, Three Weavers, Topa Topa, Track 7, and a few surprises. Beers styles being poured include IPAs, Belgians, Ancient/Historical, Exotic Fruit Beers, and more. Some will be true to style; others will be truly innovative versions of the style.


Beer Festival Location and Tickets
The Pink Boots 10th Anniversary Beer Festival takes place Saturday, June 3rd, 12pm-4pm, at beautiful Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Rd, in the heart of Liberty Station, San Diego. Cost: Advance purchase: $35 Pink Boots members; $45 general public. Day of sales: $50 at the gate. $15 designated drivers. All proceeds from the festival – 100% -- will go to Pink Boots Society’s Scholarship Program. Get more information and purchase tickets at: http://10thanniversary.pinkbootssociety.org/festival

About Pink Boots Society
In 2007, brewmaster Teri Fahrendorf set out on a 139-day gypsy-brewing road trip across the United States with a pair of pink brewing boots given to her by her mother-in-law. During that trip Teri met several women brewers she didn’t know existed, nor did they know of her. Teri’s history as a brewmaster for nineteen years seemed to inspire these women, and their desire for information exchange and mentoring inspired Teri to start building a list of sixty women brewers. That list was the beginning of Pink Boots Society. The nascent organization’s first meeting was held at the 2008 Craft Brewers Conference. In the fall of 2008, the thirty five members present voted to make Pink Boots Society a 501(c)(3) open to any woman anywhere in the world who made her income from some aspect of the beer industry. Pink Boots Society was awarded nonprofit status in 2013 currently has more than 1,200 members.

With the exception of a paid part-time executive director, Pink Boots Society is entirely volunteer run. To fulfill its mission of assisting, inspiring and encouraging women beer professionals through education, the organization provides scholarships, information and meeting opportunities to its members.