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1st Annual Women in Brewing Symposium at University of the Sciences

Pink Boots Society - Philadelphia Chapter

On Sunday, August 20th The Philadelphia Chapter of the Pink Boots Society, in conjunction with Brewing Sciences Program at the University of the Sciences, will host the 1st Annual Women in Brewing Symposium from 11 am-4:30 pm at the University of the Sciences, in University City, Philadelphia, PA.

The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. All proceeds from this spirited event will benefit women’s advancement in the brewing industry. The majority of funds raised will benefit a women-in-brewing scholarship at the University of the Sciences, with a small portion going to the Pink Boots Society, Philadelphia chapter.

Topics of discussion include key issues for women in the industry. The symposium will open with a keynote address from Boston Beer Company’s Megan Parisi, immediately followed by a panel discussion from top women in the beer industry, moderated by beer journalist Tara Nurin.

Advanced purchased tickets are $15; $20 at the door and is open to both men and women who support the cause and may register by clicking on the link at the end of this release.

“The Pink Boots is about empowering and educating women and bringing to light some of the difficulties that women face in the industry face, as opposed to our male counterparts,” says Erin Wallace, President and Founder of Philadelphia chapter of the Pink Books Society. “Some people don’t think we could do the physical job that men do, carrying sacks of grain for example. We also want to bring to light some of the sexism in beer advertising and how women have been sexualized.

Program includes:

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Check-in with a coffee porter and a donut (limited supply)

  • 12:00am-12:30pm Keynote presentation by Megan Parisi (Boston Beer Co)

  • 12:30-1:30pm Women Leadership in Brewing Panel

  • 2:30-4:30pm Meet and Greet at City Tap House University City

Panelists include: Colleen Rakowski, Free Will Brewing; Aimee Garlit, Dogfish Head; Lynn Pronobis, Union Craft Brewing; Mary Izett, Columnist / Author; April Anderson, Country Malt Craft.


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