March 11th the Pink Boots Society of North Carolina is partnering with All About Beer Magazine and ABS Commercial to host the first ever Biere de Femme Festival in Uptown Shelby’s City Pavilion to showcase the talented women behind North Carolina’s Craft Beer Industry.
According to Caroline Parnin, North Carolina chapter leader for Pink Boots Society, ” Our festival is unique for several reasons. Not only will we be showcasing the raw talent of some of the top women industry leaders, but also providing attendees with a firsthand look into the history and prevalence of women in beer. We will have brewing demonstrations, and even a book release. This festival is about so much more than drinking beer. It’s about the education and empowerment of women within our industry. And that’s why Pink Boots Society was founded in the first place. is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to assist, inspire, and encourage women beer professionals through education. PBS fulfills this mission by providing scholarships for women to attend professional training. All of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the scholarship fund.”
Confirmed breweries include: New Belgium Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Wicked Weed Brewing Company, Bhramari Brewing Company, Tarboro Brewing Company, Burial Beer Co., Crank Arm Brewing Company, Lonerider Brewing Company, Oak and Dagger Public House, Hillman Beer, Mother Earth Brewing, Newgrass Brewing Co., Mystery Brewing Company, Raleigh Brewing Company, Bombshell Brewing Company, Highland Brewing Company, Ponysaurus Brewing Company, Legion Brewing, Dreamchasers Brewing, Joymongers Brewing, Free Range Brewing, Sanctuary Brewing Co., Hi-Wire Brewing , Sub Noir Brewing Company, Blowing Rock Brewing Co., Preyer Brewing Co., Fullsteam Brewery, Birdsong Brewing Company, and Pisgah Brewing Co. VIP breweries include Zebulon Artisan Ales, Thirsty Monk and Fonta Flora Brewery.
Tickets are $45 each for general admission, $75 for VIP admission and can be purchased online at . Guests will receive a commemorative glass from the event and will be able to sample beer from all of the participating breweries. VIP guests will have an additional hour to sample, and will also receive a copy of the book being released Brewing Ambition, a festival T-Shirt, and access to the VIP tent. Many of the women featured in Brewing Ambition will be participating in the festival, and will be on hand to autograph their pages in the book, which is a collection of stories about women in the beer industry along with their favorite recipes to brew at home.