FemAle Brew Fest continuous its highlight of women in brewing at this incredible annual beer festival featuring female beer experts and brewsters.
Red Cypress Head Brewer and Cooperage Queen, Amanda Mailey, created “Sick Sad World” using a blend of hops developed by Yakima Chief Hops. The special hops blend is part of Pink Boots Society’s Collaboration Brew Day and contains, loral, glacier, mosaic, simcoe and saber hops. She will be joined by sisters in brewing from Redlight Redlight, Central 28, Tactical Brewing, Bowigens, Thirsty Topher, Crooked Can and the FemAle Brew Fest founder to make this hazy New England Style IPA which promises to deliver a bursting juicy, tropical hop experience with notes of stone fruit and dank.
The FemAle Brew Fest is Florida's only craft beer festival celebrating women in brewing and its founder's new leadership of the Pink Boots Society Florida and Fort Lauderdale Girls Pint Out chapters is a testament to the growing camaraderie and ever increasing role women play in the craft beer industry.
Red Cypress Brewery will be one of many breweries returning to participate in the 3rd Annual FemAle Brew Fest and Amanda and other women in brewing will be on site to chat about their passion for brewing, experiences in an occupation traditionally held by men, and their thoughts on the future for craft brewing and women in the industry.
“The benefits of this Collaboration Brew Day is that women in brewing get an opportunity to share some of the different features of their brewing systems, various brewing techniques, experiences and formulating important connections and support among other women in the industry,” says Frances Antonio-Martineau, FemAle Brew Fest Founder, Pink Boots Society and Fort Lauderdale Girls Pint Out, chapter leader.
Confirmed breweries include: Black Star Line Brewing Co., Black Cauldron Brewing, Red Cypress Brewing, Islamorada Beer Company, Fat Point Brewing, Crooked Can Brewing Company, Swamp Head Brewery, Concrete Beach Brewery, Ellipsis Brewing, Cigar City Brewing, Infinite Ale Works, Leaven Brewing, Bootleggers Brewery, Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Odd Elixir Meads, LauderAle, NOBO, Funky Buddha Brewery, Miami Brew Bus featuring Nightlife Brewing.
About FemAle Brew Fest
FemAle Brew Fest® is a craft beer festival for all beer lovers (men included) … the festival is not just about serving beers. This beer festival is a platform highlighting and featuring female beer experts and brewsters in the beer industry, offering an opportunity to learn about and taste the different types of beers brewed by them – all while listening to the sounds of our favorite host female DJ La Trice Perry and a growing roster of female solo artists and bands. Purchase tickets at http://www.femalebrewfest.com/tickets
About Red Cypress Brewing
At Red Cypress Brewery, every decision from the beginning is guided by one principle: is it going to make our beer better? Fueled by a love of craft beer and desire to bring the beer culture of the West coast to Orlando, Red Cypress opened its doors in October of 2015 and are proud that their founding members and management comprise Central Florida natives and UCF alumni. From brewing with locally-sourced ingredients, such as Florida orange peel in their Fruit de la Terre Saison, to branding their beers as homages to the eccentricities of the Sunshine state, like Devil’s Chair IPA, Red Cypress is proudly Florida born and brewed. Learn more: https://redcypressbrewery.com
About Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day
Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day was born from our members’ desire to take part in International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8th by raising the profile of women’s roles in the beer industry. Proceeds from sales of these collaboration brews are applied to educational scholarships. Learn more: https://www.pinkbootssociety.org/
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.
About International Women’s Day:
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8, yet the global campaign theme continues all year long to encourage action. The International Women’s Day website is the go-to hub for everything IWD and provides detailed information, guidance and resources. The IWD 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Learn more: https://www.internationalwomensday.com
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 currently has almost 1,100 members.
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