Yakima Chief Hops Announces the 2021 Pink Boots Blend
Typically the ladies of Pink Boots Society (PBS) come together at the Great American Beer Festival for the Annual Hop Rub. The tradition began in 2017 when PBS partnered with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) to bring the best of their hop harvest, carefully laid out on tables for attendees to smell, touch and taste, with the goal of selecting the annual Pink Boots Society hop blend.
This year the Annual Hop Rub looked a lot different due to the pandemic. So PBS organizers got creative. They selected a variety of chapters and shipped hop samples to blend, sample, and vote on, submitting their chapter choices to the YCH sensory team, who narrowed the selections down to the top three blends.
In October, the final blend was voted on and selected during a virtual hops blend event. This year’s 2021 Pink Boots hops blend consists of Cashmere, Ahtanum®, Citra®, Loral® & Sabro®, creating a blend with tropical, herbal, citrus & woody aromatic qualities. Pink Boots blend is currently available to pre-order until December 15, 2020, ensuring the blend will arrive in time for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day events held annually on or around International Women’s Day.
Sale of the blend is PBS’s largest fundraiser for their scholarship program, donating $3 for every pound sold, and sales are open to all breweries, even those that do not participate in a Collaboration Brew Day. Be sure to let your favorite brewery know about this amazing blend and encourage them to do a collaboration brew with the ladies of Pink Boots!
Pink Boots Society is an international nonprofit and USA tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. They assist, encourage and inspire women, beer professionals, to advance their careers through education. The 2,700+ members in the US and countries around the world are the beer industry leaders of tomorrow, and they inspire women consumers to choose beer as their adult beverage of choice. Sign up for e-newsletters, shop exclusive Pink Boots products and more at www.pinkbootssociety.org.