Pink boots are marching into San Diego


These (pink) boots are made for walking, and this week, for the first time, they’re headed to San Diego.

The Pink Boots Society, a mostly volunteer-run organization that assists, inspires and encourages women beer professionals, is marking its 10th anniversary with a conference titled “Brewing and the Business of Beer” and beer festival on June 2 and 3 respectively.

“Since Pink Boots Society was founded with a mission to inspire and educate women in the beer industry, we felt hosting an educational conference to celebrate ten years would align perfectly with our core values,” said Laura Ulrich, president of Pink Boots Society and Small Batch Brewer for Stone Brewing, in a recent press release.

The conference, at the Lafayette Hotel in North Park, will run from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and have two tracks with multiple panels that will focus on brewing and the business of beer. The conference is open to all women in the brewing industry and will feature a keynote address from Megan Parisi head brewer at Samuel Adams Nano Brewery.

On Saturday, lngram Plaza in Liberty Station will play host to more than 30 breweries pouring unlimited two-ounce pours. Proceeds from the event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m., will benefit the PBS Scholarship Program.

“We’re all especially thrilled to be spending June 2 and 3 reflecting on how much our organization has contributed to the industry’s growth and improvement through our membership, regional chapters and scholarship opportunities,” said Ulrich.

The Pink Boots Society currently has more than 1,100 members worldwide and is open to “any woman anywhere in the world who made her income from some aspect of the beer industry.”

Brewing and the Business of Beer Conference

When: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 2

Where: Lafayette Hotel Swim Club and Bungalows, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park

Cost: PBS members, $115 ($145 Conference and Beer Festival). Non-member conference tickets, $135 ($170 Conference and Beer Festival)


Pink Boots Society 10th Anniversary Beer Festival

When: Noon to 4 p.m., June 3: Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station, 2751 Dewey Rd., San Diego Cost: $45 until June 3rd/ $60 day of

Where: Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station, 2751 Dewey Rd., Liberty Station

Cost: $45 until June 3, $60 day of event, $15, designated drivers.