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Boston Pink Boots Society & Collaboration Brew Day Takes Place March 8.

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Each year across the U.S., chapters and members of the Pink Boots Society -- a national nonprofit organization that supports women in the craft beer industry -- partner with breweries and individuals, adorn pink boots, and brew a unique selected beer style during, “Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day.” This country-wide event takes place annually on March 8, in celebration of International Women's Day. 

Pink Boots Collaboration Day works like this: A hop blend is chosen during harvest season by Pink Boots members, and made available nationwide to commercial brewers to feature in its recipe. Generously provided by YCH Hops, this year’s blend includes Palisade®, Simcoe®, Mosaic®, Citra® and Loral® hops. This exclusive hop blend is the only suggestion to this year’s recipe. Each team must be led by a woman and/or a majority of the participants on the team must be women.

The beer is then sold at participating breweries with proceeds benefiting the Pink Boots Society’s local chapter. Funds provide educational scholarships, and help to sponsor events and meetings for members to meet mentors and have the opportunity to network with other women in the profession.


More than 25 local breweries are set to participate in the brew day and including Aeronaut Brewing, Big Elm, Bone Up Brewing, Craft Roots Brewing, Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing, Greater Good, Harpoon Brewery, Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Lamplighter, Mayflower Brewing, Notch Brewing, River Styx Brewing, Riverwalk Brewing, Trillium Brewing and Wormtown Brewery. BSG CraftBrewing will donate yeast and specialty malts to any New England brewery that registers to join the effort.

Those interested in learning more about the Boston Pink Boots Society, or to learn how they can be involved are welcome to attend a chapter meeting on Feb. 19 at Notch Brewing in Salem, Mass. Open to all women in the brewing industry, members or allies.

Please register via this Facebook Event Page.

For questions or more information about the Boston Pink Boots Society, contact



Mayflower Brewing Company to open new tasting room

PLYMOUTH — Mayflower Brewing Company, 12 Resnik Road, will host a grand opening for its new tasting room from noon to 8 p.m. April 22.

The celebration will include live music from local artists Jeff Hilliard and Ian Richardson. Food vendors will include Plymouth Waterfront restaurants, Blue Eyed Crab and Cabby Shack. Beer samples, flights, pints, growler fills and merchandise will be available. 
From noon to 6 p.m. April 23, the brewery will continue the celebration with food available from Farms to Forks.

When Mayflower first opened in 2008, tasting rooms in breweries were limited. Breweries were not allowed to pour full pints or samples. Mayflower focused solely on making beer and distributing it locally. While residents could visit the brewery to buy a growler or six pack, on premise consumption wasn’t part of the brewery until about three years ago. In reaction to efforts by Massachusetts Brewers Guild, the state created an additional license that which permitted Farmer-Breweries to pour full pints. Since that time, Mayflower has seen the interest in visiting the tasting room increase dramatically.

Mayflower will continue to support local food vendors and food trucks while still encouraging their customers to visit and support the downtown Plymouth restaurant scene. Mayflower has enjoyed highlighting the chefs behind some of these restaurants by including them in brewery events such as chef throwdowns, open houses and other fundraisers for the community. The tasting room will also be a Community Supported Agriculture pick up location for Plato’s Harvest this summer. 

“We’re proud to promote the brewery as a resource for the community when it comes to the farm to table movement. We’re partnering with everyone in the culinary community from the farmers who are able to use our spent grain to the bars and restaurants supporting local and seasonal food and beverages, right down to our customers enjoying farm fresh food from Farms to Forks on Friday nights,” Drew Brosseau, owner of Mayflower Brewing Co., said.
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