Ever notice how the craft brewing industry seems to be dominated by men? Of course you have. Well, the Pink Boots Society aims to change that by, in its own words, assisting, inspiring, and encouraging women beer professionals through education. Want to support that mission? You’re in luck, because on Sunday, March 8 (International Women’s Day, natch), Black Husky Brewing (909 E. Locust St.) will host the annual Wisconsin Chapter Pink Boots Society Collaboration Brew Day.

“The brewing will be an event in itself but we are also planning a fun-filled day to include live music lead by women bands, food from local women restaurateurs, and other activities,” reads a press release. “Along with local officials and dignitaries we are expecting women from across the state as well as local brewery representatives, business partners and media.”

The event will run from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Food will be provided by Addicting Pretzels, Foxfire Food Truck, Honeypie Cafe, Lumpia City, Lush Popcorn, and Nessun Dorma. Music, which begins at 1 p.m., will be provided by Ruth B8r Ginsburg, Amanda Huff, and Cream Vellum.

Along with being a fundraiser for the Pink Boots Society, the event will collect “donations of personal hygiene products to be distributed to the homeless and those in shelters by Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach and other organizations. We will also be accepting items for The J.A. Love Project’s Fostering Memories initiative which provides formal dresses and tuxedos for homeless and foster youth to attend prom.”

“The brewing industry as a whole is working very hard to promote women and diversity in the brewing industry,” says Toni Eichinger, co-owner of Black Husky, in a press release. “We at Black Husky wanted to help in that effort by not only hosting a fundraiser for the Pink Boots Society but also by showcasing women-owned businesses and bands, as well as supporting charitable organizations assisting women less fortunate.”

Here’s the full press release:

Pink Boots Society Collaboration Brew Day Fundraiser
International Women’s Day – Sunday March 8, 2020
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Milwaukee, WI: Black Husky Brewing, in conjunction with the Riverwest Brewing Syndicate breweries – Company Brewing, Gathering Place Brewing Company and Lakefront Brewery – is hosting the annual Wisconsin Chapter Pink Boots Society Collaboration Brew Day on Sunday, March 8, 2020, International Women’s Day. Collaboration Brew Days are the largest fundraisers for the Pink Boots Society, an international organization whose mission is to ASSIST, INSPIRE, and ENCOURAGE women beer professionals through EDUCATION.

The brewing will be an event in itself but we are also planning a fun-filled day to include live music lead by women bands, food from local women restaurateurs, and other activities. Along with local officials and dignitaries we are expecting women from across the state as well as local brewery representatives, business partners and media. Local business partners Malteurop Malting Company and Aljan Packaging have donated ingredients and packaging which will enable us to provide a substantial donation to the Pink Boots Society.

To additionally support local charitable organizations, we are collecting donations of personal hygiene products to be distributed to the homeless and those in shelters by Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach and other organizations. We will also be accepting items for The J.A. Love Project’s Fostering Memories initiative which provides formal dresses and tuxedos for homeless and foster youth to attend prom.

“The brewing industry as a whole is working very hard to promote women and diversity in the brewing industry. We at Black Husky wanted to help in that effort by not only hosting a fundraiser for the Pink Boots Society but also by showcasing women-owned businesses and bands, as well as supporting charitable organizations assisting women less fortunate,” says Toni Eichinger, Co-owner at Black Husky Brewing.

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