Although brewing beer was traditionally part of household food production, the industrial revolution pushed female beer makers to the sidelines. But not for long. Roosters Head Brewer Jacquie King was inspired by Utah craft beer revolutionaries Mellie Pullman at Wasatch and Squatters’ Jennifer Talley. “I saw they were doing it and thought I could do it, too,” says King, even though women represent a small fraction of beer professionals. Through the not-for-profit national Pink Boots Society (PBS), women now unite to support mentorship and education for members, a crucial step to even the playing field. Utah’s current PBS membership includes reps from almost every brewery in the Beehive. On International Women’s Day, the group annually makes a collaborative brew you’ll see on tap all over the state. pinkbootssociety.org

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Boots


Cold Session IPA
Roosters Brewing Co, 4% ABV • fruity, slightly hopped, balanced
A collaboration of women brewers from all over the state, this mildly hoppy pale ale gets its floral character and pink hue from the addition of hibiscus to the mix.

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