Craft Beer

Update from Pittsburgh’s female brewers: the beers are ready

April showers bring…craft beers? Here’s where (and when) you can try all 5 of the Pink Boots Society’s women-brewed collaboration beers.

By now, it should be no secret. The beer industry is mostly white…and mostly male.

Of course, there are folks looking to change the (homogenous) narrative. For example, Fresh Fest’s founders are right here in Pittsburgh and working hard to make their 2019 celebration fresh(er) than ever. Elevating the voices of people of color in craft beer sits at the core of their inclusive mission.

Pink Boots Society

ICYMI, there’s also Pink Boots Society: a nationwide collective that aims to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

To mark last month’s International Women’s Day, five western Pennsylvania-based breweries came together to brew collaboration beers that would be released and served at some of our favorite spots. Over the course of April and May, these beers will be tapped for all to enjoy.

Which (local) breweries are part of the collab?

Alas, the time has come. Below are the five Pink Boots Society collaboration beers.

Hitchhiker Brewing

  • Hive Mind: Honey Pale Ale

Hop Farm Brewing

  • The Beet Gose On: Kombucha inspired Beet Gose

Rock Bottom Brewery

  • Girl On An Island: Brut IPA with pink lemons

North Country Brewing

  • Hel’s Fire: Imperial Chile Stout


  • Shoots Like A Girl: Pixelated IPA®


The Pittsburgh chapter of Pink Boots Society will release their collaboration beers over the next several weeks.

April / May Tap Takeover Events

And here are the official Tap Takeover events. All of the venues (below) will feature the Pittsburgh Pink Boots Collaborative beers on draft.

Federal Galley Annual Pink Boots Tap Takeover

Date: Thu, April 18th

Time: 6 pm to 9 pm

Location: 200 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

$1 per pint will be donated to the National Pink Boots Society

Harmony Inn Pink Boots Brunch Tap Takeover

Date: Sun, April 28th

Time: 12 pm to 4 pm

Location: 230 Mercer St, Harmony, PA 16037

$1 per pint will be donated to the National Pink Boots Society

Piper’s Pub Pink Boots Tap Takeover

Date: Thu, May 2nd

Time: 6 pm to 9 pm

Location: 1828 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

$1 per pint will be donated to the National Pink Boots Society