Craft Beer Party to Benefit Women in the Beer Biz
Pittsburgh Glass Center is "brewing" up an exciting partnership with the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pink Boots Society, an organization that assists, inspires, and encourages women beer professionals.
We are hosting Hot Glass, Cold Beer, Pink Boots, a special beer release bash and fundraiser, at PGC on Friday, July 26, 2019. All of the proceeds will go to Pink Boots for continued education for their members. Pittsburgh chapter president Krystle Eaton says:
"The Pink Boots Society is comprised of women in the beer industry who are passionate about providing professional development and educational opportunities for women beer professionals. We hope that through our partnership with Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) we will not only raise much needed funds to support these activities, but will also increase awareness of both of our missions. We are grateful for PGC's support and are so excited to feature a hot glass demonstration as part of our event!"
As a part of our partnership, members of Pink Boots are collaborating with us to brew four special limited edition beers for PGC's Art on Fire Auction and Celebration on September 13, 2019. Everyone at PGC was invited to participate in the brewing process. You can try two of these new beers when they are released at the July 26th release party and fundraiser. They are:
- Blackberry Berliner Weiss brewed at Penn Brewery on the North Side
- Thai Basil Pineapple Kolsch brewed at Hitchhiker Brewing Co. in Sharpsburg
Turns out that glass and cold beer are the perfect pair! Both beer and glass are a combination of science, art and history.
The processes of beer making and glassmaking have remained basically the same over thousands of years. Each is created from a few simple ingredients and both require a fine balance between heating and cooling. It's the brewer's or artist’s creativity that then transforms these simple components into something unique, beautiful, and delicious.
Since it's hand-crafted, each one is unique and represents the passion of those who made it. This partnership aligns perfectly with PGC's mission to support artists.
Plus, blowing glass is a hot and exhausting activity. We must stay hydrated. What better way than with a handcrafted beer. We can't wait for a taste! And any beer connoisseur will agree that a good craft brew will always taste better in a handmade cup.
Join us at Pittsburgh Glass Center for the HOT GLASS, COLD BEER, PINK BOOTS party on Friday, July 26 from 6–9pm. $25 per person (21+ event).
Two additional collaboration brews are planned with Grist House Craft Brewery of Millvale and ShuBrew of Zelienople, with a second release party at Grist House in August. Stay tuned for more details!