Biere de Femme Festival Honors Women in North Carolina’s Craft Beer Industry

Shelby, NC – The Pink Boots Society of North Carolina is partnering with ABS Commercial to host the first ever Biere de Femme Festival in Uptown Shelby’s City Pavilion to showcase the talented women behind North Carolina’s Craft Beer Industry. The event will be held March 11, 2017 from 1-5pm for VIP ticket holders and at 2-5pm for general admission. Festival goers can expect a dynamic experience. “I’m just so thrilled that we have the opportunity to highlight the women throughout our state and beyond who work so hard in an industry dominated by men.  This festival is a long time coming!  Not only will we be showcasing the raw talent of some of the top women industry leaders, but also providing attendees with a firsthand look into the history and prevalence of women in beer.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet women brewers and professionals from all over. Many of the beers being poured will have been made in part by female employees of the participating breweries especially for the event.  We will have brewing demonstrations, and even a book release!   This festival is about so much more than drinking beer.  It’s about the education and empowerment of women within our industry.  And that’s why Pink Boots Society was founded in the first place,” says Caroline Parnin, state chapter leader for Pink Boots Society North Carolina.  The Pink Boots Society is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to assist, inspire, and encourage women beer professionals through education. PBS fulfills this mission by providing scholarships for women to attend professional training.  All of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the scholarship fund.

Biere de Femme FestivalTickets are $45 each for general admission, $75 for VIP admission and can be purchased online at!event/2017/3/11/biere-de-femme-festival . Guests will receive a commemorative glass from the event and will be able to sample beer from all of the participating breweries.  VIP guests will have an additional hour to sample, and will also receive a copy of the book being released Brewing Ambition, a festival T-Shirt, and access to the VIP tent. Many of the women featured in Brewing Ambition will be participating in the festival, and will be on hand to autograph their pages in the book, which is a collection of stories about women in the beer industry along with their favorite recipes to brew at home.

Confirmed breweries include: Bhramari Brewhouse, Bombshell Brewing Company, Crank Arm Brewing Company, Highland Brewing Company, Lonerider Brewing Company, Mystery Brewing Company, Newgrass Brewing Company, Oak and Dagger Public House, Ponysaurus Brewing Company, Raleigh Brewing Company, Tarboro Brewing Company, and Trophy Brewing Company.

For more information please contact:

Caroline Parnin at [email protected] (336)692-1105

Jordan Boinest at [email protected] (704)477-2910

Anita Riley at [email protected] (828)424-6006



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