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KPU Brewing celebrates IWD with first Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day


March 4, 2019 

Women come together to brew beer on International Women’s Day

Langley, B.C. – Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma program is teaming up with the Pink Boots Society for a collaboration brew day on International Women’s Day, March 8.  


Instructors Martina Solano-Bielen and Nancy More, who was the first female brewmaster in North America, will lead a group of first and second-year KPU Brew students, as well as alumni, in creating the brew.


“After my forty years in the industry, I am so pleased to have moved from having to explain why March 8 is important to sharing the day with a group of passionate, dedicated women from the beer industry,” says More.


The KPU Brew-Pink Boots beer will feature Norwegian yeast and a special ‘Pink Boots Blend’ of hops from Yakima Hops. Members of the Pink Boots Society, an international nonprofit organization that supports female beer professionals, develop the special blend each year at their annual meeting at the Great American Beer Festival


“We’re immensely proud of our Brewing Diploma students and alumnus, and the KPU-Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day is an opportunity to build community and celebrate women in all aspects of the craft beer industry,” says Elizabeth Worobec, dean of the Faculty of Science and Horticulture.


The KPU Brew-Pink Boots beer is expected to be released between the end of March and beginning of April. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pink Boots Scholarship/Education Fund. 


For more information about the brewing program, visit


About the Pink Boots Society
The Pink Boots Society is an international non-profit organization that assists, inspires, encourages and educates female beer professionals to advance their careers in the beer industry. Members in Canada, US and other countries around the world are the beer leaders of tomorrow. Learn more at #pinkbootsbrew


About the KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is the first Canadian institution to be recognized by the Master Brewers Association for a standard of excellence in brewing education for its Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma program. As well, they are an award-winning brewery bringing home second and third place trophies in the 2018 and 2017 BC Beer Awards, respectively, as well as bronze and silver medals in the 2018 and 2017 US Open College Beer Championship. Learn more at @KPUBrew


About Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Based at five campuses across Richmond, Surrey and Langley, KPU offers a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Around 20,000 students annually choose one of our wide selection of programs that blend thought with action, including bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, certificates, apprenticeships and graduate diplomas. Learn more at


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