Pink Boots 2018 BrewCon scholarships: applications now open

In line with their mission to support, educate and empower female beer professionals, Pink Boots Society Australia is proud to open applications for their annual scholarships to the IBA BrewCon beer conference.

Pink Boots is offering four members the opportunity to attend the conference, held in Sydney on 26 to 28 June. The successful applicants will receive a ticket to the conference, return economy flights and accommodation.

To apply for a scholarship, applicants will need to discuss in 500 words or less:

  • Why you would like to go to the conference?
  • What you expect to get from the conference?
  • How will you ‘Pay It Forward’ to your fellow Pink Boots Society members?

Zoe Ottaway, Vice-President of Pink Boots and the society’s Scholarship Coordinator, said “As a not-for-profit organisation, we are so pleased we are able to offer scholarships again this year. BrewCon is an educational anchor for the Australian beer industry, as well as a significant networking opportunity, and to be able open this to four of our members is something that every supporter of Pink Boots Australia should be proud of”.

The scholarships are open to anyone who is a Pink Boots member. Membership is open to women who are actively employed or retired from a career in the beer industry, who are in the process of opening a brewery, or are students currently enrolled in a beer industry focused program. Membership in Australia is currently free. Any membership queries can be directed to Pink Boots via

Applications are to be sent as a Word document to by 5pm Friday 18 May. Terms and conditions for the scholarships can be found via

Successful applications will be notified on Thursday 31 May 2018 and the scholarship recipients will be announced on the Pink Boots Australia Facebook Page on Friday 1 June 2018.

Zoe added “The opportunity to send members to the conference is only possible due to the events and brew days we hold. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported these events and to every venue across the country who put a Pink Boots beer on tap”.

“Pink Boots Society Australia would also like to thank the judges involved in the 2018 application process – Stephanie Howard (Cryer Malt), Katherine McLean (IBA), Selena Henshall (Bintani Australia), Ben Kraus (Bridge Road Brewers) and Jayne Lewis (Two Birds Brewing)”.

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