Rogue Wave to host Pink Boots brew day

Pink Boots Society members

Pink Boots Society Australia will be hosting a brew day at Rogue Wave Brewery, Aireys Inlet on Saturday 18 November.

Led by Rogue Wave brewer Brittany Aikman, this community day will see female brewers of the Geelong and Surf Coast region unite to brew a beer with hop hash, a seasonal hop option only recently available in Australia.

Brittany attended the 2017 Australian Craft Brewers Conference as a winner of one of Pink Boots Society’s scholarships. As part of the scholarship application, Brittany identified her personal gains for attending the conference, as well as how she would pay it forward and help other female beer professionals. This brew day is the outcome of this. Brittany is particularly excited to be using the new ingredient and help educate those attending on the brew process and how she expects the hop hash to influence the beer, given it is so new to most brewers in Australia.

Brittany has also created her IPA recipe to especially reflect the local region. The Surf Coast is represented by the refreshing citrus characters and the Otways represented by the pine characters, both derived from the Columbus hops. Pale, Vienna and Wheat malts will provide further flavour and body.

Eighteen kegs are expected from this brew day, which will be available at a later date in Geelong and Melbourne. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.

Hop hash is a highly resinous by-product of the hop pelletising process. It used to be discarded as waste by all hop processors until it was realised that this by-product was actually full of powerful hop oils and could also be used to make beer. A number of hop processors have now made hop hash available commercially but, because it has to be scraped off and packed only at pelletising time, it is a limited and seasonal product.

Pink Boots Society is an international not-for-profit to support and empower women beer professionals, advancing their careers through education. We welcome any enquiries about the society and membership.

Brew Day details:
Date: Saturday 18 November
Where: Rogue Wave Brewery, 45 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet
Time: 10am to 3pm
What: Be involved and learn about brewing and the ingredients used in beer. Help name the beer and join in a tasting of Rogue Wave beers. Feed the horses the spent grain and learn more about Pink Boots Society from the ladies involved.
Tickets: available via trybooking:

This free event is possible due to the wonderful support of Bintani, HopCo and Kegstar. Bintani has kindly donated all the malt, yeast and hop pellets for the day. Bintani supplies Australian breweries with a range of ingredients from all around the world. HopCo is a family owned supplier of quality hops, hop products and production equipment to breweries and home brew stores across Australia. Kegstar has kindly donated kegs for Pink Boots use.

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