Longmont, Colorado – The National Honey Board and four Pink Boots Society chapters are partnering for something special this September for National Honey Month. Four new made-with-honey beer releases are on tap, starting off with a Sept. 1 release of a honey IPA from the St. Louis Pink Boots chapter. Rhu-Bee IPA is brewed with apple blossom honey, lactose, motueka hops, cherries and rhubarb, and will be available at Earthbound Brewing.
Other partnering chapters include Alaska, Las Vegas and Charlotte, N.C. The Alaskan chapter brewed its beer at Denali, AK-based Denali Brewing Company, and it will be available Sept. 15. The beer, named Pleiades, is a braggot made with orange blossom and fireweed honey. The Charlotte chapter brewed a grisette made with avocado honey and calendula flowers at Free Range Brewing, and is eyeing a Sept. 17 release. Rounding out the month, Mo’ Honey Mo’ Problems, a cream ale showcasing mesquite honey, will be released from the Las Vegas Pink Boots chapter, and will be available at Mojave Brewing Company.
“We are delighted at the innovation and variety of made-with-honey beers brewing for National Honey Month,” Catherine Barry, National Honey Board’s director of marketing, says. “Our partnership with Pink Boots Society chapters across the country is key in educating and supporting women professionals in the brewing industry, and we’re excited to taste test the new beers brewed in September.”
The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women fermented/alcoholic beverage industry professionals to advance their careers through education. National Honey Month occurs every September to celebrate honey, beekeepers and honey bees.
About the National Honey Board
The National Honey Board (NHB) is an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that works to educate consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products through research, marketing and promotional programs. The board’s work, funded by an assessment on domestic and imported honey, is designed to increase the awareness and usage of honey by consumers, the foodservice industry and food manufacturers. The 10-member board, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, represents producers (beekeepers), packers, importers and a marketing cooperative.
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