Cheers to Women’s History Month!

Just like every month over the past year, March came & went in a flash – officially wrapping up 31 days of celebrating National Women’s History Month; a month aimed at recognizing and the diverse and historic accomplishments of women 

While these influential women throughout history continue to inspire us, we’d like to also recognize all the strong female figures we had the chance to work with throughout the last month – from local makers, to brewers, and non-profit organizations alike.  

 

Fei Hernandez

They are currently the Board President of Gender Justice Los Angeles and is the author of the full-length poetry collection Hood Criatura (Sundress Publications 2020) which was on NPR’s Best Books of 2020, make sure to pick up a copy. 

Learn more here: https://www.feihernandez.com/tienda-famor-famor-shop/hoodcriatura 

 

Reina Prado

She is a holistic energy practitioner and has a boutique bakery (reikiry) specializing in Latin American flavor profiles with a vegan twist. They bring a bi-lingual and bi-cultural approach to all they create and offer, reflecting a mestizaje of their ancestral traditions and contemporary explorations. 

Learn more here: https://linktr.ee/goodmexicangirl 

 

Diana Diaz

Handbag designer at MEXICHICK Crafts & blogger of ONE CHICANA’S GUIDE TO CONFIDENCE.A former street vendor, now a purse peddler, poet, Chicana dirt-bag, romantica. Raised in a very strict Mexican household with lots of love, fear, and machismo but with great intentions. After a discovering a new journey of self-love reflects on her obsession for macho Tapatio men (like her father) that led to a divorce but more importantly a new and better kind of love; Chicana LOVE. Diana a counselor, adjunct instructor for graduate level counselors, entrepreneur, mother, volunteer, creative, and lover. 

 

Pink Boots Society

The Pink Boots Society is a nonprofit organization created to assist, inspire and encourage women in the fermented / alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education.  

Learn more here: https://www.pinkbootssociety.org/about-us/ 

 

Downtown Women’s Center

The Downtown Women’s Center is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. 

Learn more here: https://downtownwomenscenter.org/ 

 

The League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 

Learn more here: https://my.lwv.org/california/los-angeles 

 

Sara Epperson

Sarah Epperson is an Illustrator born and raised in Los Angeles. She specializes in bold and bright illustrations with themes that range from pop culture, to pulverizing the patriarchy. Sarah serves on the board of Nap Girls Int’l, a collaborative organization whose mission is to connect women and non-binary people by nurturing creative and professional growth.  Sarah is proud to be one of the artists featured in The Amplifier Foundation x Women’s March #PowerToThePolls Campaign; a national voter-registration drive and traveling art exhibition targeting swing states. It was such a pleasure working with her on a collaborative ACB glass.  

Learn more here: http://www.sarahepperson.com/about 

 

King and King Ranch

In 1913, Chalmers and Elizabeth King purchased a small piece of agricultural land in the Santa Clara valley. To this day King and King Ranch is run by 3rd & 4th generation Kings. Today, 8 varieties of avocados, over 20 varieties of citrus, plus pomegranates, persimmons, plums, herbs, and loads of other rare and exotic culinary delights are grown! We are very lucky to be able to source fruit form their ranch for our very special Pink Boots Collab this year.  

Learn more here: https://www.kingandkingranch.com/ 

 

Here are a few examples of how we celebrated International Women’s Day and Month! 

Crafting Conversations: Women in Beer 

Crafting Conversations is a panel discussion series in that focuses on highlighting the diverse perspectives, experiences, and careers of members in our craft beer community. The panels will serve as an opportunity to increase the visibility of the work, passion and leadership community members contribute to our industry but will also serve as a safe space to discuss the work that still needs to be done. Crafting Conversations: Women in Beer was our second panel of the year, featuring 

  • Ting Su, Co-founder of Eagle Rock Brewery. 
  •  Alexandra NowellBrewmaster and Director of Brewery Operations at  Three Weavers  
  • Corissa Hernandez, Co- founder and Co-owner of Legacy Full Circle Financial & insurance Services, The Empire Tavern, House of Xelas, and Nativo.  
  • Frances Michelle Cannon (aka Franny) is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Brewers Guild and an Associate Editor at the Full Pint.  
  • Blanca Quintero- AGM at Highland Park Brewery, President of LA Chapter of Pink Boots and was recently elected to the National Board of Directors.  

Watch the panel recording here: https://youtu.be/pV8jg9XaRxQ and stay tuned for the next panel in June! 

 

Pink Books Society Brew 

The Pink Boots Society has encouraged women in the beer industry to advance their careers through collaborations and education. Every year, breweries participate in brewing a beer to celebrate ALL women in the beer industry. This year, we were proud to support the local LA Chapter with this year’s beer, Somos Tangelen@s! We were lucky enough to pick up some in-season Tangelos from King and King Ranch to add to this special brew. 

 

Sarah Epperson Glass Collab 

This glassware is our way of celebrating intersectionality in craft beer. Find it on our Shop >>

We want to give a special thank you to each member of our team and partners for the creativity, work ethic and intelligence they bring to their work every day. We’d truly be nothing without each and every one of you!