National Women’s Day brought an amazing array of talented women brewers to Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. In collaboration with City Star Brewing and The Pink Boot Society, we bring you Calamity Jane, our pink pale ale. With pink peppercorns and pomelo zest, Calamity Jane creates a ruckus with a powerful combination of sweet citrus fruit notes and a bouquet of Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and Loral hops.
ABOUT THE BREW | On International Women's Day--March 8th--the women of City Star Brewing and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse came together to craft a special collaboration brew under the guidance of Grimm Brothers head brewer Laura Pilato. The group consisted of women who regularly sling beer, crunch numbers, answer emails, and a couple who brew beer. These gals brewed in solidarity with hundreds of women across the world for Pink Boots Society Collaboration Brew Day.
Together Laura Pilato of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Whitney Way of City Star Brewing crafted an American Pale Ale recipe brewed with the Pink Boots hop blend, pomelo zest, and pink peppercorn. The special hop blend features Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and Loral hops. We named this beer Calamity Jane, to continue the tradition of City Star's annual ladies brews.
City Star Brewing began participating in International Women's Brew Day in 2015, brewing a unique beer each year. In 2016 and 2017 the gals from Spirit Hound Distillers (Lyons, Co) joined in the brew and heightened the level of collaboration by distilling one barrel of each year's finished beer.
Calamity Jane will be released on draft in both City Star Brewing and Grimm Brothers tasting rooms on Saturday, March 31st. Colorado Craft Beer Week kicks off the same day... more than one great reason to enjoy a pint!
About Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day:
Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day was born from our members’ desire to take part in International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8th by raising the profile of women’s roles in the beer industry. Chapters and members of Pink Boots Society across the world get together along with supporting breweries and individuals, put on their pink boots and brew their version of the selected beer style. Pink Boots Society receives proceeds from sales of this collaboration brew, which it applies to educational scholarships for its members.