Megan Parisi Will Give Keynote Speech 6/2 at #PinkBoots10

18 May 2017

Fimagerom Pink Boots Society:

Portland, OR – The Pink Boots Society recently finalized the lineup for its 10 th Anniversary Conference

on Beer and the Business of Brewing taking place June 2 nd at the Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club in San

Diego, CA. Leading off a stellar lineup of sessions by women in the beer industry is keynote speaker

Megan Parisi, Head Brewer at the Samuel Adams Nanobrewery in Boston, MA. As its name suggests, the

Nanobrewery is Samuel Adams’ home for experimentation and new beer development. Parisi, who in

2004 transitioned from a career in music to follow her passion of becoming a brewer, has led a career

distinguished not only by its successes, but also constant innovation, making her the perfect keynote

speaker for this all female conference.

To a room full of women in the beer industry celebrating the 10 th Anniversary of Pink Boots Society, a

nonprofit organization with a mission to, “assist, inspire and encourage women beer professionals through

education,” Parisi will give a talk titled, “The Other Side of Success,” based on her experiences and how

she has embraced ‘failures’ as an opportunity to learn, grow and improve her passion for brewing the best

beer possible. After Parisi’s keynote, the two track conference -- Beer and the Business of Brewing -- will

commence, with five sessions per track. Those interested in technical aspects of brewing can attend

sessions in Yeast/Fermentation, Specialty Malt, Sustainability, Sensory Awareness, Hops. Sessions for

those interested in the business aspect of brewing include Tap Room Management, Retail, Distribution,

PR & Marketing, Marketing and Social Media. A select group of leading women in the brewing industry,

from craft beer bar owners and marketers to brewers and brewery owners, will give presentations.

Conference Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast and Registration

8:45 – 9:45 Keynote Speaker Megan Parisi, “The Other Side of Success’

10:00 – 11:00 Session 1: Yeast/Fermentation Session 2: Tap Room Management

11:15 – 12:15 Session 3: Specialty Malt Session 4: Retail

12:30 – 1:30 Lunc

1:45 – 2:45 Session 5: Sustainability Session 6: Distribution

3:00 – 4:00 Session 7: Sensory Awareness Session 8: PR & Marketing

4:15 – 5:15 Session 9: Hops Session 10: Social Media

5:30 – 7:00 Closing Reception

Location & Lodging

Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club, 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA. Call for conference room rate:

(619) 296-2101

Cost and Ticket Purchase

Pink Boots Society Members: $115 Conference; $145 Conference and 6/3 Beer Festival.

General Public: $135, Conference; $170 Conference and 6/3 Beer Festival.

Tickets may be purchased on the website:

Pink Boots Society 10 th Anniversary Beer Festival June 3rd

Pink Boots Society’s 10 th Anniversary Celebration continues on Saturday, June 3 rd , with a Beer Festival

featuring 35 amazing breweries pouring a diverse array of 70+ beers, a DJ, and a few of San Diego’s

finest food trucks. All beer lovers are invited and encouraged to attend what promises to be one of the

best beer festivals of 2017. Participating breweries include: Stone, Ballast Point, AleSmith, Allagash,

Anchor, Avery, Belching Beaver, Benchmark, Browerji West, ChuckAlek, Eagle Rock, Eppig, Karl

Strauss, Laughing Monk, Maui, Modern Times, Monkey Paw, North Park, Pizza Port, the Rare Barrel,

Rock Bottom, Seabight, Second Chance, Samuel Adams, San Diego Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Ska,

Societe, South Park, Three Weavers, Topa Topa and Track 7.

Beer Festival Location and Tickets

The Pink Boots 10 th Anniversary Beer Festival takes place Saturday, June 3 rd , 12pm-4pm, at beautiful

Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Rd, in the heart of Liberty Station, San Diego. Cost: $45 in advance, or $60 at

the gate; $15 designated drivers. All proceeds from the festival will go to Pink Boots Society’s

Scholarship Program. [Photo Credit: Mike Johnson,] Purchase tickets on the website: and at the gate.

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