Pink in 2022

Hop supplier Yakima Chief Hops , have the details on their custom 5th annual Pink Boots Blend of hops. The blend changes each year, and sales help to fund the Pink Boots Society whose mission is to assist, inspire, and encourage women in the fermented and alcoholic beverage industry. International Women’s Day will be on March 8th, 2022. Expect some great beers later that month.

Here is the mix…

Beer Podcast – Bigger Than Beer

Yakima Chiefs has embraced media in the last few years and this year the theme is Women+ in the Industry.

“Yakima Chief Hops will highlight and explore a new topic each year that focuses on the larger picture of the craft beer community’s impact. This includes social, environmental and sustainability initiatives with the ultimate goal of discovering solutions for change. This year’s Bigger Than Beer series: Women+ in the Industry will shine a light on some amazing women and share their different perspectives in the hopes of inspiring meaningful conversations and positive change on this important issue.”

I have downloaded a couple of episodes and will be listening.

Hidden from Sight


Veteran’s Day is coming up quick and Los Angeles Ale Works has created a new West Coast IPA, Camouflage that uses the 2018 Veterans Blend of hops (Cashmere, Centennial, Ekuanot, Mosiac and Simcoe) from Yakima Chief to add even more give back.

The hop blend is chosen by a group of veteran-owned breweries with a portion of the sales going to the Semper Fi Fund.

And LA Ale Works did not stop with just the hops. The label was designed by a veteran-owned company and the food on can release day is from a veteran-owned outfit as well.

And to top it off a portion of proceeds of the can sales on Sunday the 11th will go to the JT Foundation 10 “which supports homeless veterans, children and families battling life-altering illnesses right here in Los Angeles.”