The Inaugural Biére de Femme Festival STL is coming to St. Louis on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This festival was conceived as a way to raise scholarship funds for the Pink Boots Society, which seeks to ASSIST, INSPIRE, and ENCOURAGE women beer professionals through EDUCATION as well as to showcase the amazing talent of the women in St. Louis brewing industry.
Participating breweries will bring a beer made in collaboration with a Pink Boots member specifically made for this festival.
All proceeds go to the Pink Boots Society Scholarship Fund to help women of the beer industry further their career through education.
The Festival will take place at Third Wheel Brewing in St. Peters.
Biére de Femme originated in Asheville, NC and the most recent festival had over 300 attendees and more than 50 breweries. This is the first time the festival will be held outside of North Carolina.
Organizer Megan Eplin, Assistant Brewer at Third Wheel Brewing, was inspired to bring the festival to the Midwest after attending the Pink Boots Conference in Austin, TX.
Eplin says “I heard about this festival and I was so inspired by the passion. I caught their passion to lift women up and help each other reach new heights in their career through education.” She hopes to grow the festival in order to show off the talent of women in not only Missouri but the greater Midwest.
Participating Breweries (as of 5/26/19. More TBA)
Third Wheel Brewing
Two Plumbers Earthbound
6 Mile Bridge
Old Bakery Brewing
Double Shift Brewing
Anheuser Busch Research Pilot Brewery
Other Participating Organizations
St. Louis University
The OG: St. Louis Women’s Craft Beer Collective
Amanda Mikolay from Urban Chestnut discussing bees and honey
Everyone 21+ is welcome to experience the beers exclusive to this festival and see the what amazing women in beer from the St. Louis and surrounding areas are doing.
Eplin says she is “Excited about the prospect of having this festival in St. Louis. We have so many awesome women and this is just one chance for us to shine our spotlight on them.”